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Sri Lanka: Befuddlement in Colombo; shenanigans in Jaffna

Paper No. 5952                               Dated 13-Jun-2015

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

After a crisp period of activity following the election of Maithripala Sirisena as president and the induction of Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister in January and culminating in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution (19A) in April, statecraft in Lanka entered a period of limbo and what will happen next is uncertain.

Book Review: Sri Lanka: Paradise Lost? By Charles Sarvan

(Cinnamon Teal Publishing-Plot No. 16, Housing Board Colony, Gogol, Margao, Goa 403601.E mail- contactus@cinnamonteal.in)

Paper No. 5942                                   Dated 28-May-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Palk Bay – Deepening Crisis

Paper No. 5926                                      Dated 06-May-2015

Guest Column by Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Storm clouds are gathering over Palk Bay region, which divides Tamil Nadu from the northern parts of Sri Lanka, threatening the livelihood of thousands of Tamil fishermen on both sides.

China’s listening post in Indian Ocean

Paper No. 5911                               Dated 10-Apr-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

When Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena recently visited China he was literally squeezed by the Chinese leaders not to review the Chinese investments and infrastructure projects in his country and secure Chinese interests.

Review: Sri Lanka ‘We Will Teach You a Lesson: Violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces’, Human Rights Watch publication, 2013

Paper No. 5904                                     Dated 02-Apr-2015

Guest Column by Prof. Charles Sarvan

This is a difficult document to read. Speaking figuratively, Shakespeare’s Macbeth said that he had eaten too much of horrors. So it is with reading one testimony, one horror, after another: an emotional revulsion sets in; a wish to set a mental distance, if not escape.

Comments on Sri Lanka President Sirisena’s maiden visit to China

Paper No. 5901                                   Dated 26-Mar-2015

By Col. R. Hariharan

(This article is an elaboration of answer given to an international news agency’s question on President Sirisena's visit to China on March 25, 2015.)

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India and the Blue Seas – Breaking from the Past

Paper No. 5900                                 Dated 25-Mar-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Finally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in breaking the frozen mindset of the Indian foreign policy establishment which was used to sweeping challenges under the carpet.

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