Women constitute half the population of Sri Lanka and play a crucial
role in the affairs of the country. On the one hand, both the president
and the prime minister are women and the world’s first woman prime
minister was produced by Sri Lanka. But this has not helped to enhance
the situation of Sri Lankan working...
The rapidly executed military coup of Tuesday 12 October 1999 marks a
new, and even more unstable and tension-ridden period in Pakistan and
the wider Asian sub-continent. The coup represents the possibility of
further erosion of what little remains of the democratic rights of the
masses. It will considerably...