The British Prime Minister, speaking at the summit of Commonwealth nations over the weekend, repeated demands for an independent war crimes inquiry and set the deadline for March, before pressing for an international probe under UN auspices.
Despite President Mahinda Rajapaksa being a PR maestro, a fact that was vividly displayed to the entire world when he invited a journalist of the Channel 4 of Britain for a cup of tea as the....
PC System the best political mechanism to solve national question Were the northern people's sentiments used for political ends?
Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda remains disillusioned about the electoral defeat at the Northern Provincial Council Poll on September 21.
There are a lot of things that David Cameron has not done. He is dragging his feet on the Chilcot Report. He has not thanked President Mahinda Rajapaksa for making it possible to visit Jaffna by ridding the peninsula and indeed the entire country of the terrorist threat.
In the previous article, reference was made to several instances in which the US directly intervened militarily in many third world countries after laying the ground-work for legitimising such interventions, often using false and fictitious intelligence reports and allegations.
There are some extraordinary implications of the two resolutions passed unanimously by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on India’s participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting being held in Colombo this week.
The CHOGM carnival is over. It commenced with a bang but ended in a murmur. What is left is to hold the postmortem. According to the series of events that occurred all we have to say is “It’s no use crying over spilt summits.”
Address by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013. Excerpts of the speech:
CW approach: democracy development, and respect for diversity Excerpts of the speech delivered by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma
It is very good to see CHOGM back in Asia, home to three-quarters of the people of the Commonwealth. The first-ever CHOGM took place in Singapore in 1971, but it is almost a quarter of a century since a CHOGM was last held in the Asia region: that was in Kuala Lumpur in 1989.
The negotiations between Iran and the West have not yet produced a deal. At the same time the BBC’s Mark Urban, a defence correspondent, has unearthed a worrying connection between Iran moving towards the nuclear bomb threshold and a Saudi Arabian decision to produce a nuclear bomb with Pakistani help.
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