The government of Sri Lanka is using COVID-19 as a pre-text to assert control over ethnic minority populations. This is troubling because the government has a history of atrocity crime. The leaders of the country today are responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against ethnic Tamils 11 years ago.  

Journalist JS Tissainaygam explains how Sri Lanka's history of atrocity crimes is plaguing its response to COVID-19 and puts it at risk for a return to atrocity. 

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