Of late people who made a living out of Sri Lanka-bashing have been changing their tune a bit, but obviously it’s not easy for them to get off their habitual groove. Let me illustrate by taking the case of Jehan Perera, whose career, like those of his ilk, I have been following with increasing disgust. […]
Vikalpa Video asked Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, Minister of National Integration, for his opinion on whether the LTTE was really finished and the war over in Sri Lanka. After fighting for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for over 20 years,Â Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan rose to prominence as the leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), a […]
For reasons I shall explain later I don’t think what we see at present marks the end of the Tamil struggle for independence. The popular perception may well end up in a mirage.Â Clearly, a new chapter of the Tamil campaign is in the making, and the signs are that the next episode is going […]
Vikalpa Video asked the spokesperson of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Nishantha Warnasinghe for his opinion on whether the LTTE was really finished and the war over in Sri Lanka. This video was viewed over 4,000 times in less than 24 hours after it was uploaded to Vikalpa’s YouTube Channel. Nishantha’s opinion in Sinhala: Transcript […]
Vikalpa Video asked Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratna, Leader of the National Left Front (NLF), for his opinion on whether the LTTE was really finished and the war over in Sri Lanka. His opinion in English: His opinion in Sinhala: View other videos in this series below or click here.
Vikalpa Video asked Amal Jayasinghe, Head of AFP Sri Lanka, for his opinion on whether the LTTE was really finished and the war over in Sri Lanka. His opinion in English: His opinion in Sinhala: View other videos in this series below or click here.
Vikalpa Video asked Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Chair and CEO of Lirneasia, for his opinion on whether the LTTE was really finished and the war over in Sri Lanka. His opinion in English: His opinion in Sinhala: View other videos in this series below or click here.
Our Constitutional Council (CC) is the product of an extremely rare moment in our post-independence political history at which legislators of all hues arrived at a consensus. Unfortunately its efficacy has been retarded by undue haste and amateurish handling in creating it, as shown by its shaky existence. While the CC has suffered the lack […]
Not too long ago, my Sunday mornings used to be so enriched by the Sunday newspapers. They informed me, intrigued me, tickled me with laughter and occasionally even exasperated me. I spent the better part of my Sundays going through their diverse and stimulating news, features and opinions. How I miss those Sundays â€“ and […]
It is heartening that the Tamil Tigers have retained a sense of humor under extreme pressure. It is a lesson to us all. The Tigers have declared a unilateral ceasefire and promised not to engage in any offensive military operations. The joke is in two parts. Firstly, they are in no shape to engage in […]
27 April 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The government is considering a proposal to usher in a new ‘barefoot revolution’ in Sri Lanka as part of its philosophy to revive ancient Sinhala traditions. This will see the systematic phasing out of footwear use in all government offices, and other places where politicians and officials are present. […]
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke, 1795 As I sit on the steps leading down to the garden from the verandah, its night in Pelawatte. Darkness in the tropics descends fast and lies very like a thick blanket. The heat and humidity […]
[Note from author: I had a piece in the web-magazine Lines that attracted an extremely detailed response from someone who called him/herself John the Baptist. The comments were embedded within the text of my article. I am sending the article with the comments embedded just as it was in red because I think it will […]
It is clear, even amongst the most liberal of the western political academic circles that the end of the LTTE is now inevitable. Backed by the widow state of Sonia Gandhi and designed by the US counter terror agencies for the GOSL, the SLA under the command of the wondered and vengeful solder of Mj. […]
For anyone concerned with the plight of innocent civilians, the reports from the North are depressing. The latest ‘avalanche (!?) is yet to be fully screened, searched, scrubbed and bleached for any LTTE connections and corralled into what the Government calls ‘welfare centers’. As to what awaits these men, women and children, thereafter and for […]