China has continued to object to Coronavirus being referred to as “Wuhan Virus” or “Chinese Virus” which by all accounts originated in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also instructed to stop referring the new strain of coronavirus as Wuhan or Chinese flu. The WHO has been urging for many years not to identify flus by geography or animals (swine flu, bird flu, monkey pox).Read more..
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..