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On A Fearful Road

On A Fearful Road

One of the observations that with climate change comes an increase in peak weather events, became a horrible reality to us last week.  Our mountains, bearing soil on a rocky base, was once stabilized by the unbroken blanket of forests that covered it have become …

The fraught future of democracy in Sri Lanka

The fraught future of democracy in Sri Lanka

Even as the Sri Lankan nation inches closer towards national elections scheduled for 2015 – almost two years before the due date – the prospects for democracy in the island nation appear bleak. The seeds of impending unrest have already been sown in the country, and …

TNA Sending Out Confusing Signals To India

TNA Sending Out Confusing Signals To India

In a single stroke, Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Tamil Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran seems to have sent out confusing and contradictory signals to India. On the one hand, he wants India to play an active role in finding a ‘political solution’ to the ethnic …

Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members …

How significant is the lifting of the EU ban on LTTE

How significant is the lifting of the EU ban on LTTE

The terrorists win the day. Petitions show the way. Legal snags are future dangers. Our men have failed to show the links. The 16th October 2014 judgment of the ECJ has annulled the restrictive measures imposed by the EU in 2006 against the LTTE. Before …

Cricket legend Ian Botham takes his grandchildren to the island country with an enormous soul

Cricket legend Ian Botham takes his grandchildren to the island country with an enormous soul

My initial impression of Sri Lanka? Hot. I first visited in 1982 – when England played their first test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Then we went and played in Kandy, in the central province, and it has become one of my favourite places in …

WITNESS’S ACCOUNTS ON SRI LANKA ASYLUM SEEKERS

WITNESS’S ACCOUNTS ON SRI LANKA ASYLUM SEEKERS

By Dead and  Missing  Person’s Parents Front                                               …

‘Japana Hapana’ And ‘Cheena Patas’ will test our diplomatic capacity

‘Japana Hapana’ And ‘Cheena Patas’ will test our diplomatic capacity

By Charitha Ratwatte.                                                             The Treaty came into force on 28 April 1952. This Treaty served officially …

Full implementation of the 13th Amendment in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka requires mutual trust and patience

Full implementation of the 13th Amendment in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka requires mutual trust and patience

Notwithstanding whether the model suitable for political devolution in Sri Lanka is what is contained in the 13th Amendment to the 1978 constitution, if it’s proponents wish it to be fully implemented, there is one essential ingredient that is needed to make it happen, and …

US says IC could have prevented Sri Lanka’s civilian deaths – If US hadn’t invaded Iraq 1.5m Iraqi’s would be alive today!

US says IC could have prevented Sri Lanka’s civilian deaths – If US hadn’t invaded Iraq 1.5m Iraqi’s would be alive today!

The UN Human Rights Council sessions are in progress. The US, the world’s champion of human rights, rule of law and the living example of righteousness has through its delegation noted with concern the failure by the international community to act in Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, …