Publications

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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Impunity Reigns in Sri Lanka: The Kumarapuram Massacre and Acquittals

PEARL’s new report, Impunity Reigns in Sri Lanka: The Kumarapuram Massacre and Acquittals, provides an in-depth analysis of the Kumarapuram massacre case and, more broadly, examines barriers to credible prosecution of atrocity crimes in the Sri Lankan legal system.

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Erasing the Past (Tamil) கடந்த கால நினைவுகளின் துடைத்தழிப்பு

இலங்கையின் வடகிழக்கில் நினைவிற் பதித்தலின் வழிந்தொடுக்கள்

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Erasing the Past: Repression of Memorialization in North-East Sri Lanka

PEARL’s new report, “Erasing the Past: Repression of Memorialization in North-East Sri Lanka,” documents the government’s constraints on remembrance among Tamils in the North-East of Sri Lanka. Efforts by victims and survivors to commemorate the past are hindered by triumphalist “victory” monuments established by the government throughout the North-East, and are compounded by oppressive state […]

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Withering Hopes

    This report provides insight into the current human rights and political climate facing the Tamil population in the North-East of Sri Lanka, over one year after the change in presidency and seven months after the election of the United National Party-led national government.  

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Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka

OISL is the first broad and comprehensive investigation by the United Nations into human rights violations and related crimes in Sri Lanka.  It covers a wide range of alleged violations and abuses of human rights over a nine year period from 2002-11. It was mandated by the Human Rights Council in March 2014, amid growing […]

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