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Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth

Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth

    There must have been a huge sigh of relief among government circles in Colombo at the conclusion of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting in London on April 26. Although Canada did raise the unwelcome subject of human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, …

Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’

Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’

    It is certainly my cup of tea. I love the beaches. I love the big city rush so don’t get me wrong. However there are always days in one’s life when all that one wants is to get away from the maddening crowds, …

The rule of law in Sri Lanka

The rule of law in Sri Lanka

   The impeachment of Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake was the single most contentious political issue in Sri Lanka in late 2012 and early 2013. Can a decision of a court of law be considered binding if the executive opposes and disregards it? What is …

SRI LANKA: Inter-religious integration—Inclusion not intrusion

SRI LANKA: Inter-religious integration—Inclusion not intrusion

     Bishop Duleep de Chickera:  Over the past months Sri Lankans have been educated on two Arabic words: halal and haram (that which is permissible and not permissible). Unfortunately the circumstances of learning have been an unprecedented antagonism towards the Muslim community much deeper …

A peaceful environment to live without fear

A peaceful environment to live without fear

   ”Towards a peaceful environment to live with confidence, without fear of crime and violence”. –Vision of the Sri Lanka Police Every month, the President issues a statement declaring the inadequacy of the Police in Sri Lanka. The declaration goes unnoticed; yet the portrayal of …

Inquire Indian War Crimes In Sri Lanka

Inquire Indian War Crimes In Sri Lanka

    If India demands Sri Lanka holds a “credible investigation”. Sri Lanka must oblige India. Firstly, it must cover India’s role in creating, training, financing and supporting the LTTE as a terrorist movement and India’s war crimes committed on Sri Lankan citizens by the …

A Whirlwind Culinary Tour of Sri Lanka, Where Coconut Reigns Supreme

A Whirlwind Culinary Tour of Sri Lanka, Where Coconut Reigns Supreme

       On a trip across Southeast Asia to document sustainable food practices, the team from Perennial Plate stops for some delectable treats in Sri Lanka. While Sri Lanka and India share many of the same flavors, the cuisine on this tiny island is …

India’s Role In Sri Lanka

India’s Role In Sri Lanka

By G Parthasarathy  (Courtesy, Sri Lanka Guardian) With a population of barely 20 million, people in Sri Lanka have, in recent years, shed earlier prejudices and fears about India. Roughly one-thirds of its Tamil population of 3 million constitutes the descendants of Indian workers who sought employment …

Mangala Was Certainly Better Than GL Pieris

Mangala Was Certainly Better Than GL Pieris

     ( Remarks By Prof Rajiva Wijesinha at the launch on Saturday March 23, of Dayan Jayatilleka’s ‘Long War, Cold Peace’-Vijitha Yapa Publishers, 2013)    In Parliament,I told Dr Jayalath Jayawardena, who is a master manipulator, that instead of making insidious use of the government’s misfortunes, he …

DMK pushing Sri Lanka deeper into the hands of China?

DMK pushing Sri Lanka deeper into the hands of China?

          In June 2009, when Sri Lanka officially celebrated the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam after a bloody war that lasted 25 years, the …