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Sri Lanka’s India Equation- Rhetoric and Reality.

Paper No. 6517                             Dated  28-Nov-2019

By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

The victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Presidential election held on November 16, 2019, with a massive mandate, not unexpected by Sri Lanka watchers in India, opens a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s history and also in Sri Lanka-India relations.

Sri Lanka: Victory of Rajapaksa- What it means to Tamil Polity?

Paper No. 6515                  Dated  24- Nov- 2019

By Prof. Ramu Manivannan

The victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was much anticipated in the recently held 16th November presidential elections in Sri Lanka given the course of national politics after the evaporation of false euphoria over the success of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in keeping Mahinda Rajapaksa out of power since 2015. 

Plea to render justice to the Malaiha (Hill Country) Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6510               Dated 14-Nov-2019

By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

On July 19, 2016 the Government of India introduced a bill in Parliament to amend certain provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955. The objective of the proposed bill is to enable the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, who have fled to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan without valid travel documents or those whose travel documents have expired in recent years to acquire Indian citizenship by process of naturalization.

Waving the National Flag”: Sri Lankan Flag- Aggressive & Violent?

                                                             Paper No. 6498            Dated 24-Sep-2019

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

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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