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Northern PC: Spoiling for another fight

The Northern Province Chief Minister has written to the Prime Minister saying, inter-alia, that “the Sinhalese polity is a decent community. Only the politicians mislead them in the wrong path”. Might we echo the Biblical quote; ‘first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out [...]

Are we going nuclear?

The Indo-Sri Lanka summit talks earlier this week seem to have gone off smoothly; notwithstanding the outstanding poaching issue it was the Nuclear Pact between the two countries that took most by surprise. That it was kept a well-guarded secret and under wraps belies the spirit of transparency. In whose ultimate interest it was to [...]

Indo-Lanka relations; a new beginning

Hot on the heels of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister’s ‘pilgrimage’ to New Delhi comes the state visit by President Maithripala Sirisena to India starting today. There’s no gainsaying that bilateral relations with India need some fixing; but it takes two to tango. At the latter stages of his first term, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took [...]

New Govt. reshaping foreign policy

Hardly has the country finished celebrating its 67th year of Independence from the yoke of four centuries of foreign rule, than her Foreign Minister jets off to Britain and then the United States of America, brief in hand, to plead the country’s case to be treated as a respectable member of the comity of nations. [...]

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