sri lanka

  • June 3, 2009

    News that the UK government has licensed multi-million pound arms deals with the Sri Lankan government has triggered outrage amongst campaigners and MPs, and raises the need for sea-change in public policy on the arms trade.

  • May 27, 2009

    Christian Aid is funding emergency relief for tens of thousands of people forced to live in severely overcrowded, temporary camps in Sri Lanka after fleeing their homes to escape the fighting.

  • May 22, 2009

    Methodist's in Britain are working with local churches in Sri Lanka to deliver immediate aid and relief after the bloody war there, using the Church’s Fund for World Mission to help rebuilding and to alleviate human suffering.

  • May 22, 2009

    The Sri Lankan government says that more than 6,200 security personnel were killed and almost 30,000 wounded in the final three years of the war with the Tamil Tigers. Independent analysts say many thousands of Tamils have died as well.

  • May 21, 2009

    Sri Lankan church leaders say the end of the country's 26-year civil war announced by the government is a signal to address grievances and to ensure citizens from all ethnic and religious groups can feel part of their nation.

  • May 20, 2009

    With the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers officially ending in a bloody victory for the authorities, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding, and human rights groups are calling for proper protection of civilians and ex-combatants.

  • May 19, 2009

    The UK-based international churches' development agency Christian Aid has welcomed the end of the fighting in Sri Lanka, but warns that humanitarian crisis created by the conflict is far from over and that refugee camps are struggling to cope.

  • May 17, 2009

    The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam must immediately heed demands by the United Nations Security Council and allow tens of thousands of civilians to leave the 'No Fire Zone', Amnesty International says.

  • May 15, 2009

    Human rights NGO Amnesty International has demanded that the Sri Lankan authorities allow international monitors and humanitarian agencies access to the country's troubled areas, as the fighting and dying continues there.

  • May 14, 2009

    Amid continued calls for restraint from the US, the UN, governments across the world, NGOs and faith groups, the slaughter in Sri Lanka is continuing, with a further 50 people killed yesterday in a devastating attack on a hospital.