23September2017

'I am happy as I kept Prageeth alive for the last three years'

Three years ago, on the 24th of January, journalist and political cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda went missing without a trace. His disappearance sent ripples across the human rights circles compelling many rights groups to raise concerns about his fate...

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

'Insensitivity to atrocities reflects our moral decline' - Ruki Fernando

Ruki Fernando had served as the Head of Human Rights in Conflict Program (April 2007- March 2012), at Law and Society Trust (LST) - an organization involved in  human rights documentation, legal research and advocacy work in Colombo. Before taking over his post...

  • Kithsiri Wijesinghe

'Vavuniya killing is just the tip of the iceberg' - Mano Ganesan

At noon on the 29th of June, the police Special Task Force (STF) commandos and the Army troops broke into the Vavuniya prison, where at  least 170 Tamil prisoners were held. By the time the 'military operation' unfolded, the political prisoners......

  • Athula Withanage

'I will not rest until I find Prageeth' - Sandya Ekneligoda

Journalist, cartoonist and political activist Prageeth Ekneligoda was abducted on the 24th of January 2010, a day before Sri Lanka’s presidential election. The subsequent police investigation has made no progress for almost two and......

  • Interviewed by Sanath Balasooriya
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