Demands for self-rule and independence stem not from isolationist tendencies, but a desperation to escape state repression.
Nothing is absolute – not even international commitment to another state’s territorial integrity.
Though only recently invested in international law, the world is already facing a rhetoric-implementation gap on R2P.
Ultimately, to be free, to be independent, we must first be self-sufficient, self-reliant.
Like the Sri Lankan state, the international community has changed emphasis; the Diaspora is now mainly a problem.