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May 08 2018

Book Review: K. M de Silva, The Island Story: A Short History of Sri Lanka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2017.

Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan
Review by Charles saravan

It’s said that fools rush in where the wise fear even to walk. I tiptoe hesitantly, conscious that I am no historian (my discipline was Literature) while the author is perhaps the most eminent of Sri Lankan historians writing in English. The hope is that what I write will be taken as a layman’s perspective and contribution to discussion.

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April 24 2018

A Perspective on Tamil –Muslim Relationship

A. R .M. Imtiyaz
North East Tamil muslim

Part One

Introduction

This essay is in two parts. Part one deals with the Tamil –Muslim relationship and the recommendations by the author to bring both Tamil-speaking communities together. Part two titled “Easing Tensions between Muslims and Non-Muslims”  will be published at a later date.

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May 10 2018

Easing tensions between Muslims and Non-Muslims

A. R .M. Imtiyaz
SLMC

Part Two

(In this part the author’s primary readership is the Muslim Community and the actions that may  be pursued by its leaders to ease tensions between Muslims and Non-Muslims)

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March 25 2018

An EXCLUSIVE interview with Frances Harrison

Frances Harrison

Frances Harrison is a British journalist who worked in Sri Lanka between  2000 and 2004 as BBC Correspondent.  She is the author of “Still Counting the Dead". The book, based on eyewitness accounts of survivors, provides an illuminating narrative of the final five months of the civil war in Sri Lanka.

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March 20 2018

Long -Distance Nationalism or Transnational Political Engagement? Some remarks on diaspora political activism

Sarvendra Tharmalingam
Long distance nationalism

Diaspora’s participation in homeland politics has been a subject of debate and discussion among scholars and policymakers.

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March 17 2018

Countering Chinese Influence in the Indian Ocean Region-the Sri Lankan case

K.T.Ganesalingam
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Introduction

This paper is in two parts, the first part focuses on the period under the Presidency of Mahinda Rajapaksa following his government’s successful crushing of the Tamil armed rebellion and the second, since Rajapaksa’s replacement by a new ‘unity’ government headed by Maithripala Sirisena in  January 2015 to-date.

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