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Sri Lanka: The Sadness of Geography: Book Review

Paper No. 6583 .               Dated  20-Aug-2019

By Prof. Charles Sarvan.

Sri Lanka :  The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile,  By Logathasan Tharmadurai.  Dundurn Publishers, Toronto, 2019.

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

Those who haven’t experienced wounds can make light of the scars of others:   freely adapted from ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Act 2, Scene 2.

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Book Review: The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich: Penguin Classics, 2017-

Paper No. 6568 .  Dated 19-July-2019

By Prof. Charles Ponnuthurai  Sarvan:

Alexievich, born 1948, is an internationally recognised writer; winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015.   She’s an ‘oral historian’, one who records the verbal testimony of those who participated in or were directly affected by historical events.

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Sri Lanka: Refugees of Indian Origin in Tamil Nadu- Landmark Judgement

Paper No. 6559                      Dated 5-July -2019

By Prof. V. Suryanarayan         

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Sri Lanka’s Sinhala-Tamil Divide: A Fatal Tamil Unawareness:

Paper No. 6550                 Dated 11-June-2019

Guest Column:  By Charles Sarvan;

 I isolate the following two from an email message I received recently:

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Sri Lanka- Easter Sunday

Paper No: 6532 .   Dated 26-April-2019

By Prof. Charles Sarvan   

   “I, a stranger…  / In a world I never made” (Housman, 1859-1936)

Sri Lanka: Explosions in Colombo- Who could be the Perperators?

Paper No. 6529                Dated 21-April-2019

By Prof. Suryanarayan

The explosions that took place in few churches across Sri Lanka as well as two popular hotels in Colombo on Easter Sunday were completely unexpected. The sudden developments came as a shock to Sri Lanka watchers. The Government has not officially reacted so far nor has any organization claimed responsibility. Therefore, I have no clue about government thinking or of the culprits. Given below are my tentative views.

Sri Lanka: Book Review The Sri Lankan Refugees in Tamil Nadu:By Prof. Suryanarayan:

Paper No. 6419                   Dated 2-April-2019
Review-By S.Chandraseskharan
(“Refugee Dilemma -Sri Lankan Refugees in Tamil Nadu-Published by Prabhat Prakashan and Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad- Price Rs 250.00)
 
It is almost ten years since the LTTE was virtually wiped out in May 2009 and yet the problems relating to the ethnic question, the refugees and the attempts to get the Sri Lankan Government to transitional justice have failed.  
 

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