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Implications of Modi’s Victory for Indo-Sri Lanka Relations

Implications of Modi’s Victory for Indo-Sri Lanka Relations

 By Dr. Rajiv Kumar.                                                                   The outcome of Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian Parliament) …

Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring

Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring

By Zachary Keck. As the Arab Spring enters its third year, events in the region remain fluid. Still, enough time has now passed that some preliminary conclusions can be reached. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is one institution certainly drawing lessons from the Arab Spring. …

Sri Lanka: War remembrance, reconciliation and non-violent resistance

Sri Lanka: War remembrance, reconciliation and non-violent resistance

By Nirmanusan Balasundaram.                                               May 2014 marked the 5th year of the brutal end of the armed conflict in the island of Sri …

Modi’s Play on Sri Lanka — Factors of influence

Modi’s Play on Sri Lanka — Factors of influence

By Kumaravadivel Guruparan.                                               Like any other observer of international relations and politics who wishes to be taken seriously, I must at the …

Modi,not to be taken lightly

Modi,not to be taken lightly

    The new Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his very first meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has called for the full implementation of the 13th Amendment …

The Narendra Modi government should consider nominating a Special Representative for Sri Lanka

The Narendra Modi government should consider nominating a Special Representative for Sri Lanka

 By SAM  RAJAPPA.      The Narendra Modi government should consider nominating an independent person, acquainted with the problems the Tamils in the island nation are facing, as Special Representative for Sri …

It is the acts of Sri Lankans and the Government that have the greatest effect on Sri Lanka

It is the acts of Sri Lankans and the Government that have the greatest effect on Sri Lanka

     “Going as part of President Rajapaksa’s entourage would give the impression that all is fine between the Northern Provincial Council and the Government of Sri Lanka, when in …

Sri Lankan war widows still struggle to support their families

Sri Lankan war widows still struggle to support their families

    When Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war ended in May 2009 after raging for over two and half decades, it signaled the end of a long- running national nightmare. But, with many men killed, for thousands of women the war’s end meant the beginning …

Indian Elections and Sri Lanka

Indian Elections and Sri Lanka

 By Susantha Goonatilake                                                     The Indian elections are now on. And they might have repercussions on Sri Lanka. India is …

Head in my hands, Five years after the war

Head in my hands, Five years after the war

By Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy.                                             Five years after the war I often think of how it could have been. A President who, the day …