Why were the British delivering
a 'community policing' program during and after Sri Lanka's 2009 civil war? And
why are 'national security and counter-terrorism' the reasons for refusing
disclosure about it?
Britain's collusion in the Sri Lankan state's violent tactics of repression is finally coming to light. But it's only one part of its long history aiding police brutality across many former colonies - and much more remains unknown.
Strong geostrategic interests in the Indian Ocean may tacitly have condemned the Tamils of Sri Lanka to death on a massive scale in the 2009 aerial bombing of civilans, and ensuing post-war government repression. Recent social movement action in Jaffna shows a
groundswell of resistance, but will the world take notice?