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REQUEST TO PROBE INTO THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE INDIAN PEACE KEEPING FORCE IN SRI LANKA IN 1987-1990

Mr Salil Shetty, Secretary General-Amnesty International Dear Mr. Salil Shetty, REQUEST TO PROBE INTO THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE INDIAN PEACE KEEPING FORCE IN SRI LANKA IN 1987-1990. At an interview with the Mr Shamindra Ferdinando the   Deputy Editor of the ‘Island’ news paper...

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The making of a nationalist – Experiences that shaped NQ’s nationalist resolve

by Neville Jayaweera   Nationalism is a paradox. It imparts new life to moribund  societies and launches them into new orbits. Paradoxically however, once restored to a new life, the selfsame  societies   tend to deny to other societies the new life they had striven so hard to achieve for themselves.   When...

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FM Samaraweera v General Guneratne

By A Patabendige Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera (FM Sam) has a reputation for launching surprise attacks as any Biswal could vouch for. He has done so again when with sanctimonious concern for the Army, he launched a desperate, much convoluted and belated attack on Major General Kamal Guneratne’s book ‘Road...