Erik Solheim is a Norwegian diplomat and international peace-maker. He still remains as one of the most recognizable faces of the peace negotiations between the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers. Indeed, he helped negotiate the truce in 2002.Read more..
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..