Sri Lanka suffered from over 25 years of armed conflict that ended in 2009 when the Sri Lankan government militarily defeated the rebel movement the LTTE (often known as the Tamil Tigers). However, although the Government now controls the whole of the country, many of the root causes of the conflict are yet to be addressed. Whilst there is a real need for national solutions, it is imperative that this runs parallel to broadening and supporting local civil society across the entire country.
This has been a dramatic week for peace and human rights activists in Sri Lanka with arrests of prominent human rights campaigners. Read more
Sharing food and cooking together is one of the most powerful - and basic - ways of bringing people together. Read more
Sri Lankan Muslims are the victims of a systematic hate campaign. But the government, once again, is condoning violence. Read more