Posts By Nilan Fernando

In The News

In Sri Lanka: Election Opportunities and Risks in the East

April 23, 2008

Amidst the escalating war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the north, voters in the multi-ethnic Eastern Province will vote on May 10 for a provincial council for the first time since 1988. In 1987, the Indo-Lanka Peace Accord merged the Eastern Province with the Northern Province; […]

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In Sri Lanka: Politics and the Ceasefire Agreement

January 9, 2008

The Sri Lankan government’s decision to abrogate the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) with the LTTE on January 2 is the final act in the long, slow unraveling of Sri Lanka’s peace process. The CFA has only existed on paper for the past two years; both the government and the LTTE abrogated it long ago through their […]

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In Sri Lanka: New Laws to Protect Victims and Witnesses of Crime

October 17, 2007

In April 2005, the Law Commission of Sri Lanka began work on the first-ever law in Sri Lanka to guarantee the rights of witnesses and victims of crime. The law’s enactment has been “a long-felt need in Sri Lanka,” which, according to Dr. Lakshman Marasinghe, Chairman of the Law Commission, will “greatly enhance the country’s […]

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