Monthly Archives: October 2019

The spiritual leader

The spiritual leader

No international actor will try to interfere in Sri Lanka’s approaching presidential election, said Basil Rajapaksa, chief strategist of his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential bid. “Ethically, that is how it should be,” he told The Hindu in an interview, alluding to a shift in the …

A Tamil boycott will achieve little

A Tamil boycott will achieve little

Should Tamils boycott Sri Lanka’s elections in November for the executive presidency? Should Tamils boycott Sri Lanka’s elections in November for the executive presidency? This question is weighed by Tamils as the leading candidates for the forthcoming polls are unwilling to meet the demands and …

A bitter brew

A bitter brew

“Half the blood in our bodies is sucked by these leeches. Can’t someone find some medicine to keep them away?” At first it is hard to locate the voice that is emerging from the bushes. A few feet off the road margin, at a slightly …

We want effective democracy

We want effective democracy

The United Kingdom Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon met with the Tamil National Alliance Leader AR. Sampanthan and the Spokesperson Hon M A Sumanthiran …