Sri Lankan civil war
Enforced disappearance Sri Lanka Families of disappeared persons rally in Sri Lanka, continue struggle for justice 

Last week, family members of disappeared persons marked the 2000th day of their struggle for justice. Tens of thousands of people were abducted during the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and were never heard from again

Sri Lanka protesters assaulted Sri Lanka’s parliament to convene on Wednesday

Meanwhile, appeals for justice continue after the assault on protestors at the Galle Face site in Colombo in which around 50 people were injured and tents were torn down

Sri Lanka Amnesty report enforced disappearances Families of disappeared persons in Sri Lanka face increasing surveillance and intimidation 

With a rise in surveillance, intimidation and harassment by the state apparatus, families of victims of enforced disappearance in Sri Lanka are facing increasing threats, as per rights groups

Sri Lanka Tamil missing persons Families of missing persons in Sri Lanka demand justice

Following the civil war in the country, hundreds of Tamil families have been struggling for years to establish the fate of those who disappeared during the conflict

Sri Lanka civil war Sri Lankan government admits 10,000 ‘missing’ Tamils were killed in violence

Thousands of Tamils who had been categorized as ‘disappeared’ have now been declared dead by the Sri Lankan authorities . This is the first such admission by the Sri Lankan government since the civil war in the country ended in 2009

Gotabaya Rajapaka Presidential elections further polarize Sri Lanka’s ethnic divide

The appointment Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Sri Lankan president has further widened ethnic tensions in the country, though it remains to be seen to what degree

Sri Lanka declares national emergency as doubts remain over group behind church attacks

The government claims the National Thowheeth Jamaath is responsible for the attacks on Easter, which killed over 300 people. However, it also admits that such a small group could not have carried out the attacks on its own

Protest in Sri Lanka urging the UN not to give more time to the Sri Lankan government for war crimes investigations “Don’t give additional time to Sri Lanka,” mothers of disappeared persons tell the UN

Families of tens of thousands of Tamils are still waiting for justice for the mass atrocities committed by the Sri Lankan government during the civil war that lasted 26 years

Amid chaos, Sri Lankan parliament votes out Rajapaksa government

The vote was a huge blow for president Maithripala Sirisena and Rajapaksa, who was appointed prime minister in a move that has been termed unconstitutional