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Late LT GEN DENZIL KOBBEKADUWA

By Ranjith Soysa The great noble soldier and a gallant leader of defense forces , the Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa became a victim of a land mine  26 years ago on 8th August 1992 in Araly Point while planning an offensive operation Balavegaya.  Though one lamp lights a hundred lamps...

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Sri Lanka take lessons from failed federal solutions!

By Shenali D Waduge Only about 15% of the world’s countries are federal. The notion that the UN or the International Community have fixed templates for conflicts has proved an absolute sham. All of the countries the UN & international community have been involved in & helped deliver mechanisms for...

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Screening of peacekeeping personnel from Sri Lanka

By Neville Ladduwahetty This response is strictly limited to the issue of screening Peace Keeping personnel from Sri Lanka to UN Peacekeeping Operations, and not about the alleged threats by Rear Admiral (Dr.) Sarath Weerasekara to those involved with the process or to the condemnations by academics and prominent members...

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The Mangala-Sumanthiran bluff on secularism

By Malinda Seneviratna Mangala Samaraweera, in supporting the report submitted by the Steering Committee on constitutional reform, called for a constitution that ‘will help our nation put its past behind for good and move forward with renewed hope.’  On the face of it, this is a positive statement.   Mangala’s...