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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

Sri Lanka PM requests Tamils to “forget the past” on war crimes (VIDEO)

Sri Lanka PM requests Tamils to “forget the past” on war crimes (VIDEO)

War affected Tamils who have been denied justice for nearly a decade were asked ...

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Media

Sri Lanka police officer assaults Tamil journalist in Jaffna

Sri Lanka police officer assaults Tamil journalist in Jaffna

A Tamil journalist has been admitted to hospital after he was assaulted by a sen...

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Human Rights

Sri Lanka: The 'White Vans' never went away

Sri Lanka: The 'White Vans' never went away

Torture and rape of Tamils by the Sri Lankan security forces is continuing accor...

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Politics & Economy

UK Shredding Sri Lankan skeletons in the closet

UK Shredding Sri Lankan skeletons in the closet

Britain’s Foreign Office has destroyed hundreds of diplomatic files about its re...

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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

Ambalavaner Sivanandan (1923-2018): An anti-racist fighter from Ceylon

Ambalavaner Sivanandan (1923-2018): An anti-racist fighter from Ceylon

One of the many sad consequences of the ethnic war in (so-called) Sri Lanka is t...

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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

Sri Lanka: 'End brutal crackdown against students' - JDS

Sri Lanka: 'End brutal crackdown against students' - JDS

The Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka has called on the Sri Lankan authorit...

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Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

  • JDS is the Sri Lankan partner organization of international media rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The launching of this website was made possible by the EU’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), of which Reporters Without Borders is a beneficiary.