Sri Lanka


post 26 January 2016
Read more from Jon on Snowblog The agony of Sri Lanka's carapace of peace

Our return to Sri Lanka┐s killing fields coincides with the President announcing that there will be no "international component" in any "investigation" of the civil war or the alleged war crimes.

article 20 October 2015 World, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka killings Channel 4 reports unlikely to be faked
Sri Lanka killings: Channel 4 reports 'unlikely to be faked'

After years of Sri Lankan government denials, Channel 4's evidence of war crimes and extra-judicial killings in Sri Lanka's civil war is vindicated by a leaked government report, writes Callum Macrae.

article 02 October 2015 World, Sri Lanka
President of Sri Lanka at 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters
The UNHRC adopts consensus resolution on Sri Lanka

The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a historic resolution over allegations of ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. But as Callum Macrae reports, it has received mixed reactions.

article 16 September 2015 World, Sri Lanka
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (Getty)
Sri Lanka: international judges 'should examine war crimes'

A United Nations report finds evidence of abuses by both Sri Lankan government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels at the end of the country's civil war, and calls for a special court to be set up there.

article 17 August 2015 World, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka elections: Rajapaksa's return?

Sri Lankans finish voting to elect a new parliament in what could herald a comeback for ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a man accused of overseeing war crimes at the end of the country's civil war.

article 28 July 2015 World, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka justice: leaked UN document casts doubts

A leaked UN document raises concerns over the prospects for genuine justice for the Sri Lankan victims of alleged war crimes, writes Callum Macrae.

article 19 March 2015 World, Sri Lanka
'Tortured' UK asylum seeker gets deportation reprieve

A Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker who claims to have suffered extensive torture before escaping to the UK has won a last minute reprieve just hours before he was due to be forcibly deported.

article 10 March 2015 UK, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena
Is Sri Lanka changing under President Sirisena?

David Cameron praises the "open and progressive stance" taken by new Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as the pair meet in the UK - but how is Sri Lanka changing?

article 07 March 2015 Sri Lanka
Protesters call for release of Balendran Jeyakumary (Getty)
Tamil mother is refused bail despite pleas to president

Sri Lanka's new president fails to free Tamil campaigner Balendran Jeyakumary despite a heartfelt appeal from her family.

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