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Delayed or Denied? Sri Lanka’s Failing Transitional Justice Process

PEARL’s new report, “Delayed or Denied? Sri Lanka’s Failing Transitional Justice Process” documents Sri Lanka’s failure to fulfill its transitional justice commitments and the complacency with which its intransigence has been received by members of the international community.

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Military Canteens & Shops Fact Sheet

Just in a single DS division in the Mullaitivu District, the Sri Lankan military under the Security Forces Headquarters – Mullaitivu command, operate at least six businesses accessible to the public.

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Remembering the Kumarapuram massacre

(Washington, DC; February 11, 2018)     22 years ago today, in a small Tamil village in the North-East of Sri Lanka, a group of soldiers murdered 26 people, left 24 others injured, and gang-raped a 15-year-old girl. Twenty years after the Kumarapuram massacre, on July 27, 2016, an all-Sinhalese jury at the Anuradhapura High […]

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‘Normalising the Abnormal: The Militarisation of Mullaitivu District’

The Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) and People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL) today release, “Normalising the Abnormal: The Militarisation of Mullaitivu,” a report examining the extent and impact of militarisation in Mullaitivu District. The report accompanies an interactive online map illustrating the extent of militarisation in Mullaitivu District by documenting military structures and Buddhist viharas.

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INTA Committee, EU Parliament: Call to reject the EU Commission’s proposal to restore GSP+ to Sri Lanka

Joint letter to EU parliamentarians by Sri Lanka Campaign, International Truth and Justice Project and PEARL.

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PEARL’s New Report Launched: ‘Delayed or Denied? Sri Lanka’s Failing Transitional Justice Process’

Washington, DC; May 14, 2018 PEARL’s new report, “Delayed or Denied? Sri Lanka’s Failing Transitional Justice Process” documents Sri Lanka’s failure to fulfill its transitional justice commitments and the complacency with which its intransigence has been received by members of the international community. Sri Lankan officials have publicly repudiated their promises on at least 30 […]



Sinhala Buddhist nationalism root of continued conflict in Sri Lanka – panelists at DC event

“Mr Arulthas spoke about the historic role of Sinhala Buddhist ideology in the oppression of Tamils and Muslims and how the recent incidents in Kandy and Amparai were a continuation of a decade-old pattern of violence, predating the armed conflict against Tamil resistance movements. He explained that Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism was embedded in the construction of the […]



Tamil Diaspora Organizations Redouble Efforts to Prosecute War Criminals & Work for Lasting Peace in Sri Lanka

(Canberra-London-Washington, January 01 2018 ) On this New Year’s Day 2018, the undersigned Tamil diaspora organizations resolve to expedite justice and expand relief for the survivors of Sri Lanka’s genocide against Tamils. We appeal to the International Community, particularly the Western and regional powers with influence and involvement in Sri Lanka, to ensure justice and lasting […]



Sri Lanka Must Heed the Call of Victims and Address Disappearances

(Washington, DC; August 30, 2017) Today, on the International Day of the Disappeared, PEARL stands in solidarity with those affected by enforced disappearances. Around the world, countless families continue to live with uncertainty about the fates of their loved ones in violation of their right to truth.   Sri Lanka is one of the countries […]



Assault against prominent anti-disappearances activist must be independently investigated and universally condemned

(Washington, DC; August 16, 2017) – Mariyasuresh Easwary, a leading Tamil activist who has been campaigning against enforced disappearances in the North-East was assaulted by two men in Mullaithivu on August 14, 2017. Ms. Easwary, whose husband was disappeared by the Sri Lankan military in 2009, was travelling alone at around 8pm last night when […]



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