Sharmila Silva is the pseudonym of a leading Sri Lankan public figure.
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As the Sri Lankan government celebrates the first anniversary of its historic triumph over the Tamil Tigers, it is increasingly clear that the battlefield victory will prove pyrrhic unless the legitim… read more
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