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November 12 2018

A Response to S I Keethaponcalan’s EXCLUSIVE Interview

T Ramakrishnan

Dr S.I. Keethaponcalan has made some pertinent points in the interview given to the Centre for Strategic Studies Trincomalee (CSST). The most important of them is his response to the question on the effectiveness of liberal values stating "we need to adhere to these principles. One of the reasons we lost international support was that we went against these principles under the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam  (LTTE).Read more..


November 21 2018

Keethaponcalan Clarifies and Counters

S I Keethaponcalan

Dr S I  Keethaponcalan clarifies his position in respect of  T Ramakrishnan’s November 12 response to his interview with the Centre for Strategic studies Trincomalee published on 6 November 2018.

I am not surprised by Ramakrishnan's comments about the loyalty of  Sri Lanka's Tamils to New Delhi. Of course, the Indians want us to be loyal to India and New Delhi.

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The Diplomat October 30 2018

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Crisis: The Geopolitical Dimension

Ana Pararajasingham
President Sirisena

The sacking of Sri Lanka’s prime minister bodes poorly for India and the US but is a welcome sign for China.

The entire country, not to mention the international community, was taken unawares on October 25 when Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, the former president.

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June 18 2018

Reflections on TPC’s Invitation to Tamil Youth

M Nilanthan
C V Wigneswaran

(This is a translation of a recent article by M Nilanthan. The translator has sought to provide some context and as such it is not a direct translation.)

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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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