By C.A. Chandraprema Can there be a more loathsome sight on earth than that of rampaging Buddhist monks in saffron robes? The sight is made doubly loathsome, because a ‘rampaging monk’ is a contradiction in terms – something that cannot be. The Buddhist expectation is that a monk in particular will have at least an Read More
Suhasini Haidar With India’s abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden roughshod over several foreign policy decisions Sometimes, the loudest sound can emanate from the sidelines. At the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva last week, India’s abstention vote Read More
If UK can appoint a British Military officer to be Governor of Australia why can’t Sri Lanka appoint a military Governor?
By Shenali D Waduge The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth 2 has made her choice. She has picked General Peter Cosgrove as the Governor General of Australia. Peter Cosgrove is incidentally a former defence forces chief. Though the appointment was officially endorsed by the Queen the appointment in fact was made by David Cameron’s Conservative Read More
by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Two pistol shots rang out in the afternoon of Thursday March 13th 2014 at house No. 5 of the Indian Housing scheme in Musalampitty in the Puliyampokkanai area of Tharmapuram region in Kilinochchi district. A fifty year old Police officer named Ratnakumara attached to the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) was injured. The Read More
Major issues of compliance with ICCPR US Under heavy fire On Human Rights and humane values in Geneva
By Lucien Rajakarunanayake While the US is currently leading its campaign against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, over alleged violations of human rights, alleged war crimes and the failure to achieve reconciliation etc., after the defeat of the LTTE terror, elsewhere in Geneva the US came in for heavy Read More
Malaysia Airlines MH370 is only the latest in a long line of planes that flew off the radar. The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane and its passengers and crew continues. What happened to the flight’s 239 passengers and Read More