Monthly Archives: August 2020

Sri Lanka has entered a grave and challenging phase

Sri Lanka has entered a grave and challenging phase

With the new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa winning the election in Nov 2019 almost exclusively with the majority Sinhala-Buddhist vote, Tamil peoples struggle for justice and equality in Sri Lanka has undoubtedly entered a grave and challenging phase yet again. For anyone who followed President Rajapaksa’s …

Canadian Tamil Congress: strengthen TNA, vital Tamil votes are not split

Canadian Tamil Congress: strengthen TNA, vital Tamil votes are not split

The Tamil people’s struggle for democratic rights in Sri Lanka has a long history. Since independence the desire of Tamils to live as a free people has not been diminished by the many setbacks and the tests of endurance faced by Tamils in their onward …

TNA faces biggest test in post-war decade?

TNA faces biggest test in post-war decade?

As Sri Lanka gears up for the August 5 parliamentary election, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) — the main grouping representing minority Tamils living in north and east — is facing its biggest test yet in its constituency, since the war ended a decade ago. …

Election will shape Sri Lanka’s political future

Election will shape Sri Lanka’s political future

Sri Lanka’s upcoming parliamentary elections will serve as an indicator of the island’s future political direction, potential executive power buildup, and future geopolitical stance. With complications from the coronavirus pandemic, during which the Sri Lankan election commission has struggled to ensure that voting will be …