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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.

Book Review: Public Writings on Sri Lanka- Vol. II By Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 5673                       Dated 26-Mar-2014

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My Experience as head of intelligence with the IPKF

Paper No. 5641                                       Dated 03-Feb-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

Interviewer: Parasaran Rangarajan, Editor, International Law Journal of London

Sri Lanka: Beware the Ides of March

Paper No. 5606                                          Dated 19-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

“Do not dictate to me, I’m not ready to take orders from others. We have a tradition and culture of over 2500 years and a time tested legal system together with a law enforcement process to address any issue”.

Sri Lanka: Book review: Malaravan, ‘War Journey: Diary of a Tamil Tiger’

Paper No. 5554                                     Dated 03-Sept-2013

Guest Column by Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan                                                                                                         

Though some diaries are written with publication in mind, the tendency is to think of them as being private. Ben Bavinck wrote his Sri Lanka diary in Dutch: see, Sarvan, online edition of the Sunday Leader, Colombo, 6 November 2011.

Is There a Neo-LTTE Emerging?

Paper No.5430                        Dated 20-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

Is there a neo-LTTE emerging nearly four years after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was wiped out in May, 2009, by the Sri Lankan Security Forces? That is a question that needs the attention of the intelligence agencies in the wake of the growing support for the Sri Lankan Tamils’ political and human rights in the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora abroad and among large sections of the international community.

Sri Lanka: Comments on India and resolution in UNHRC – Update No. 230

Note No. 678                                        Dated 9-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

[This summary contains comments made by Col Hariharan to different print and TV media from 5 to 7 March 2013 on specific issues raised by them on India’s response to the U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability now under consideration at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.]

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