Posts Tagged ‘ Analysis ’

Sonia Gandhi wanted Colombo to decimate LTTE before finalising a political solution

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

By Sam Rajappa Hello Friends Sam Rajappa is a veteraqn Indian journalist with vast insight and knowledge about the happenings in the Indian corridors of power. After having worked for a number of Indian and Foreign media institutions he served as director of the Statesman print journalism school after retiring from active journalism.

In a recent

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Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA A famous soliloquy in the history of Hollywood movies in Don Siegel’s iconic film Dirty Harry begins with Clint Eastwood, playing Inspector Harry Callahan says “I know what you’re thinking— did he fire six shots or only five…” In similar vein I can tell what the strategists of the Opposition are thinking

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Sri Lanka in Geneva: Frozen in Fixed Positions

Mar 19th, 2014 | By

DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA With almost exactly a week to go before a crucial vote in Geneva, Sri Lanka seems very much on the back foot. While William Hague, the Foreign Secretary of the UK makes a direct appeal to the readers of ‘The Hindu’, presenting four points in support of his country’s call for an

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Are we Heading Down the Same Disastrous way of the LTTE?

Mar 16th, 2014 | By

By Harsha Gunasena There are many similarities of the behaviour of the Liberation Tigers and the present Sri Lankan Government. Autocracy The Liberation Tigers adopted a violent approach right from the beginning. They did not tolerate different views and opinions. They have gone to the extent of killing the members of rival militant groups with

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Mar 8th, 2014 | By

BY DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA At the High Level Segment of the UNHRC Geneva, Prof GL Peiris did something I haven’t seen him do in a quarter century. He read out from a text, looking up only once or twice. It was on a perfect continuum with Mahinda Samarasinghe’s clumsy, bellicose speeches at the same venue

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A crisis of expectations

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

By Dharisha Bastians Months of anticipation for human rights campaigners, the Tamil Diaspora communities and the country’s main Tamil party ended in an anti-climax when despite international pledges and dire warnings, the US draft resolution at the Human Rights Council released Monday failed to call for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri

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Implementation Status of the LLRC Recommendations – February 2014

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

Verite Research Sri Lanka: LLRC! Implementation Monitor- Statistical and Analytical Review No.2 Background The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) published its final report on 16 December 2011. On 26 July 2012, the government released a National Plan of Action to Implement the Recommendations of the LLRC (NPA).  The LLRC originally contained 167 recommendations that

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Cultural barriers to innovation in Sri Lanka

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

By Harsha Gunasena Cumaranathunga Munidasa, one of the great sons of the soil, once said the nation which does not create new things continuously does not rise in the world; when it is impossible to beg further it bogs down after singing the swan song. It is doubtful whether his vision was really appreciated in

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The Road from Geneva

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

As preoccupied as the Government is with UNHRC Sessions in March, staving off an international war crimes inquiry may prove the least of its troubles. Having alienated its most crucial ally across the straits and with inaction by Colombo forcing a reaction by some of the world’s most powerful nations to act, Sri Lanka’s real problems

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The Apostate Children Of God

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

 I renounce… Gandhi in 1941; Ambedkar in his Buddhist deeksha robes Ambedkar knew that there would be outcasts as long as there are castes – SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK The Laws of Manu is one of the most exemplary texts of ideology in the entire history of humanity. The first reason is that while its ideology encompasses the entire universe,

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