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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

Rule of all

A mass campaign is needed to convince the Sinhalese majority that devolution and democratisation are in its interest and in the interest of Sri Lanka´s minorities.

| Mar 02, 2009

Caste of the Tiger: Eelam and the Dalit question

As the tiger begins to change its stripes, it must grapple with the shifting terrain of the jungle. The Sri Lankan Dalit movement has been subjugated by the larger cause of Tamil nationalism all these …

| Aug 01, 2002

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