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Can Mahinda emulate Mahathir?

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd With 2018 just about reaching its halfway mark, three of Sri Lanka’s major political players have already begun...

Mullivaikkal: The Enduring Will to Freedom of the Tamil People

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Oyatha Alaikal Mullivaikkal. There are many words pertaining to the Tamil Eelam independence struggle that have meanings far beyond their functional ones. Mullivaikkal is among the foremost of these....

Conceal Ocular impact of blast is concealed in our community

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Dr.C.S.Jamunanatha Blast wave contusions and blast fragmentation contributed to 80% of the ocular trauma in the community which was under heavy military operation. It might have happened in Vanni...

‘Yahapalanaya’ has passed its shelf life

Maithri

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd President Maithripala Sirisena in his speeches at two separate occasions early this week made two politically...

Winning the War on Tuberculosis in Northern Province of Sri Lanka

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  DR.C.S.Jamunanantha, MBBS, DTCD New drugs and treatment regimes along with new public health institutions with human right approaches are making a difference in Tuberculosis treatment in...

Revisiting the Indo-Lanka Peace Accord: Stirring up old resentments and hope

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd The much-maligned Indo-Lanka Peace Accord of 1987 is back in public focus, courtesy T. Ramakrishnan’s book Or...

Validity of the Indo-Lanka Accord for Tamils Political Will

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Dr.C.S.Jamunanantha Indo-Lanka Accord was made by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mr.J.R.Jayawardene, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of India,...

Criminalizing politics and politicizing crime

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Each time a horrific crime hits the headlines, ministers and police top brass make solemn avowals that stringent...

Sri Lanka: The human rights crisis in the Tamil North and East – An appeal for international intervention

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Brian Senewiratne, MD, FRCP,FRACP, Consultant Physician, Brisbane, Australia I am a Sinhalese from the majority community in Sri Lanka. I have campaigned for the past 70 years for the Tamil people...

How the modern Scientist perceive the Dance of Siva: Dance of Siva and Sivalingam in Hindu philosophy as Dynamic and Statistic model for universe respectively

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Dr.C.S.Jamunanantha The greatest gift from Saivasiddandam for mankind is both Dance of Siva and Sivalingam. Dance of Siva is the symbolic representation of the universe in dynamic model. It explains...

Ranil’s woes are not over

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Though Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has convincingly defeated the No-Confidence Motion brought against him...

Quantum Transformers in power grid system an innovative technology for mankind

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Dr. C.S. Jamunanantha Scientific technology are uplifting the standard of Human livings on earth. The needs of the growing populations can be fulfilled by the innovative approach in the electrical...

Partners, Not Beggars: A Strategic Proposal for Lobbying Security Council Members

Sowjeya and Loranzo

Lorenzo Fiorito and Sowjeya Joseph On February 16, the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) announced that it would initiate a grassroots signature campaign. The petition first demands that the UN...

Facebook’s value dropped £41 billion last week

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Subash Shangary, Managing Director, Berkeley Private Wealth, 23, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6HE Facebook as we all know is one of the most popular social media platforms to date....

Understanding Saivasiddandam – Sivaganabothum  

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Dr. C. S. Jamunanantha The world is an assemblage comprising men, women and things. It is subject to a threefold operation; obviously it is a created entity. God who dissolves the world recreates it...

Forsaking the teachings of the Buddha: Sri Lanka is destined to have attacks against minority communities on repeat cycle as long as temple politics remain

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Whenever violence is unleashed on ethnic minority communities, political leaders from South almost by rote, hold a...

Is India listening to Wigneswaran?

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd The Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran, though a reluctant political entrant four and a half years...

The LG polls surprise The domino effects are beginning

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd  The outcome of last week’s local government elections, one that had evinced unprecedented interest both locally...

Genocide and Self-Determination of Eelam Tamils under international law

Lorenzo Fiorito

Speech delivered by Lorenzo Fiorito at the Conference titled “Seventy Years of Oppression of Eelam Tamils by Sri Lanka” on February 5, 2018, at the Hotel Nazionale Rome in Italy.  It’s...

JR’s dubious legacy Chained to the wheels of an executive presidency

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of  Express  Newspapers Ltd In what was surely a coincidence, last Sunday (4) turned out to be a day of anniversary milestones, with the...

Will the Vedukkunaarimalai be safeguarded from Buddhist extremist?

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This hill is located in the Palamodai  area in Olumadu of Vavuniya North. The area people is calling this hill which at the centre of thick forest my the name, “ Vedukkunaarimalai”. It is said...

Sampanthan on a fools errand

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd With the fissures between the UNP and SLFP widening daily, the likelihood of the unity government remaining intact...

Saiva Siddhanta (Hindu Philosophy)

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Dr.C.S.Jamunanantha Hinduism has many philosophical system. Saiva Siddhanta as an authentic school of Philosophy and spiritual tradition is borne out by a large number of saints it has produced...

The dilemma of being Sirisena With a lame duck presidency in the horizon

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Lt President Maithripala Sirisena’s emotional outburst and the subsequent storming out of the Cabinet meeting at...

Can superstar Rajinikanth do an MGR?

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd “My entry into politics is certain.This is the compulsion of the times. In the upcoming state assembly polls, I...

Is the JVP really ready to embrace change?

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath’s recent comments (in an English Daily) on...

Women and Genocide – An assessment involving psychology, sex, violence, family and culture

Parani Krishnarajani

Parani Krishnarajani  (The columnist is doing his research on violence unleashed on women and children in the aftermath of a war and its implication on genocide) Women are the basis of the society....

The games politicians play: In preparing for the local government elections

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Political parties are busy filing nominations to contest local government elections scheduled for early 2018. As...

Bringing god into the affairs of men

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd A major controversy has broken out over the recent visit by Rahul Gandhi, the soon- to-be president of Indian...

Impotent leadership and uneasy co-habitation: Can the two main political parties withstand the problems arising from within and outside and continue to work together?

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Two years and three months after the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) formed the...

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-7

Parani Krishnarajani

We celebrated the achievements of Black Tigers but we failed to capture their doctrines, the primary reason why their sacrifices never emerged and got tangled in the geo-political lobby. This is the...

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-6

Parani Krishnarajani

Parani Krishnarajani The machineries of establishment – the crony capitalists, and the corporates that guard its operations; employ various interest group that are not at cross roads. And they...

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-5

Parani Krishnarajani

Parani Krishnarajani History of the world renewed itself and underwent a sea change after the dismantling of Berlin wall , disintegration of the Soviet Union, and the 9/11 incident. Some...

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-4

Parani Krishnarajani

Parani Krishnarajani The psyche of the Tamil Tigers and water (sea) is something interesting. It is indeed a magic. In the past, whenever Tigers were believed to be defeated, they came back with a...

Rajapaksa’s comeback gambit: Foiling the constitution making process

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan, participating in the final debate of...

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-3

Parani Krishnarajani

Parani Krishnarajani The world we live is made of three quarters of water. The composition of water in the human body incidentally has the same equation. International relations and the strategy...

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-2

Parani Krishnarajani

Parani Krishnarajani Mullivaikkal and Nandikadal are two names of a similar geographical region. It may be true that both these regions are separated by an inch of land. But both these lands come to...

The Principles of Nandikadal: An Introduction-1

Parani Krishnarajani

Parani Krishnarajani “Nandikadal” – it is not just a name a place carries. It is the name that sums up the identity of Tamils determined to resurrect themselves. It is the name that...

The federal solution Leonard Woolf suggested

Thanabalasingam

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham The Government Agent in Hambantota for a number of years proposed a federal system on the Swiss model for Sri Lanka the 1930s As the political discussion and debate on...

The redundancy of another all-party conference: When all parties have had their say about constitutional reforms in the Constitutional Assembly debate

Thanabalasingam

By Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham  is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd Even as Parliament met as the Constitutional Assembly last Monday (Oct 30) and began debating the interim...

At Rajapaksa’s bidding: The Maha Sangha’s sudden and strident opposition to constitutional reforms explained

Thanabalasingam

By Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham  is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd The main sects of Sri Lanka’s Maha Sangha have once again demonstrated their strident opposition to...

“Pirabaharanism”- A preface before getting to understand its nuances

Parani Krishnarajani

Parani Krishnarajani The soon to be released book “Velupillai Pirabaharan: Being and Nothingness (May 18 – Before and After) by Parani Krishnarajani, by a well-known political activists in...

In the grips of absolute power: Why a consensus of key political parties on abolishing the  executive presidency remains elusive

Thanabalasingam

Veeragathy  Thanabalasingham is the Consultant Editor of Express  Newspapers Ltd It was interesting to note the peculiar reason adduced by former president Mahinda Rajapkasa to his decision to hold...

International Film Festival – Jaffna: It should help the rise of the Eelam Tamil Cinema

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Vethanayagam Thevananth, Hon. President, Federation of Jaffna District Non-Governmental Organizations After the war came to an end, Projects utilizing arts to create reconciliation, and for the...

Potential New Directions for Tamil Diplomacy within the International System

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By Sowjeya Joseph and Lorenzo Fiorito The international criminal legal system will not bring justice to Tamils. Other avenues for enforcing human-rights decisions should be explored. On August 29,...

Chenchcholai Massacre which shook Eelam

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14th August 2006 is a day stained by the blood, shed by 61 tender children of Tamil Eelam, massacred mercilessly by the Armed forces of Sri Lanka, and this has come to stay as the cruelest massacre...

Valvai Massacre by IPKF (Nick named Indian Peace Killing Force) of 1989

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The Time is 1989 August 02nd Morning. Place: Valvai Market square. An un-expected confrontation between IPKF and the LTTE occurred. 6 soldiers of the IPKF were killed and 11 were injured. The losses...

1981, Jaffna Public Library and the Cruellest Cultural Genocide: A Holocaust staged by the Racist Sinhala Government 36 years ago

Jaffna Library

The cruellest cultural Holocaust in the history of the ethnic conflict was staged on this day 36 years ago. 97,000 books and 1,800 Ola-manuscripts saw their last in blazing flames lighted by the UNP...

Tharakki Sivaram: A Proud Asset of Tamil Nationalism

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By Parani Krishnarajani April 29th is the day of remembrance of Tharakki Sivaram, a great soul. Many of us, including me, staunchly believed that Sivaram was murdered in cold blood then, to suppress...

1,000 years old Tamil Epigraphs found in the ruins of Sivan Temple located in the jungles of Trincomalee

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By Prof. P.Pushparatnam, Archaeological Coordinator, University of Jaffna Recently a resident of Seruvila had sent a photograph of ruined temple to Manimaran, an officer attached to the Regional...