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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: Buddhist mob violate court order with police backing

Sri Lanka: Buddhist mob violate court order with police backing

A Buddhist mob defied court by cremating the body of a Buddhist monk in an open ...

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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 mothers mark childrens’ day with list of kids taken away by military

Tamil mothers mark childrens’ day with list of kids taken away by military

At least 29 children below the age of 14 have disappeared at the hands of the mi...

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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

 JDS : A proponent of multidirectional memory among Sinhala readers

JDS : A proponent of multidirectional memory among Sinhala readers

Today, JDS turns ten years old. In July 2009, it was launched by an exiled group...

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Media & Culture

Fare thee well Jean, the snow white Rose from the hills!

Fare thee well Jean, the snow white Rose from the hills!

We sit in your quiet hallway; introducing ourselves to the curious you. I look d...

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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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