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The rise and fall of Prabhakaran

By Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar was a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service. His assignments included the Soviet Union, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Germany, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait and Turkey. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran’s death circa May 19, 2009, in...

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Maha Sangha – above the state

By Rear Admiral (Dr.) Sarath Weerasekera VSV, RWP, USP   An article appeared in The Island” on 10/7/2017 titled ‘Is there a Sangha State” behind the state?’, written by Laksiri Fernando ( LF). LF says that the Maha Sangha of the three Nikayas (Sangha) has given notice” to the government...

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Confusion prevailing in respect of Reconciliation, Constitutional Changes and UNHRC Resolution

His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Copy to: Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister Your Excellency, Honourable Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Elected MPs, Confusion prevailing in respect of Reconciliation, Constitutional Changes and UNHRC Resolution The messages coming from leading members of your government tend...