Yearly Archive: 2017


Lanka sledgehammered by UN

  By Shamindra Ferdinando   Ben Emmerson, QC, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, while countering terrorism, is fully cognizant of Sri Lanka’s long and complex history of ethnic tensions and the tremendous security challenges this has generated. For almost 26 years,...


Let’s define “National Interest” as “A Sustainable Nation”

By Malinda Seneviratne There’s a descriptive that was liberally used not too long ago to describe Sri Lanka: “failed state”.  Those who used that term not surprisingly were (at the time) ardent cheer-leaders of that 21st Century version of ‘White Man’s Burden,’ R2P (Responsibility to Protect).  The ‘failed state,’ managed to record...