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Hill Country Tamils of Sri Lanka - Towards Meaningful Citizenship
Statelessness is a phenomenon that has deprived numerous individuals of their dignity, rights and sustainable development. In Sri Lanka, a large population of Tamils residing in the Hill Country was deprived of their citizenship in 1948. Between the 1960s and early 2000s members of the Hill Country Tamil community had their citizenship restored. Despite positive law reform, this community still remains one of the most marginalised communities in Sri Lanka. The study aims to contribute towards a deeper understanding of the developmental challenges faced by the community, and the importance of ensuring that the granting of citizenship is effective, and meaningful.View the full report
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Understanding the Sri Lankan Media

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