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Making of a new constitution for Sri Lanka: Let wiser counsel prevail

By Tassie Seneviratne “Constitution making in Sri Lanka has become a highly contentious issue.  The problem lies in the challenge to democracy, arising from the polarization of the two main ethnic groups – the Sinhalese and the Tamils – and the mistrust that has been simmering since Independence culminating in the ‘Vaddukoddai Resolution’ in 1976″.…

Enforced disappearance of persons in Sri Lanka: Legacy and ongoing challenges

By M.C.M. Iqbal (This is an abridged version of a presentation made at a meeting at the University of London on 25th April, 2016) http://groundviews.org/2016/05/19/enforced-disappearances-in-sri-lanka-legacy-and-ongoing-challenges,/ Featured image courtesy TamilGuardian Enforced disappearance of persons remains one of the widely known human rights violations in Sri Lanka.  The machinery that had been set up during the past…

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