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Partisan intellectuals betrayed the nation

By H.L.D Mahindapala The utter failure of our intellectuals to grasp the turbulent historical and political undercurrents that destroyed all possibilities of peaceful co-existence has been one of the main contributory factors that prolonged and sustained the 33-year-old ‘war’ launched officially by the Tamil leadership on May 14, 1976 at Vadukoddai....


Insane fury in Tamil politics destroys the Tamils

By H.L.D Mahindapala   “The cruelty of Sangkili (and his avatar Prabhakaran) increased with his power…..” Yalpana Vaipava Malai Jaffna has been the dark side of the Sri Lankan moon: its’ history has been consistently hidden from public scrutiny. Reason: It is politically disadvantageous to reveal the horrors of Jaffna Vellala...


A challenge to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and self respect

By Rohana R. Wasala A small country like Sri Lanka with no economic or military power has only two things to its credit – sovereignty and self respect. If we lose sovereignty and self respect, we lose everything.” The late Lakshman Kadirgamar, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1994-2001), quoted in THE CAKE...


34 years on: The many failures of the Indo-Lanka Accord

By Sugeeswara Senadhira The deployment of Indian troops in Sri Lanka and establishing of Provincial Councils by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution are two of the main results of the Indo-Sri Lanka Agreement (ISLA) signed on July 29, 1987. The 34th anniversary of the ISLA gives an opportunity to...