Canadian Friends of SLC
The situation in Sri Lanka is bad and getting worse. Sri Lankans of all ethnicities are suffering under a Government which allows journalists and human rights activists to be disappeared or tortured and which intimidates all its critics into silence. Meanwhile much of the north and east of the country has still not recovered from the long lasting civil war. Both sides, the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, committed serious war crimes and it appears over 40,000 people, mostly civilians, lost their lives. Yet the Government's refusal to investigate what happened, or to hold either side to account, works against the prospects for a lasting peace. We are a multi-ethnic non-partisan group who campaign for a just and lasting peace in Sri Lanka based upon accountability and respect for human rights. We are not affiliated with any political or ethnic group inside or outside of Sri Lanka, and we exist to fight for the rights of all those living in Sri Lanka. We campaign across the world, at every level, to draw attention to the problems in Sri Lanka, to spread information about the situation, and to help Sri Lankans and the international community to bring pressure to bear on the Government of Sri Lanka so that all Sri Lankans can look forward to a future where justice, rights and reconciliation are the norm.