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Resetting Indo-Lanka Relations

Paper No. 5897                                  Dated 23-Mar-2015

Guest Column by Kumar David

Indo-Lanka relations were in the doldrums throughout the Rajapaksa period; they have never been worse, not even during the JR Jayewardene period (1977-1989).

Sri Lanka: Constitutional Changes Spell Future Trouble

Paper No. 5894                           Dated 16-Mar-2015

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

The most important and admirable political development in Lanka in the recent period was the defeat of Mahinda Rajapakse and the election of Maithripala Sirisena (MS) as president in his stead on 8 Jaunary 2015.

China’s challenges after regime change in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 5884                                  Dated 03-Mar-2015

By Col. R. Hariharan

 (This is the text updated on March 2, 2015 of the presentation made at a national seminar on “Understanding China – Indian perspective” organised jointly by the Chennai Centre for China Studies, and Institute for China Studies and the Nelson Mandela chair for Afro-Asian Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University at Kottyam on February 27 and 28, 2015.)

Alternative Routes to Justice for War Crimes in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 5870                                   Dated 12-Feb-2015

by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

This article aims to explore the current realities of the investigation of alleged war crimes being conducted by the United Nations (U.N.) with a focus on answering the following questions:

Sri Lanka: Heading Towards a Constitutional Despotism

Paper No. 5855                                Dated 08-Jan-2015

Guest Column by Professor Ramu Manivannan

There is a systemic crisis in Sri Lanka and the advanced stage of the cancerous polity will climax in the near future. The post-independent polity in Sri Lanka was never allowed to form itself. 

Sri Lanka: JHU fingerprints all over constitutional proposal

Paper No. 5851                                  Dated 26-Dec-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

China' factor in Sri Lanka election and strategic security

Paper No. 5850                                Dated 24-Dec-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

[Answers to questions raised by an international news agency on the subject in an e-mail interview on Dec 23rd.]

Any narrative on Sri Lanka would be incomplete if India's overwhelming influence in Sri Lanka is not considered. It comes from India's huge geographic size, economic strength and global political influence from times immemorial.

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