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The Death Toll in 2009: Deceit and Myopia, International and Lankan

Michael Roberts, courtesy of Colombo Telegraph   Discussion of the death toll during Eelam War IV and the related topic of “The Disappeared” has been marked by collective myopia. Most discussions have dwelt in cloud cuckoo-land. This criticism can be levelled at the witch-hunters in the Western international order (whether UN and Western...


Vellalas – The Missing Link In Sri Lankan Politics

By H. L. D. Mahindapala The stark contrast in the approach to the long-running North-South crisis, plagued with political and military confrontations, is seen clearly in the “S.J.V. Chelvanayakam Memorial lecture” delivered by Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, on 26th April 2017. In it he lauds “Chelva”, the Father...


The Modi Doctrine for Sri Lanka

DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA   Prime Minister Modi’s two day visit to Sri Lanka was supposed to be non-political. Yet, in his address to the International Vesak Conference at the BMICH, he laid out the Modi doctrine for Indo-Lankan relations and more especially for Sri Lanka. As the Indian TV station...