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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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Media

Sri Lanka military compelled to acknowledge harassing Tamil journalist

Sri Lanka military compelled to acknowledge harassing Tamil journalist

The Sri Lankan military was made to admit that a senior officer harassed a Tamil...

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Human Rights

David and Goliath: Battle against Iranaitheevu Naval land robbery

David and Goliath: Battle against Iranaitheevu Naval land robbery

Iranaitheevu, a combination of two small islands located 22 kilometers from the ...

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Media & Culture

'A culture of political quietism prevails over us ' - Dharmasena Pathiraja

'A culture of political quietism prevails over us ' - Dharmasena Pathiraja

In Sri Lanka, the '70s represented the rising tide of the revolutionary idealism...

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Politics & Economy

Anti-Muslim violence: an inevitable outcome of Sinhala military triumphalism

Anti-Muslim violence: an inevitable outcome of Sinhala military triumphalism

It was just a road rage!  Two vehicles end up at a petrol station after one was ...

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Human Rights

The living and the disappeared: the unending battle for justice

The living and the disappeared: the unending battle for justice

The signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Sri L...

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Geopolitics

On Shifting Sands: The Quad and the South China Sea

On Shifting Sands: The Quad and the South China Sea

The Trump administration has re-raised the decade-old geopolitical concept of th...

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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

Because I am a Heart Bender

Because I am a Heart Bender

And then I seek for my face.
An eel, also lost its way when finding where the wat...

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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.