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Sri Lanka: Indian Abstention at UNHRC: National Interest or Complicity Issue?

Paper No 5676                                 Dated 30-Mar-2014

Guest Column:  By Prof. Ramu Manivannan 

The introduction and passing of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution L.1/Rev.1.,‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’ on 27/03/2014 heralds a new page on many fronts in South Asia. 

Sri Lanka: India's Janus Faced Duplicity:

Paper No 5675                                                Dated 28-March-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David 

In an unexpected volte-face India abstained from supporting the UNHRC resolution calling for an international probe into war crimes during the final stages of the civil war in Lanka.

Book Review: Public Writings on Sri Lanka- Vol. II By Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 5673                       Dated 26-Mar-2014

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Demilitarisation, Human Rights, and Indo-US Interests

Paper No. 5672                                       Dated 25-Mar-2014

Guest Column by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

The United States is reported to have requested a military installation in Sri Lanka as part of its “Pivot Towards Asia” where the Pentagon has stated that approximately 60% of U.S. Navy assets will be in the Asia Pacific region including Oceania, South China Sea, and the Indian Ocean by 2020[1] .

Tamil extremists in de facto alliance with Lanka regime

Paper No. 5667                                       Dated 20-Mar-2014

Guest column by Kumar David

Some things are difficult to believe; occasionally they are out of this world, but some are this-worldly perfidious realities. Increasingly vocal UFO-nuts insisting that MH 370 was abducted by aliens to a far away star-cluster fit the first group.

Sri Lanka: Does America want regime change?

Paper No. 5665                                        Dated 13-Mar-2013

Guest column by Kumar David

In my considered view the US is keeping its options open; it will not get so deeply involved in the pandemonium in Geneva unless it has a game plan. Its Sri Lanka (SL) resolution at the UNHRC has taken centre stage; briefings and lobbying overshadow everything else in the corridors.

India must Cosponsor UNHRC Resolution on Lanka

Paper No. 5658                                      Dated 04-Mar-2014

Guest column by Kumar David

It makes no sense for India to pussyfoot in the way it has been doing for the last five years.

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