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The Makers Of Sri Lankan History

By H.L.D Mahindapala When the Buddha asked the Yakkahas a place to sit “(T)he yakkhas thus answered the Blessed One: “We all, O Lord, give you even the whole of our island. Give us release from our fear” – Mahavamsa – 1: 27-29. The pioneering Indo-Aryan settlers, who came to...

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Tamil Guardian report on Genocide Remembrance Day irks GSLF

By Shamindra Ferdinando   Tamil Guardian posted a series of messages, from sitting British politicians and other schemers, issued to mark what they called ‘Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day.’ The Island carried the Tamil Guardian report in its Saturday, May 27, 2018, printed edition. The full report can be accessed online....

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Geneva 2018 and its aftermath

By Neville Ladduwahetty   Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana opened his address to the UN Human Rights Council at the 37th Secession by referring to a section from President Sirisena’s 100 Day Programme; he stress, inter alia: “… the government’s firm commitment to the advancement of reconciliation, the rule...