Tag: language

Can new educational reforms in Ukraine be seen as a tool for forced assimilation of national minorities?

UKRAINE’S NEW LANGUAGE PROBLEM Introduction The crisis in Ukraine has several aspects. One of the most important problems is the issue of language. The law “on education”, adopted in 2017, as well as the law “ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language“, adopted in 2019, actually introduced a ban on obtaining… Continue reading “Can new educational reforms in Ukraine be seen as a tool for forced assimilation of national minorities?”

Sinhala, Tamil and the National Identity of Sri Lanka

The ideas of unity, reconciliation and coexistence must consider a Sri Lankan identity beyond one ethnicity, religion and language. In March 2015, the unexpected newly elected president of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, stated that the national anthem could be sung in Tamil at official and institutional events. For anyone alien to life on the teardrop… Continue reading “Sinhala, Tamil and the National Identity of Sri Lanka”