by P.K.Balachandran (August 15th is the 65th anniversary of India’s Independence) When the Japanese occupied Malaya and Singapore in 1942, a large number of Indians joined the Indian Independence League (IIL) and the Indian National Army (INA) headed by Subhas Chandra Bose, the Indian freedom fighter who was striving to free India from the British, [...]
By James M. Dorsey As the civil war in Syria continues to spread Turkey is faced with a new dimension to its long-standing Kurdish problem. For decades, modern Turkey has been battling a bloody insurgency in southeastern Turkey, led by the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) that has left some 40,000 people dead on both sides. [...]
Why Kids Who Are Intelligent Enough To Enter Universities in Other Countries Cannot Enter Universities in Sri Lanka
By Nipuni Panamaldeniya Growing up in Sri Lanka, if someone had told me that I would move to Canada when I was 16, I certainly would have thought that they had surrendered to insanity. But when the opportunity arose for us to immigrate, we took it, knowing that sooner or later, my brother and I [...]
From FTA to CEPA: Indian Business Class Wants to Sell not Just its Goods but also its Services like Energy and Education to Sri Lanka
By Kath Noble While Tamil Nadu is fixated with the politics of India’s relationship with Sri Lanka, as was amply demonstrated by the hullabaloo over the conference of the Tamil Eelam Supporters’ Organisation in Chennai on August 12th, the rest of the country has been focusing on rather different issues.
by Kerry Brewster You Tube Video & Transcript of ABC “Lateline” Presentation STEVE CANNANE, PRESENTER: Three Sri Lankan men who’ve been declared genuine refugees are fighting secret ASIO rulings that mean they can’t be released from immigration detention despite their refugee status.
by K. S. Sivakumaran We all know history is subject to revision when new research shows new evidences. It is also an exercise in interpretation and it depends on who does it for whom. In Lanka, history is interpreted in different ways. While being skeptical on what I am going to record below, I feel [...]
by Dr.Muttukrishna Sarvanantha Before the meeting with the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on May 18, 2012, Foreign Minister G. L. Peiris made some remarks which included the following. “The most striking developments have really been in the northern province of Sri Lanka where the economy is growing by as much as 22 percent in [...]
by Naunihal Singh The media has treated the shootings in Oak Creek very differently from those that happened just two weeks earlier in Aurora. Only one network sent an anchor to report live from Oak Creek, and none of the networks gave the murders in Wisconsin the kind of extensive coverage that the Colorado shootings [...]
by Dharisha Bastians “…we cannot glorify death whether in the battlefield or otherwise, we must celebrate life, and we are fiercely committed to protecting and securing the sanctity of life which is the most fundamental value without which all other rights and freedoms become meaningless…” – Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam – Parliament of Sri Lanka 15 [...]