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Ms Pillay what about civilians murdered by LTTE in non-combat areas during ceasefires?

Ms Pillay what about civilians murdered by LTTE in non-combat areas during ceasefires?

   By Shenali D Waduge What or who gave the right to terrorists and their movements to plan, execute and eliminate people? What or who gave terrorists rights when they are not signatory or bound by the international laws that prevail? Who gave terrorists any right …

Can elections fast-track development in Sri Lanka’s former conflict zone?

Can elections fast-track development in Sri Lanka’s former conflict zone?

    Opposition party leaders in Sri Lanka’s north have long called for power devolution to the former conflict zone as a condition for lasting peace, but voters preparing to cast ballots in the Northern Province’s first election since the end of a separatist war …

The visit of Navanethem Pillay

The visit of Navanethem Pillay

      By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha The impending visit of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, can be seen as a great opportunity for the government to improve policies and practices as to Human Rights in this country. I can only hope …

What is this about Dicyandiamide?

What is this about Dicyandiamide?

    Gladys Samuel Is this is a legitimate problem or it is a problem created by the nationalists who want to get a competitor out of the way? I am confident it is the latter – let me tell you why. First, let me put …

When TNA leaders go shopping for separatist sponsorship in Canada and US

When TNA leaders go shopping for separatist sponsorship in Canada and US

       Shenali D Waduge   There is little that sets the LTTE and TNA apart. The objectives of both remain the same only the modus operandi differed. The Sri Lankan Armed Forces eliminated the ground terror of LTTE removing the terrorist aspect from …

Cold war between party leader Hakeem and Chairman Segu Darwood

Cold war between party leader Hakeem and Chairman Segu Darwood

   DBS Jeyaraj   The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress,the premier political party representing the Muslims of Sri Lanka is once again in the grip of an intra-party crisis with the time bomb of split cum defection ticking away. The name of that bomb threatening to explode …

Rajiv Gandhi orders Prabakaran’s Assassination but Prabakaran Assassinated Rajiv first!

Rajiv Gandhi orders Prabakaran’s Assassination but Prabakaran Assassinated Rajiv first!

   By Shenali D Waduge   Maj Gen Harkirat Singh, commander of the IPKF claims that he was ordered not once but twice to eliminate Prabakaran when he arrived to meet the Indian Generals in Palaly in September 1987. What is poignant about this revelation is …

Sonia’s sisters, Anushka and Nadia, got the 2G Spectrum scam loot, says Dr. Subramanian Swamy

Sonia’s sisters, Anushka and Nadia, got the 2G Spectrum scam loot, says Dr. Subramanian Swamy

   Dear Prime Minister: You may by now have realized that the 2G Spectrum scandal is not only bad for the country in the dimension of corruption, but now it emerges that there is a national security dimension too. The RAW, IB, CBI, ED all …

Ethnic riddle in Sri Lanka

Ethnic riddle in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced that his government will accept the recommendations of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) regarding steps to be taken to bring about ethnic reconciliation through devolution of powers to the provinces. Senior minister Nimal Sripala De …

The Wigneswaran Factor: Sampanthan’s Master-Stroke ?

The Wigneswaran Factor: Sampanthan’s Master-Stroke ?

     In this country, it is a rarity to witness really smart politics on strategic issues. We have just done so and got two breakthrough moves on the same issue. The first was by President Rajapaksa who chose to go ahead with the election …