Our duty to Sri Lanka, and human rights

[Guardian UK] This week the UN Human Rights Council has an opportunity and a duty to help Sri Lanka advance its own efforts on accountability and reconciliation. Both are essential if a lasting peace is to be achieved. In doing so, the council will not only be serving Sri Lanka, but those worldwide who believe there are universal […]

England Cricketers take on Sri Lanka amid controversy

[Channel 4 News] The Twenty20 game takes place amid international controversy over alleged war crimes committed at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war. A UN report earlier this year suggested actions by both the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Earlier this month Prime […]

Prime Minister Cameron questioned in parliament on C4 Sri Lankan film

[Channel 4] Prime Minister David Cameron today commented on Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields telling MPs that the Sri Lanka government, “does need to be investigated” and, “lessons need to be learned.” Jon Snow’s critically-acclaimed investigation into the final weeks of the quarter-century-long civil war between the government and the secessionist rebels, the Tamil Tigers, featured […]

Tamils to hold vigil in Trafalgar Square

[Guardian UK] Thousands of Tamils will hold a vigil in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday evening to mark the second anniversary of the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka and to call for an independent international investigation into allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses. As many as 40,000 non-combatants died in spring […]