TNA Leader Sampanthan ready to step down if party and people want Wigneswaran

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How Mahendra Percy Rajapaksa Began his Political Journey

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Twenty-fifth anniversary of Muslim mass expulsion from North by LTTE

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Twin Assassinations of TNA Parliamentarians Pararajasingham and Raviraj

Thamil Makkal Viduthalaip Puligal(TMVP)leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias “P...


Tragic phenomenon of forcible recruitment of Tamil civilians by the LTTE

The Human Rights Investigation  report on Sri Lanka compiled by the Office of the Uni...


LTTE’s cruel Conduct on Tamil Civilians in Wanni

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Karu Jayasuriya is the latest in a long line of illustrious Sri Lankan Speakers

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How a Seven Party National Government was Formed Fifty Years Ago

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Tigers as Spiders! Ex – LTTE Cadres Contesting as Independent Group in Jaffna

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Tiger Diaspora backs Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam

Valvettithurai is a place that has figured prominently in the politics of Sri Lankan Tamil...


Political Role of Federal Party (ITAK) in Unmaking and Making Govts in 1960

Election mania  spreads rapidly in the country with Parliamentary polls being schedul...


“Bring Back Mahinda Movement”

The Nugegoda Rally demanding the return of Mahinda Rajapaksa to politics was the opening g...


Bring back, Oh Bring Back, Bring Back Mahinda to “Temple Trees”....

“My Bonnie lies over the Ocean” was a Scottish folk song quite popular in Sri ...


Govt Wants to Review Ban on Tamil Diaspora Organizations Listed as “Terrorists”

Sri Lanka’s ebullient Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera is currently in the foref...


Birth of the TPA and political representation of Tamils living outside the North-East

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Ananthy Sasitharan in the Eye of a Controversial Publicity Storm Again

Politicians are a breed  thriving  on publicity – negative or positive. Th...


Remembering Comrade Bala Tampoe, the Legendary Trade Union Leader

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Defeat of LTTE and Demise of Tiger Leader Prabhakaran in May 2009

The month of May is significant in the history of the Tamil secessionist armed struggle in...


How JR Jayewardene Ushered in the Executive Presidency in 1978

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“Taraki” Sivaram: From Gun Toting Militant to Pen Wielding Journalist

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The“Weeping Widow” who became World’s First Woman PM

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History of Sri Lanka’s National Anthem mired in controversy

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Singing the National Anthem in Tamil Hailing “Mother Lanka” as “Sri Lanka Thaaye”

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Recurring Phenomenon of “Traitorization” in Tamil Nationalist Politics

The phenomenon of “Traitorization” in Tamil Nationalist Politics has raised it...


Imperative Need to Support Tamil Moderates in the Struggle Against Extremists

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Tamil “Extremists” target Sampanthan and Sumanthiran of the TNA as “Traitors”

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FSP leader Kumar Gunaratnam fought a Guerilla war against the Indian army

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How Sri Lankans United Briefly After the 2004 Tsunami

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How C.P. de Silva Crossed Over With 13 MP’s From SLFP Governmenton Dec 3rd 1964

Fifty years ago on December 3rd 1964 ,Charles Percival de Silva the Minister of Land, I...


CP de Silva’s crossover in 1964 and that of Maithripala Sirisena in 2014

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