The gentrification of Slave Island – A way of life under threat for Colombo’s Malay population

Minority Rights Group (2018)

While much attention has focused on the decades-long civil war in Sri Lanka and the legacy of conflict, which formally ended in 2009, the country’s inequitable development since then has deepened discrimination against its under-served urban communities. This is especially the case for the country’s small Malay minority, many of whom are based in central Colombo and now face the threat of mass eviction from the historical area of Slave Island. For Minority Rights Group (full story)