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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 …

Indictment of Tamil Nadu Political Class

Indictment of Tamil Nadu Political Class

     By N Sathyamoorthy Tamil National Alliance (TNA) chief ministerial candidate for the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) elections in Sri Lanka, Justice C V Wigneswaran, could not have said it more candidly and categorically. It is a strong and unwavering indictment of the Tamil …

How will India facilitate a credible and independent investigation in Sri Lanka

How will India facilitate a credible and independent investigation in Sri Lanka

      By Raghu Menon While domestic politics took centre stage in Delhi this past March, with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) pulling out of the ruling coalition, far away from the mêlée, at the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) 22nd session in Geneva, the …

Another Job For The TNA

Another Job For The TNA

By Kath Noble       A couple of weeks ago, I said that the TNA should intervene with Tamil Nadu politicians on behalf of the fishermen of the North. They should explain that there is no point in having a devolved administration if it …

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 …