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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

Unions resist Sri Lanka government war on teachers and student leaders

Unions resist Sri Lanka government war on teachers and student leaders

Confronted with a series of setbacks in addition to the failure in containing th...

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Media

Sri Lanka’s misplaced COVID -19 response policy kills promising Tamil journalist

Sri Lanka’s misplaced COVID -19 response policy kills promising Tamil journalist

Pragas Gnanapragasam deserved to live longer. This young Tamil journalist became...

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Human Rights

Death in Sri Lanka’s Police custody: Tamil Youth’s body to be exhumed

Death in Sri Lanka’s Police custody: Tamil Youth’s body to be exhumed

The body of a young Tamil who was allegedly beaten to death while in Sri Lankan ...

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International Affairs

X-Press Pearl disaster: Indian fisherman alarmed over marine pollution

X-Press Pearl disaster: Indian fisherman alarmed over marine pollution

Fishermen along the South Indian coast have expressed fears after the deadly tox...

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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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Human Rights

Alive from the abyss: continuing abductions and torture in Sri Lanka

Alive from the abyss: continuing abductions and torture in Sri Lanka

A new generation of young Tamil men are being picked up and tortured by the secu...

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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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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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