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Why violent attacks continue against Muslims in Sri Lanka? – Update No 246

Note No. 720                                               Dated 16-Jun-2014

By Col R Hariharan

“Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero addressing the rally in Aluthgama yesterday, referred to Muslims in derogatory terms and accused sections of the Government of being in collaboration with the Muslim Community. “

Modi-fying Phase Developing Trajectories for South Asia

Paper No. 5712                                          Dated 02-Jun-2014

Guest Column by Ravi Sundaralingam

(These are personal views of a Sri Lankan Tamil based in London.  The views expressed are his own- Director)

If Indian Election results were a surprise, then how Narendra Modi was prior to the elections, and now modified as the Premier is a revelation. 

The view from Lanka: A landslide in the bovine-belt

Paper No. 5706                                        Dated 21-May-2014

Guest column by Dr Kumar David

This essay argues that despite a right-wing Hindutva victory democracy and secularism are secure, and secondly that Indian foreign policy and policy towards Lanka will hardly change.

Sri Lanka: Prioritising reasons for LTTE’s defeat

Paper No. 5702                                        Dated 16-May-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

It is natural that many reasons are ascribed for the defeat of the LTTE; none is exclusively true, they are interconnected, some more significant than others. After five years it is timely to sift the wheat from the chaff and reflect upon their relative importance and gain some perspective.

Sri Lanka: Comments on Tamils seeking refuge in Tamil Nadu – Update No. 245

Note No. 716                                                   Dated 10-May-2014

by Col R. Hariharan

Ten Sri Lankan Tamils, including two women and five children, from Sri Lanka who landed Aricha Munai off the Dhanushkodi coast (Tamil Nadu) on May 5 2014, have been arrested by police for entering the country without passports.

Sri Lanka- South African Mediation- Comments

Paper No. 5691       Dated 26-Apr-2014

By Col R Hariharan

[This is the text of answers to a set of questions raised by the Editor, Political & Defence Journal, a diplomatic journal through e-mail.]

Sri Lanka: Tweaking the Muslims – Update No. 243

Note No. 715                                           Dated 22-Apr-2014

By Col R. Hariharan

Why Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa is tweaking the Muslim community, which by and large had been his loyal political partner?

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