LOOKING TO SRI LANKA TO CHAMPION COMMONWEALTH VALUES

Opinion by Alistair Burt, Minister for The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office When the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam met their demise in 2OO9 at...

The ghosts of expediency

Domestic political victories in the short term, often won at a great cost to democracy, liberty and the rule of law have a way...

The struggle for liberty: 65 years on

“The rise of the Nazis was made possible because the elite of German society worked with them, but also, above all else, because most...

Breaking the silence

By Chrishmal Warnasuriya   The calm ex post facto the storm – Since the sudden “fizzling down” of the hyperactivity in Hulftsdorp I’ve been hounded with questions...

STRATEGY FOR DEMOCRATIC RESISTANCE, MANIFESTO FOR CHANGE

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka   However bad things are in Sri Lanka today and however bad things may get, there is almost nothing that cannot be reversed...

Geneva 2.0: Lessons unlearnt

“I received information from a third party. Either myself or the Government does not know anything about Eknaligoda – it is only God who...

Life aboard a sanctions-hit Iranian ship which fled Sri Lanka

The eight Indian crew members on board the MV Amina had no inkling they were trapped on the frontline of the West's economic war...

Apathy in the aftermath

A return to the status quo seems inevitable in the impeachment aftermath. A new administration at Hulftsdorp, a dormant Opposition, and a disengaged people...

And then they came for the judges

His foes accuse Mahinda Rajapaksa of many sins during his seven years as Sri Lanka’s president. They blame him for the savagery that cost...

The end game

“The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a...

Child Soldiers In Sri Lanka Not A “Closed” Issue

The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict recently adopted the ‘Draft Conclusions on the situation of children and armed conflict in...

Baby boy for mom locked up as Australian security risk

A woman who Australia deems to be a national security risk has given birth to a child who is likely to spend the early...