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Provocative abuse of American power

H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA With incontrovertible evidence gleaned from unimpeachable international sources Daya Gamage, by far the most knowledgeable...

UNP: The party that couldn’t build highways or bring justice

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE Roads, and roads to justice are two different things. But, we’ll get to that. The opening...

THE ECONOMY AS A SUBJECT, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE If there is an economy worth talking about, there is no need to crow about it...

Latest news

CID to probe statement made by MP Nalin Bandara on SIS Director

Director of the State Intelligence Services (SIS) Major General Suresh Salley lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) against SJB...

UK High Court acquits Maj. Gen. Priyanka Fernando

Allowing the appeal made to the UK High Court by Major General Priyanka Fernando, the former Minister Counsellor (Defence) of the Sri...

Did Sri Lanka commit ‘war crimes’? International Legal luminaries Prof. Crane and Sir Desmond de Silva say NO

The Mahinda Rajapakse government sought the legal opinion of Prof D M Crane and Sir Desmond de...

Did Sri Lanka commit ‘war crimes’? International Legal luminary Prof. Michael Newton says NO

Luckily the Mahinda Rajapakse government had sought the legal opinion of international legal experts whose opinions should now be used to compare...

Has the UNHRC become a marionette show?

Ranjiv Goonawardena of International Consultants who is an ardent defender of Sri Lanka had a virtual meeting with Lord Naseby on March...

Did Sri Lanka commit ‘war crimes’? International Legal luminary Sir Desmond de Silva says NO

The legal opinion of Sir Desmond de Silva covers all areas of allegation against the Sri Lankan Army and takes every leaf...

A challenging week for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka faces a challenging task at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) next week as it takes on Western nations...

Cheerio EU, hello EA (and more, hopefully!)

By Malinda Seneviratne Here’s a lovely headline: ‘40 countries join resolution on SL as co-sponsors and additional co-sponsors.’ Forty...

Does Geneva matter to Sri Lanka?

Any action matters only if the motive is genuine and not clouded by double standards and inconsistency. The UNHRC, from top to...

UNHRC: ‘When the end justifies the means…’

By Malinda Seneviratne In Geneva, essentially, it will be a West vs East battle, considering the key players. It...

Military action had to be taken as all efforts to persuade LTTE to accept political solution failed – SL Permanent Rep to UN

Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Mohan Peiris, said on Friday that Sri Lankan governments had done its best...

Neocolonialism @ UNHRC

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Of the 47 member nations of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), only seven are...

Geneva Issue – the Way Forward

By Sarath Wijesinghe Power revolves around in a nation’s foreign policy and how you conduct it with the rest...

It’s time Tamil Eelamists shed half-truths

By Malinda Seneviratne In the year 1977, the Tamli United Liberation Front (TULF) contested the General Election on a...

SL will oppose and reject UNHRC resolution Only way forward to call for a vote

Foreign Minister at 43rd UNHRC session stresses The R2P concept was coined, not by the United Nations, but by...

TNA gets it wrong

By Neville Ladduwahetty A report in The Island of March 8, 2021, referring to a statement made by the...

London Initiative slams UK’s Draft Resolution on Sri Lanka

In a letter directed to UK MP and  Minister of State for Asia Nigel Adams, the London Initiative has recorded strong objections...

HYPOCRICY OF OUR COLONIAL MASTER!

By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Irrespective of what happens at the UNHRC, there is one thing we should never forget;...

LTTE would have been eliminated in May 1987 & not May 2009 if India did not save LTTE

Operation Vadamarachchi that encircled Prabakaran was brought to a close by Operation Poomalai by India and Prabakaran was evacuated to India by...

Need for moving from geo-politics to geo-economics

Speech made by Ajith Nivard Cabraal, State Minister of Money, Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms at the Trade and Investment...

UK celebrating Women’s Day protecting LTTE Terrorist Aunty Adele

How come LTTE terrorist Aunty Adele is more important to the UK than Lord Naseby? Lord Naseby has asked...

Imagining a ‘hidden Easter attack perpetrator’ may be futile

Of all the foreign relations perspectives on Sri Lanka, the most engrossing for scholars and editorialists alike, has been the one regarding...

Is India in the West or East, that’s the question

What if the British High Commissioner in Colombo Sarah Hulton met with the Ambassador of South Korea Woonjin Jeong on Tuesday, the...

UNHRC & UK – LTTE’s best friends

LTTE’s international headquarters are nowhere else but in London. LTTE masqueraded under ‘British Tamil Association” with accounts in Natwest Bank. UK allows...

India is West’s Poodle in Asia – India is no friend of Sri Lanka or South Asians

What kind of double game is India playing? How long does India think it can pretend to be friends of its neighbors...

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The mishandling of a national problem and the predicament of war heroes

By Major General Nirmal Dharmaratne A glance at the last four decades of the military history of Sri...

Provocative abuse of American power

H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA With incontrovertible evidence gleaned from unimpeachable international sources Daya Gamage, by far the most knowledgeable...

UNP: The party that couldn’t build highways or bring justice

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE Roads, and roads to justice are two different things. But, we’ll get to that. The opening...

THE ECONOMY AS A SUBJECT, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE If there is an economy worth talking about, there is no need to crow about it...