Rushing to ignite a religious war

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By Tisaranee Gunasekara That last refuge of the persecuted might be vanishing. Faraz Shauketaly of The Sunday Leade was shot in his place of residence. The...

LOOKING TO SRI LANKA TO CHAMPION COMMONWEALTH VALUES

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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...

And then they came for the judges

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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

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“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

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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

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