The Proposed Constitution in Sri Lanka…

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Thambu Kanagasabai

 

Will it accommodate the just demands of the Tamils or abandon them to choose their own destiny?

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‘Eluga Tamil’ (Arise Tamils) and vilifying Justice Wigneswaran

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Thambu Kanagasabai

The ‘Eluga Tamil’ rallies held in Jaffna on September 24, 2016 received an overwhelming response and ended with astonishing success beyond the expectations of many, belying the pessimists.

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Office of Missing Persons, Sri Lanka: Upholding or Denying Justice?

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Thambu Kanagasabai

Sri Lanka ranks second in the list of countries after Iraq to record the largest number of disappearances with unofficial estimated numbers of about 90,000 since the 1980s. From these disappearances, enforced or involuntary disappearances are reported to be around 65,000.

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Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

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Cynthia M. Lardner

Genocide and ethnic cleansing, forms of Scientific Racism, have been around since the beginning of time. Since the Holocaust, various conventions and treaties have been entered into making genocide a crime and ethnic cleansing a crime against humanity. International tribunals have been created, at great expense, to acknowledge the harm done, to redress the wrongs of millions of victims, to provide reparations, and to act as a deterrent. Despite a more concerted international effort, genocide and ethnic cleansing remain endemic global problems.

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The Never Dying Political Ills Of Sri Lanka

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Thambu Kanagasabai

 

Communalism and Majority Hegemony 

One can hardly deny the fact of various political ills plaguing and denting Sri Lanka’s image since 1956. A nation labelled as peaceful and prosperous until 1956 shed this image from then on to become a nation wracked with communalism, hegemony and ethnic strife promoted by power seeking politicians to score election victories.

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Testing Time for United Nations and Sri Lanka

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Thambu Kanagasabai

The armed struggle by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam which commenced in 1976 with the failure of peaceful struggles initiated in 1956 by the past Tamil political leaders, reached its climax in the Eelam war IV from 2006 – 2009.

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South Indian Cinema: Looking Through the Eyes of Actress Ragini Dwivedi

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Ratnesh Dwivedi

The Indian film industry is the largest film industry in the world which produces more than 1000 films every year and South Indian Cinema makes a large part of it.

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