Internationalising Lanka

, by Himal Southasian

From the LTTE to the Sinhala chauvinist forces, the Taliban to the forces of Hindutva, we have seen reactionary and rightwing forces attack our communities, but why is our solidarity and mobilisation against such reactionary forces so limited in the region? We have seen the onslaught of neoliberalism, the dispossession of peoples, the economic impunity of free-trade zones and special economic zones, yet why have we not developed a regional analysis of political economic alternatives? To internationalise Lanka with the idea of Southasia, the tasks of solidarity are manifold: it requires intellectual interventions, but it can only move forward through the praxis of regional people’s movements. Read more