Sri Lanka uprising: A new social contract

July, as a month in the modern history of Sri Lanka, had a different meaning altogether until July 9, 2022. Previously, it either brought back dark memories of the 1983 July pogrom against Tamils or the ethnically and politically divided sentiments of the blood-stained end of the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE in July 2009. However, July 9, 2022, now appears as a moment that victoriously marked a new civic beginning of the history of the island nation. I must say it was not an exaggeration to name it the republic day of Sri Lanka as many have done in the social media.

https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/sri-lanka-uprising-protests-crisis-8021155/

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