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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.

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:

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