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June 30 2019

An EXCLUSIVE interview with Øivind Fuglerud


Øivind Fuglerud is professor of social anthropology at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. His research interests include Diaspora formations, politics of cultural representation and aesthetics.

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June 25 2019

An EXCLUSIVE interview with Erik Solheim


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.

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November 06 2018

An EXCLUSIVE Interview with S I Keethaponcalan

Dr Poncalan

Dr S. I. Keethaponcalan is Chair of the Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department at Salisbury University, Maryland.

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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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