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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 …

THE CIA AND THE MEDIA

THE CIA AND THE MEDIA

    In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do …

Has Pope Francis Got A Genuine Picture On Sri Lanka?

Has Pope Francis Got A Genuine Picture On Sri Lanka?

   Fr. Sarath Iddamalgoda. It is heartening to note, in his statement made after the meeting with the Bishops’ conference of SL, that Pope Francis has drawn attention to the victims of violence and war. Among many words of wisdom found in the statement, I …

Sri Lanka: Terror Interrupted – Analysis

Sri Lanka: Terror Interrupted – Analysis

      Apprehensions of an attempted revival by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s (LTTE) were proven true when, in the early hours of April 11, 2014, a Security Forces (SFs) team launched a cordon and search operation in the forest area off Padaviya …