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    Ana Pararajasingham

    Ana Pararajasingham was Director- Programmes between 2007 and 2009 with the Centre for Just Peace and Democracy (CJPD), a Switzerland-based action research centre. He is the editor of Sri Lanka: 60 Years of “independence” and Beyond (2009) and The Conflict in Sri Lanka: Ground Realities (2005) and the author of Sri Lanka’s Endangered Peace Process and the Way Forward (2007).

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  • Sri Lanka’s Muslims bloodied by Buddhism0

    By Ana Pararajasingham June 20, 2019 Sri Lanka has become more fragile, fractured and polarized following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks as the country’s Muslims are harassed and subjected to violence by mobs of Sinhala Buddhists who form the majority of the island’s population. Although those targeted by jihadist violence on Easter Sunday were the

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  • Sri Lankan constitution: The strategy of doublespeak0

     By Ana Pararajasingham    It is hard to refute the assertion that the conflict in Sri Lanka between the Sinhala-dominated state and the Tamil people is directly attributable to the unitary constitution under which the island was granted its independence by Britain in 1948. Unitary constitutions crafted on the principle of “one person, one vote”

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  • Geopolitics will decide fate of the Rohingya0

    By Ana Pararajasingham The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya has prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence,

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  • Sri Lanka: Sovereignty Compromised0

    Colombo’s attempt to balance India and China has proved futile. By Ana Pararajasingham September 09, 2017   Addressing the Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo on August 31 this year, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe was confident that Sri Lanka is poised to become the “Hub in the Indian Ocean.” That was not all, with

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  • The Politics Of Persuasion – An Evaluation0

    By Ana Pararajasingham – Ana Pararajasingham “Politics is about power. Power is about people” ~ James Margach, The Anatomy of Power (1979) Although, it is just over eight years since the armed conflict between the Sri Lankan state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was brought to an end, the root cause that gave rise to

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  • Extension Given to Probe Sri Lanka’s War Crimes is No Surprise0

    Extension Given to Probe Sri Lanka’s War Crimes is No Surprise In late March this year, the United Nations Humans Right Council (UNHRC) granted Colombo a further extension of two years to probe alleged war crimes committed during the civil war. The main political party of Sri Lanka’s Tamils, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), went along

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  • Sri Lanka’s re-embrace of China leaves India out in the Cold

    Sri Lanka’s re-embrace of China leaves India out in the Cold0

    Sri Lanka’s re-embrace of China leaves India out in the Cold Ana Pararajasingham Beijing lost much of its influence over Sri Lanka following a regime change in early 2015 that saw pro-Beijing President Mahinda Rajapaksa ousted. The new government promised a ‘balanced approach’ to dealing with the major powers-Washington, the global superpower, Beijing, the aspiring

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