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C. Suntharalingam – Part II: Grandfather’s Letters

C. Suntharalingam – Part II: Grandfather’s Letters

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – Three Vantage Views Before reading Grandfather’ Letters, I had an anecdotal view of C. Suntharalingam (CS). In 1958 as a six year old, I was terrified when classmates talked of Sinhalese marching to Jaffna to slaughter us. CS (in the climax of the book) held the line in Vavuniya, […]

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Moving Towards Renewable & Sustainable Energy In Sri Lanka

By Kavindu Ediriweera – During the Presidential election 2015, president Maithripala Sirisena announced his manifesto under the theme of compassionate Maithri governance, a stable country. In the chapter 10 of the aforesaid, he promised to meet the basic energy needs through renewable energy. The manifesto also included among others protecting against rising of imported fuel […]

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Ranil Wickremesinghe – Untangling Of A Socio-Political Parable

By Vishwamithra – “If the story-tellers could ha’ got decency and good morals from true stories, who’d have troubled to invent parables?” ~ Thomas Hardy Since of late, there seems to be a spate of interest in our Prime Minister. Often referred to as Ranil, instead of Prime Minister, he has managed to draw unusual […]

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Fake News, Lake House & Colombo Telegraph

By Saman Wagaarachchi – Three years ago, the term ‘fake news’ wouldn’t have made an impact in Sri Lanka because media was curtailed, journalists were kidnapped or shot for their dissenting views and websites with opposing views were shrouded to secrecy. Enter Colombo Telegraph. It proclaims ‘in journalism truth is a process.’ That truth seems […]

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The Politics Of Skin: A Velvety Intervention

By Malinda Seneviratne – Prince Dutugemunu is said to have been close to two sisters, one fair and the other dark. They had duly been re-named ‘Sudu’ (Fair One) and ‘Kalu’ (Dark One). The dark one had spurned him and in the end the prince had fallen for the sister. When Kalu finally overcame her […]

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C. Suntharalingam: Tamil Story Telling On The Citizenship Bill

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – Cooked up Commitments to Hill-country Tamils Ceylon Tamil leaders treated the hill-country Tamils perfidiously during the 1948 Citizenship Bill. Today, having wrapped oursleves up in the nationalist flag and it has become important for us to maintain that we were always with them. I had been asked to review […]

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For Those Who Died In Vain In Meethotamulla

By Mass L. Usuf – For the Sinhalese and Tamils, it was their New Year day. A day of joy and celebration. While around the country pots were overflowing with boiling milk ushering in the New Year, in Meethotamulla the saga was somewhat different. Many of people living there were literally buried under the decomposed, rotten and […]

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Sam-Sum Tamil National Alliance

By K. Anaga – Mr. R. Sampanthan, the so-called leader of the opposition, is actually a state sponsored opposition leader. Although he was elected by the people of Trincomalee to look after the interest of the Tamils, he seems to be more concerned about the safety of the ‘Yahapalanaya-Naladchi’ government. He, together with Mr. M.A. […]

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Some Conclusions On Tamil Casteist Racism

By Izeth Hussain – Why bother about Tamil casteist racism, the substantiation for which is to be found in attacks on this writer by only a few Tamils? Arguably they represent just a Tamil Islamophobic lunatic fringe and no more than that. However, the problem in Sri Lanka is that on the ethnic front the […]

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The Tightening Noose

By Ranil Senanayake – It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The image below produced by Google mapping marine pollution says many things. First, that much like India our coastal zones are affected by land based pollution. The thin red line that wraps around the island suggests that our near ocean […]

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