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Genocide claims, number games, and margins of error

By Chandre Dharmawardana   June 23, 1983 known as “BLACK JULY” was a day of shame for Sri Lanka, where a government calling itself a “Dharmista Rajya” (a Righteous Regime) aided and abetted armed mobs to attack a section of its citizens — civilian Tamils. The fact that there were...

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‘Moderate’ is a convenient garb for the pernicious

By Malinda Senaviratne We don’t have to listen to the not-so-veiled threats of ex-Governor of the Eastern Province, Mahabood Hizbullah to understand that there is a real and abiding danger of a kind of terrorism this country did not know before Easter Sunday. And yet, the noises made in English,...