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Brushed under the carpet for long, Jaffna’s social issues are coming to the fore

  0 comments   |     by P K Balachandran

A makeshift house put up by Oppressed Castes in Jaffna A makeshift house put up by Oppressed Castes in Jaffna A makeshift house put up by Oppressed Castes in Jaffna Issues of social inequality and oppression among the Tamils of North Sri Lanka, which were brushed under the carpet either by tradition or by the exigencies of war, are now coming into

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Brushed under the carpet for long, Jaffna’s social issues are coming to the fore

  0 comments   |     by P K BALACHANDRAN

Brushed under the carpet for long, Jaffna’s social issues are coming to the fore  P K Balachandran, October 9, 2017 A makeshift house put up by Oppressed Castes in Jaffna Issues of social inequality and oppression among the Tamils of North S

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India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka

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India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka India sets out to check China’s efforts to turn the island into a maritime hub on its “Belt and Road.” By Yigal Chazan  Unnerved by growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, India is seeking to strengthen ties with the Colombo government through economic cooperation as the In

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Sri Lanka in Limbo - Despite Finally Defeating the Tamil Tiger

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Despite finally defeating the Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009 after a bloody decades-long civil war, Sri Lanka is under pressure by its ‘Western partners’ to do more to integrate and assimilate the northern reaches of the recently reunified country. Although not yet suggested as a serious solution, this could obviously take on the form of federalist demands by the Tamils and the

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Come China Come: Let’s Have The Dragon-Lion Dance ! in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Nilantha Ilangamuwa

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is here in Colombo on a two day official visit. It has been very interesting and a pinking diplomatic relationship that  Sri Lanka as a sovereign nation  has developed since the ancient times with the Republic. Whatever may the recorded history placed before us be, one thing is certain and that is that  China has played a significant role in

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SRI LANKA-RANIL DREAM AND THE DELUSIONAL OPPOSITION

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Sri Lanka: Ranil’s Dream And The Delusional Opposition by Nilantha Ilangamuwa Arresting of an intelligence officer attached to Sri Lanka Army over the murder of late Lasantha Wickramatunge has sparked questions about the underworld of the state, and questioned the very ruling elements of the government. The investigation of this blatantly committed daylight murder has turned into yet another al

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