sri lanka

  • February 15, 2010

    The Anglican Bishop of Colombo, the Rt Revd Duleep de Chickera has expressed deep concern over the arrest of retired former army chief Sarath Fonseka, as the country faces yet more political turmoil.

  • February 9, 2010

    As Sri Lanka's recently re-elected President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced he is dissolving parliament and calling early elections, church leaders issued a strong statement against abuses during and after the last poll.

  • January 20, 2010

    Concerns are rising that Sri Lanka's presidential election will be undermined after the deaths of four people in a spate of campaign-related violence in the past week, say election monitors. The poll is due on 26 January 2010.

  • January 15, 2010

    Behind the bravado and bold promises of the election contenders in Sri Lanka is the shadow of past violence, say Savi Hensman. Many are in denial about the effects, but unless the grim legacy is at least acknowledged, future unity and stability may be undermined.

  • November 25, 2009

    Human rights groups have welcomed the government of Sri Lanka’s promise to lift by 1 December any restrictions on movement of at least 130,000 people displaced by the war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam.

  • October 12, 2009

    Detention camps in Sri Lanka lack basic facilities and may be a 'collective punishment' that is exacerbating a humanitarian disaster, say Amnesty International and the United Nations.

  • September 25, 2009

    A prisoner has been seriously injured and has had to be hospitalized after a clash between the Sri Lankan Army and detainees being held at a school in Vavuniya in the north-east of the country this week.

  • July 25, 2009

    The war in Sri Lanka is over, say the headlines. Savitri Hensman, a native of the troubled land who now lives in Britain, offers a more complex account of the continuing struggle for peace with justice.

  • June 19, 2009

    Tearfund and other relief and development agencies are warning that the condition of Sri Lankans living in refugee camps will remain a major challenge for months to come.

  • June 9, 2009

    The Anglican Bishop of Kurunagala in Sri Lanka, the Rt Revd Kumara lllangasinghe, has written to Anglican churches throughout the world to appeal for crisis aid for refugee casualties following the bloody end to the war there.