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Sinhala Nationalism

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A Gap Unbridgeable, Part I: The Necon and Neoliberal in Sri Lankan Politics – Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana‍

The ideas on a progressive and pluralist populism raised by Dr Dayan Jayatilleka, have been critiqued by Mark Salter. This is an exchange of ideas that anyone with...

Sri Lanka: Priests, medicine men, professional politicians and the State

Siri Hettige, Professor Emeritus of SociologyUniversity of Colombo. Media headlines in recent months in Sri Lanka have concentrated heavily on the political role of Buddhist...

Lessons for Sri Lanka as Trump, Brexiters ride nationalist hate wave in the West: Bellwether

Image: US NATIONALISM: The Ku Klux Klan existed in the US long before the Shiv Sena and Bodu Bala Sena latter stages of the...

Somawansa Amarasinghe – Some Recollections from Our Political Journeys B- Lionel Bopage

Comrade Somawansa Amarasinghe since joining the JVP in 1969, had been committed at that time to the political line of the JVP. I understand...
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Leaked UN Rights Commissioner’s report on Sri Lanka: “Emerging threats to reconciliation, accountability and human rights”

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