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Sri Lanka: Time to shake up Sri Lanka’s “business as usual” with India - Update No. 247

Note No.  721                                          Dated 17-Jul-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

(This article contains excerpts from a media interview given by the author on August 16, 2014.)

Why violent attacks continue against Muslims in Sri Lanka? – Update No 246

Note No. 720                                               Dated 16-Jun-2014

By Col R Hariharan

“Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero addressing the rally in Aluthgama yesterday, referred to Muslims in derogatory terms and accused sections of the Government of being in collaboration with the Muslim Community. “

Nepal: Assembly Begins discussion on Contentious Issues: Update No. 297

Note No. 719                          Dated 9-Jun-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
On 27 May 2014, the Interim Constituent Assembly formally started deliberations on the modalities of state structuring and the distribution of State power- two of the most contentious issues to be defined under the new constitution.
 

Bhutan: An update on Recent Developments: Update no. 105

Note No. 718                                       Dated 4-Jun-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

Nepal: Sushil Koirala Roundly criticised for inertia in Government: Update No 296

Note No. 717                                             Dated 19-May-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It was no surprise that in the parliamentary meeting of the Nepali Congress held at the PM’s residence on 3rd May, a large number of members roundly criticised PM Sushil Koirala for not exercising the PM’s power fully and for creating an inertia in the government by not taking decisions in time. Mr. Koirala is not seen to have been moved by the internal criticisms levelled against him.

Sri Lanka: Comments on Tamils seeking refuge in Tamil Nadu – Update No. 245

Note No. 716                                                   Dated 10-May-2014

by Col R. Hariharan

Ten Sri Lankan Tamils, including two women and five children, from Sri Lanka who landed Aricha Munai off the Dhanushkodi coast (Tamil Nadu) on May 5 2014, have been arrested by police for entering the country without passports.

Sri Lanka: Tweaking the Muslims – Update No. 243

Note No. 715                                           Dated 22-Apr-2014

By Col R. Hariharan

Why Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa is tweaking the Muslim community, which by and large had been his loyal political partner?

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