Author Archive for Tamara Kunanayakam

MCC, ACSA, SOFA with US incompatible with international law

Monday, November 11th, 2019

by  Tamara Kunanayakam, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva [T]here is no friendship when nations are not equal,when one has to obey another and when one only dominates another.” Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India Closing Speech at the Asian-African Conference, Bandung, 1955 Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA), the Status […]

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MCC, ACSA, SOFA with US incompatible with international law

Friday, November 8th, 2019

by Tamara Kunanayakam, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva [T]here is no friendship when nations are not equal, when one has to obey another and when one only dominates another.” -Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India Closing Speech at the Asian-African Conference, Bandung, 1955 Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA), the […]

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NEOLIBERALISM VERSUS SOVEREIGNTY: THE CASE OF SRI LANKA Part 1

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Tamara Kunanayakam Economist and International Relations Expert, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at Geneva, Former Senior International Civil Servant at the United Nations, and Ex-Chairperson/Rapporteur of  Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development INTRODUCTION A fundamental principle of international law, incorporated in a wide range of international and regional instruments, is permanent sovereignty […]

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Tamara Kunanayakam slams Western Intervention in Lanka’s Political Order…. and evokes Egyptian Comparisons

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Tamara Kunanayakam: her Eliya Briefing: entitled On the current political crisis in Sri Lanka” Colombo,  30 October 2018 I will express myself on the international aspects of the political crisis in which the country finds itself today and their far-reaching consequences for the country’s sovereignty and independence, which must be taken into account in all its dimensions if an appropriate response is […]

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Sri Lankan sovereignty, non-negotiable!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

by Tamara Kunanayakam Courtesy The Island Economist, Chairperson – UN Working Group on the Right to Development (2011 – 2015), and former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN at Geneva (Based on a Public Lecture at the University of Colombo, adapted for The Island) Sri Lankan sovereignty – its supremacy in domestic policy and […]

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SRI LANKAN SOVEREIGNTY, NON NEGOTIABLE!

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

by Tamara Kunanayakam Public Lecture and Panel Discussion on Dynamic Interrelationships among Economic Policy, International Relations And National Sovereignty Organised by Sri Lanka Association for Political Economy (SLAPE) together with the Departments of Economics and International Relations, and the Economics Students Association (ESA) of the University of Colombo Colombo, 06 June 2018 Sri Lankan sovereignty […]

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SRI LANKAN SOVEREIGNTY, NON NEGOTIABLE!

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

by Tamara Kunanayakam An intellectually inspired Sri Lanka Viyathmaga Workshop on International Relations Colombo, 13 May 2018 Sri Lankan sovereignty, its supremacy in domestic policy and independence in foreign policy, is under a two-pronged attack: At the UN Human Rights Council, the attack is led by US neoconservatives who aggressively promote direct, unilateral, preventive, and pre-emptive intervention, […]

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