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UNHRC: The right road ahead for Sri Lanka

By Ameen Izzadeen It is the time of the year when nations convene in Geneva to assess the world’s human rights situation. Can a nation escape scrutiny by saying “the rules of fair play do not apply in love and … Continue reading

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People’s power vital for participatory democracy

By Ameen Izzadeen As you read this article, a series of people-power explosions of different magnitudes are taking on regimes that claim to be democratic or working towards democracy. While Thailand and Ukraine have been witnessing huge demonstrations for the … Continue reading

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Information poverty in democratic states

By Ameen Izzadeen Every State has secrets. A state keeps certain happenings, dealings, moves, countermoves, inventions, discoveries and plans secret because it believes its survival will be at risk if they become public. In other words, national security issues prompt … Continue reading

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