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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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Bhutan: Refugee Issue-all but forgotten?

Paper No. 6573                 Dated 26-July- 2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

On the World Refugee Day on June 20th, a few articles appeared in the media about the Bhutanese refugees still remaining in the camps in Nepal and about the ordeals faced by the Refugees before they were settled in third countries.

Myanmar: All round Pressure on the Rohingya Issue:

Paper No. 6565                  Dated   14-July-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

A month ago, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said that it plans to initiate pretrial proceedings in what could be termed as a ‘legal action’ against the top Myanmar Military leadership including its chief.  It is the contention of the United Nations that driving away the Rohingyas now numbering over 1.1 million amounted to “Ethnic Cleansing” with a genocidal intent.

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Australia's Refugee Policy- A Critique

Paper No. 6561                   Dated 11-July-2019

By Prof.V. Suryanarayan

Modern Australia is a nation of immigrants. Its population is approximately 34 million. It is one the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. The contribution made by the immigrants to the growth of Australian population can be understood from the fact that 25 per cent of the population today is born outside the country.

Sri Lanka: Refugees of Indian Origin in Tamil Nadu- Landmark Judgement

Paper No. 6559                      Dated 5-July -2019

By Prof. V. Suryanarayan         

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Myanmar: Current Developments

Paper No. 6557     Dated 30- June- 2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

The unilateral cease fire ordered by the Army ends today and there is as yet no sign whether the ceasefire will be further extended by the Army. 

For the first time, there were fewer incidents of fighting between Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in June.  However an incident near Sittwe port and the destruction of construction materials of an Indian project for  Kaladan Bridge should be of concern to India. 

Bangladesh: The Rohingya Issue: No Solution in Sight!:

Paper No. 6539             Dated 6-May-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

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