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Sri Lanka: The Political Crisis: View from Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6454             Dated 2nd Nov. 2018

Guest Column:By V.Sivanendran

Colombo is eerily quiet. There are less people on the streets than usual. Buses are not overcrowded. There are intense conversations in tea boutiques among members of the public. The topic is the same. That is the ongoing current political crisis. People are anxious of the outcome and nervous of the consequences. The average citizen is confused and is in fear of the future.

Sri Lanka: Dismantling of Democracy

 

Paper No. 6453          Dated     2-Nov-2018

By Prof.V. Suryanarayan

Sri Lanka: A Tamil Reading of Albert Camus 'The Plague'

Paper No. 6412      Dated 20-Aug-2018
By Prof. Charles Sarvan
Colombo Telegraph (14 October 2017) reported that in Mullaitivu there’s one Sinhalese soldier for every two Tamil civilians. It added that this ratio does not include personnel belonging to the navy and air-force. Elsewhere too, demographic realities are being systematically and forcibly changed. (I gather that soon, if not already, there will be more Chinese in Tibet than Tibetans.)
 

Sri Lanka: Book Review. The Last Years of LTTE De Facto State

Paper No. 6378               Dated 18-May-2018
By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan;  
Book:  A Fleeting Moment in My Country- The Last Years of LTTE defacto State By Dr. N. Malathy
 
Complexity, contradiction and the Tamil Tigers  .EPIGRAPH: “The pity of war, the pity war distilled …”   Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918. (Killed in battle, aged twenty-five, just one week before World War 1 was ended.)
 

Book Review: Indian intervention in Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict and its impact

Paper No. 6377                                  Dated 14-May-2018

By Col R Hariharan

 [*“Oor Enapprachinaiyum Oor Oppanthamum” (An Ethnic Conflict and An Accord) by T Ramakrishnan 2017. Published by Kalaignaan Pathippagam, Chennai-600017, Rs 180]

Sri Lanka: Book Review by Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 6375                              Dated 07-May-2018

By Charles Sarvan

K. M de Silva, The Island Story: A Short History of Sri Lanka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2017: “Sri Lanka in the first few centuries after the early settlement was a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society: a conception which emphasises harmony and a spirit of live and let live (K. M. de Silva, op. cit., page 13”)

Identity and the ‘Other’- The Case of Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6364                                         Dated 09-Apr-2018

By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan

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