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The UN is calling on the government of Sri Lanka to declare a ceasefire amid a looming humanitarian crisis and pending potential blood shed in the north-east of Sri Lanka. The Tamils in the diaspora are in seamless protests calling for international attention on the crisis. Dr. R. Cheran, Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, Ontario Canada sheds light on the crisis and explains why the government of Sri Lanka will likely not honor such a request by the UN.
R. Cheran is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Cheran is a poet, author and journalist. He was the Deputy Editor of the Saturday Review in Jaffna and served as the Editor of the Saranihar newspaper in Sri Lanka. He was a founding member of the Free Media Movement in Sri Lanka.
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