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Finance Minister and the education orthodoxy

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The teachers are on strike. They have raised some issues about didacticism — are the elders...

July 1983 Riots : Sinhalese still waiting 38 years to be thanked for saving Tamils

For thirty eight years there has been little or no mention and complete silence in acknowledging the fact that scores of Sinhalese...

Non-LTTE Tamils/Diaspora vs LTTE-Tamils/Diaspora

While all LTTE were Tamils but all Tamils are not LTTE, it is important to also differentiate who are the non-LTTE Tamils...

Untold sacrifices of a Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora member A Patriot speaks

BY FRANCES BULATHSINGHALA This article and interview is part of a series initiated to understand the experiences of large...

Busting the myths of organic agriculture

BY MADHAVI WIJERATHNA To avoid negative impacts of agrochemicals, the Cabinet of Sri Lanka April, 27, 2021 has approved...

The Jaffna U-turn from liberalism to communalism – Part 1

H.D.L. MAHINDAPALA Who did what to whom and when and where are recurring themes that dominate the historical consciousness.

Commentary

Finance Minister and the education orthodoxy

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The teachers are on strike. They have raised some issues about didacticism — are the elders...

July 1983 Riots : Sinhalese still waiting 38 years to be thanked for saving Tamils

For thirty eight years there has been little or no mention and complete silence in acknowledging the fact that scores of Sinhalese...

Untold sacrifices of a Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora member A Patriot speaks

BY FRANCES BULATHSINGHALA This article and interview is part of a series initiated to understand the experiences of large...

Busting the myths of organic agriculture

BY MADHAVI WIJERATHNA To avoid negative impacts of agrochemicals, the Cabinet of Sri Lanka April, 27, 2021 has approved...

The Jaffna U-turn from liberalism to communalism – Part 1

H.D.L. MAHINDAPALA Who did what to whom and when and where are recurring themes that dominate the historical consciousness.

Organic fertiliser in beautiful Bhutan

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s detractors are not relenting in their opposition to the organic fertiliser project.

July was black in 1983 and in other years too

Last week The Nation commented on the events of July 1983, referring inter alia, to the context and how it helped shape the larger tragedy...

Rave at Wembley while world self-flagellates over Covid

Rajpal Abeynayake Over 60,000 people packed the Wembley Stadium in London, England, for the European Cup 2020 final football...

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War Crimes

Non-LTTE Tamils/Diaspora vs LTTE-Tamils/Diaspora

While all LTTE were Tamils but all Tamils are not LTTE, it is important to also differentiate who are the non-LTTE Tamils...

God “should not save the Queen”

It is in the name of the Queen that horrendous crimes have been committed and continue to be. As Jamaica orders the...

If Nicaragua could take US to international court & win – shouldn’t Sri Lanka do same to India?

In April 1984 Nicaragua referred the US Government to the International Court of Justice claiming the US violated international law by supporting...

The evil pact between “Genocide Canada” & Terrorist LTTE-Tamil Eelam danger to Asia

BY SHENALI WADUGE It is often said that a thief shouts ‘thief’ to divert attention from himself the real rogue...