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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: 20 A “contrary to the rule of law and principals of separation of powers”

Sri Lanka: 20 A “contrary to the rule of law and principals of separation of powers”

Judges, lawyers, and journalists’ associations of the commonwealth have expresse...

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Media

Free online screening exposing British hand in Sri Lanka’s war crimes

Free online screening exposing British hand in Sri Lanka’s war crimes

A documentary film investigating the British involvement in Sri Lanka’s war crim...

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Human Rights

International powers cautioned of extending support to new Sri Lanka government

International powers cautioned of extending support to new Sri Lanka government

Diplomats in Colombo have come under criticism for expressing their support for ...

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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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