Bangladesh government announces lockdown

World Health Organization has asked Bangladesh to consider imposing a complete or partial lockdown on Saturday and declare an emergency, to combat the spread of coronavirus.⁣⁣⁣⁣In a densely populated country like Bangladesh, social distancing measures to prevent COVID-19 is a tall order. Especially in the slums in Dhaka and Chattagram, where millions of people liveContinue reading “Bangladesh government announces lockdown”

The Ongoing Search for Sri Lanka’s Disappeared

Sitting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the UN that thousands of disappeared Tamils are “actually dead”. This callous statement came after over 1000 days of continuous protests by the Tamil families of the disappeared demanding justice and accountability for their loved ones. Much like Sirisena, Rajapaksa attempts to deny accountability to the families without providing detailsContinue reading “The Ongoing Search for Sri Lanka’s Disappeared”

Launch of website commemorating Mullivaikkal atrocities 10 years on

As part of a collaborative project marking the 10th year since the end of the war in Sri Lanka, today the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research, Tamil Guardian and 47 Roots, launched: www.RememberMay2009.com. The website aims to provide a resource that maps out the atrocities that took place during the final months of the armed conflict andContinue reading “Launch of website commemorating Mullivaikkal atrocities 10 years on”