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UNHRC Resolution 30/1, OHCHR Report and international accountability – Part 1

Harindrini Corea In September 2015, the United Nations released a report on human rights violations committed in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the civil war and the surrounding period (2002-2011) in the aftermath of an international investigation. The government of Sri Lanka responded through the co-sponsoring of Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 (UNHRC […]
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Military Dictatorship or Radical Democracy? The Illusion of a Strong Leader :Part 1

Asanka Abeyratne Sri Lankan politics should be extremely decisive during this decade. On the one hand, liberal chauvinism is over. On the other hand, the leftist movement is at a disadvantage. The most serious question is why right-wing populism persists despite the current socio-economic crisis and the collapse of the ruling party’s popularity and public […]