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Sri Lanka: Electricity price increases and a failed strike

Paper no. 5501                                         Dated 30-May-2013

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David  

Electricity tariffs were raised on April 20 and there was such an outcry that GoSL was forced to climb down.

Sri Lanka: Elections, Electricity Prices, and odds and ends

Paper No. 5490                                       Dated 12-May-2013

Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

I will deal with the long overdue provincial council elections in the Northern Province, a political storm that has broken out as a consequence of an electricity price hike imposed with effect from 20 April, and two minor issues.

Sri Lanka: Comments on India and resolution in UNHRC – Update No. 230

Note No. 678                                        Dated 9-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

[This summary contains comments made by Col Hariharan to different print and TV media from 5 to 7 March 2013 on specific issues raised by them on India’s response to the U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability now under consideration at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.]

Information update

Sri Lanka: UNHRC in Geneva and after

Paper No. 5420       Dated 9-Mar- 2013

Guest Column By Kumar David

 Sri Lanka has become the centrepiece of action in Geneva this March at the 22-nd UN Human Rights Commission sessions now in progress.

Sri Lanka: U.S. ‘Procedural’ resolution at UNHRC – Update No. 229

 

Note No. 677                                                    Dated 01-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

A U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability for alleged war crimes being brought before the 24th meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) now in circulation (received from an Indian TV news channel) is at Annexure. While it is not an official version, in this article I have analysed its contents in the belief it is probably the real one.

Media bytes: India and Sri Lanka war crimes issue

Paper No. 5408                            Dated 24-Feb-2013

By Col R Hariharan

[This is a summary of the comments made by Col Hariharan in TV discussions and to print media on February 20 to 22, 2013.]

On photographs showing Prabhakaran’s son’s death

Sri Lanka: Is Delhi Dumb?

Paper No. 5371                                     Dated 20-Jan-2013

Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

Dumb is used to describe a person who is bereft of brains, and of course its literal meaning is to be deprived of the faculty of verbal articulation.

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