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Sri Lanka: Prioritising reasons for LTTE’s defeat

Paper No. 5702                                        Dated 16-May-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

It is natural that many reasons are ascribed for the defeat of the LTTE; none is exclusively true, they are interconnected, some more significant than others. After five years it is timely to sift the wheat from the chaff and reflect upon their relative importance and gain some perspective.

Sri Lanka- South African Mediation- Comments

Paper No. 5691       Dated 26-Apr-2014

By Col R Hariharan

[This is the text of answers to a set of questions raised by the Editor, Political & Defence Journal, a diplomatic journal through e-mail.]

Sri Lanka: Tweaking the Muslims – Update No. 243

Note No. 715                                           Dated 22-Apr-2014

By Col R. Hariharan

Why Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa is tweaking the Muslim community, which by and large had been his loyal political partner?

Sri Lanka: Has Rajapakse taken a tumble?

Paper No. 5679                                         Dated 02-Apr-3014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

This article is an assessment of the impact of elections in two provinces on 29 March, two days after the government’s defeat at the UNHRC in Geneva.

Sri Lanka: Indian Abstention at UNHRC: National Interest or Complicity Issue?

Paper No 5676                                 Dated 30-Mar-2014

Guest Column:  By Prof. Ramu Manivannan 

The introduction and passing of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution L.1/Rev.1.,‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’ on 27/03/2014 heralds a new page on many fronts in South Asia. 

Sri Lanka: India's Janus Faced Duplicity:

Paper No 5675                                                Dated 28-March-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David 

In an unexpected volte-face India abstained from supporting the UNHRC resolution calling for an international probe into war crimes during the final stages of the civil war in Lanka.

Book Review: Public Writings on Sri Lanka- Vol. II By Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 5673                       Dated 26-Mar-2014

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