Archive for April 11th, 2014

Looking at Sri Lanka with one eye closed – Part II

Friday, April 11th, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala One clear parallel that runs in the secessionist wars of Sri Lanka and American is that both wars were fought within a democratic frame work, however flawed both may have been. Abraham Lincoln had to curtail civil liberties and even imprison newspaper editors during the Civil War. Sri Lanka too fought […]

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Civil liberties in times of war – the American experience Part 1

Friday, April 11th, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala “I’ll keep them in prison for a while to keep them from killing  the Government” ” Abraham Lincoln, the greatest maker of American history, commenting on the imprisoned Coles County rioters (not to mention 13,000 other dissenters) during the American Civil War (1861 -1865). The American Ambassadress, Michele Sisson, has come […]

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‘Sri Lanka needs to refocus her foreign policy’

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Janaka Perera  “The biggest threat to the Asian region is how the US is wooing the Indian government and its corporate sector, and promoting the idea ” in a very subtle way –  that Indian and Chinese civilizations are different. Indians seem to be falling into this trap at the moment.”  Kalinga Seneviratne, Adjunct Lecturer […]

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Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi, better watch TN!

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Jayantha Gunasekera Courtesy:  Daily News At the UNHRC sessions in March 2014, India’s advisors saw through the move by USA, UK, EU and Canada on the one side, and TNA, LTTE diaspora and TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on the other side, to destabilize India, using the Sri Lankan issue. Quoting the Editorial of the Sunday […]

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GOBI AND HIS BRIGANDS SHOT DEAD -They were leading attempts to revive LTTE with overseas based pro-Tiger Tamil diaspora

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Rasika Somarathna -Courtesy The Daily News Three wanted criminals and hardcore LTTE cadres, including Kajeeban Ponniah Selvanayagam alias Gobi, who were leading attempts to revive the now essentially defunct LTTE with the support of the overseas based pro-Tiger Tamil diaspora were killed during a confrontation with the security forces in the jungles off Padaviya yesterday. […]

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