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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.

Sri Lanka: Tweaking the Muslims – Update No. 243

Note No. 715                                           Dated 22-Apr-2014

By Col R. Hariharan

Why Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa is tweaking the Muslim community, which by and large had been his loyal political partner?

Sri Lanka: Has Rajapakse taken a tumble?

Paper No. 5679                                         Dated 02-Apr-3014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

This article is an assessment of the impact of elections in two provinces on 29 March, two days after the government’s defeat at the UNHRC in Geneva.

India must Cosponsor UNHRC Resolution on Lanka

Paper No. 5658                                      Dated 04-Mar-2014

Guest column by Kumar David

It makes no sense for India to pussyfoot in the way it has been doing for the last five years.

Sri Lanka: Making Sense beyond theatricals- Update No. 240

Note No. 703                                        Dated 24-Nov-2013

By Col R Hariharan

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa had spent around SL Rs 14.8 billion (as stated in parliament by Opposition), imported 54 Mercedes Benz cars for guests use, lot of time and energy to make a success of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) 2013 hosted in Colombo.

Sri Lanka: Beware the Ides of March

Paper No. 5606                                          Dated 19-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

“Do not dictate to me, I’m not ready to take orders from others. We have a tradition and culture of over 2500 years and a time tested legal system together with a law enforcement process to address any issue”.

Sri Lanka: Character of Rajapakse political-economy

Paper No. 5559                                 Dated 16-Sep-2013

By Dr. Kumar David

Leader of the Samasamja Party, Prof. Tissa Vitarana has since the IMF began to influence economic policy described it as a trend to neoliberalism.

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