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Sri Lanka civil war

Parents of Children Gone in Sri Lanka’s Civil War Seek Answers

Parents of Children Gone in Sri Lanka’s Civil War Seek Answers

By Krishan Francis
Fifteen years after the war ended, families do not know if their children are dead or alive.

Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation Efforts Get Stuck in the 13th Amendment, Again

Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation Efforts Get Stuck in the 13th Amendment, Again

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Perhaps the path to reconciliation is a new amendment to the constitution, something most people can agree to.
40 Years Since Black July, No Change, No Justice in Sri Lanka 

40 Years Since Black July, No Change, No Justice in Sri Lanka 

By Archana Ravichandradeva and Ambihai Akilan
To date, no government official, politician, or civilian has been held accountable for the violence against Tamils seen during Black July.

Israel’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Dirty War

Israel’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Dirty War

By Rathindra Kuruwita
The West slams Pakistan and China for supplying arms used by Sri Lanka in alleged war crimes against Tamils during the civil war but is silent on Israel’s complicity.

Ex-Sri Lanka President Ordered Police Records Destroyed to Stall Mass Grave Probes, Report Alleges

Ex-Sri Lanka President Ordered Police Records Destroyed to Stall Mass Grave Probes, Report Alleges

By Krishan Francis
The report said Rajapaksa, then a powerful defense official, ordered the destruction of all police records older than five years after mass graves were discovered in the Matale district of central Sri Lanka in 2013.

Bailouts Won’t Save Sri Lanka. Ending Dynastic Politics Might.

Bailouts Won’t Save Sri Lanka. Ending Dynastic Politics Might.

By Debrah Gomes and Vineeth Krishnan
For far too long Sri Lanka has been a stage with the Rajapaksas as the only meaningful actors. A democratic renewal may be all that can save the country in the long run.

Has the Sri Lankan Crisis Triggered a Change in Ethnic Relations?

Has the Sri Lankan Crisis Triggered a Change in Ethnic Relations?

By Eranga Jayawardena
For the first time ever, an event held by mostly Sinhalese also memorialized Tamil victims of the decades-long civil war.
UN Rights Body Adopt Sri Lanka Resolution in Key Vote

UN Rights Body Adopt Sri Lanka Resolution in Key Vote

By Abhijnan Rej
India abstained from voting while China voted against the resolution.

New UN Report Airs Concerns About Human Rights in Sri Lanka

New UN Report Airs Concerns About Human Rights in Sri Lanka

By Associated Press
The U.N.'s human rights chief says it is "time for international action to ensure justice for international crimes."

Against the Memory Police: War and Remembrance in Sri Lanka

Against the Memory Police: War and Remembrance in Sri Lanka

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
The recent destruction of a memorial for Sri Lankan Tamils massacred during the civil war raises important, difficult, questions.

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka

Sinhalese Leviathan: How Gotabaya Rajapaksa Is Remaking Sri Lanka

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
With the Rajapaksa brothers at the helm, majoritarian politics threatens to morph into militant nationalism in Sri Lanka.
Controversial Movie About Cricket Legend Creates Dissatisfaction Among the Tamil Community

Controversial Movie About Cricket Legend Creates Dissatisfaction Among the Tamil Community

By Jeevethan Selvachandran
The Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan is perceived to be close to the Rajapaksa brothers despite being an ethnic Tamil.

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