Monthly Archive: June 2018


Sri Lankan sovereignty, non-negotiable!

by Tamara Kunanayakam Courtesy of The Island Economist, Chairperson – UN Working Group on the Right to Development (2011 – 2015), and former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN at Geneva (Based on a Public Lecture at the University of Colombo, adapted for The Island) Sri Lankan sovereignty –...


The greatness of the Great Chronicle, Mahavamsa

By H.L. D. Mahindapala   “And the soothsayers, when they saw the seats prepared, foretold: ‘The earth is occupied by these (bhikkus); they will be lords upon the island.’  – Mahavamsa XIV: 53.   In the opening paragraph Bhikku Mahanama, the Father of Sri Lankan history, makes it clear that...


War crimes…part 6 for UNHRC

By Kamalika Pieris The Sri Lanka armed forces strenuously deny that they committed ‘war crimes’. Retd. Major General Lalin Fernando said firmly that the army did not have heavy artillery (175 mm guns and above) or cluster munitions as alleged. The  Army also denied accusations by two Catholic bishops,    Rayappu...