"We need a new frontier in the human rights field." Basil Fernando | Human Rights Activist, Jurist, Author, Poet
"That I had the experience of knowing what caste discrimination is, is today the greatest advantage I have in understanding South Asian society." – Basil Fernando | "The Activist"
Basil Fernando's Acceptance Speech for 2014 Right Livelihood Award
Pride and Pain in Difficult Times now available worldwide!
"An insightful and stirring collection of poems chronicling his experiences in the Sri Lankan civil war. Fernando's razor-sharp observations move from gentle lyricism one moment to brutal reality the next, providing an honest and intriguing look into one of Southeast Asia's deadliest conflicts." Bill Hoffmann, Author and Journalist
Narrative of Justice in Sri Lanka:
Told Through Stories of Torture Victims.