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Sri Lanka: A Tamil Reading of Albert Camus 'The Plague'

Paper No. 6412      Dated 20-Aug-2018
By Prof. Charles Sarvan
Colombo Telegraph (14 October 2017) reported that in Mullaitivu there’s one Sinhalese soldier for every two Tamil civilians. It added that this ratio does not include personnel belonging to the navy and air-force. Elsewhere too, demographic realities are being systematically and forcibly changed. (I gather that soon, if not already, there will be more Chinese in Tibet than Tibetans.)
 

Myanmar: Remembering Pro democracy Movement in Aug- 1988:

Paper No. 6410                      Dated 19-Aug-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
“What we demanded in 1988 was democracy and the downfall of dictatorship.  Today the domination of the dictatorship largely remains and the democracy we have got is half real and half sham.”
 

Myanmar- 3rd Panglong Conference- A Failure:

Paper No. 6399    Dated . 23-July-2018   

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

After four postponements, the third Panglong Peace Conference finally took off on 11th June at Naypidaw with over 700 delegates attending the Conference. 

Besides those who signed the National Peace Agreement, ethnic armed organisations that had not signed the agreement also joined the conference at the invitation of the government.

Myanmar- Pressure on Civilian Government uncalled for:

Paper No. 6392 .   Dated 26-June-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

It is noticed that the UN and some Western Countries are putting undue pressure on the civilian leadership in Myanmar thus straining the delicate and cautious relationship between the civilian government led by Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw (the Army). The problem relates to the events in Rakhine State and the exodus of nearly six to seven hundred thousand Rohingyas to Bangladesh.

India and Sri Lanka’s internal conflict: Q & A

Paper No. 6381                  Dated 26-May-2018

Col R Hariharan

Sri Lanka: Book Review. The Last Years of LTTE De Facto State

Paper No. 6378               Dated 18-May-2018
By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan;  
Book:  A Fleeting Moment in My Country- The Last Years of LTTE defacto State By Dr. N. Malathy
 
Complexity, contradiction and the Tamil Tigers  .EPIGRAPH: “The pity of war, the pity war distilled …”   Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918. (Killed in battle, aged twenty-five, just one week before World War 1 was ended.)
 

Book Review: Indian intervention in Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict and its impact

Paper No. 6377                                  Dated 14-May-2018

By Col R Hariharan

 [*“Oor Enapprachinaiyum Oor Oppanthamum” (An Ethnic Conflict and An Accord) by T Ramakrishnan 2017. Published by Kalaignaan Pathippagam, Chennai-600017, Rs 180]

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