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Building Transversal Solidarities: Women's Search for Peace in Sri Lanka
Building transversal solidarities: Women's search for peace in sri lanka
Kumudini Samuel

In May 2009, the Sri Lankan State defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a brutal battle that lasted eight months and waged amidst a captive civilian population trapped in a zone of war. This unilateral military victory reinforced authoritarian rule and blatantly promoted majoritarian triumphalism. It privileged state-centered security and sought to negate minority identities based on race, religion, language, or political ideology. The president set the tone declaring in parliament on May 2009 that, “There are no minorities in this country; after the conclusion of the war all Sri Lankans are divided into two main categories—patriots ...

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