Vikalpa Video recorded on Thursday 7th May 2009, as part of its current series on the LTTE and the end to the war in Sri Lanka, an interview with prominent Tamil politician, leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) and vocal critic of the LTTE Mr. Veerasingham Anandasangaree. Mr. Anandasangaree in these two interviews […]
The police informed courts they have no charges against Mr. Vithyatharan the Editor of both Sudar Oli and Uthayan news papers, after detaining him for two months. On 24th of April, he was acquitted by Courts. He was taken in for investigations by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) in relation to the suicide air attacks […]
We are reading about war crimes and ethnic cleansing on an unimaginable scale. I wonder when these artillery shells will stop raining upon our people and whether there will be justice for the victims.
These closing climactic weeks of the conventional war have been accompanied by tremendous external pressure on the Sri Lankan state. This has its upside because it illuminates. It reveals to us the world as it is and how it might be. It tells us who our friends are. It tells us also who our enemy’s […]
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.
[Editors note, 6 January 2011: This specific post and the debate that ensued is referred to and featured in Fire and Storm: Essays in Sri Lankan Politics by Prof. Michael Roberts. Read more here.] ### “I would accept 50,000 dead to finish the LTTE. That’s what it comes down to. And I would, to end […]
The most recent controversy in Sri Lanka’s foreign relations popped up with news reports on Sri Lanka’s apparent ‘rejection’ of entry clearance to Swedish Foreign Minister the Hon. Carl Bildt. Minister Bildt, a senior Swedish politician and former Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994, was supposed to visit Sri Lanka on Wednesday 29 […]
Image courtesy The Telegraph The Sri Lankan military is dealing with probably the largest hostage crisis in world history. Sri Lanka and its present leadership will be forever remembered for how it handles this unprecedented predicament. As a long and protracted battle draws to a miserable end, it is right to be intensely concerned about […]
A Brief Preface Some of my friends were worried that through the previous articles I may have inadvertently ‘’caught the tiger by the (ir) tail’. They have requested me to take care physically (I don’t from whom?). This is besides the 270+ emails flooded into my inbox, and the indicator of 1800+ (if it is […]