The polarized politics of the Middle East further erodes the possibility of resolving the conflict. In 2002, the Saudis proposed a peace plan: If Israel made peace with the Palestinians, the Arab states would normalize relations with it. by James L. Gelvin ( January 8, 2018, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) It’s...
Tibet has been grievously wronged and as yet, even after several decades, there is no sign that Tibet will regain it’s old glory and become an independent country, for the Tibetans to live with their cherished values. by N.S.Venkataraman ( January 7, 2018, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) I am not a...
With sound policymaking, effective leadership, and enough foresight, however can meet and defeat the challenges as well as the many more to come in the New Year 2018. by Anwar A. Khan ( December 31, 2017, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) If we are human beings, we probably use the beginning of...
Sri Lanka we all know will not be alone in tackling injustice and the demands of its common citizens. Everything does take time to make an effective impact on the perceptions of the “samaniya janathawa” by Victor Cherubim ( December 10, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) A person who dreams big...
The idea of human rights has been around for millennia. The Declaration broke new ground by proclaiming a set of ‘universal human rights’, rights which all of us are entitled to as human beings. by Nelum Deepika Udagama ( December 10, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) “All human beings are born...
 Sri Lanka has a long military history going back many thousands of years. The Army has most often been deployed in rescue operations, relief from floods and of course two insurrections. by Victor Cherubim  ( November 18, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) To dare to write about the state of affairs...
Major dissatisfactions within the majority community without much relevance to the communal competition came to the surface in the 1971 youth insurrection. This was the same in the case of the emergence of many militant groups in the North during and after that period. by Laksiri Fernando ( November 7, 2017,...
It is not always guns and artilleries that have decided the political future of peoples. There are times when the pen, paper and tongue have played their part successfully. by S. V. Kirubaharan ( November 5, 2017, Paris, Sri Lanka Guardian) When the United Nations was established in 1945, there were...
The sun is not yet down; my heart is in thought usually benevolent, now consumed by wrath. A nation that was once potential like air, gone with the wind leaving mockery and despair. by Anwar A. Khan ( November 5, 2017, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) The month of November is one...
US troops have now stepped into the boots of ‘La Legion.’  Almost unnoticed, US Special Forces – our version of the Legion – have been slipping into Africa, the newest and most exciting market for the Pentagon. by Eric S. Margolis   `Take up the white man’s burden’ ~  Rudyard Kipling, poet laureate...
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