Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Presidential poll: A holistic view of security

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s upcoming presidential election is likely to be decided on one key issue – security. The candidate who the voters will perceive to be the most suitable to ensure their security and that of the country … Continue reading

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Lessons for Lankan Muslims in India’s criminalisation of triple talaq

By Ameen Izzadeen India’s Hindu nationalist government on Tuesday criminalised the Muslim ‘triple-talaq’ divorce, by adopting a landmark law. The practice is now punishable by a jail term upto three years. Most Muslim women across India celebrated the bills’ passage … Continue reading

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Bigots-in-Chief ruins US: Is Lanka going Trump way?

By Ameen Izzadeen We can draw ugly parallels between the United States President’s racist politics and what is happening in Sri Lanka. First let us examine Donald Trump’s racist rants which he liberally unleashes, without realising the damage he is … Continue reading

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How Lanka’s black media peddling racism

By Ameen Izzadeen In journalism, dog does not bite dogs. Yet, there are times when, as civic conscious journalists, we need to, at least, bark. After all, we are watchdogs. In recent months and years, sections of Sri Lanka’s media … Continue reading

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Let’s unite to rebuild this nation!

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s nation-building process is being dealt blow after blow in the wake of the April 21 Easter Sunday attacks. The horrendous crime that took the lives of more than 250 people is an irrefutable statement that … Continue reading

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Racism, media terrorism and ISIS poachers

By Ameen Izzadeen It goes without saying that there is an urgent and existential need to eradicate terrorism in whatever form it exists. By and large, the security forces are doing a commendable job, arresting suspects from various parts of … Continue reading

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Global Islamophobia and its Lankan agents

By Ameen Izzadeen Islamophobia is an industry. It is US$ 500 million strong in the United States alone, according to research carried out by the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the University of California, and a Carter Centre publication … Continue reading

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