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Myanmar: Ugly turn with a wave of international indictments on Rohingya Issue:

Paper No. 6514                     Dated 21-Nov-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Myanmar is facing three major international justice initiatives, all at the same time in connection with the alleged crimes against the Rohingya community in Myanmar. There appears to be a concerted effort to corner Myanmar not only on the Rohingya issue, but also in other ethnic conflicts in Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan States!

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Sri Lanka: The Sadness of Geography: Book Review

Paper No. 6583 .               Dated  20-Aug-2019

By Prof. Charles Sarvan.

Sri Lanka :  The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile,  By Logathasan Tharmadurai.  Dundurn Publishers, Toronto, 2019.

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

Those who haven’t experienced wounds can make light of the scars of others:   freely adapted from ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Act 2, Scene 2.

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Myanmar: Charter Amendment Proposals Submitted despite Army’s Objections:

Paper No. 6569              Dated  20- July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The 45-member Parliamentary Committee formed to examine and recommend proposals for Constitutional amendments submitted its report on 15th of July.

This Committee represented 14 political parties, some independents and surprisingly included the Army’s representatives too. The Army Representatives did not however give any proposal while its party the USDP made some ten proposals

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Insurgency in Rakhine: Need to talk to Arakan Army:

Paper No. 6553              Dated  21-June-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan;

Nepal: “ A Summer of Protests”- Does PM Oli care?

Paper No. 6551                Dated 15-June-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

This summer, Nepal is seen to be witnessing protests on various issues all of the Government’s own making.

 The first was the Media Council Bill which is still attracting a large number of protests. There has been no attempt by the government to explain the Government’s stand! (We have a paper on this)

Sri Lanka’s Sinhala-Tamil Divide: A Fatal Tamil Unawareness:

Paper No. 6550                 Dated 11-June-2019

Guest Column:  By Charles Sarvan;

 I isolate the following two from an email message I received recently:

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Nepal: Madhesi Movement has lost its steam with disunited Leadership

Paper No. 6484             Dated 25-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

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