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Sri Lanka : conflits et défis sociaux et environnementaux

Hemantha Withanage 17/12/19

Riche en ressources naturelles et en biodiversité, le Sri Lanka est devenu un enjeu stratégique majeur pour les grandes puissances économiques mondiales. Dans ce contexte, les luttes environnementales ont d’autant plus de mal à se faire entendre que (...)

New violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka has old roots

Pravin Prakash 30/03/18

On 5 March 2018, the Sri Lankan government mandated a state of emergency for ten days following riots and a wave of targeted violence against Muslims in the city of Kandy. The latest episode took place after a Sinhalese Buddhist truck driver (...)

Sri Lanka : femmes et justice transitionnelle dans l’après-guerre

Chulani Kodikara 09/12/15

Le mouvement des femmes au Sri Lanka ne renvoie pas à une réalité homogène, mais plutôt à un phénomène englobant une multitude d’actions collectives façonnées par des contextes et des demandes spécifiques. Depuis la fin de la guerre, les mobilisations les (...)

Reconstructing Sri Lanka’s North

Ahilan Kadirgamar 20/01/15

A recent talk on the need for democratic mobilisation of resources and a politics of self-reflexivity in rebuilding Sri Lanka’s social institutions. Almost five years after the end of the war in Sri Lanka, the country’s North cannot be engaged (...)

Will the Neoliberal Economy Change ? Verdict of the Sri Lanka Elections

The Collective for Economic Democratisation 14/01/15

While the election victory for President Maithripala Sirisena was due to a unique political moment that united minorities and many in the Sinhala electorate to vote out an authoritarian regime, expectations of major change in economic policy (...)

Sri Lanka : géopolitique de l’accaparement des terres

Jude Lal Fernando 29/11/13

L’écrasement militaire des Tigres tamouls en 2009 a débouché sur une vague d’accaparements de terres au Sri Lanka. Si les zones tamoules sont affectées par la militarisation et la dissémination de colonies cinghalaises, le phénomène est plus (...)

Sri Lanka : Ominous Authoritarian Turn


The International Crisis Group’s call for international action will probably be ignored The Mahinda Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka, more than three years after the end of the devastating civil war that paralyzed the country for 22 years, has (...)

After the last war

Anonymous 27/02/12

Sri Lanka’s Tamils pick up the pieces after a war that defined—and shattered—the lives of a generation On the afternoon of 19 may 2009, at around 1:20 pm, a ration shop accountant named Sivarajan ran to the front of the winding lunch queue in the (...)

Torture and ill-treatment : The tip of the iceberg that is Sri Lanka’s (...)

Basil Fernando 12/01/12

Between January and the start of November 2011, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) issued some 106 urgent appeals on torture and ill-treatment in Sri Lanka, some of which led to custodial deaths. The majority of these appeals, concerning (...)

Is Post-War Sri Lanka Following the ‘Military Business Model’ ?

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake 11/04/11

Under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s rule, Sri Lanka is morphing more and more into a neo-liberal militarised state where the “Milbus” model – that describes the role of the army in Pakistan – is being replicated. This does not portend well for the (...)

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