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Cannot we defeat racism?



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The bane of the Sri Lankan body politic is racism. That’s why even when a pandemic, like Covid-19, is spreading in Sri Lanka, racism raises its head. Until the disease of racism is healed no modern country can march forward. Sri Lanka has a history of politically defeating (temporarily) racism. But why did Sri Lanka fail to defeat it definitively?
 

The first instance when Sri Lanka defeated racism politically was when a political movement was built up, under the leadership of Vijaya Kumaratunga (VK). When Anura Bandaranaike (AB) began to work against Sirimavo Bandaranaike (SB), in a bid to grab the leadership of the SLFP,Read More...
 
 

Tense Road to Camaraderie

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Some freedom is at hand,For denizens of the hard-pressed Isle,And their long ‘Winter of Discontent’,Seems to be finally melting down,But human warmth must be kept going,Amid the rigidities of distancing,And the norms of good hygiene,And thi...

A post-poll query on Prez Gotabaya’s nationality

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Former Galle District UPFA lawmaker Manusha Nanayakkara, on May 12, questioned whether Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa contested the last presidential election as a US citizen, in Nov 2019. Nanayakkara raised the issue four days after the releasing of the...

In defence of Gunadasa Amarasekara and Jathika Chintanaya

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The Jathika Chintanaya which emerged in the 1980s continues to exert a considerable influence on popular opinion in Sri Lanka today. Their contribution to historiography is just one of several, but I strongly believe it was their most invaluable.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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