“Beating the Communal Drum by Hardcore Sinhala Nationalists” by Achintaka

20 février 2015
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Rally in Nugegoda organised by the hard-core Sinhala nationalists, i.e. Weerawansa, Dinesh, Gammanpila and Vasudeva with the blessings of former President Mahinda Rajapakse and their pseudo intellectual appendage Dayan Jayatilleke reminds us that the politicians who made a life out of Sinhala communalism/nationalism at the expense of a pluralist, liberal democratic Sri Lanka are...
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Review of “Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka” by Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

20 février 2015
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Review of Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka by Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne , Rouledge, London, 2014, ISBN 978-0-415-46266-2,250pp via: http://groundviews.org/2015/02/17/review-of-nation-constitutionalism-and-buddhism-in-sri-lanka/ DMMore Posts
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“Where are our loved ones who have been abducted, arrested and disappeared?” by Groundviews

20 février 2015
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We are the relatives of those who have been abducted, arrested, and disappeared by agents of the state or different armed groups. With our lives and emotions, in different ways, we have been searching for our loved ones who have not returned home, and who we believe are being held in illegal and secret...
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“Sri Lanka’s Political Moment: Part 2″ by Harendra Alwis

20 février 2015
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The shift in political priorities – from “national security and economic development” to one of “good governance”; and the emergence of civil society actor-networks may represent tectonic sifts in the political landscape of Sri Lanka and provide a template for similar transformations in other countries. Perhaps they merely signify ‘little changes’ that would pale in...
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“Who rules?” by Ranil Senanayake

20 février 2015
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The media of the 13th Friday had two very different statements on the fate of the ‘Port City “ project. The Daily Mirror reports The Government of Sri Lanka through its acting cabinet spokesman; Minister Lakshman Kiriella stated, “The Port City Project has been automatically stopped as there were so many shortcomings in the...
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“Expectations and the Disappointments of the New Government” by D.N.R. Samaranayaka

20 février 2015
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Although, the coalition criticized the Colombo Port City project as a waste of a colossal sum and promised to terminate it once elected, it now appears that the government is retracting from its earlier commitment. A major promise made prior to its election was the removal of the executive presidency. The Sirisena government is...
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“Winds of change blowing over Lanka” by PM Heblikar

20 février 2015
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The stage is now set for a resurgence in India-Sri Lanka relations. This will depend on dynamic leadership in India and Sri Lanka. India will certainly look forward to regaining lost ground in Sri Lanka and should therefore re-engage Colombo as a vibrant partner and a reliable neighbour. via: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/article6879204.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication DMMore Posts
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“Tamil refugees arrested off Sri Lanka coast” by Tamil Guardian

20 février 2015
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“Sri Lanka’s police arrested 35 suspected Tamil asylum seekers off the coast near Weligama, in the south of the country, Xinhua reported. The Tamils, aged between 30 and 40, are all resident in the Northern Province towns of Jaffna, Mankulam, Chavakacheri, Olumadu, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Oddusuddan and Mallavi. According to Xinhua, the arrests on Wednesday...
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“Online Freedom of Expression in Sri Lanka” by Celia Davies

20 février 2015
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Over the last eight years, interference in online expression gathered pace, with the former government drawing upon an increasing range of tools to silence critics – legal and extra-legal. Notably, in 2011, the Ministry of Mass Media and Information introduced a registration requirement for websites bearing content ‘relating to Sri Lanka or the people...
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“Sri Lanka’s new leaders seek $4bn IMF bail-out” by brecorder.com

20 février 2015
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Sri Lanka’s new government will seek to borrow more than $4.0 billion from the IMF and other international lenders as it “restructures” expensive Chinese debt, the finance minister via: http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/1-front-top-news/224306-sri-lankas-new-leaders-seek-$4bn-imf-bail-out.html DMMore Posts
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“Sri Lanka’s Duty on War Crimes” by The New York Times

20 février 2015
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“However noble its motives, the Sirisena government must deal with the legacy of the past. Any delay in the release of the United Nations report must be brief. And the United Nations must remain involved. This is not a rebuke to Mr. Sirisena’s welcome intentions. It is simply the best way to guarantee that...
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“Challenging the West’s Narrative on Sri Lanka’s ‘Victory for Democracy'” by Devaka Gunawardena

20 février 2015
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Of the many pieties that have been promoted in the Western media in the aftermath of Maithripala Sirisena’s victory over incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa in the recent Sri Lankan presidential election, none has been more cherished than the notion that Sri Lanka is now on board with “democracy.” This claim is counter-posed to Sri Lanka’s recent...
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“Sri Lanka bans alleged Gandhi killer from traveling abroad” by Ranga Sirilal

20 février 2015
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A Sri Lankan court on Thursday barred former Tamil Tiger rebel leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, wanted by India in connection with the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, from traveling abroad, a lawyer said. via: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/05/us-sri-lanka-war-india-idUSKBN0L928H20150205 DMMore Posts
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“Sri Lanka approves Chinese port project to avoid ‘misunderstanding’ with Beijing” by The Guardian

20 février 2015
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Sri Lanka’s new government will go ahead with a $1.5 bn Chinese-funded port city project planned by the previous president to avoid misunderstandings with Beijing, an official said Thursday. via: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/06/sri-lanka-approves-chinese-port-project-to-avoid-misunderstanding-with-beijing DMMore Posts
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“Sri Lanka says army ‘sabotaging’ post-war reconciliation”

20 février 2015
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Sri Lanka’s new government on Thursday accused the military of trying to sow unrest to sabotage its efforts to bring about ethnic reconciliation in the war-ravaged north of the country. via: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/d5AdnXAjaHJaMyIxT4PlSO/Sri-Lanka-says-army-sabotaging-postwar-reconciliation.html DMMore Posts
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