India announces a country-wide lockdown of 1.3 billion people in the world’s largest coronavirus stay-at-home order yet. We look at the measures taken by the Indian government to curb the spread of COVID-19 and how such measures have affected the poorest in society.
As quarantine procedures escalate across the globe, Sri Lanka is taking an increasingly militarised approach, further increasing tension within the population.
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”
As November 27th nears, Tamils across Sri Lanka prepare for Maaveerar Naal (Great Heroes Day). A day of day of mourning where people venerate and remember their fallen cadres. With the return of the Rajapakses in office, It remains to be seen how Maaveerar Naal will be observed in the Sri Lanka this year. WatchContinue reading “Maaveerar Naal: Past & Present”
With the presidential elections set to take place next month in Sri Lanka. Former defence secretary and brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse, Gotabaya Rajapakse is seen as a frontrunner. Accused of serious human rights violations during his time as secretary, watch as he denies any account of war crimes or wrong doing.
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”
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”
We travelled to the North-East of Sri Lanka where we witnessed protests by mothers in search of their disappeared family members in the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war. Women have been heading these roadside protests for a whole year anticipating the state to release lists of detainees and the locations of detention centresContinue reading “Sri Lanka’s Disappeared”