Time to reassess the roles and strategies of the Student Movement

In early 2014, the IUSF submitted a 69-page report highlighting State Suppression of the Students’ Movement of Sri Lanka (released alongwith the Students for Human Rights). According to statistics presented in the report, during the.....

Rethinking strategy: Some reflections on political structures and accountability

It gives me great pleasure to speak to you today as part of this distinguished panel. I wish to thank the International Association of Tamil Journalists – or IATAJ – which has organised this forum. I also wish to thank the individual sponsors.....

Tamil national resistance and the limits of Sinhala liberal intelligentsia

Since the conclusion of genocidal massacres in Mullivaaykkaal and the annihilation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Sinhala chauvinist Sri Lankan state has taken unparalleled measures to criminalize the commemoration of national resistance and to .....

Sri Lanka: War remembrance, reconciliation and non-violent resistance

May 2014 marked the 5th year of the brutal end of the armed conflict in the island of Sri Lanka. The foremost stakeholders of the final phase of the war, the Tamil nation, the Sinhala nation and the international community seem to have....

Militarization of civil spaces and the tract of education

Two years after the FUTA’s MOU with the government of Sri Lanka, militarization of Education — under the larger militarizing interests of the State — is still in force. The Students’ Movement makes a low key ruffle regarding.............

Unmaking the 'Middle Path': Hate the game, not the Player

This is a revision of a previous post. That was written as a critique of the TNA policy. Highlighting the folly in TNA aspiring to be a “national” party.  Using the same principle, this revision tries to highlight why Tamils or Muslims can never.....

Mullivaaykaal: A Time of Hope, Anger and Courage

Five years after Mullivaaykaal, the worst slaughter in the history of not just the Eelam Tamil nation, but the Tamil civilization as a whole. A few resolutions have been passed at Geneva asking the Sri Lankan state to behave itself....

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