Monthly Archive: April 2017

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NO TALKS ON ETCA, TILL THE FORMATION OF A NATIONAL POLICY

According to the recent press reports, PM Ranil Wickremasinge visited India in order to meet his Indian counterpart, Modi, and to give the final consent on several issues of critical importance to Sri Lanka.  Among such issues, one is the ETCA agreement. Throughout the recent past, Professionals National Front (PNF),...

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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...