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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 …

For Karunanidhi, the time is now or never!

For Karunanidhi, the time is now or never!

      The two situations are not the same but the similarities are compelling. In Aesop’s fables about the boy who cried wolf too often, the losers are the boy and the flock of sheep which get devoured by the wolf. Reconstructing the same …

Envy, driving the anti-Muslim campaign?

Envy, driving the anti-Muslim campaign?

       The brutal civil war that ended nearly four years ago is now the subject of intense scrutiny and criticism from abroad. The ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Commission at Geneva is about to vote on a resolution initiated by the …

Sri Lanka, as It Heals From War

Sri Lanka, as It Heals From War

          My two-week trip  was my second visit to the Jaffna Peninsula,  a 400-square-mile expanse of Technicolour temples and arid, surreally beautiful landscapes in northern Sri Lanka that have only recently opened to tourists after a 26-year civil war. I had …

Enemies of the Internet 2013

Enemies of the Internet 2013

    Today, 12 March, World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance, available at surveillance.rsf.org. It looks at the way governments are increasingly using technology that monitors online activity and intercepts electronic communication in order to arrest …

Rights of Sri Lanka’s Soldier’s vs LTTE Terrorists

Rights of Sri Lanka’s Soldier’s vs LTTE Terrorists

Shenali Waduge In the current context of things it is imperative that we draw the lines between what and who are legal and what and who are not. With 32 nations including Sri Lanka having banned LTTE as a terrorist organization we would first like …

Child born with HIV is ‘functionally cured’

Child born with HIV is ‘functionally cured’

      For the first time, doctors are reporting that a child born with HIV and put on an unusually aggressive treatment regimen has been functionally cured of the infection. …