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Deteriorating child rights in establishments

Jude R. Muthukuda Sri Lanka has been a country with a developed value system and a moral society since the olden days. Moral deterioration caused by the influence of foreign invasions and other factors poses a serious threat to the well-being of children today. The blatant violation of children’s rights, even in institutions committed to […]
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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 […]
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UNHRC Resolution 30/1, OHCHR Report and International Accountability – Part 2

Harindrini Corea The Report on Sri Lanka, by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, prior to the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2021, was published on the 27th of January this year. The Report was submitted as per the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 40/1 […]
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To be or not to be: Existential crisis during a pandemic

Lilani Dias There is the individual- locked up inside the house and cannot go out unless authorized to do so. Food and other necessities are supplied (assuming this individual is lucky), and every move of the said individual is monitored. This may sound like a scene from George Orwell’s novel “1984”, or its movie adaptation- […]