Whose democracy is it anyway?

While domestic and international observers have been praising the peaceful transfer of power in early January, Sri Lanka’s civil conflict continues and Tamil rights remain in question. TSA has obtained a series…

Bringing the Debate Back Home

Image via Maithripala.com We extend our sincere congratulations to President Maithripala Sirisena. After a decade of the Rajapaksas, Sri Lankans have decided to make a change. And we’re happy that, in spite…

A Call for Accountability: Death of a Young Woman in Kilinochchi

On November 28, 2013 a pregnant mother from Malaiyalapuram North[1] (Malaiyalapuram) in Kilinochchi District died at Jaffna Teaching Hospital. She was 17 and 2/7 weeks pregnant at the time of her death….

Above the Law: Violations of Women’s Reproductive Rights in Northern Sri Lanka

Image courtesy The Social Architects This report, TSA’s fourth, outlines the findings of the organization’s September 2013 field mission on coercive contraception clinics in Kilinochchi District. In early September of this year,…

Coercive Population Control in Kilinochchi

Photo courtesy The Social Architects [Editors note: Please read Above the Law: Violations of Women’s Reproductive Rights in Northern Sri Lanka by The Social Architects, which expands on this initial report and…

Spot Fixing Sri Lanka Style: Revisiting the Enumeration of Vital Events

Image courtesy Thuppahi blog In November 2011, Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, said that discovering how many civilians “died or went missing during the last few months of the conflict” would…

The Numbers Never Lie: A Comprehensive Assessment of Sri Lanka’s LLRC Progress

Download the report in full here, or view in inline here. ### Introduction Nearly four years since the end of the country’s civil war, Sri Lanka remains a divided, post-war society, as…

The Numbers Never Lie: A Quick Look at Sri Lanka’s LLRC Progress

The administration of President Mahinda Rajapaksa won the ethnic war, but Sri Lanka’s protracted conflict is more alive than ever. There is a lot of talk about how the situation in the…

Giving reconciliation in Sri Lanka a better chance: A Shadow Action Plan for the LLRC

Image courtesy Centre for Human Rights The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) Final Report contains many positive recommendations which merit immediate attention. Unfortunately, the present administration has given virtually no indication…

Troubled Waters: Corruption and Human Trafficking in Post-war Sri Lanka

Photo courtesy Herald Sun Introduction Australia has recently been dealing with an upsurge of asylum seekers who have traveled by boat from elsewhere in Asia. The Jakarta Globe notes that, “While most…

Post-war Sri Lanka’s Thought Police: The Rehabilitation of Ex-Combatants and the Denigration of Tamil Identity: Part Two

[Editors note: Read Part 1 of this series Post-war Sri Lanka’s Thought Police: The Rehabilitation of Ex-Combatants and the Denigration of Tamil Identity here] Introduction As mentioned by TSA,[1]the government has prepared a…

Post-war Sri Lanka’s Thought Police: The Rehabilitation of Ex-Combatants and the Denigration of Tamil Identity

Image courtesy The Hindu [Editors note: Read Part 2 of this series here, with PDFs of parts A-C of the questionnaire] The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in…

Interview with Sri Lanka’s The Social Architects

For those that follow developments in Sri Lanka over the past several years invariably the Sri Lankan Civil War comes to mind.

Reevaluating Sri Lanka’s LLRC Progress: Part One

Last March, The Social Architects (TSA) released its third report, “The Numbers Never Lie.”

Salt on Old Wounds: Post-War Sri Lanka

“Salt on Old Wounds: The Systematic Sinhalization of Sri Lanka’s North, East and Hill Country”

Broken Dreams: The Truth about Sri Lanka

The brutal civil war in Sri Lanka ended nearly four years ago, but people are still hurting.

Sri Lanka’s Next Steps: A LLRC Shadow Action Plan

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) Final Report contains many positive recommendations which merit immediate attention.

Events

  • "RTI in Sri Lanka -The Sacred Pain of Authority?" Publication launch at BMICH on 31st May 2018.
  • " RTI in Sri Lanka - The Dawn of a Fish Bowl Regime?" Documentary launch in Hatton on 26th April 2018.
  • "Mounavaligalin Vaakkumoolam"book launch in India on 31st March 2018
  • Information Commission Exchange programme in Mexico In the first week of March 2018.
  • The Regional Experts Meeting on RTI in Dhaka- Press Release on 26-27 October 2017.

VISION

Promoting Just Peace, Reconciliation and Engaging Citizens to Enhance Public Service Delivery and State Accountability