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SRI LANKA TAMIL TIGERS
Shock and Joy in Sri Lanka
Chair of OECD DAC, and soon to be the Executive Director of th...
To become a true role model, the reincarnated Sri Lankan democracy must in the next years deliver political reform, inclusive development and devolved power to minorities.
'Invoking The Goddess' Exhibit Celebrates Pattini-Kannaki, Sri Lanka's Shared Hindu-Buddhist Deity
'Invoking the Goddess' is a stunning portrait of goddess worship in a country that was ravaged by civil war for nearly three
Tensions Rise Between the United States and Sri Lanka Over Human Rights
Ronak D. Desai
I am an Affiliate the South Asia Institute at Harvard Universi...
Allowing these war crimes allegations to go unaddressed would undermine important international legal norms while rendering true reconciliation in the country an even more remote prospect.
The Other Two-State Solution: After 56 Years, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka serves as a powerful example of what can come when two peoples share the same territory and yet possess different religions, cultures, and languages.
The real MIA in Sri Lanka: Basic Human Rights
Founder, Human Rights Action Center
CULTURE & ARTS
When Music and War Collide
Hip Hop Artist
In 2008, as the only Sri-Lankan artist to take a political stance against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), I learned firsthand what happens when these things come into conflict, when music and war collide.
Anderson Cooper, MIA Have Lively Debate About Sri Lanka Over Twitter
MIA was seemingly referring to a 2009 incident when the blog associated with Anderson Cooper's CNN show linked to an article
Protecting Human Rights in Sri Lanka
Tamil American Peace Initiative
The U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue must include a strategy for protecting human rights and fundamental democratic principles in Sri Lanka.
UN: Sri Lankan Bloodbath Much Worse Than Government Admits
Veteran journalist reporting from the United Nations
As many as 40,000 civilians may have perished in the last phase of Sri Lanka's offensive against the insurgent Tamil Tigers, with government forces blamed for "widespread shelling," according to a new report from a UN panel.
Without Witness and Victim Protection, No Hope for Justice in Sri Lanka
Former DNC Deputy National Press Secretary; Co-Author, 'Forty ...
In many developing Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, the failure to pass and enforce victim and witness protection laws remains one of the major obstacles to the rule of law.
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Treading Water in Sri Lanka
postdoctoral Senior Researcher at the National Consortium for ...
The aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war presents significant implications for the international community concerning counterinsurgency, terrorism and refugee flows.
Lessons of Srebrenica: How the 15th Anniversary of Srebenica Can Guide Sri Lanka
Member, Tamil American Peace Initiative
Now is the moment when the history of Sri Lanka could change, but in Sri Lanka there are no voices to speak up for what is right, and no space in which the truth can be spoken.
Sri Lanka's Defining Moment?
Head of the law department at the National University of Irela...
There are allegations that the media in Sri Lanka has been intimidated through killings, torture, disappearances and detentions. Accurate reporting is the casualty.
A Year After Defeating Terrorism, Sri Lanka Embodies Hope and Change
Gamini Lakshman Peiris
Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka
I believe the painful shared memories of the past era of terror will drive our country on to many more years of peace and prosperity. We welcome international support and assistance as we work towards this enduring goal.
Sri Lanka's Civil War Legacy One Year Later
Bennett Ramberg, Ph.D.
Nuclear proliferation and terrorism expert
The thousands of civilians reportedly killed in the final months of the Sri Lanka civil war that ended one year ago this month marks the last sad chapter in this thirty year bitter conflict.
Sri Lanka Prepares To Elect First President After Defeat Of Tamil Tigers
Raja Rajaratnam, Billionaire Hedge Fund Founder, Sued For Links To Tamil Tigers
"Sri Lanka: Notes From A War On Terror"
Current TV’s “Vanguard”
Vanguard: Current TV's no-limits documentary series
Why Refugees Need to Make a Living
Director of Protection, Women's Refugee Commission
It is time to implement interventions that are tailored to the local context, that build on the refugees' existing skills, and that match local market demand.
A Tamil Tragedy
Holding several hundred thousand civilians under lock and key, the government is keeping the survivors of the fighting from telling their stories to the media and human rights groups.
The Saga of Colonel Karuna
Anuradha K. Herath
Former Director (International/Digital Media), Sri Lanka Presi...
Humanitarian organizations criticized the Sri Lankan government for collaborating with Karuna, a former rebel alleged to have committed war crimes.
Tamil Tigers To Regroup As Political Body
Bob Rae: Canadian Politician, Critic Booted From Sri Lanka
Independent Global Reporting
Securing Peace and Human Rights in Sri Lanka
Associate Professor of Law and Development, MIT
The Tamil people need to see concrete improvement in their livelihood and economic security swiftly, in order to begin to trust the Sri Lankan government's intentions.
Sri Lanka: The Last Battle
Veteran Journalist, Author
Standard wisdom has it that conventional armies can't win guerilla wars. But last week's defeat of the Tamil Tigers shows there are important exceptions to this general rule.
Tamil Tiger Leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran Survival Conspiracy Theories Emerging
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