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 prevented from overtaking the other on a narrow road in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Soon......

The Scales of Bellinzona: contexualising the Swiss case against Tamils

It's a universal definition of humanity that people struggle for their freedom. For the Tamils this can only mean, based on their historical experiences, their right...........

Is Sri Lanka’s Tamil party selling out the Tamil people?

Sri Lanka’s government since 2015 was elected on a promise of a new constitution that would find a solution to the country’s national problems. On Sept 21, 2017, the Steering Committee of the.........

Criminalising Victims: ‘Tamil Criminal Gangs’ in Post-war Sri Lanka

The gruesome murder of two students belonging to the University of Jaffna by the Sri Lankan state police forces brought to the fore the various stories that did rounds...............

Elections, referendum and protests require active Tamil political participation

Events in the new year will stress for the Tamils of Sri Lanka’s North and East the importance of political participation if they are to ensure that the ideals they have cherished........

Duped by government and TNA, Tamil victims resort to direct action

Escalating protests in Sri Lanka’s North and East could surprise some, but really shouldn’t. Their root lies in the stubbornness of the National Unity Government and the hypocrisy of the Tamil National........

Ezhuka Tamil: A Conversation about Democracy

On Saturday September 24th, Ezhuka Tamil, organized by the Tamil People’s Council, became the largest rally to happen since the end of the war in the North-East of Sri Lanka. Over 10,000 people took to the streets.....

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