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Sri Lanka: Consolidation of Rajapaksa Inc. – Update No. 225

 

Note No. 669                                                Dated 07-Dec-2012

Col. R. Hariharan

The walk out of Chief Justice Mrs Shirani Bandaranayake and her team of lawyers from a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) hearing on an impeachment motion against her Thursday was an eloquent testimony to the charade being enacted in Sri Lanka in the name of democracy. Probably it is a matter of time the PSC would find her guilty of the charges of corruption slapped against her.

Adding Substance to SAARC: India-Sri Lanka Experience.

Paper No. 5294                    Dated 13-Nov-2012

By Col. (retd) R.Hariharan

[This article includes extracts from the valedictory address delivered by the author at the International Conference on “India-Sri Lanka Relations: Strengthening SAARC” organised by the Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, Osmania University Hyderabad on November 8 and 9, 2012.]

Sri Lanka: What to do about the Thirteenth Amendment?

 

Paper No. 5291                                           Dated 12-Nov-2012

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

The national question has dragged on unresolved for 65 years since independence. The country has lived through a brutal civil war where thousands perished; Tamils have suffered pogroms which saw arson, rape and murder; political distrust between communities never ceased and Tamils have fled Sri Lanka in hundreds of thousands never to return. The national question festers on like an open wound.

Sri Lanka:Eastern Diplomacy: TNA is sent to Guangxi

Paper No. 5287                           Dated 10-Nov-2012 

Guest Column: By Ravi Sundaralingam.  (The views expressed are his own)

Immense excitement and euphoria followed among the Tamil Expatriate Communities when the LTTE was given the status of being the Lankan Tamil Leadership and taken to the capitals of Western Countries by the Norwegians.

Sri Lanka: A look at the Rajapaksas prior to the UPR

Paper No. 5273                                   Dated 29-Oct-2012

Guest Column:  By Usha Sriskandarajah

As Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) gets underway on November 1, 2012, the Rajapaksas seem impregnable, their grip on power stronger than ever before.

Sri Lanka: Queer happenings in Serendib

Paper No. 5265                              Dated 26-Oct-2012

Guest Column: By Dr Kumar David

China’s Forays in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 5261      Dated 25-Oct-2012
By Rajeev Sharma
 

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