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Preventing online falsehoods

The Government successfully defeated the ruthless LTTE terrorists and safeguarded the rights of Sri Lankans.Irrespective of the victory, Sri Lanka is now accused of a Tamil Genocide. The fictitious claim by the LTTE diaspora is growing in domestic as well as international contexts.


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Post-Brexit Opportunities: Prospects for strengthened ties between Sri Lanka and the European Union

The United Kingdom (UK) formally left the European Union (EU) on 31st January 2020 and is now in a transitionperiod till 31 December 2020 during which certain agreements such as trade and freedom of movement with the remaining EU27 (henceforth EU) are discussed and finalized.The EU and the United Kingdom are important economic and diplomatic partners of Sri Lanka.


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Relationship Between the political Literacy of Youth and Economic Development in Sri Lanka: A Historical Overview since 2000-2020

The study of youth, political literacy, and civic activity is a complicated endeavor that is normatively laden, according to the authors of this brief historical review of the study of the political socialization process and the acquisition of political knowledge.


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Sri Lankan Perspectives on “Fighting the Lie”; Criminalizing Online Falsehoods

In ancient times, war was wholly militaristic and physical in nature, where troops protected borders. However, at present war has changed from physical space to virtual space. Social media is the biggest platform utilized by extremists, terrorists , profit and politically motivated individuals to attain illegal motives. Disinformation, misinformation, falsehoods, online manipulations and hate speech have become apex threats to Sri Lanka’s national security.


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The Need To Recognize Islamist Extremism As A Threat To Annihilate Islamophobia

Easter Sunday AHack 2019 was an unforeseen tragedy in the country where it ruthlessly killed many people. The devastating circumstances gave rise lo Islamophobia, which was in existence insignificantly even prior to the Easter Sunday attack.




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A SECURITY ASSESSMENT OF SRI LANKA THROUGH
INTELLIGENCE SHARING

Three decades of brutal terrorism and ethnic violence which crippled Sri Lanka’s economy and social structure ended in the year 2009. However, a decade of peace was shattered withthe Easter Sunday attacks conducted by a religious extremist group in 2019. In the changing security context of Sri Lanka, we can foresee ethnic separatism


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Countering Terrorism; Striking a Balance Between National Security and Human Rights.

Abstract - Domestic, as well as international audience, criticizes the prevention of terrorism Act. The provisions of PTA is regarded as discriminatory, breaching human rights law as well as fundamental rights.





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COVID-19 through the perspectives of Children and Youth

A coronavirus was subsequently identified as the pathogen and was temporarily named the 2019 new coronavirus. The pandemic is moving like a wave-one that may yet crash on those least able to cope.


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COVID 19 and Cyber Security

“Cyber security, referred to as information technology security, focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized    access,    change    or    destruction.” University of Maryland University College


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Fighting Deforestation in Sri Lanka

The focus on Sri Lanka’s deforestation and the conservation of forests this year can be traced back to widespread discussions about deforestation in Wilpattu National Park back in 2019.


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Human Shields in Sri Lanka

The proud national anthem of Sri Lanka starts off with the words “Namo Matha... unique is that it is a song of praise to the country alone.


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Maintaining National Security: Role of Sri Lankan Military during COVID-19

National security means ability of a state to cater for the protection and defence of its citizenry. It is closely associated with the rights of citizens and the responsibility of the state towards them.


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Post Lockdown Strategies for Sri Lanka

When the outbreak started, it began to beat the Sri Lankan economy, well-being and prosperity by several means such as declining economic growth, limiting people to people relationship, restrictions on travelling between districts and banning of gatherings.


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The Loopholes enabling Terrorism must be Shut: Another Sri Lankan Killed!

“Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” were the raucous chants of the radical Islamist mob dragging the mutilated body of the Sri Lankan national on the streets of Pakistan before forcing him to a fiery end – a terrible twist to the peaceful Islamic prayer.


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Trends in Slowbalisation: Is it Globalization or De-Globalization that Awaits Us?

The world has become a global village with trade in goods and capitals, global supply chains, less cost for transportation, more travel around the globe and more and more complex interdependencies.


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Waste Management during Corona Pandemic and Its Impact on Environment

Corona Pandemic creates additional challenges in waste management, especially in developing countries. Inadequate and inappropriate handling of healthcare waste may have a significant impact on the environment and serious public health consequences.


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Water and Sustainable Agriculture in Sri Lanka

The Sustainable Developmental Goals were set by the United Nations to be achieved by 2030 and now, we are less than a decade away from the target date to a better future.


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Civilian Bravery in Sri Lanka

A book titled “CIVILIAN BRAVERY IN SRI LANKA 1993-2018” written by Kasun P Chandraratne and published by Jam Fruit Tree Publications is an interesting read as it is written on civil bravery.


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Death of a Patriot

The late Gomin Dayasri declared he didn’t want to be a President’s Counsel. Appearing on Sirasa Pathikada, the outspoken lawyer said that there was no point in requesting such a title. Dayasri said so during a conversation with the late Bandula Jayasekera, who invited him on several occasions. Dayasri pointed out the absurdity in the process of appointing President’s Counsel.