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Sri Lanka: Constitutional Changes Spell Future Trouble

Paper No. 5894                           Dated 16-Mar-2015

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

The most important and admirable political development in Lanka in the recent period was the defeat of Mahinda Rajapakse and the election of Maithripala Sirisena (MS) as president in his stead on 8 Jaunary 2015.

Alternative Routes to Justice for War Crimes in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 5870                                   Dated 12-Feb-2015

by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

This article aims to explore the current realities of the investigation of alleged war crimes being conducted by the United Nations (U.N.) with a focus on answering the following questions:

Sri Lanka: Heading Towards a Constitutional Despotism

Paper No. 5855                                Dated 08-Jan-2015

Guest Column by Professor Ramu Manivannan

There is a systemic crisis in Sri Lanka and the advanced stage of the cancerous polity will climax in the near future. The post-independent polity in Sri Lanka was never allowed to form itself. 

Sri Lanka: Don’t underestimate Rajapaksa

Paper No. 5843                                 Dated 16-Dec-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

After President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his surprise challenger Maithripala Sirisena, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), who quit his office as Minister, filed their nominations for the Presidential election on January 8, 2015 the contest has become exciting.

India and the issue of independent Tamil Eelam: Q & A

 Paper No. 5822                                       Dated 18-Nov-2014

Col. R. Hariharan

Text of an E-mail interview with Dr Parasaran Rangarajan, editor-in-chief of the International Law Journal of London, on November 16, 2014 is reproduced here.

Sri Lanka: Ex-IPKF Intelligence Chief sets the record straight

Paper No. 5763                                        Dated 11-Aug-2014

by Col. R. Hariharan

Sulochana Ramiah Mohan/ Interview
Courtesy: Ceylon Today, August 10, 2014 URL: www.ceylontoday.lk

Sri Lanka: Prioritising reasons for LTTE’s defeat

Paper No. 5702                                        Dated 16-May-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

It is natural that many reasons are ascribed for the defeat of the LTTE; none is exclusively true, they are interconnected, some more significant than others. After five years it is timely to sift the wheat from the chaff and reflect upon their relative importance and gain some perspective.

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