Movements of Minorities: AusLankan Struggles for Transnational Justice

Sumugan Sivanesan


This paper reflects on arguments and positions put forth by Tamils in Sri Lanka, those in the diaspora and commentators in the ‘international community’ regarding the 2015 presidential elections in Sri Lanka. In particular it concerns the prospect of justice for those that suffered in the final stages of Sri Lanka’s civil war which concluded in May 2009. It is a self-reflexive account of my activities as a writer in residence at the University of Peradeniya in the lead-up to the election and the implications of those events upon my return to Sydney.

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