2015

December

Solidarity Actions and Struggles for Justice in Sri Lanka

http://groundviews.org/2015/12/30/solidarity-actions-and-struggles-for-justice-in-sri-lanka/

(Also published at http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=137985)

(Sinhalese translation at http://www.vikalpa.org/?p=25761)

(Tamil translation at http://maatram.org/?p=4136)

November

Disappearances in Sri Lanka and the visit of the UN Working Group on Disappearances

http://groundviews.org/2015/11/11/disappearances-in-sri-lanka-and-the-visit-of-the-un-working-group-on-disappearances/

(Sinhalese translation at http://www.vikalpa.org/?p=25346http://sinhala.lankanewsweb.net/featured/item/1527-2015-11-13-12-30-05http://lankaenews.com/news/3047/sihttp://sinhala.srilankabrief.org/2015/11/%E0%B6%85%E0%B6%AD%E0%B7%94%E0%B6%BB%E0%B7%94%E0%B6%AF%E0%B6%B1%E0%B7%8A-%E0%B6%9A%E0%B7%92%E0%B6%BB%E0%B7%93%E0%B6%B8%E0%B7%8A-%E0%B7%83%E0%B7%84-%E0%B6%85%E0%B6%AD%E0%B7%94%E0%B6%BB%E0%B7%94/)

(Tamil translation at http://maatram.org/?p=3952)

PTA detainees in Sri Lanka: Prospects for justice

http://groundviews.org/2015/11/06/pta-detainees-in-sri-lanka-prospects-for-justice/

October

The challenge of doing what is right in Sri Lanka

http://www.ucanews.com/news/the-challenge-of-doing-what-is-right-in-sri-lanka/74446

(Sinhalese translation at http://www.vikalpa.org/?p=25134 and Tamil translation at http://www.jvpnews.com/srilanka/130018.html)

(Also published at http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2015/10/18/fea10.asp)

Court acquits Tamil mother after 15 years of detention under PTA

http://groundviews.org/2015/10/05/court-acquits-tamil-mother-after-15-years-of-detention-under-pta/

(Sinhalese translation at http://www.vikalpa.org/?p=25078)

September

Rise of Buddhist radicalism in Sri Lanka and prospects for the future 

(Article for “Sudasien” magazine in German. Nr. 3-4/2015)

Rise of Buddhist radicalism in Sri Lanka and prospects for the future-Ruki-Sept2015(German+English)

UN report on Sri Lanka and Freedom of Expression

https://samsn.ifj.org/un-report-on-sri-lanka-and-freedom-of-expression/ 

(Sinhalese translation at UN report on Sri Lanka and Freedom of Expression-Ruki-30Sep2015(Sinhala) & Tamil translation at UN report and Freedom of Expression in Sri Lanka-30Oct2015 (Tamil translation)

(Also published at http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2015/10/04/fea13.asp)

August

9 years after disappearance of Fr. Jim Brown & Mr. Vimalathas

http://groundviews.org/2015/08/20/9-years-after-disappearance-of-fr-jim-brown-mr-vimalathas/

June

800 years of the Magna Carta and Human Rights today

http://groundviews.org/2015/06/17/800-years-of-the-magna-carta-and-human-rights-today/

May

Tamils in North & East Sri Lanka remember those killed despite intimidation and surveillance

http://groundviews.org/2015/05/20/tamils-in-north-east-sri-lanka-remember-those-killed-despite-intimidation-and-surveillance/ 

Valalai (Jaffna): Re-militarisation of released villages with façade of resettlement

http://groundviews.org/2015/05/17/valalai-jaffna-re-militarisation-of-released-villages-with-facade-of-resettlement/

Sri Lanka: The long road home for the exiled

https://samsn.ifj.org/sri-lanka-the-long-road-home-for-the-exiled/

World Press Freedom day 2015 and Freedom of Expression in Sri Lanka

http://groundviews.org/2015/05/03/world-press-freedom-day-2015-and-freedom-of-expression-in-sri-lanka/

April

Sri Lanka’s emergency assistance to Nepal and return of exiled journalists

http://groundviews.org/2015/04/29/sri-lankas-emergency-assistance-to-nepal-and-return-of-exiled-journalists/

March

Human Rights and 50 days of Sri Lanka’s new Presidency

http://groundviews.org/2015/03/02/human-rights-and-50-days-of-sri-lankas-new-presidency/

February

UN deferral must be used to make Sri Lanka war crimes report stronger

(Oped in UCA News)

http://www.ucanews.com/news/un-deferral-must-be-used-to-make-sri-lanka-war-crimes-report-stronger/73047

Pattani Razeek: No justice 5 years after abduction and killing

http://groundviews.org/2015/02/11/pattani-razeek-no-justice-5-years-after-abduction-and-killing/

 

January

Will there be “Maithree” and “Yahapalanaya” for Navy occupied Mullikulam?

http://groundviews.org/2015/01/22/will-there-be-maithree-and-yahapalanaya-for-navy-occupied-mullikulam/

Pope Francis and struggle for human rights in Sri Lanka

http://groundviews.org/2015/01/13/pope-francis-and-struggle-for-human-rights-in-sri-lanka/

Can Pope Francis bring a message of peace to a violent Land? (Oped in UCA News)

http://www.ucanews.com/news/can-pope-francis-bring-a-message-of-peace-to-a-violent-land/72727

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