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Sri Lanka: Making Sense beyond theatricals- Update No. 240

Note No. 703                                        Dated 24-Nov-2013

By Col R Hariharan

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa had spent around SL Rs 14.8 billion (as stated in parliament by Opposition), imported 54 Mercedes Benz cars for guests use, lot of time and energy to make a success of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) 2013 hosted in Colombo.

China’s contretemps on Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Issues

Paper No. 5607                                     Dated 21-Nov-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

(This article may be read in continuation of South Asia Analysis Group Paper No. 5595 dated  November 7, 2013, titled “China cashing on India’s Sri Lanka woes” available at URL:

Sri Lanka: Beware the Ides of March

Paper No. 5606                                          Dated 19-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

“Do not dictate to me, I’m not ready to take orders from others. We have a tradition and culture of over 2500 years and a time tested legal system together with a law enforcement process to address any issue”.

China cashing on India’s Sri Lanka woes

Paper No. 5595                                      Dated 07-Nov-2013

by Col. R.Hariharan (retd.)

Even as the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was finding it hard to make up his mind over attending the CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting) to be held in Colombo in two weeks from now, China is making the best use of the situation to strengthen its presence in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: India’s CHOGM dilemma – Update No. 238

Note No.700                                               Dated 24-Oct-2013

Col. R. Hariharan

[This article includes Col Hariharan’s recent comments on the subject in various TV news channels,web and print media.]

Sri Lanka: 13A, CHOGM, China and India – Update No. 233

Note No. 687                                                 Dated 28-Jun-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

(This is an extract of answers to questions raised by webmedia in E-mail interview given to Confluence, a London Based Magazine.)

Q1. India has blown hot and cold over the Sri Lankan national question over the past several decades.  Now there is 13A and the elections for a Northern Provincial government looming. Do you see the Manmohan government acting positive and decisively in this context?

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