This is a remarkable film that clearly details the range of crimes committed by the Sri Lankan military and government during the civil war that ended in 2009 and continues to this day. The regime in Colombo is desperate to discredit it but this is miserably failing. The Commonwealth meeting begins in Sri Lanka this week and a range of countries, including Australia, are more than happy to dine with thugs. Others, such as Canada, are not. I praise Australian Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon who visited the country on a fact-finding mission recently and was thrown out of the country for daring to be critical.
I’m proud to be on the advisory council of the UK-based Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice. Our aim is to bring accountability for the Tamil civilians and victims of the war. No Fire Zone’s director, Callum Macrae, is a determined and brave man who knows he’s doing something right because the Sri Lankan government continues to attack him and his work.
Watch, be appalled and take action: