The True Cost of your Trip to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has made a name for itself as a tourist destination, earning the top spot on Lonely Planet travel destinations of 2019. However behind Sri Lanka’s beaches and tropical climate, lies a government with a long record of human rights violations lasting a 26-year-long civil war which has left the minority Tamil population marginalisedContinue reading “The True Cost of your Trip to Sri Lanka”

Sri Lanka’s Hangmen ⁣⁣

Sri Lanka has recruited two hangmen to carry out four executions following the president’s announcement that they are to face the death penalty. ⁣⁣⁣⁣President Maithripala Sirisena has ended a 43-year moratorium on capital punishement as he approves the death warrants for the four convicted of drug offenses. It is said that the executioners received fullContinue reading “Sri Lanka’s Hangmen ⁣⁣”

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”

Sri Lanka’s Disappeared Documentary

‘Sri Lanka’s Disappeared’ is the first documentary to be produced by 47 Roots and it is based on the struggles of finding answers to thousands of enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka. The documentary travels across the North-East of Sri Lanka, populated predominantly by Tamils, where families of the disappeared had been protesting on the sidesContinue reading “Sri Lanka’s Disappeared Documentary”

Solidarity with Protesting Tamil Families of the Disappeared

Last July hundreds of Tamil diaspora individuals and allies came out to rallies around the world earlier this month to protest in solidarity with Tamil families of the disappeared who were reaching the 500th day of their continuous protest across the North-East of Sri Lanka. If you missed the rallies you can still show yourContinue reading “Solidarity with Protesting Tamil Families of the Disappeared”