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Comments on Sri Lanka-India PMs’ Talks

Paper No. 6010                                 Dated 18-Sept-2015

By Col. R. Hariharan

[This article is based on the notes used in a TV panel discussion on the talks between the visiting Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 15, 2015. It touches upon three issues that figured in their statements at a press meet on the same day.]

Comments on India's gift of a ship to Sri Lanka Navy

Paper No. 5999                                 Dated 02-Sept-2015

By Col R Hariharan

(This article includes comments on the subject ​ ​made in a​ TV​ interview to a news channel  on August 31, 2015.)

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

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.

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:

India and the issue of independent Tamil Eelam: Q & A

 Paper No. 5822                                       Dated 18-Nov-2014

Col. R. Hariharan

Text of an E-mail interview with Dr Parasaran Rangarajan, editor-in-chief of the International Law Journal of London, on November 16, 2014 is reproduced here.

Sri Lanka: Karuna’s allegations about IPKF’s human rights violations

Paper No. 5819                                  Dated 10-Nov-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

Sri Lanka Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan, known as Karuna Amman in his earlier incarnation as LTTE commander of Batticaloa, accused the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) of rape and killings during its war against the LTTE in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 90.

Speaking in Parliament on November 4, he said the IPKF had raped several Tamil women and also killed Tamils and “there is evidence for that.”

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