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Debunking Tamil Homeland myth with 5 questions

By Shenali D Waduge Divide & Rule was a key component of colonial rule. Illegally taking over lands and territories, planting fictitious history, infesting minds with hate and violence is part of a legacy that continues unabated. Sadly, historians have failed to take these false claims and nullify them. They...

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UNHRC’s repeated resolutions without resolution

by Neville Ladduwahetty September is the month when the UN Human Rights Council presents its latest Resolution on Sri Lanka. It is reported that the latest version has graduated from violations of human rights and international humanitarian law to include violations of “economic crimes”. Whatever the scope of the Resolution,...

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Delisting of former proscribed entities

By Neville Ladduwahetty A media release issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says, “The ban was lifted after a study was conducted by a committee consisting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Attorney General’s Department, intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies, and the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central...

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India demands for “the pound of flesh’ at the UNHRC.

Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh- This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood;” Merchant of Venice -Shakespeare. India came to support Sri Lanka in our moment of utter despair ravaged by a unprecedented economic and social crisis when no other nation responded to...