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..
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.Read more..
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.Read more..
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.Read more..
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.Read more..