Subjugation in Disguise II: Trading justice for 'reconciliation'

Tamil populations situated in various countries in the Indian Ocean region, from Sri Lanka, and India to Burma and the Malay Peninsula have been subjected to the hegemony of ruling elites of the dominant nations who effectively inherited.....

Subjugation in Disguise : False models of multiculturalism and reconciliation

Singapore is often cited as a success story of multi-culturalism, Westminster modeled democracy and free-market capitalism. It is likewise projected by Western establishments as a model......

Presidential Election: Hold the Champagne in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka held a relatively peaceful presidential election on Jan. 8, followed by a stunningly smooth transfer of power. While some reports allege that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa attempted to cling to power by staging a coup......

Polarised Realities: For Tamils it's 'devil' everywhere

Without addressing the grievances and just aspirations of the war-affected Tamil people, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, seeking an unprecedented third term in office, has conceded in Jaffna that he has been a "known devil"....

Ministers of Sirisena’s 100 days and the FUTA’s 100 days

The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) — or so its Facebook Group indicates — is in high spirits over the “dethroning” of Mahinda Rajapaksha and the election win of President Sirisena. President Rajapaksha and his ministers....

The Great Geo-political Game: Presidential Election and the Geneva discourse - II

The MOU signed between the liberal opposition and Maithripala titled ‘A Common People’s Agenda for Just, Democratic and People-friendly Governance’ also reflects similar tendencies. Without mentioning........

Challenges Ahead: Sri Lanka's mass atrocities and international justice

Sri Lanka, a country currently under international scrutiny for its violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law during the final phase of the war in Mullivaaikaal in the country’s north, is preparing for its seventh presidential....

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