Sri Lanka after the Tigers

By Meenakshi Ganguly The causeway that links northern Sri Lanka’s mainland to Mannar Island is lined with vast military barracks. They have a nicely settled...

No political solution for political prisoners

By Easwaran Rutnam The Government has ruled out a general amnesty to address the political prisoner issue which looks like erupting once again anytime soon. Minister...

Mixed expectations on Zeid’s visit

The ongoing visit to Sri Lanka by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has brought mixed expectations, particularly...

A festering fisheries crisis amid cosy Indo-Lanka ties

Indo-Lanka relations have not looked this strong in decades, but renewed ties hold little hope for Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen, whose livelihoods are in...

Time to consign death penalty to history books

By Paul Godfrey The sentencing of a Sri Lankan maid in Saudi Arabia to be killed for sleeping with the wrong man was a reminder...

Saying goodbye to Sri Lanka and her resilient people

By Subinay Nandy In my 25 years at the United Nations I have had the privilege of serving in a number of countries. In May...

Economic and financial stability in Asia is critical

By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar Economic and financial stability in Asia is critical as we embark on the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a...

Sinhale campaign raises fresh fears

It started with vehicles having stickers saying ‘Sinhale’ but that soon spread to walls of Muslim-owned houses in Nugegoda being spray painted with the...

Wigneswaran faces diplomatic pressure

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is facing diplomatic pressure as he pushes ahead with the newly formed Tamil People’s Council (TPC) which consists...

Need for a time-bound process

The government is set to make some headway in the reconciliation process this month but the failure to set deadlines to complete the process...

Migrants shape a better Asia- Pacific – If we let them

By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar and Ambassador William Lacy Swing   Over land, by air and by sea, the people of Asia and the Pacific are on...

The truth is sacred, it has to surface says Mano

By Easwaran Rutnam The government has made several promises with regards to the accountability issue and is in the process of taking steps to ensure...

Sri Lanka must maintain progress on human rights

By David Daly - Ambassador of the EU to Sri Lanka   The EU is based on the principles of democracy, the rule of law and human rights...

Sri Lanka lacks implementation of policies

By Subinay Nandy As we mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 03rd December, it is time to reflect on the plight of...

Asia Pacific: Response to Climate Change

Global leaders are gathered in Paris for the COP21 climate summit.Given Asia-Pacific’s size and its contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, its voice and...

Northern issues threaten non-recurrence

By Easwaran Rutnam The inability to pay back loans, unemployment and the political prisoner issue has gripped the North ahead of the New Year. National Dialogue...

Sri Lanka moving forward on gender equality

Sri Lanka has made important strides in the journey towards gender equality, the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women said...

Many talk, few offer help – Father S.J. Emmanuel

The Global Tamil Forum is one of many organizations which were listed for links with the LTTE in Sri Lanka but was de-listed by...

Justice for a Sri Lankan massacre

By James Ross “The house has beenemptynearly 10 years,” the local aid worker told me. “No one wants to live there.” The small,one-story building is enclosed...

Unexpected political opening won’t last forever

Sri Lanka’s new government, led by President Maithripala Sirisena, has now made a range of assurances via an extensive reform agenda and is now...