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Sri Lanka: Karuna’s allegations about IPKF’s human rights violations

Paper No. 5819                                  Dated 10-Nov-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

Sri Lanka Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan, known as Karuna Amman in his earlier incarnation as LTTE commander of Batticaloa, accused the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) of rape and killings during its war against the LTTE in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 90.

Speaking in Parliament on November 4, he said the IPKF had raped several Tamil women and also killed Tamils and “there is evidence for that.”

Sri Lanka: Comments India and the ECJ judgement annulment of the LTTE's inclusion in the EU's list of terrorist organisations

Paper No. 5808                                  Dated 21-Oct-2014

By Col R Hariharan

[Here are answers to e-mail questions raised by a legal analyst on the recent ECJ judgement annulment of the inclusion of the LTTE in EU terrorist organisations list.]

General Court of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 138/14 Luxembourg, 16 October 2014 Judgment in Joined Cases T-208/11 and T-508/11  Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) v Council

‘Buttterfly: Stories of Sri Lankan child soldiers: Documentary film by Vishnu Vasu (pseudonym) - A Review

Paper No. 5796                                          Dated 25-Sept-2014

Guest column by Charles Sarvan

Butterfly’ is a work of moral indignation and compassion aiming, through the Sri Lankan example, to point to the cruelty inflicted on children worldwide.

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: 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.

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.

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

Paper No. 5673                       Dated 26-Mar-2014

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