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'Sri Lanka and Myanmar are ethnocratic states' - Dr Maung Zarni
Monday, 01 January 2018

'Sri Lanka and Myanmar are ethnocratic states' - Dr Maung Zarni

'Enemy of the State' screamed the banner headline of a Burmese national newspaper in September, featuring full page photograph of Maung Zarni. More hatred follows, a week later. "These publications ar...

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Politics & Current Affairs

Catholic priests urge U.S. restraint on Sri Lanka's use of emergency powers

Catholic priests urge U.S. restraint on Sri Lanka's use of emergency powers

A group of Catholic priests have appealed to Washington to ensure Christian and ...

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Media

President sets extremist monk free while author stuck in jail for work of fiction

President sets extremist monk free while author stuck in jail for work of fiction

An extremist Buddhist monk convicted for contempt of court was set free by the S...

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Human Rights

Commanders who allegedly oversaw grave crimes leading anti-terror crackdown

Commanders who allegedly oversaw grave crimes leading anti-terror crackdown

Military commanders appointed to lead a highly sensitive operation in the afterm...

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Politics & Economy

Sri Lanka must address, not ignore, Muslim grievances

Sri Lanka must address, not ignore, Muslim grievances

The Sri Lanka government’s response to the Easter Sunday bomb blasts has been so...

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Human Rights

A distant grief: Mourning the dead in exile

A distant grief: Mourning the dead in exile

They stood mourning their dead in a cold church hall, hands respectfully clasped...

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Media & Culture

Impunity Island: Sri Lanka's

Impunity Island: Sri Lanka's "predator emeritus" on rebound

Many local journalists feel discomfort when they hear the name Gotabaya Rajapaks...

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Reflections

Vairamuttu Varadakumar: the quiet centre of the struggle for Tamil rights

Vairamuttu Varadakumar: the quiet centre of the struggle for Tamil rights

The Tamil community has lost a quiet hero. V. Varadakumar held the centre of Tam...

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Poetry & Prose

Perception

Perception

I am the wind;
Magical nymph;
Raindrop;
Spider web;
Or, a plant grown
in defiance of ...

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Press Releases

JDS condemns attacks on journalists following Sri Lanka Easter Massacre

JDS condemns attacks on journalists following Sri Lanka Easter Massacre

Journaists for Democracy in Sri Lanka denounces the spiteful hate campaign direc...

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