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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

Trade unions slam police violence against George Floyd protest in Sri Lanka

Trade unions slam police violence against George Floyd protest in Sri Lanka

Police in Sri Lanka drew heavy criticism for violence against a protest in Sri L...

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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

Sri Lanka: Eyewitness reveals how young detainee was beaten to death by guards

Sri Lanka: Eyewitness reveals how young detainee was beaten to death by guards

Prison officials in Sri Lanka used long wooden clubs to beat a young detainee to...

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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

Relatives of Disappeared ask “betraying” Tamil politicians to step aside

Relatives of Disappeared ask “betraying” Tamil politicians to step aside

In a statement to the media to mark Independence Day on 4 February, the Associat...

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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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