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Gotabaya’s assurance to the Sinhala Buddhists – Dr. Kumaravadivel Guruparan

The President delivered his one year in office statement yesterday. He urged the Sinhalese that their existential fears should not be a matter of concern...

20A and rapid development: Where is the link? – Dr. Ameer Ali

In an interview with a journalist, the Minister of Education Prof. G.L. Pieris argued that a strong executive presidency is necessary for rapid development....

Police warned Atheist and social media activist Indika Rathnayake not to write on religion, especially Buddhism

Atheist, rationalist and social media activist Indika Rathnayake has been questioned by Organized Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) for three hours today (29 July 2020)....

Sri Lanka: The Infinity Stones of a steamroller majority – Dayan Jayatilleka

An attitude of arrogant myopia; rejection of the outlook of scientific rationality; regarding intelligence-gathering as sufficient and downgrading scientific medical investigation/data collection/analysis (hence the...

Sri Lanka Briefing Note No 17: A Deadly Combination – Militarisation, Sinhala Buddhist Supremacy and Absence of Rule of Law

BACKGROUND Sri Lanka is slowly emerging from the lockdown imposed to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and heading towards the General Elections that is scheduled to...

The Aim of pan Sinhala Task Force is to convert the Eastern Province & as much as possible of the Northern Province into majority...

[email protected] At the second meeting of the Buddhist Advisory Council, Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed the Task Force led by Secretary Defense . In a letter to...

If Tamils and Muslims unite in the North-East, we are an unshakable force against the onslaught – K. Guruparan

The Gazette notification on the SL Presidential Task Force (PTF) for Archaeological Heritage Management in East has particular instructions on allocating lands to archaeological...

Why the Presidential Task Force on archaeology in Eastern province has no Muslim or Tamil?

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express. Colombo, June 4: The Presidential Task Force for Archaeological Heritage Management in the Eastern Province, which was gazetted on June 2, has...

Military, monks, militant racists – the new trinity? – Tisaranee Gunasekara

Image: Army Commander visited violently anti-minority monk Amapitiye Suman on his trip to East. “We’ll leave behind an iron scrap And the hollow, mocking laugh of...

Sri Lanka to UN SC: “Transitional justice mechanisms need to take cognizance of the various historical, cultural and religious sensitivities.”

Speaking at UN Security Council Open Debate on ‘Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: Transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situations’ on 13 February 2020, Permanent...

Sri Lanka’s new government fosters Buddhist nationalism

During an address to senior Buddhists leaders at the Vibhajjavadi Dhamma Symposium and Maha Tripitaka Pooja on 4 January, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stated...

Power of Sinhala -Buddhist supremacists in Sri Lanka and Gotabhaya’s dilemma – Dr. Ameer Ali

Image courtesy of Hindustan Times. It is now public knowledge and GR himself has accepted that his victory last year was entirely made possible by...
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