Sunday, January 17, 2021

Commentary

Mapping end of history in Northern theatre

It’s the end of history for Tamil politics, they say — or the Tamil politics as we knew existed. Mapping out the...

Eelam War IV and Issue of Collateral Damage & Civilian Deaths in International Law: Laduwahetty summarizes Desmond De Silva’s ‘Treatise’

Neville Laduwahetty In The Island, 19 April 2015, where the title is War crimes: A comment on what experts say” … with...

Come talk to us (too) Mister McKinnon

Canada, like the USA, is a child of divide-n-rule Britain and indeed is still loath to have the umbilical cord severed

Michelle Bachelet’s comments ‘pre-judgmental and based on presumption’ – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has taken issue over statements made by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the 45th Session of...

Ludicrous Verdicts in Powerful Quarters Still Asserted TODAY: Death Toll in Eelam War IV Magnified Manifold

Michael Roberts, Courtesy of Colombo Telegraph, 2 December 2019,  where the title is “Excess! Tamil Death Toll Magnified In The Course Of British Interventions In The...

Those who rail against the 20th Amendment, should realise they invited it

This is being written even as there are aggrieved noises being made by those who profess great love for liberal democratic ideals....

The Insidious and False Dimensions of the “Traditional Homeland” Thesis

According to the latest population estimates (2012), slightly less than 50% of the total Tamil population of Sri Lanka inhabit the Northern and Eastern Provinces which constitute about 29% of the total area of Sri Lanka.

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TNA seeks an ‘almost separate state’

The TNA has submitted its proposals to the Experts Committee appointed to draft a new Constitution (The Island 04.01.2021). What it has asked for...

The SJB-TNA combine as India’s pawn

Sajith Premadasa appointed Dayan Jayatilleke as his advisor on international affairs. Dayan’s genuflection before India is legendary. Not surprisingly, in an article...

Ambassador Alaina B Teplitz and US ‘perfection’

It took US Ambassador Alaina B Teplitz five days to say something about the assault on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. She was...

The political economy of accusation, guilt and punishment

Whenever predictions are made about repercussions from the international community for things said or left unsaid or else things done or left...