A difference of 3 days: V. Anandasangaree on the killing of Tamil civilians in the Vanni

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 abduction, assault, arrest and defamation of the Sudar Oli Editor: Questions for the Sri Lankan Government

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 […]

Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan on whether the LTTE is really finished and the war over in Sri Lanka

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,  Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan rose to prominence as the leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), a […]

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) on whether the LTTE is really finished and the war over in Sri Lanka

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 […]

Amal Jayasinghe on whether the LTTE is really finished and the war over in Sri Lanka

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.

Prof. Rohan Samarajiva on whether the LTTE is really finished and the war over in Sri Lanka

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.

Would killing 50,000 civilians to finish off the LTTE bring peace?

[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 […]

Rejecting Bildt, one way winds and concerns over conflict regulation

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 […]

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