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  • Sri Lanka’s New Leader Faces Deep Fissures0

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    • November 27, 2019

    By Amy Kazmin 27 November 2019 Why you should care Winning the election was the easy part. For Sri Lanka’s new leader, the real battle starts now. The ancient Buddhist stupa where Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s president on Monday is rich in symbolism: The structure was built by the first Sinhalese

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  • In Sri Lanka, the Rajapaksas will rule ruthlessly0

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    • November 27, 2019

    The election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa augurs a return to theabuses and anti-democratic tendencies of his brother’s regime. 26 Nov 2019 www.lowyinstitute.org Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as president of Sri Lanka on 18 November. He served as secretary to the ministry of defense when his brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa, ruled the country, from 2005 to 2015.

  • Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi; The fallen angel dances with the devil0

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    • November 26, 2019

    Securing justice for the Rohingya genocide C R Abrar 26 November 2019 The Daily Star Late last week, Burma announced that its de facto head, Aung San Suu Kyi, will appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to defend the country against allegations of genocide. Earlier in the month, in an application filed before

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  • Development of Democracy in Modern Nepal0

    by Chandra Prakash Singh 23 August 2019 The winds of change began blowing in the thirties when anti-Rana organisations were formed and the Prachanda Gurkha in 1931, and the Praja Parishad in 1935. Several Nepalese leaders of the time including B.P. Koirala and D.R. Regmi took a very active role in Indian Nationalist movement and

  • Modi-fying Kashmir and Historical Facts0

    By Muhammad Bilal 22 August 2019 The Modi government on 5th august 2019 revoked two key constitutional provisions — Article 370 and Article 35A — which gave the state of Jammu and Kashmir distinctive rights. India moved around 50 thousand military personnel into the valley to avoid any backlash, which shows that the Indian government

  • Rohingyas: Repatriation Ensured How About Human Rights?0

    by Krishna Kumar Saha 22 August 2019 The first batch of Rohingya Refugees repatriation is scheduled to begin 22 August 2019. Bangladesh government has first provided a list of 22,000 Rohingyas but Myanmar reportedly verified 3,450 Rohingya for repatriation list. If everything goes well, they can start going back to their homeland, Myanmar. And it

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