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In between the lines PhD candidate @uclspp – elections and stuff 🏳️‍🌈
Aug 6, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
1/ 🧵on the @RW_UNP govt's horrific and deeply cynical use of Emergency Regulations (ERs) to further victimise LGBTQI+ Sri Lankans. #lka #FascistRanil 2/ The ERs of 18/07/2022 (No.2289/07) contain Penal Code ss 365 & 365A among offences for which Police & Military are granted sweeping powers of search, arrest & detention (Reg 11) + whose penalties are increased to life imprisonment or 20 yrs [vs 10 yrs max ordinarily] (Reg 12).
May 6, 2021 31 tweets 7 min read
🧵1/ A thread on the standardisation policies for university admissions implemented by the government of Sri Lanka in the 1970s. Always relevant for current discussions about access to education in #lka, and about the ethnic conflict more broadly. 2/ In post-independence Sri Lanka there were enormous changes in education. The Sinhala Only Act of 1956 and the Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act of 1958 changed the medium of instruction in secondary schools from English to Sinhala and Tamil.