Polity Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.18-23 (Download PDF)

Dr. Pradeep Peiris’ essay is on why the optimism about the progress towards meaningful reconciliation should be tempered with critical political analysis. Dr. Peiris’ reflections highlight the challenge of reconciling the promise of the new regime’s reconciliation agenda with the stark political realities that have taken shape after the August general elections.

Yahapalanaya’s Promise of Reconciliation: Merely a Means, Not an End? - Pradeep Peiris by Social Scientists' Association on Scribd

To encourage more critical debate and discussion, the Editors have chosen to close the comments sections for these articles. Readers interested in critical engagement with the views of the author are encouraged to write short responses (200-400 words) that may be carried in the Letters section of the next Issue of Polity. Such letters can be sent to the Editors, by emailing polity@ssalanka.org.