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ISIS shift in Strategy may threaten India, Sri Lanka

ISIS shift in Strategy may threaten India, Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka are likely to be under threat with terror group ISIS turning its attention to the Indian Ocean Region in the wake of losses across Syria and Iraq, intelligence reports have warned. Three letters sent by the state intelligence to top Kerala …

Military victory is seen as moral and racial vindication

Military victory is seen as moral and racial vindication

I isolate the following two from an email message I received recently: “The anti-Tamil feeling began in 1949  with the de-citizenizing of Tamils” “In Kandy there was a Mudali by the name of  A. Premadasa whose lorries brought fish from all over the coastal areas …

Government has  abandoned a new Constitution.

Government has abandoned a new Constitution.

Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate(CTED) Ms Michele Coninsx met with the leader of the Tamil National Alliance Mr Sampanthan in Colombo Yesterday (8th June 2019). Highlighting the importance of the implementation of the United Nations …

US Representatives discuss radical Sinhala nationalism

US Representatives discuss radical Sinhala nationalism

United States Representatives from both main parties discussed the threat of radical Sinhala nationalism in Sri Lanka and the country’s lack of progress on transitional justice during a briefing of the ‘Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka’ held in Washington DC last month.  …

The Charges sound silly but…

The Charges sound silly but…

The charges sound silly but the consequences are not. One Muslim lady’s crime was to wear a shirt printed with a ship’s helm. Her accusers said it looked like the wheel of dharma, so she must be mocking Buddhism, the religion of the majority A …

Significance of Modi’s visits

Significance of Modi’s visits

Thanks to former President Abdulla Yameen’s pro-China policies as also his crackdown on the opposition on the eve of Prime minister Narendra Modi’s March 2015 state visit to the Maldives, not only that visit had to be cancelled at the very last minute but Modi …

UK will continue to press for further progress

UK will continue to press for further progress

The British Foreign Office released the 2018 Foreign and Commonwealth Office human rights report on 05 June 2019. The report said that the human rights situation in Sri Lanka was mixed in 2018. Key concerns included increased inter-communal tensions, the slow delivery of key reconciliation …

Avoiding Sri Lanka’s next civil war

Avoiding Sri Lanka’s next civil war

18 May 2019 was a doubly significant day in Sri Lanka. Not only did it mark the ten-year anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, it was also Vesak, the most significant holiday in the Buddhist liturgical calendar. The coincidence seems appropriate: in …

Asia should brace itself for more IS terrorist attacks

Asia should brace itself for more IS terrorist attacks

The world appears to be witnessing a new phase in Islamic State’s global war which began in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Shortly after the deadly coordinated terrorist attacks by an IS-claimed cell, an IS media outlet released a video of the group’s elusive leader, …

Sri Lanka And Terrorism

Sri Lanka And Terrorism

The massive ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) attack against Christians in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon, just south of India) on April 21st came as a shock to most people worldwide, and especially in Sri Lanka, where Moslems are a prosperous minority (9.5 …