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By C.V. Wigneswaran – “It is not enough to say war is violent and brutal. Even in war there are standards laid down internationally to be followed. Not to have followed them requires adequate after action. That is the accountability and justice our people are craving for. The reluctance of the powers that be to […]

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Jaffna Awaits The Silent Killer: Chronic Kidney Disease

By Annahl Anbini Hoole – Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a non-communicable disease that affects 10% of the global population to some degree, but goes undiagnosed till the later, more dangerous stages when symptoms appear. Numbers are rising disproportionately in Sri Lanka, especially of CKD of unknown etiology (CKDu – meaning no one knows the […]

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Batakotte (Vadukoddai) Resolution Written By Jaffna Pinocchios

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – Starting from the Dutch period to modern times, the Jaffna Tamil leadership, which consisted exclusively of the Vellalas, relied entirely on two fundamental ideologies to retain their power and privileges in the peninsula. Both ruling ideologies were defined in two separate documents. First was the Tesawalamai codified by Class […]

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Jaffna College Trustees Firm In Their Demands As Alumni Seek Stronger Intervention

Rt. Rev. Daniel Thiagarajah, the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Jaffna College and Uduvil Girls’ College and the Bishop of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India has sent a letter to the Trustees of Jaffna College Funds in Boston, USA as his response to the letter sent by the latter […]

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Jaffna University Unions Voice Indignation Against Bar On Thiagalingam For VC

Colombo Telegraph has published two reports (Report 1 and Report 2) on the developments in the election of the new Vice Chancellor at the University of Jaffna. After many bitter years of stagnation, many people have come to see the University as the obstacle to openness and progressive change. This is evident in the fear […]

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Electing A VC At Jaffna University: A Window Into Erosion Of Quality In Sri Lankan University System

Colombo Telegraph continues its exposure of corruption in Jaffna University which is ruinous for the development of the region and indeed the nation. By turning a blind eye to it, the Government and the education authorities, are by default, creating a climate where the entire system of education threatens to become toxic. In most universities […]

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VC Election In Jaffna: Will The North’s Wilted Intellectual Life Bloom Once More?

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns of moves to suppress the application of Prof. Sam Thiagalingam, the sole external candidate for the post of Vice Chancellor at the University of Jaffna. Prof. Thiagalingam, whose application was posted in the US on 27th December and received on 17th January, a day after the deadline, is an eminent scholar […]

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Sinhalese In Jaffna

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Sinhalese In Jaffna

By Handy Perinbanayagam and Lyman Kulatungam – Even as independent Sri Lanka turns 69 today, many of us who are living in and outside of Sri Lanka continue to debate the meanings of the terms “independent” and “Sri Lanka” given the history of conflicts and violence that our country has witnessed for the past 69 […]

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Cut On The Funds To Jaffna College And Uduvil Girls’ College: Trustees Note Serious Irregularities In Administration

Colombo Telegraph now has access to a letter sent by the Trustees of Jaffna College Funds based in Boston, USA which states that the Trustees have decided to reduce the funds allocated to both Jaffna College, Vaddukoddai and Uduvil Girls’ College for the first quarter of the year 2017 by 20%. This letter, signed by […]

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The Last King Of Jaffna Was A Sinhala-Buddhist

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – Part of the crisis we are facing today was caused by either deliberately hiding the realities of history, or by political activists distorting it to suit expedient politics and partisan ideologies. Distorted history indeed played a central role in dividing the Sinhala-Tamil communities on ethnic lines. One of the […]

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