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Sri Lanka: Tamil Tiger Women- Through Selected Writings by Them:

Paper No: 5974                         Dated 23-July- 2015

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

The web-site tamiltigerwomen.com contains material, both poems and prose-sketches, selected and translated from the original Tamil into English by Dr N. Malathy: my thanks to her for sending me a copy.

Sri Lanka: Former President Rajapaksa ready to stage a come back

Paper No. 5963                             Dated 03-Jul-2015

By Col R Hariharan                                                          

Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa announced that he would accept his loyal supporters demand to contest the forthcoming parliamentary election to be held on August 17.

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.

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