Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Commentary

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...

Reviving traditional knowledge

BY FRANCES BULATHSINGHALA For anyone keenly observing a discussion based on public events organised (especially online, given the circumstances)...

Organic agriculture, the only way out

BY FRANCES BULATHSINGHALA Sri Lanka made a decision recently to revert to its organic heritage tradition of farming -...

European duplicity undermines anti-pandemic efforts

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Despite facing the world’s worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries...

The ‘unseen’ underside of Black July

He was at one time the foremost Tamil leader espousing the Eelam cause, a man who fired the separatist imagination of a...

On Politicized Black July

By Malinda Seneviratne – Last week The Nation commented on the events of July 1983, referring inter alia, to the context and...

Why does US want to annex Cuba?

Have you ever wondered why the most powerful nation in the world with 328m people is so obsessed with Cuba a tiny...

Betray Gotabaya, betray the country

By ROHANA R. WASALA Few in the present government seem to understand that they are holding in their hands...

Colombo Port City: Wake up, dream on to reality – Part II

- Find Here Part 1From last week To attract and entice such investments, hosting country run many promotional agendas,...

Canada’s Genocide & Holocaust against the Natives of Canada no different to Nazi Concentration Camps

BY SHENALI WADUGE Canada should be ashamed for several reasons. Firstly, Canada takes pride in throwing egg at other nations...

Obtaining probables from one piece of jigsaw is a political game

By Malinda Seneviratne Political commentary is easy. Good political commentary is rare. Think of a jigsaw puzzle. A tough...

Lanka-China relations and President Xi’s speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a rousing speech to his people on the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. He is...

If Germany accounted for their crimes why can’t US/UK & EU?

The EU/US & UK believe themselves to be & demands us to believe, they are paragons of virtue & models of human...

How Covid hogged headlines wasn’t a poor man’s story

The virus came first, and then the vaccinations. The jabs, so-called, have now become more complicated than the issues surrounding the virus...

China-Pakistan Partnership Continues to Deepen

The China-Pakistan military and strategic relationship continues to deepen. Recently, the Pakistan Army inducted its first batch of Chinese-made VT-4 battle tanks....

Hasalaka Gamini stood up for me 25 years ago and so I stand up for him today

Had he lived, this man would be approaching his fiftieth birthday. Ordained at an early age, he took the name "Mahiyangane Dhammajothi...

Sputnik V in the International Arena

Over a year since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, the disease is far...

Another imperial debacle in Afghanistan, but another bloodbath looms

By Ameen Izzadeen In scenes reminiscent of the United States’ humiliating exit from Saigon at the end of...

Island of a thousand hypocrites

By Malinda Seneviratne A very wise man, then an undergraduate at the University of Peradeniya, once said that there...

Party politics re-emerging amidst COVID pandemic

The ripples of political activity refuse to die down as both the Government and the Opposition prepare to do battle in Parliament...

The Assassination of President Jovenel Moise: The U.N. “Peace-Keeping” Mission Has Failed to Implant Political Stability and Security in Haiti

A major crisis is on the rise in Haiti. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere has been going through one of...

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Tamil violence boomeranged on Tamils – Part II

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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...