Reflections on land and the national question in Sri Lanka

Land remains a major bone of contention in the resolution of the national question (NQ) as it is not only a vital means of livelihood for the vast majority of the people but also the contested material base with intangible symbolic value.....

Deconstructing Sri Lanka's reconciliation discourse

When the Lankan government triumphantly announced the ‘defeat’ of the LTTE on May 19th 2009, there was great jubilation among chauvinist forces in the island. While there are more than enough credible evidences to show what....

Mahinda and Tamil Diaspora’s Olympian competition in London

Commentators who view the world through a human rights lens are unhappy. They believe the Tamil Diaspora successfully blocking Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse from addressing the Commonwealth Business Forum in London....

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Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

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