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Sri Lanka’s war had witnesses

Sri Lanka’s war had witnesses

  Shenali D Waduge. Firstly Sri Lanka’s war did have witnesses. The witnesses were however NOT – Gordon Weiss, Francis Harrison, Channel 4, the Darusman Panel, Charles Petrie and a whole list of others who have promoted themselves as ‘witnesses’ when they are not because they …

Modi’s International Profile

Modi’s International Profile

     By: Teresita C. Schaffer and Howard Schaffer. In the tremendous buzz that has attended Narendra Modi’s emergence as the BJP’s candidate for prime minister in India’s 2014 elections, …

Peace cannot be achieved without a change of heart

Peace cannot be achieved without a change of heart

  By C.V. Wigneswaran. Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha Gurur Saakshaat Para Brahma Thasmai Shree Guruve Namaha. Dr. Ariyaratne, Reverend Sirs, my dearest brothers and sisters! It is indeed a great honour to have been invited as Chief Guest to your Annual General …

Diaspora’s assault on Sri Lanka

Diaspora’s assault on Sri Lanka

    Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe. As time passes it become increasingly clear that the Tamil diaspora’s sinister assault on the sovereignty of the Sri Lankan State is gathering momentum on several fronts. These can be identified as the United Nations, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, European Union …

The Coming Confrontation

The Coming Confrontation

    By Dayan Jayatilleka  Mr Akashi was absolutely right when he urged flexibility and reform on the Sri Lankan government and sounded the alarm of serious consequences in Geneva March …

Did The Commonwealth Summit Backfire On Sri Lanka?

Did The Commonwealth Summit Backfire On Sri Lanka?

   By  Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan Although Commonwealth is an insignificant and inconsequential organization, the Sri Lankan government organized the 2013 Summit in Colombo with great expectations which involved political, economic as well as personal designs. The government expected the Summit to: (1) facilitate greater …

Is the TNA is emerging with a new policy?

Is the TNA is emerging with a new policy?

    The days of appeasement are all gone. There will be no more raising of the Sinhalese flags. Hopefully, no more keeping away from UNHRC meetings on the behest …

Report: Political instability on the rise

Report: Political instability on the rise

    Growing levels of conflict, terrorism, and the toppling of regimes in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as political violence in East Africa, are driving a rise in political instability worldwide, according to research by UK risk analysis firm, Maplecroft released …

S. African Rugby Hero Reflects on Unlikely Friendship with Mandela

S. African Rugby Hero Reflects on Unlikely Friendship with Mandela

   In 1995, South Africa hosted the Rugby World Cup tournament.  It was just a year after the country’s first democratic elections, the first time black people had been allowed to vote after decades of white minority rule. But South Africa then was even more …

Robbing the victory of Sri Lanka through Commissions

Robbing the victory of Sri Lanka through Commissions

   When the country has allocated Rs.59million to send its delegation to Geneva in March 2013 to defend the country against mounting human rights allegations the simple question is why has it been so difficult to defend the country against terrorists – banned by the …