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......

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....

Sri Lanka’s Electoral Dysfunction: Why it could be a choice between two oppressors

On Jan. 8, two years ahead of schedule, Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election that could help restore democracy by scrapping the country’s authoritarian presidency and replacing it with a strong.....

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"....

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

The Sri Lankan government and the Sinhala nation are facing a crisis; the Rajapakse regime is now confronted by a united Sinhala opposition under the common candidature of Maithiripala Sirisena and there lies.....

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.....

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