Archive for May 12th, 2013

Karunanidhi and the ‘boycott’ of CHOGM by Queen Elizabeth

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Asada M Erpini  The DMK chief M Karunanidhi has demanded that India boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka in November2013, according to a The Times of India report dated 10 May 2013. Why should he not do it? His rival Jayalalitha has been making a song and dance about […]

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The Government is still battling as to what it should do with the 13 Amendment.

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

By Charles .S.Perera While the Government is battling as to what it should do with the 13 Amendment, the TNA and the Tamil National People’s Front are busy formulating a draft proposal to address Tamil issues.  SLMC General Secretary Ha ssan Ali opposes a 19 Amendment proposed by the government and opposes removal of the […]

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International Relations and Security: Moving forward with India

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, MP Courtesy The Daily News  With regard to the collapse of relations with India in the eighties, the reasons are clear enough. If anyone doubted the corrosive effect of President Jayewardene’s Cold War adventurism, the Annexe to the Indo-Lankan Accord makes crystal clear what India feared. At the time the Liberal Party regretted […]

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Time to tell US diplomats who is boss here

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Daily News  The content of the recent speech by the US ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J Sison to the Foreign Journalists’ Association in Colombo on the “next steps” for US engagement with Sri Lanka is typical of the forceful and uncivilised approach to diplomacy being practiced by US state […]

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