ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sri Lanka at Sixty: A Legacy of Ethnocentrism and Degeneration

When Sri Lanka celebrated independence in 1948 many considered it the post-colonial country most likely to succeed economically and democratically. Sixty years later the island represents illiberalism, political decay, and ethnocentrism. Not only has the country retrogressed on nearly all important indicators representing secularism, liberalism, pluralism, ethnic coexistence, and good governance, it is also poised to degenerate further towards dictatorship.

Terrorism and Democratic Regression in Sri Lanka

The military endeavour of the hardline Rajapaksa regime is only helping the chauvinist ideologies of ethnocentrism subscribed to by both the Sinhala nationalists as well as the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
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