Sunila has given to the world, now it's time to give to her!

Sunila has been a lifelong feminist and human rights activist in Sri Lanka and South Asia, and a major player in the global women’s movement. She is currently based at the Institute for Social Studies in The Netherlands as the recipient of a Scholars At Risk fellowship. These ......

May 18: Tiny glimmers of hope four years on

Four years after the guns went silent at the end of the most brutal phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war, it’s quite extraordinary that survivors still don’t feel safe to come forward and tell the world what they witnessed, with the exception of.....

Leading archaeologist calls for accountability on mass grave

An expert archaeologist in Sri Lanka who investigated a mass grave in the central town of Matale says that there should be accountability for the deaths of over 150 people whose human remains were unearthed last year.

Sri Lanka: 'I was hung upside down and beaten with metal rods'

Rejected Tamil asylum seekers are not being returned to a safe environment in Sri Lanka, as Foreign Minister Bob Carr claims. A new report details the rape and torture that truly awaits them, writes Trevor Grant.....

Sri Lanka’s traumatised families of disappeared seek justice in court

Breaking the prolonged silence, five families - whose loved ones were among those disappeared after surrendering to the advancing Sri Lankan troops during the final stages of the war in May 2009 - have filed applications for the writs of habeass....

Man disappeared in Jaffna as police blocks families of disappeared to rally in Colombo

A 39-year old man in the war-torn northern Jaffna peninsula has gone missing from March 3, as the Sri Lankan police blocked dozens of buses carrying hundreds of Tamil families of the disappeared people, to stage a protest.....

Stop the charter flight to Sri Lanka - Don’t deport Tamils to torture!

Since June 2011, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has hired 8 aircraft to forcibly return planeloads of people to Sri Lanka. Tamils sent back on these flights have been tortured. This is well documented through medical reports by Freedom from Torture and Human Rights Watch....

left

Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

  • JDS is the Sri Lankan partner organization of international media rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The launching of this website was made possible by the EU’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), of which Reporters Without Borders is a beneficiary.