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Sri Lanka Politics

Sri Lanka: Pondering the Future of the Tamil People's Council

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Taylor Dibbert

The recently created Tamil People's Council could be shaking things up in Sri Lanka. It's not an official political body, although the group includes several politicians, including the Tamil National Alliance's (TNA) C.V. Wigneswaran, the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council.

Sri Lankan President's Youngest Brother Dies After Axe Attack

AP | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an ax in what au...

Nationalism, Cricket And The Religio-Politics Of Sport

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

If Claude von Clausewitz is correct that war is merely "politics by other means," then the same can be said about sports. Sport has never transcended politics and never will.

Seeking Justice after Sri Lanka's Elections

James Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Ross

Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa's re-election gives him a choice between continued nationalism versus addressing the serious grievances of the minority Tamil population that lay behind the country's civil war.

Mahinda Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's President Wins Decisive Reelection

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI and KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa swept to a second term in office, but his chief rival vowed to challenge the results...