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USA sought to bully Lanka during last phase of Eelam war in 2009

(Original Title) Daily Mirror (Long Read 2200+ words) This essay is an effort to unravel the whispers about an American military team’s secret mission to Sri Lanka  at the height of the SL armed forces successful squeeze on the LTTE in 2009. The political significance of such a mission is profound and there are numerous … Continue reading

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Crouching Tigers – MR alerts Sumanthiran

Island Editorial The news of a former hard-core Tiger’s arrest and the recovery of arms, ammunition and explosives in his possession, in the North, must have sent a chill down the spines of all peace-loving people. The last nine years have been free from terror strikes, child abductions, illegal taxes and high profile political assassinations. … Continue reading

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A Tyrant and a Tribal Leader in 2020? – Shangari-La Sham

Sunday Observer “Nationalism: the love of tribal fictions inspired by the hatred of social realities.” – Author unknown The Viyath Maga National Conference at the Shangri-La placed the former Defence Secretary positively and undoubtedly in the presidential race in 2019. It did something else as well. He demonstrated that he was different from other conventional alternatives. … Continue reading

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SF: “The day I am accused, I will defend myself like a lion, not like a coward,”

Gota and Fonseka trade charges on who attacked Lasantha and Keith Nirmala Kannangara (An investigative 3400+ words piece – Daily Mirror)  The key technical evidence presented by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court in connection with the investigations into the 2008 abduction and assault on Senior Journalist, former Deputy Editor … Continue reading

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