In his seminal work, The Evolution of an Ethnic Identity: The Tamils of Sri Lanka: C 300 BCE to C 1200 BCE (The South Asian Studies Centre, Sydney 2005), Prof K Indrapala says that the present-day territories of Sri Lanka and South India comprised a single region in which the pre-historic ancestors of Sri Lankans and South Indians roamed freely....
Research by the International Center for Ethnic Studies indicates that, in most contexts, there is tolerance and understanding among the various religious groups in Sri Lanka. But there are also deep-seated pre-conceived negative notions about each other which stand in the way of ethnic and religious understanding.
If Presidential Task Force on Archaeology in the Eastern Province usurps powers of Director General Archaeology
It's hold over the Tamil nationalist constituency is weakening, with a section becoming stridently radical and another becoming pro-government.
Foreign Secretary Masud bin Momen categorically stated that there is no possibility of the integration of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh
Although “Jim Crow” laws are now off the statute books, millions of Blacks area trapped by institutionalized racism and a criminal justice system that has branded them as felons and denied them basic rights and opportunities that would allow them to become productive, law-abiding citizens.
The Tamils' demand for greater devolution to the Provincial Councils was not addressed and the Muslims fear that their personal laws will go when government implements the "One Country, One Law" policy
This is significant in the context of Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's statement that a new Sri Lankan constitution will be drafted
The main condition is: Pakistan must unconditionally apologize for the atrocities it committed during its rule over East Pakistan which is now Bangladesh
In his book ‘WE ARE PART NOT APART’ Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem urges Sinhala-Buddhists to see Muslims in the proper perspective based on facts, while appealing to the Muslims to temper their new traits which annoy the Sinhala-Buddhists to ensure that the latter do not harbor fears of being overwhelmed.