Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Shadow warriors and comfort zones

By Malinda Seneviratne Kagemusha is the name of a highly acclaimed film directed by Akira Kurosawa. Kagemusha is a...

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,...

Can India be Mary’s lamb to the West yet aspire to be a Super Power?

Like it or not, India has to accept some ground realities. We do not doubt that India can be a great nation...

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...

Let’s define “National Interest” as “A Sustainable Nation”

There’s a descriptive that was liberally used not too long ago to describe Sri Lanka: “failed state”. Those who used that term...

The Tamil homeland theory

Tamil Eelam in Tamil Nadu or every ethnic group around the world will demand homelands too BY SHENALI. D....

History and Historiography 101 for US lawmakers

Tulsa. Remember the name. May 31 and June 1. Remember the dates. There’s a year to remember: 1921. And there’s a thing...

Questions for US Congressmen writing to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Sri Lanka

On 18 March 2021, nine US Members of Congress co-signed a letter addressed to the US Secretary of State Mr. Anthony Blinken....

Response to the US Congressmen & Resolution 413 against Sri Lanka

Resolution 413 was presented to the US Congress on 18 May 2021 by Deborah K Ross and 4 co-sponsors though 9 US...

Genocide of Children: Hide your head in shame Canada

They say people living in glass houses should not throw stones. Canada has been one of the staunchest proponents of unsubstantiated allegations...

Vesak and THE WORD

By Malinda Seneviratne Vesak. Vesak in Sri Lanka. Vesak in Sri Lanka in a Covid-19 frame of being. Thinking...

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...

India in Geneva: Friend, foe or navel-gazer?

By Malinda Seneviratne If you are not with me, I will assume that you are against me,’ is a...

No Time Bar for Human Rights: Britain atone for 133years human rights violations in Sri Lanka

The UNHRC is all about HUMAN RIGHTS. Sri Lanka’s conflict ended with a military offensive that applied international humanitarian laws and not...

Sri Lanka rejects UN High Commissioner’s Report

Sri Lanka has categorically rejected the conclusions and recommendations in the UN High Commissioner’s Report. Foreign Affairs Minister Dinesh...

Join webinar on UN High Commissioner’s ‘damning report’ on Sri Lanka

The Ontario Centre for Policy Research has organized a webinar on the Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on...

Sri Lanka: Legal proceedings against ‘Human Rights Pundit’ Sooka

The impugned conduct of Ms. Yasmin Sooka was also complained to the United Nations and the European Union by Major General Sallay. 

A draft UNHRC resolution on the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is set to present a resolution at the 46th Sessions of the UNHRC on (read, ‘against’) Sri Lanka. Ideally...

President’s unique speech that defined the nation and its historic values

To understand contemporary national politics and its complex combinations and permutations it is imperative that any student of politics must first get...

Colonialism beyond mild inconveniences

73 year after achieving dominion-hood, the true legacy of colonialism is yet to be fully uncovered, studied, and reversed.

Lanka well poised to navigate challenges to Sovereignty

Sri Lanka commemorates its seventy-third anniversary of Independence today but celebrations will be conducted on a solemn and sombre note and on...

UNHRC: Truth and Reconciliation and the Tamil parties

Why is it that the UNHRC and other international bodies continuously hold an opinion that is contrary to the common accepted truth...

UNHRC Chief’s report politically biased

Most alarming in the Report is the obvious political bias expressed in favor of the last government and against the present government....

“Allow us to build our nation in at our own space and at our own pace!” — 31 civil society organizations tell UN...

Thirty one civil society organizations have issued a petition to Ms Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, the UN's Resident Coordinator, outlining the developments in post-conflict...

How many Tamil children did TNA save from being turned to child soldiers by LTTE?

The Diplomats and UN officials and members of the international community always enjoy visiting the TNA every time they come to Sri...

President calls for positive thinking to overcome challenges

President calls for positive thinking to overcome challenges

Making Independence meaningful

‘’East is East West is West ‘’ by Rudyard Kipling (1889) is a famous saying who is a philosopher born in India...

‘Hoist National Flag to celebrate Independence’ — Muslim organizations

Twenty one leading Muslim organizations have released a joint statement calling all Muslims to hoist the national flag to mark the 73rd...

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Spit and venom in Geneva (same old, same old)

By Malinda Seneiratne It's essentially an expression of anger over Sri Lanka refusing to inhibit Bachelet's version

The Other Afghan Women

In the countryside, the endless killing of civilians turned women against the occupiers who claimed to be helping them.

Ending the circle of Ragging, brainwashing & strikes

By Nadira Gunatilleke By now 73 years have passed since the day Sri Lanka gained Independence. Various political parties...

‘India has a Neighbourhood, Cannot Live on American Support Alone’—AS Dulat

‘Everybody has found a convenient place in Afghanistan, but what about India?’— Interview with AS Dulat, former RAW chief on India’s strategic...