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Island Editorial Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during PM Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent state visit to India, exhorted Sri Lanka to ensure that the rights of its minorities, especially the Tamils, were safeguarded. In an interesting turn of events replete with irony, close on the heels of Modi’s much-publicised exhortation, ethnic violence erupted, in New Delhi; … Continue reading

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The BJP Has Wilfully Let Delhi Burn

The Wire Editorial Nobody should be under any illusion that the Delhi communal riots of 2020 are not a product of deliberate attempts by the BJP to polarise the country on religious grounds. Photo: PTI/Ashok Bhaumik  For three days, northeast Delhi has been in the grip of armed vigilantes mobilised by Hindutva politicians to attack … Continue reading

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Do big powers have immunity  from war crimes?

Sunday Times Editorial (Cartoons added by TW from internet) Next week’s UNHRC sessions will debate “war crimes” in the backdrop of the 75th anniversary of the carpet bombing of the German city of Dresden during World War II. At the tail-end of that war, US and British planes decimated a defenceless city, which had no … Continue reading

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Power, hell dust and majorities

Island Editorial Politicians rarely want what they have and always strive to have what they want. State Minister Nimal Lanza would have the public believe that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (GR) has fixed many ills of the country and needs a two-thirds majority to end its paralysis. One is puzzled. We haven’t faced a bigger problem … Continue reading

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Speaker’s verdict: ‘palathewath enne ne’.

Island Editorial Much concern has been expressed about Sri Lankan politics, which cannot get dirtier. Reams have been written on it, all these years, but the best comment thereon has come from Speaker Karu Jayasuriya; it was a three-word remark he made in response to a question posed by a journalist, the other day, in … Continue reading

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