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Uva: A high stakes game

Uva: A high stakes game

Uva-Wellassa, the ‘land of one hundred thousand paddy fields,’ will go to the polls to elect its provincial representatives for the sixth time about six weeks from now. The border between Sri Lanka’s beautiful central hills region and its dry zone runs through the Uva …

Local and foreign HR Committees no beauty contests: Jayantha Dhanapala

Local and foreign HR Committees no beauty contests: Jayantha Dhanapala

Sri Lanka would not have faced a crisis situation if the LLRC recommendations on the ethnic issue were implemented at the right time. Then, the issue of an international inquiry …

The Sooka Report: How NGOs serve government

The Sooka Report: How NGOs serve government

The SOOKA Report and NGO Manoeuvres:                                                   …

The international advisory panel, Indo-Lanka ties and UN inquiry

The international advisory panel, Indo-Lanka ties and UN inquiry

Half a loaf being better than none, the presidential expansion of the remit of the Disappearances Commission and the appointment an advisory panel of three persons distinguished in international law are to be welcomed. Of course, the final test will be that of credibility. If …

Michele Sison in New York, Sri Lanka issues get solid grounding in UN

Michele Sison in New York, Sri Lanka issues get solid grounding in UN

With the posting of US ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison as Deputy Representative of the US to the UN and Deputy Representative of the US in UN Security Council, a very clear image as to where Sri Lanka fits into the global jig-saw-puzzle has …

USA – Spies on nations and people and demands media/HR freedom from other nations!

USA – Spies on nations and people and demands media/HR freedom from other nations!

Shenali D Waduge                                                                        We are a little confused. Are all …

For West, Rajapaksa is Sri Lanka’s Modi

For West, Rajapaksa is Sri Lanka’s Modi

It is a measure of Sri Lanka’s return to “normal” democratic politics that conspiracy theories are once again resonating in Colombo. Compared to the situation just three years ago when “politics” continued to centre on the 30-year-long bloody civil war that mercifully came to an …

Time to shake up Sri Lanka’s “business as usual” with India

Time to shake up Sri Lanka’s “business as usual” with India

By Col. R. Hariharan.                                                                                   …

Australia’s refugee kidnapping

Australia’s refugee kidnapping

What happens to 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers held by Australia in a prison ship on the high seas will reflect starkly on the character of our nation for years to come, writes Victoria Martin-Iverson. Ii is impossible to properly consider the recent drama played …

Let’s Resolve Our Problems Internally

Let’s Resolve Our Problems Internally

Many have observed that the domestic process of investigating alleged human rights violation of the country is rather sporadic; it lacks accountability and has made no progress. Meantime, some have been blaming the United National Party (UNP) for not managing the situation in 1983 during …