Anti-Islam video and Muslim mobilization

Reports suggest that anti-American protests and violence that erupted almost two weeks ago over a poorly-made anti-Islam video spread to nearly 20 Muslim majority countries (hereafter, MMC) and other a few pockets of countries where......

Why a cultural and academic boycott is necessary?

The recent violent mob attack against Sri Lankan Christian pilgrims, mostly Sinhalese but including a few Tamil speaking, in Tamil Nadu together with the expulsion of Sri Lankan students gave a prominent platform to a number of questions.....

Is a “Single-Issue” approach feasible?

To say it in a few words for the sake of those who may not have noticed it, there has been some interest in the idea of a “single-issue” (SI) challenge to incumbent president Mahinda Rajapakse. What SI means is a challenge.......

Temples, Rose Petals and Guns

A rosy sky appearance rocked this year's Nallur festival when a Sri Lankan Army helicopter appeared in the cloudy sky of Yaalpaanam (Jaffna) above tens of thousands of devotees who gathered to celebrate this year's Nallur Thiruvila (chariot festival). Infamous for its....

Camouflaging genocide: Sri Lanka’s pseudo anti-Imperialism

A small developing country, like Sri Lanka, simply does not possess the resource base to counter the United States. The selective application of global standards clearly disadvantages small developing countries and brings........

Trade unionism and public policy: Did FUTA exceed its' mandate?

Some people have made an argument that the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) has exceeded the mandate of a trade union when it demands the government to allocate 6% of the Gross Domestic Product.....

Sri Lanka: Militarizing the land and terrorizing the minds

“Given that 75% of the army’s divisions are stationed in the Northern Province, in addition to other formations such as task forces and independent brigades and regimental units, it is not unreasonable to assume that at least......

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Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

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