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Sri Lanka: Making Sense beyond theatricals- Update No. 240

Note No. 703                                        Dated 24-Nov-2013

By Col R Hariharan

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa had spent around SL Rs 14.8 billion (as stated in parliament by Opposition), imported 54 Mercedes Benz cars for guests use, lot of time and energy to make a success of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) 2013 hosted in Colombo.

Hiding the Elephant : India, Sri Lanka and the Crisis of Commonwealth

Paper No. 5596                                    Dated 11-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Prof. Ramu Manivannan

A view that India’s “paramount security and strategic interests” in and around Sri Lanka and India’s national interests dictate that the Prime Minister should represent the country at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka needs to debated.

Sri Lanka: India’s CHOGM dilemma – Update No. 238

Note No.700                                               Dated 24-Oct-2013

Col. R. Hariharan

[This article includes Col Hariharan’s recent comments on the subject in various TV news channels,web and print media.]

Sri Lanka: Coming to term with new environment – Update No. 237

Note No. 698         Dated 11-Oct-2013

Col. R. Hariharan

TNA Chief Minister for NPC

Sri Lanka: Reading tea leaves; Centre vs. NPC

Paper No. 5574             Dated 5-Oct-2013

Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

The time for euphoria is past, celebrations must wind down. A carousing Tamil gentleman of my vintage and neighbourhood has drunk his whisky cellar dry. The serious stuff is getting started, so time to buckle down. The mouths of Jonas at home and in the diaspora who pressed the TNA to boycott the elections are stuffed with sludge by the scale of victory and inspiring voter turnout.

Sri Lanka: A bombshell in the Northern Province

Paper No. 5568                                        Dated 23-Sep-2013

Guest Colum by Dr.Kumar David

 Provincial Council (PC) elections were held in three provinces in Lanka on 21 September – the Northern (NP), North Western (NWP) and the Central (CP) Provinces went to the polls and as expected the Rajapakse government won fairly handsomely in the Sinhalese majority NWP and the CP securing about 60% of the vote.

Sri Lanka. “Now, democracy - for us only”

Paper No. 5565                                     Dated 19-Sept-2013

Guest Column by Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan

All human beings are equal in dignity and rights:  Article 1, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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