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Credibility of the “War Witnesses” : Which version of Dr. Varatharaja do we believe now?

It is just as well that Dr. Varatharaja has taken to films. He certainly deserves the award for Best Actor. From reading of a script called Hippocratic Oath to serve humanity and practice profession as a doctor with conscience and dignity, he is now reading different scripts and writing memoirs, films and going round the world talking human rights too.


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Sri Lanka Navy’s dedication to protect the nation from all fronts:

The worst despair to any patriot is to be deplored by the very people, whom you have sworn to defend at any peril. It is said that Srimath Anagarika Dharmap?la, who led a non-violent struggle in securing Buddhist sites in a pre-independent Ceylon, in his efforts was constantly ridiculed by locals with unsubstantiated allegations.


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Sri Lanka’s Victory : LTTE turned children into child soldiers. Sri Lanka brought out the talents in child soldiers

We have only guestimates of Tamil children kidnapped by LTTE and turned into child soldiers. We don’t really know the exact numbers of Tamil children kidnapped, how many died during LTTE training, how many were killed trying to flee LTTE training camps, how many lie injured from training, how many children died during hostilities, how many children were brainwashed to commit suicide by biting cyanide capsule, how many children were suicide bombers, how many children were trained by the LTTE female child soldier trainer – the Australian nurse now living a good life in UK.


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Sri Lanka’s New Normal: Demystifying promise and peril of an opaque era

Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak struck Sri Lanka about two months ago, a couple of narratives dominated our life. They were mainly driven as coping mechanisms and containment efforts. Amidst discussions of social distancing, isolation, battle against COVID-19 the real yearning has always been about the post COVID-19 situation and a new normal will set in.


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Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Masterminds: Difficulties in unveiling high-profile elites camouflaging Ideological extremism

Violent extremism is easier to deal with. Authorities can locate venues of training and gather groups being trained and even rehabilitate them. However, the task is not simple when the masterminds of violent extremism are disguised and camouflage themselves as high profile...


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Are cyber criminals exploiting Corona pandemic for malicious purposes?

COVID-19 outbreak has become an unprecedented global pandemic that is threatening every aspect of human life, our security and most of all our livelihoods. There are also other unconventional threats in the form of cybercriminal activities.


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Criminal Negligence: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Parliamentary Select Committee cheated the Nation & the Victims

On 21st April 2019 multiple suicide attacks claimed the lives of over 300 innocent persons. These attacks took place despite 97 intel warnings from India the last coming hours before the first suicide bombing, giving venue, names of suicide bombers and even their phone numbers.


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Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday attack & understanding Islamic Terrorism

On 21st April 2019 the people of Sri Lanka stood shocked.


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Clarion calls, COVID 19 and beyond

On March 28, the first death due to COVID-19 was reported in Sri Lanka.


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Is Sri Lanka ready for Covid-19 effect?

This analysis focuses not on the COVID-19, but on its effect, the author wishes to address a significant thinking gap that is emerging whilst policy makers locally and globally are battling the virus and its immediate aftereffects. COVID-19 will eventually peak at a certain point and the virus will recede yet the enormous disruption it has caused at a mega scale will not.


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‘Ape Yuthukama’; Corona or No-Corona

On 31st January, 33 Sri Lankans stranded at Wuhan, China, the epi-center of the COVID-19 outbreak were charted back to the island through the national airline.


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Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry seek explanation from EU regarding job role of its employee Yasmin Sooka

Part of Sri Lanka’s problem has been not to challenge some of the lies being propagated by the power of funding sources both legitimate and illegitimate.


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Foreign Governments disclose ALL TAMIL refugees & asylum seekers to conclude ‘Missing’ ‘Disappeared’ in Sri Lanka

We need a closure. We know how many Sri Lanka Armed Forces personnel died or were injured during the final phase of the conflict but the problem lies in determining the dead LTTE and dead Tamil ‘civilians’.


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Sri Lanka’s LLRC report claims 22,247 LTTE dead – who are they?

The Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission in their November 2011 report gave some important numbers sourced from the Ministry of Defense.


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Sri Lanka’s military-humanitarian operation with timelines

A government with a will to defend the nation combined with the heroic efforts of Sri Lanka’s national army reunited every inch of land under one national flag on 19 May 2009.


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Sri Lanka: Who are the “Missing” who are the “Dead” & who were killed!

In a world of controversy & complications it is no surprise that we are still grappling to find answers to who is dead – who was killed & who is missing.


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Why is UNHRC overlooking report by Colonel Anthony Gash (British Defense Advisor)

Lt. Col. Anthony Gash was UK’s defense attaché to the British High Commission in Colombo from Feb2007 to Jun2009. He sent secret reports to the UK (upto 26 April 2009) which the UK Govt classified as ‘secret’.


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Indomitable frigate of the deep blue sea

Over the past decade, the Sri Lanka Navy has steadily enhanced her fleet and her deep sea patrolling capability. I went onboard the magnificent frigate class advanced offshore patrol vessel SLNS Parakramabahu. Cruising at a speed of 25 knots, skimming through the waves she is indeed the queen of the naval fleet. The view from her formidable defensive bridge and deck is simply amazing.


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They stood guard as we worshipped God

The church bells ring loud and clear this December, as we celebrate Christmas. We cherish this aura of calm. Yet in the month of April the pealing of the bells was silenced. We heard the screams and anguish of our brothers and sisters.


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GOTA’s Rise: A Global Perspective

The new President-elect of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a week into his administration has already hit the turbo and is on full throttle.


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Swiss Embassy Colombo Local Recruit must make official complaint to erase all confusions

Let us all agree that the reason for confusions and contradictions are as a result of everyone other than the alleged victim making a statement.