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

Sri Lanka’s August 5 parliamentary election results are being interpreted by some as an indication that the Tamils of the country are moving away from regional Tamil-nationalist parties — focused on ethnic...

Sri Lanka: Victims the losers in Sinhala Buddhist landslide

A landslide parliamentary election result in Sri Lanka for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party is far from a triumph for democracy because it dangerously entrenches a virulent brand of Sinhala.......

Will Tamils overcome politics of fear to find new leadership?

The overwhelming turnout by Tamil voters in North and East Sri Lanka to vote for Sajith Premadasa at the presidential election epitomised the admonition they had heard for over five years........

Resolving Sri Lanka’s political squabbles won’t end Sinhala Buddhist militancy

\There has been a rash of public commentary in recent days blaming the Easter Sunday bomb blasts in Sri Lanka not only on Muslim radicals but on government incompetence.......

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

In a statement to the media to mark Independence Day on 4 February, the Association of the Relatives of Enforced Disappearances (ARED) has not only denounced the Sri Lankan State and Sinhala leaders.....

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 of Tamil and Sinhala journalists in the immediate aftermath of the bloody war in Sri Lanka that killed over 70,000 civillians.....

Sri Lanka must address, not ignore, Muslim grievances

The Sri Lanka government’s response to the Easter Sunday bomb blasts has been solely from a security and military standpoint. But a military-centric response could also boost Colombo’s decades......

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