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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

Book Review- Sri Lanka: Public Writings on Sri Lanka- Vol. 3 by Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 6333                                  Dated  27-Dec-2017
 
(Published by Cinnamon Teal Publishing- 2017)
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

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.

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