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A corruption-free South Asia?

A corruption-free South Asia?

     By Charitha Ratwatte A new thunderbolt has hit the political scene in South Asia. The South Asian voter after decades of being lied to and cheated by a class …

TNA meets to discuss ways of resolving functioning of the NPC

TNA meets to discuss ways of resolving functioning of the NPC

   By D B S Jeyaraj. The Northern province chief minister was invited by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a discussion on January 2nd.A direct meeting with the Executive …

Sri Lanka’s defeat of LTTE Terrorism : Did Tamils want LTTE eliminated?

Sri Lanka’s defeat of LTTE Terrorism : Did Tamils want LTTE eliminated?

   By Shenali Waduge There is one question that if honestly answered would provide the only solution to burying the past and getting on with the future and that is for Tamils to finally ask themselves whether they are happy the LTTE is no more …

Sri Lanka: Moving On

Sri Lanka: Moving On

   By S. Binodkumar Singh The peace that was established with the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009 prevailed uninterrupted through 2013. As in 2012, not a single terrorism-related incident was reported from the Island Nation. The last such …

Sri Lanka faces new  year pressure on rights

Sri Lanka faces new year pressure on rights

   When the American Centre in Colombo held a memorial event honouring the late South African President Nelson Mandela, the first few questions at the question and answer session had nothing to do with the great freedom fighter. The questions raised at the meeting Dec. …

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 …