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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

Top general accused of war crimes calls for military rule in Sri Lanka

Top general accused of war crimes calls for military rule in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s ex army chief who is facing criminal allegations of war crimes in La...

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Media

Pressure mounts on Sri Lanka to release writer jailed by misusing UN treaty law

Pressure mounts on Sri Lanka to release writer jailed by misusing UN treaty law

International rights watchdogs have intensified their campaign urging authoritie...

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Human Rights

Tamil political prisoner halts 9 day fast unto death

Tamil political prisoner halts 9 day fast unto death

A Tamil political prisoner has agreed to stop his fast unto death protest in a h...

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International Affairs

Future Labour government to reexamine military assistance to Sri Lanka (VIDEO)

Future Labour government to reexamine military assistance to Sri Lanka (VIDEO)

British military assistance to Sri Lanka will be reviewed under a future Labour ...

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Politics & Economy

Resolving Sri Lanka’s political squabbles won’t end Sinhala Buddhist militancy

Resolving Sri Lanka’s political squabbles won’t end Sinhala Buddhist militancy

\There has been a rash of public commentary in recent days blaming the Easter Su...

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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

Seeing Each Other: Remembering Jean Arasanayagam (1931-2019)

Seeing Each Other: Remembering Jean Arasanayagam (1931-2019)

How do I begin? Perhaps with a conversation between two poets, both women, both ...

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Poetry & Prose

Ardha (Half)

Ardha (Half)

Four months ago, on April 1st 2019, an award winning Sinhala writer Shakthika Sa...

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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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