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The Burning of Jaffna Public Library: Sri Lanka’s First Step Toward Civil War
May 31, 2020

The Burning of Jaffna Public Library: Sri Lanka’s First Step Toward Civil War

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
The events of 39 years ago set the stage for Sri Lanka’s civil war – and still echo today.

Post-War Sri Lanka: Fractured and Unjust for Tamils
May 15, 2020

Post-War Sri Lanka: Fractured and Unjust for Tamils

By Visvajit Sriramrajan
More than a decade after the Mullivaikkal massacre, Tamils remain heavily discriminated against by a state that has yet to reckon with its violent past.
Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country
December 13, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Election Results Reveal a Divided Country

By Bahauddin Foizee
Religious nationalism influenced Sri Lanka's election results -- and that influence is not going away anytime soon.

The Fate of Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Anthem
November 22, 2019

The Fate of Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Anthem

By Dishani Senaratne
What the past (and future) of the Tamil version of the national anthem tells us about minority rights in Sri Lanka.

A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils
May 17, 2019

A Decade Without Justice for Sri Lanka’s Tamils

By Anjali Manivannan
May 18 is an important reminder that while the country’s armed conflict may have ended, the search for elusive justice continues.

The Failed Promise of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
October 11, 2018

The Failed Promise of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

By Mario Arulthas
Sri Lankan governments have proven unwilling to acknowledge, let alone address, the root cause of conflict on the island.

Unsilenced: Male Rape by the Sri Lankan Security Forces
September 19, 2018

Unsilenced: Male Rape by the Sri Lankan Security Forces

By Ana Pararajasingham
A new report documents the widespread use of sexual torture on male Tamil detainees.
Sri Lanka's Proposed Constitution Comes Under Attack
November 07, 2017

Sri Lanka's Proposed Constitution Comes Under Attack

By Ana Pararajasingham
International interest, not international laws, will deliver autonomy to Sri Lanka’s Tamils.

No, Sri Lanka Isn’t North Korea
March 09, 2017

No, Sri Lanka Isn’t North Korea

By Taylor Dibbert
A misguided campaign gains traction.

India Could Do More for Sri Lanka’s Tamils
February 22, 2017

India Could Do More for Sri Lanka’s Tamils

By Taylor Dibbert
There are multiple ways that New Delhi could ameliorate the circumstances of Sri Lankan Tamils.

Sri Lanka: Separatists or Minorities?
October 22, 2016

Sri Lanka: Separatists or Minorities?

By Cholpon Orozobekova
UN Special Rapporteur says Sri Lanka needs to show its commitment to minority rights through concrete action.
More Worries Over Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Process
September 06, 2016

More Worries Over Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Process

By Taylor Dibbert
Will Colombo finally get serious about healing the wounds of war?

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