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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

Tamils foil Sri Lanka navy bid to legalise military occupation

Tamils foil Sri Lanka navy bid to legalise military occupation

Residents of a Tamil fishing village in the north of Sri Lanka have managed to b...

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Media

Tamils and Muslims protest Sri Lanka police harassing Sinhala journalist

Tamils and Muslims protest Sri Lanka police harassing Sinhala journalist

Tamil and Muslim journalists from the east of Sri Lanka protesting police harass...

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Human Rights

First ever torture map of Sri Lanka identifies over 200 torture sites

First ever torture map of Sri Lanka identifies over 200 torture sites

To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June, JDS j...

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International Affairs

International outcry against Sri Lanka threatening Yasmin Sooka

International outcry against Sri Lanka threatening Yasmin Sooka

More than 150 individuals including two former UN human rights high commissioner...

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Politics & Economy

Sri Lanka: Tamils have not abandoned human rights for economic development

Sri Lanka: Tamils have not abandoned human rights for economic development

Sri Lanka’s August 5 parliamentary election results are being interpreted by som...

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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

Dharmaretnam Sivaram: 'Appa died doing what he loved most'

Dharmaretnam Sivaram: 'Appa died doing what he loved most'

This year marks the 15th anniversary of our father’s death and to this day, no o...

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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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