Sri Lanka rejects UN inquiry into war crimes allegations

Griffith Asia Institute
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The Sri Lankan government has condemned a proposed UN inquiry into alleged war crimes at the end of the country’s civil war in 2009. Gordon Weiss, from the Griffith Asia Institute, was interviewed about the situation for SBS World News Radio. Mr Weiss was the UN spokesman in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the civil […]

New book revisits Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Buddhism and the political landscape in Sri Lanka is the subject of a new book by a Griffith law lecturer.
Griffith Law School
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A line in the sand of Sri Lanka’s constitutional history was drawn in 2005 with the election of President Mahinda Rajapakse, providing the moment in time for Griffith Law School lecturer, Dr Roshan de Silva-Wijeyeratne, to start work on his first book. The conclusion of a long-running civil war with the defeat of the Tamil […]

Giving a voice to Sri Lanka’s migrant workers

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The complexities facing Sri Lanka’s unions as they attempt to organise, represent, protect, provide a voice for, and respond on behalf of, a globally mobile labour force of citizens, is the focus of an USAID-funded, Solidarity Center/ Rutgers partnership for the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s (WOW) and Griffith Asia Institute’s (GAI) Dr Samanthi J […]

Why do Asylum Boats Keep Coming from Sri Lanka?

Griffith Asia Institute
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Dr Sara Davies speaks with SBS’s Naomi Selvaratnam about the number of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. She says: “It’s not uncommon in a post-conflict situation, particularly in a situation like Sri Lanka where it was a civil war, and where the conflict was in a particular location where there was an ethnic group that […]