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Making ITAK relevant in changing times

Making Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi relevant in changing times C.V. Wigneswaran (left) and ITAK leaders There is an intention in the top echelons of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) to re-orient the party’s policies to suit emerging local, regional and international trends.  The aim is to face the next Northern Provincial Council (NPC) elections … Continue reading

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In politics, self takes precedence over nation 

Daily Mirror Editorial The point is in the concluding para -TW When it comes to politics there is no difference between the North and South. In both parts of the country one’s self comes first while pushing the nation, the people and the nationality one represents into the back-burner. That was what happened when the … Continue reading

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Wigneswaran: The slow death of a moderate (or Chief Sage)?

How did the sitar-playing, sage-like Chief Minister of the Northern Province fall within the grasp and influence of Tamil nationalists and bankrupt politicians in only three years? And can the TNA bring him back into the fold? When Canagasabapathy Visuvalingam Wigneswaran took over as the country’s first democratically elected Chief Minister of the war-torn Northern … Continue reading

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The fractured North

On a quick trip to the embattled Northern Province the UN Chief flew over the final theatre of battle in Mullaitivu, an area still smouldering from deadly fighting, where a panel of UN experts would later estimate that tens of thousands of people had been killed. From his helicopter, Ban gazed down upon a scorched … Continue reading

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Insulting Tamil Intelligence

THE NEED TO STOP INSULTING TAMIL INTELLIGENCE The boycotting of the Raginold Cooray (read as MS/RW) brainchild, to wit, the Jaffna Investor Forum last week, by Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran suggests that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)has a strong point that it wants to convey to those who still persist in not wanting to acknowledge … Continue reading

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