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Book Review: Road to Nandikadal: True story of defeating Tamil Tigers, Colombo, 2016.- Major General Kamal Gunaratne

Paper No. 6215                                Dated 19-Jan-2017

Guest Column by Prof. Charles Sarvan

Epigraph: Those who have power in the present, control the story of the past; and those who control the past, shape the future.       

 (Adapted from Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.)

“Withering Hopes”: Book Review of PEARL- 2016

Paper No. 6193                                              Dated 07-Noc-2016

Guest Column by Prof. Charles Sarvan

Book Review: Sri Lanka - Lost Evenings, Lost Lives: Tamil Poems of the Sri Lankan Civil War

Paper No. 6161                                 Dated 22-Aug-2016

(Edited, translated and introduced by Lakshmi Holmstrom & Sascha Ebeling, UK, 2016.)

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

One up-man ship in Tamil Nadu Assembly on Kachchatheevu.

Paper No. 6138         Dated 25-June-2016

By V. Suryanarayan

The debate on the Governor’s address in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly was characterized by sharp exchanges between Chief Minister Jayalalitha and leaders of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). There was mutual mud-slinging and accusations as to who is at fault on the issue of ceding of Kachchatheevu to Sri Lanka. The debate was an attempt to demonstrate one up-man ship over the opponent.

Challenges of Tamil politics in Sri Lanka

Paper No.6054                                                 Dated 11-Jan-2016

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

The difference between the political universe in the Sinhalese south, and the Tamil north cum Muslim-Tamil north-east, is that the former is a sharp and acid standoff, the latter is confusion. 

Tainted Peace: Torture in Sri Lanka since May 2009, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, UK

Paper No. 6004                                Dated 07-Sept-2015

By Prof. Charles Sarvan    

Sri Lanka: Befuddlement in Colombo; shenanigans in Jaffna

Paper No. 5952                               Dated 13-Jun-2015

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

After a crisp period of activity following the election of Maithripala Sirisena as president and the induction of Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister in January and culminating in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution (19A) in April, statecraft in Lanka entered a period of limbo and what will happen next is uncertain.

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