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........

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...............

Tamils resort to nationalism to shore up eroding political base

In its list of demands, the ‘Eluga Thamil’ (Tamils Arise!) rally in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, on Sept 24 included phrases that form the bedrock of Tamil nationalism – ‘Tamil nation,’ ‘sovereignty’ and......

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 Alliance leadership to bring even minimum........

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.....

Sri Lanka: Broken promises again at the UN?

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions now underway in Geneva gives another opportunity to Sri Lanka to trumpet the progress it is making on transitional justice. However, there is scant evidence of ‘progress’...........

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