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'Sri Lanka and Myanmar are ethnocratic states' - Dr Maung Zarni
Thursday, 22 April 2021

'Sri Lanka and Myanmar are ethnocratic states' - Dr Maung Zarni

'Enemy of the State' screamed the banner headline of a Burmese national newspaper in September, featuring full page photograph of Maung Zarni. More hatred follows, a week later. "These publications ar...

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Politics & Current Affairs

Sri Lanka gearing towards legalizing impunity for gross human rights violations

Sri Lanka gearing towards legalizing impunity for gross human rights violations

Armed with a two-thirds majority in the parliament, the Sri Lankan government is...

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Media

Sri Lanka police caught producing bogus documents to cover up torture

Sri Lanka police caught producing bogus documents to cover up torture

A police bid to cover up torture in detention in Sri Lanka was exposed when the ...

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Human Rights

‘Remove the name board or face PTA wrath’- terror police threaten council chair

‘Remove the name board or face PTA wrath’- terror police threaten council chair

Even the colour of a dress and a name board has become the eyesore of the Rajapa...

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International Affairs

International outcry against Sri Lanka threatening Yasmin Sooka

International outcry against Sri Lanka threatening Yasmin Sooka

More than 150 individuals including two former UN human rights high commissioner...

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Politics & Economy

Tamil resistance lives on despite Sri Lanka’s ban on 'Maaveerar Naal'

Tamil resistance lives on despite Sri Lanka’s ban on 'Maaveerar Naal'

Over the three decades that it has been celebrated, Maaveerar Naal has undergone...

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Media & Culture

Impunity Island: Sri Lanka's

Impunity Island: Sri Lanka's "predator emeritus" on rebound

Many local journalists feel discomfort when they hear the name Gotabaya Rajapaks...

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Reflections

Dharmaretnam Sivaram: 'Appa died doing what he loved most'

Dharmaretnam Sivaram: 'Appa died doing what he loved most'

This year marks the 15th anniversary of our father’s death and to this day, no o...

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Poetry & Prose

Ardha (Half)

Ardha (Half)

Four months ago, on April 1st 2019, an award winning Sinhala writer Shakthika Sa...

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Press Releases

JDS condemns attacks on journalists following Sri Lanka Easter Massacre

JDS condemns attacks on journalists following Sri Lanka Easter Massacre

Journaists for Democracy in Sri Lanka denounces the spiteful hate campaign direc...

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