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BJP doing a volte-face on Lanka’s ethnic issue

Paper No. 5756                                       Dated 31-Jul-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

It seems that the Modi government is preparing the ground and softening up Tamils at home and in Lanka to ditch the 13-th Amendment and the Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987; not explicitly but to go halfway down this road.

Sri Lanka: The Tamil Experience of being Alienated at Home

Paper No. 5749                                        Dated 23-Jul-2014

Guest Column by Charles Sarvan

What follows is consequent of a remark made by (Sinhalese) Mr Bradman Weerakoon on 20 June 2014 in the course of a eulogy on his close friend of many years, (Tamil) Mr Duleepkumar.

Sri Lanka: Was it a Genocide?

Paper No. 5748                                        Dated 21-Jul-2014

by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were one of the most advanced militant groups in the world listed as the world’s greatest terrorist threat by the United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ahead of Al-Qaeda1.

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- 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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