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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

Worldwide campaign launched for release of Sri Lankan writer

Worldwide campaign launched for release of Sri Lankan writer

Deeply concerned by the arrest and ongoing detention of award-winning writer Sha...

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Human Rights

Muslim woman jailed for wearing dress disliked by Sri Lankan Buddhists

Muslim woman jailed for wearing dress disliked by Sri Lankan Buddhists

Sri Lankan authorities have used anti-hate laws to imprison a Muslim woman for w...

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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

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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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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