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Countering Terrorism; Striking a Balance Between National Security and Human Rights.

Abstract - Domestic, as well as international audience, criticizes the prevention of terrorism Act. The provisions of PTA is regarded as discriminatory, breaching human rights law as well as fundamental rights.





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COVID-19 through the perspectives of Children and Youth

A coronavirus was subsequently identified as the pathogen and was temporarily named the 2019 new coronavirus. The pandemic is moving like a wave-one that may yet crash on those least able to cope.


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COVID 19 and Cyber Security

“Cyber security, referred to as information technology security, focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized    access,    change    or    destruction.” University of Maryland University College


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Fighting Deforestation in Sri Lanka

The focus on Sri Lanka’s deforestation and the conservation of forests this year can be traced back to widespread discussions about deforestation in Wilpattu National Park back in 2019.


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Human Shields in Sri Lanka

The proud national anthem of Sri Lanka starts off with the words “Namo Matha... unique is that it is a song of praise to the country alone.


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Maintaining National Security: Role of Sri Lankan Military during COVID-19

National security means ability of a state to cater for the protection and defence of its citizenry. It is closely associated with the rights of citizens and the responsibility of the state towards them.


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Post Lockdown Strategies for Sri Lanka

When the outbreak started, it began to beat the Sri Lankan economy, well-being and prosperity by several means such as declining economic growth, limiting people to people relationship, restrictions on travelling between districts and banning of gatherings.


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The Loopholes enabling Terrorism must be Shut: Another Sri Lankan Killed!

“Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” were the raucous chants of the radical Islamist mob dragging the mutilated body of the Sri Lankan national on the streets of Pakistan before forcing him to a fiery end – a terrible twist to the peaceful Islamic prayer.


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Trends in Slowbalisation: Is it Globalization or De-Globalization that Awaits Us?

The world has become a global village with trade in goods and capitals, global supply chains, less cost for transportation, more travel around the globe and more and more complex interdependencies.


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Waste Management during Corona Pandemic and Its Impact on Environment

Corona Pandemic creates additional challenges in waste management, especially in developing countries. Inadequate and inappropriate handling of healthcare waste may have a significant impact on the environment and serious public health consequences.


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Water and Sustainable Agriculture in Sri Lanka

The Sustainable Developmental Goals were set by the United Nations to be achieved by 2030 and now, we are less than a decade away from the target date to a better future.


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Civilian Bravery in Sri Lanka

A book titled “CIVILIAN BRAVERY IN SRI LANKA 1993-2018” written by Kasun P Chandraratne and published by Jam Fruit Tree Publications is an interesting read as it is written on civil bravery.


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Death of a Patriot

The late Gomin Dayasri declared he didn’t want to be a President’s Counsel. Appearing on Sirasa Pathikada, the outspoken lawyer said that there was no point in requesting such a title. Dayasri said so during a conversation with the late Bandula Jayasekera, who invited him on several occasions. Dayasri pointed out the absurdity in the process of appointing President’s Counsel.


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'Sri Lankan Tri Forces received a rapturous welcome by the British general public at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant'!

At the invitation of Her Majesty's Government, a contingent of Sri Lanka's Tri Forces participated at the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant and official birthday held on Sunday, 05 June 2022.


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Fact versus Fiction - looking through a threat lens

We live in a world of emerging new terrain where violent conflict, information technology and global media intersect and where the old distinction between battle front and home front, between soldier and civilian, between war and entertainment and between public and private are being redrawn.


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The future of the Colombo Security Conclave

While little-known outside the region, the Colombo Security Conclave is an increasingly important part of the Indian Ocean’s security landscape, Sankalp Gurjar writes.


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Technology and Leadership Challenges in the Digital Battlespace

Lieutenant General A B Shivane, a second generation officer is an NDA alumnus, and a highly decorated Armoured Corps officer with over 39 years distinguished military service including a stint in UN mission.


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Censorship of a different kind

Having entered into a Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) with the LTTE in February 2002 brokered by the Norwegian government, the UNP-led United National Front (UNF) quickly realised the need to control dissemination of information relating to LTTE operations.


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Countering the False Claims by LTTE

Charani Patabendige is an Honorary Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of National Security Studies, the think tank for Ministry of Defence Sri Lanka, she holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with a second class and an Advanced Diploma in Transitional Justice from Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies with a Distinction Pass.



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The Confluence of Indo-Pacific Region : Sri Lankan Perspective

Indo - Pacific region is an area of concern in the present-day geopolitical context. In the contemporary scenario, island states in the Indo-Pacific region face political, economic and societal spears of influence from the larger states. There are 35 Littoral States and 12 landlocked countries, and 47 countries in the Indian Ocean region. In the present day context, China's Belt and Road initiative has headed to 21st-century maritime civilization. China's white paper discusses this maritime strategy's mutual benefits, especially the Indian Ocean (IO) region's island states.


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Co-operative maritime diplomacy to curb transnational maritime crimes in Sri Lanka

Diplomacy’ is a term widely used in both the analysis and practice of international relations. As an approach to the topic, it’s worth understanding a few definitions in the launch. ‘Diplomacy’ is basically the management of international relations...