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View from Sri Lanka: Populism Modified

Paper No 5774                                Dated 23-Aug-2014
 
Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

Nehru in his first broadcast to the people of India as Prime Minister on 15 August 1947 began with the words: “Today I address you for the first time officially as the First Servant of the Indian people, pledged to their service and their betterment. I am here because you willed it so and I remain here so long as you choose to honour me with your confidence”.

India-Sri Lanka Relations and China: Q & A

Paper No. 5766                                       Dated 14-Aug-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

(Answers to some of the questions on India-Sri Lanka relations and China raised by an international news agency answered on August 11, 2014 are given here.)

How do you see the diplomatic, economic, political relationship between Sri Lanka and India before the end of the war and after the end of the war?

Book Review: Sri Lanka- Genocide and War crimes: An Invaluable Reference Book:

Paper No. 5765                                         Dated 13-Aug-2014

Guest Column by Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Ramu Manivannan, Ed., Sri Lanka – Hiding the Elephant: Documenting Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity (Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai – 600 005), pp. 976, Price Rs. 2000/-

Invaluable Reference Book

Sri Lanka: Ex-IPKF Intelligence Chief sets the record straight

Paper No. 5763                                        Dated 11-Aug-2014

by Col. R. Hariharan

Sulochana Ramiah Mohan/ Interview
Courtesy: Ceylon Today, August 10, 2014 URL: www.ceylontoday.lk

BJP doing a volte-face on Lanka’s ethnic issue

Paper No. 5756                                       Dated 31-Jul-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

It seems that the Modi government is preparing the ground and softening up Tamils at home and in Lanka to ditch the 13-th Amendment and the Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987; not explicitly but to go halfway down this road.

Sri Lanka: The Tamil Experience of being Alienated at Home

Paper No. 5749                                        Dated 23-Jul-2014

Guest Column by Charles Sarvan

What follows is consequent of a remark made by (Sinhalese) Mr Bradman Weerakoon on 20 June 2014 in the course of a eulogy on his close friend of many years, (Tamil) Mr Duleepkumar.

Sri Lanka: Was it a Genocide?

Paper No. 5748                                        Dated 21-Jul-2014

by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were one of the most advanced militant groups in the world listed as the world’s greatest terrorist threat by the United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ahead of Al-Qaeda1.

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