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A Closer Look At Voting Trends In Jaffna

A Closer Look At Voting Trends In Jaffna

     By Gibson Bateman and Rathika Innasimuttu  A recent article[1] has questioned our analysis[2] of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) election results. While thoughtful, the piece – published on Colombo Telegraph – is misguided and reflects a lack of understanding of both the current political …

Was Rajiv Gandhi Deceived By Jayewardene?

Was Rajiv Gandhi Deceived By Jayewardene?

  M. A. Sumanthiran The timing of the Supreme Court’s judgement last week on devolution of land powers—just two days after a historic election for the Northern Provincial Council—gained significant attention within and outside Sri Lanka. Inevitably, the focus has shifted to the Tamil National Alliance …

How many conflicts has the UN solved

How many conflicts has the UN solved

     Shenali D Waduge Let’s see – where do we start. A group of busy body nations working in cahoots with an outdated and incompetent global body known by all as the UN enjoys coming to the picture during crisis situations but not before …

Changing the game

Changing the game

If the TNA can keep ploughing the politically mature path, push the Rajapaksa Administration to reciprocate and ensure they exercise their writ over the Northern Province with responsibility and accountability, …

The unwelcome Sepoy Mission of an Indian External Affairs Minister to Sri Lanka

The unwelcome Sepoy Mission of an Indian External Affairs Minister to Sri Lanka

      Shenali D Waduge A daily problematic issues faced by Sri Lanka as a result of its hegemonic neighbour India are many and have continued through history. When we thought our heroic forces ended the Indian trained and financed LTTE terrorism and brought peace, …

C V Wigneswaran is ONLY a Chief Minister

C V Wigneswaran is ONLY a Chief Minister

         Shenali D Waduge C V Wigneswaran and the TNA need to realize some hard facts. Firstly, C V Wigneswaran is just ONE of 9 Chief Ministers elected to office for a term. He should not think or behave as if he has …

Sinhala Nation & Tamil Nation

Sinhala Nation & Tamil Nation

      by Gajalakshmi Paramasivam Last night at the Sri Lanka Reconciliation Forum here in Sydney we had a robust discussion on Sinhala Nation, Tamil Nation and Sri Lankan Nation. This morning I read the Sri Lanka Guardian article ‘Are The Tamils And The …

Lessons from the break-up of Yugoslavia and ‘independence’ of Kosovo for Sri Lanka

Lessons from the break-up of Yugoslavia and ‘independence’ of Kosovo for Sri Lanka

     Shenali D Waduge When countries are eyed to serve the self-interests of a handful of ‘civilized’ nations they know the perfect medicine to ensure these targeted nations are brought to their knees. The break-up of Yugoslavia serves as a catalyst for why Sri …

The Verdict Of The Tamil People

The Verdict Of The Tamil People

    The TNA has swept the polls in the North. More importantly, the Tamil people have voted courageously, convincingly, and clearly. It was an expected outcome, but as President Rajapaksa took off to New York, he would have known that numbers and statistics on …

CaFFE Interim Report on Sri Lanka NPC Election 2013 – Signs of Hope Over the Broken Palmyrah

CaFFE Interim Report on Sri Lanka NPC Election 2013 – Signs of Hope Over the Broken Palmyrah

CaFFE Interim Report on Sri Lanka NPC Election 2013      Signs of Hope Over the Broken Palmyrah – Towards a Civic Administration for the Northern Province  By Rathindra Kuruwita RajithKeerthiTennakoon …