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Shock and Joy in Sri Lanka

Erik Solheim | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
Erik Solheim

To become a true role model, the reincarnated Sri Lankan democracy must in the next years deliver political reform, inclusive development and devolved power to minorities.

Shared Buddhist-Hindu Goddess Offers Hope For Interfaith Future

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion

Hindus and Buddhists in Sri Lanka may have been divided through political strife over the years, but they have one important thing in common. Her name...

Tensions Rise Between the United States and Sri Lanka Over Human Rights

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Allowing these war crimes allegations to go unaddressed would undermine important international legal norms while rendering true reconciliation in the country an even more remote prospect.

The Other Two-State Solution: After 56 Years, Sri Lanka

Connor Ryan | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Connor Ryan

Sri Lanka serves as a powerful example of what can come when two peoples share the same territory and yet possess different religions, cultures, and languages.

The real MIA in Sri Lanka: Basic Human Rights

Jack Healey | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Jack Healey

It always starts with James Franco, doesn't it? "Pineapple Express," a Franco and Seth Rogen vehicle that came out in 2008, used "Paper Planes" in a r...

When Music and War Collide

DeLon | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts

In 2008, as the only Sri-Lankan artist to take a political stance against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), I learned firsthand what happens when these things come into conflict, when music and war collide.

Anderson Cooper, MIA 's Lively Twitter Debate

Posted 03.15.2012 | Media

Anderson Cooper and rapper MIA had a long exchange over Twitter on Wednesday night after MIA accused Cooper of calling her a terrorist. Capital Ne...

Protecting Human Rights in Sri Lanka

Karunyan Arulanantham | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Karunyan Arulanantham

The U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue must include a strategy for protecting human rights and fundamental democratic principles in Sri Lanka.

Without Witness and Victim Protection, No Hope for Justice in Sri Lanka

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

In many developing Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, the failure to pass and enforce victim and witness protection laws remains one of the major obstacles to the rule of law.

Treading Water in Sri Lanka

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Henne

The aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war presents significant implications for the international community concerning counterinsurgency, terrorism and refugee flows.

Lessons of Srebrenica: How the 15th Anniversary of Srebenica Can Guide Sri Lanka

Grace Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Grace Williams

Now is the moment when the history of Sri Lanka could change, but in Sri Lanka there are no voices to speak up for what is right, and no space in which the truth can be spoken.

Sri Lanka's Defining Moment?

Sandeep Gopalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandeep Gopalan

There are allegations that the media in Sri Lanka has been intimidated through killings, torture, disappearances and detentions. Accurate reporting is the casualty.

A Year After Defeating Terrorism, Sri Lanka Embodies Hope and Change

Gamini Lakshman Peiris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gamini Lakshman Peiris

I believe the painful shared memories of the past era of terror will drive our country on to many more years of peace and prosperity. We welcome international support and assistance as we work towards this enduring goal.

Sri Lanka's Civil War Legacy One Year Later

Bennett Ramberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bennett Ramberg, Ph.D.

The thousands of civilians reportedly killed in the final months of the Sri Lanka civil war that ended one year ago this month marks the last sad chapter in this thirty year bitter conflict.

Sri Lanka Prepares To Elect First President After Defeat Of Tamil Tigers

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Voters in Sri Lanka are preparing to choose their next president after a bitter election campaign....

Raja Rajaratnam, Billionaire Hedge Fund Founder, Sued For Links To Tamil Tigers

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Accused billionaire Raja Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon hedge fund, and his family's foundation were sued in a U.S. court on ...

"We Don't Want Development, We Want Our Rights!"

Nimmi Gowrinathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nimmi Gowrinathan

The message shouted from an elder woman was clear as she harassed a worker attempting to install latrines that would signal a longer, more permanent, residence in unlivable Sri Lankan internment camps.

Why Refugees Need to Make a Living

Dale Buscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dale Buscher

It is time to implement interventions that are tailored to the local context, that build on the refugees' existing skills, and that match local market demand.

A Tamil Tragedy

James Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Ross

Holding several hundred thousand civilians under lock and key, the government is keeping the survivors of the fighting from telling their stories to the media and human rights groups.

The Saga of Colonel Karuna

Anuradha K. Herath | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anuradha K. Herath

Humanitarian organizations criticized the Sri Lankan government for collaborating with Karuna, a former rebel alleged to have committed war crimes.

Tamil Tigers To Regroup As Political Body

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The few surviving leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have announced that they are transforming the former Sri Lankan rebel movemen...

Bob Rae: Canadian Politician, Critic Booted From Sri Lanka

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From, the world's most trusted citizen journalism network. By Emanthi Marambe Sri Lankan authorities today detained and expelled Ca...

Securing Peace and Human Rights in Sri Lanka

Balakrishnan Rajagopal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Balakrishnan Rajagopal

The Tamil people need to see concrete improvement in their livelihood and economic security swiftly, in order to begin to trust the Sri Lankan government's intentions.

Sri Lanka: The Last Battle

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Standard wisdom has it that conventional armies can't win guerilla wars. But last week's defeat of the Tamil Tigers shows there are important exceptions to this general rule.

Tamil Tiger Leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran Survival Conspiracy Theories Emerging

The Independent | Jerome Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pictures like this will certainly add to the ongoing rumour mill that LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran is still alive. I've been speaking to ...