Thursday, March 22, 2018 05:41:27 PM

Groundviews’ Top 10 Most Read Articles in 2016

By Groundviews - Wed Dec 21, 2:30 pm

Two years into a Maithripala Sirisena presidency, Sri Lankan polity and society are still grappling with dealing with the past, all the while buffeted by new and equally worrying issues. This is reflected in some of the most read articles on Groundviews over 2016, which covered everything from the on-going political and institutional reform and religious unrest to street harassment.

The on-going constitutional reform process is, at best, sporadically covered by mainstream media. Groundviews was one of the few to attempt to demystify the process for its readers. This in turn led to some calls for the reform of personal laws, including the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) from within the community.

At the same time, Sri Lanka continued to contextualise the divide between majority and minority communities, culturally.  Human rights violations continued to be a concern, particularly arbitrary arrests and detention.

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