Sri Lanka’s New Anti-terrorism Law is Old Wine in New Bottle
By J. S. Tissainayagam
If torture is to be eradicated in Sri Lanka the institutions of the magistrate and police need to be reformed.
Why Sri Lanka’s Headline Grabbing Protests Failed
By Thusiyan Nandakumar
Yes, Sri Lankans drove President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from office – but did they accomplish any lasting change?
Sri Lanka’s Protests Transcend Ethnic, Religious Divisions
By Tasnim Nazeer
The united voices of the people must be heard: “Gota Must Go.”
The Rajapaksa Dynasty in Sri Lanka: Democracy in Decline
By Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
COVID-19, an economic crisis, and a majoritarian dynasty at the helm: Sri Lanka’s future hangs in the balance.
New UN Report Airs Concerns About Human Rights in Sri Lanka
By Associated Press
The U.N.'s human rights chief says it is "time for international action to ensure justice for international crimes."
Sri Lanka Cracks Down on Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest
By Kalani Kumarasinghe
A protest against police brutality in the U.S. is met with police brutality in Colombo.
The Shrinking Space for Minorities and Dissent in Sri Lanka
An interview with activist Ruki Fernando on Gotabaya’s presidency.
A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils
By Anjali Manivannan
May 18 is an important reminder that while the country’s armed conflict may have ended, the search for elusive justice continues.
The Failed Promise of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
By Mario Arulthas
Sri Lankan governments have proven unwilling to acknowledge, let alone address, the root cause of conflict on the island.
Unsilenced: Male Rape by the Sri Lankan Security Forces
By Ana Pararajasingham
A new report documents the widespread use of sexual torture on male Tamil detainees.
Why Sri Lanka Doesn't Trust the UN
By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
Popular opinion in Sri Lanka views the UN's human rights efforts as a form of neocolonialism.
Another High-Level US Visit to Sri Lanka This Week
By Taylor Dibbert
In light of another visit by senior U.S. government officials, Colombo should clarify a few transitional justice issues.