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Kumar Sangakkara attacks political battles marring Sri Lankan cricket

• Former captain uses MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture for speech• 'Players became involved in power games within the board' Kumar Sangakkara has chosen the...

Will Pullukkulam be given to the business activities of the majority community

Will Pullukkulam in Jaffna town area be given to the business activities of the majority community? Efforts for such grabbing have started.Many places in...

Why the Sri Lankan Military have to give permission for me to live in my own house? : Asks Ananda Sankari

Recent activities shows that, Sri Lanka is moving to dictatorship. There is a dangerous situation developing. The first is, wherever the people try to...

We believe that progress on accountability must be made by the end of 2011- Alistair Burt

“Honest friends” : by Mr Alistair Burt, Foreign Office Minister for South Asia28 June 2011The events of the past weeks have brought uncomfortable focus...

A genuine solution for all communities – need of the hour

The Muslim community today is not represented by any party or group as the Muslim political leadership has virtually collapsed. The Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka ‘Killing Fields’: Will there be progress and what does that mean?

"In conclusion, however, there’s one point worth mentioning. If even amidst constant reiteration politicians are unable to see the dangers which are...

Post-War Sri Lanka: Rethinking Reconciliation

by Amarnath AmarasingamDoctoral candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University   While the government response was predictable, another line of argument has recently gained some fanfare. This...

Jayalalitha on Sri Lanka Issue – Memorandum to New Delhi

Political reforms should be urgently introduced with further possible delineation of powers to the Provinces by transferring some of the itemsfrom...

Responding to Sri Lanka war crimes evidence

The most pressing need is perhaps not to punish the offenders but to relieve the problems of the survivors and minimise the risk...

Sri Lanka is either not sensitive to the changing dynamics of New Delhi’s coalition politics, or it could not care less

14 June 2011/ By Col R HariharanRecently there had been a series of seemingly disconnected events in India, UK and the UN that have...

China backs Sri Lanka

Ananth KrishnanChina on Tuesday said it supported the Sri Lankan government’s efforts towards reconciliation, and indicated it would back the country against any international...

Sri Lanka won this battle with the help of countries like India, US and Britain – Professor Rohan Gunaratna

The government should try to establish a mainstream Tamil political leadership in the North and East.Norway has played a sincere and genuine role in...

G.L.Peiris visit a flop: India browbeats Lanka

Sunday Times    Minister agrees to develop on 13th Amendment with Tamil parties, will include police and land powers     New Delhi non-committal on international probe...

Difficult reconciliation between North and South, as government aid proves insufficient

In Omanthe near Jaffna, along Palali Road, the army runs 60 restaurants and motels. Local Tamils wonder why soldiers should manage businesses, ...

“Colombo must initiate settlement to ease pressure”

In other words, they were discussing the shuffling of Central, provincial and concurrent lists in a way that devolution of powers to ...

Sinhalese students irk Jaffna on Mu’l’livaaykkaal Day

TamilNet, 9 May 2011,A few Sinhala students recently admitted to Jaffna University chose the Mu’l’livaaykkaal Day to erect a decorated pandal at Thirunelveali Junction...

Abduction of Two School Boys in Mannar (Sri Lanka)

On 17th January 2011, at around 2 pm, two students of St. Xavier’s College, Mannar were abducted by a group of unidentified persons in...

AFP: Cup final reprieve from S.Lanka tensions

By Mel Gunasekera COLOMBO — Sri Lanka's appearance in Saturday's cricket World Cup final offers a rare if fleeting moment of unity for a...

The Politics of Domestic and International Accountability Options in Sri Lanka

Alan Keenan   1. The need for an international investigation The International Crisis Group, like others concerned with a sustainable and just peace in Sri Lanka,...
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