Ahilan Kadirgamar

Visions of solidarity

A critical examination of literature that points to the possibilities of social and political change.

Mar 15, 2015

Violence in the time of ‘no-war’

Sri Lanka’s militarised approach in the aftermath of the civil war has had destabilising social consequences.

Sep 29, 2014

Reconstructing Sri Lanka’s North

A recent talk on the need for democratic mobilisation of resources and a politics of self-reflexivity in rebuilding Sri Lanka’s social institutions.

Feb 07, 2014

60 years since the Great Hartal

Understanding what Sri Lanka’s Great Hartal meant in the global order of the 1950s, and what its legacy might mean for the country today.

Aug 12, 2013

The making of the marginalised

Daniel Bass’ ethnographic look at Sri Lanka’s Up-country Tamils uncovers crucial histories, but underplays the role of socio-economic marginalisation in shaping their identities

Apr 05, 2013

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Remaking #MeToo in Sri Lanka

A personal reflection on the limits and possibilities of the social-media phenomenon.

‘A picture of malicious intention’

On the Chinese embassy’s undiplomatic letter to a Nepali newspaper.

Between big data and big brother

Why the overwhelming control over data by governments and large corporations doesn’t bode well for democracy.