After the inspiration of the Student Conference Sri Lanka action outside Parliament, Amnesty students took the campaign back to campuses across the UK. As Sri Lanka geared up to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in mid-November, student groups sent a clear message to the UK Government that they should ask hard questions of their hosts - and use the meeting to shine a spotlight on Sri Lanka's appalling human rights record.
CHOGM proved to be a PR disaster for the Sri Lankan government. Prime Minister David Cameron called for an international inquiry into allegations of war crimes if no credible domestic investigations are carried out by March 2014. Clearly your voices had been heard.
We must now keep up the pressure on the Sri Lankan government to address its human rights crisis. The upcoming UN Human Rights Council session in March can and must establish the international inquiry that is long overdue. Read the press release