One of the worst mass atrocities in recent times took place in Sri Lanka during the final days of that country’s long civil war. In May 2009, tens of thousands of people were killed by Sri Lankan armed forces over...
Sri Lankans stunned the world–and probably themselves–when they voted to oust a long time quasi-autocrat from power. In January, a politician named Maithripali Sirisena engineered a surprise electoral upset again Mahinda Rajapaksa, an authoritarian and probable war criminal whose family...
International Crisis Group chief Louise Arbour is on the line this week.
The Human Rights Council takes action.
You cannnot profess to be anti-atrocity and ignore Sri Lanka.
Channel 4 News comes out with another huge story: an officer comes forward to accuse top ranking government officials of ordering the summary execution of surrendering Tamil Tigers and civilians.
A video claiming to show the summary execution of naked and bound Tamil prisoners by the Sri Lankan army is verified to be authentic by a UN expert. Will justice for war crimes follow?
Back in July, government-sponsored protesters blockaded the UN building in Colombo and burnt Ban Ki Moon in effigy after he merely announced he was forming a panel to look into the war crimes allegations. So, if that was the reaction back then, expect something even more unhinged this time around.
The Sri Lankan military will host a seminar for international military leaders on its successful counter-insurgency against the Tamil Tigers--a strategy predicated upon committing mass atrocities.