Thursday, April 15, 2021

Commentary

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...

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...

Silly-season method for destroying nationalist icons from the past

How did this become the season for bashing Anagarika Dharamapala, the Buddhist Pirivena ethos, and the essential post-1956 Buddhist revival?

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;...

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...

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...

India’s true neighbors

India, so India says, has a ‘Neighbor First’ foreign policy. That would mean the other SAARC countries. India is not friendly with...

International Yakini Day: Can we fight ambidextrous imperialism with one hand tied?

Would nationalists retard the organized power of half the nation’s people – its majority: peasants and workers are the salt, blood and tears that make this jewel of mother earth?

Colombo’s politicking diplo-mendicants

Who? Who? Who? Want to know?  Wait a sec. Let’s start with an intro, shall we?If you are a Sri Lankan you...

R2P and UN rights Chief’s lies about Sri Lanka

It comes as no surprise that a draft resolution against Sri Lanka - to be moved   by a ‘Core Group’ of five...

UNHRC Japan’s moderate approach: A sigh of relief for SL

SL looks forward to India’s supportChina, Russia, Pakistan, Cuba, Iran build strong support for SL The international debate on...

Prabhakaran condemned Tamil youth to death and untold miseries

The suicide bomber who killed President Ranasinghe Premadasa on May 1, 1993, was Kulaveerasingam Veerakumar (23) alias Babu, from Jaffna and a...

Was astounded with UK statement on Sri Lanka at UNHRC: Lord Naseby

Commenting on the UK statement of February 25, 2021 in Geneva on Sri Lanka at Human Rights Council by Lord Tariq Ahmad,...

Let’s call the bluff of India and the Indophiles

A few years ago, the Indian Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah, who also served as the President of the Bharatiya Janatha...

GLOBAL SOUTH must STOP UNHRC creating precedents using Sri Lanka: “Today Sri Lanka, Tomorrow Your Country”

“Today Sri Lanka, Tomorrow Your Country”is the message that countries of the Global South must internalize from the intrusive nature of the...

The East speaks up for Sri Lanka

“Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way” – Isaac Goldberg,American Critic (1887 –1938)

UNHRC Resolution: why Sri Lanka must seek Rejection & Closure

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister has expressed what the Sri Lankan public wish to hear. We want the Government to take a firm...

A German Analyst’s View on the Eelam War in Sri Lanka

By Mathias Keittle Sri Lanka eliminated a dreaded terrorist group, with intricate global links, but receives little credit for...

LTTE the world’s only terrorists to use DOGS & GOATS for target practice – where are the animal activists?

We thought we knew the worst about the LTTE. It appears there’s much more to LTTE brutality. The FBI described LTTE as...

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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...