Monthly Archives: August 2023

The à la Carte World: Our New Geopolitical Order

by Alex Russell, Financial Times, London, August 21, 2023 This is the first in a series on how the stand-off between America and China has ushered in a new era of opportunity for countries across the world Part II tomorrow: Beijing’s blueprint for an alternative world order For a telling insight into the seismic changes reshaping… Read more »

Indian Ocean Basing and Access

How Smaller States Navigate Major Power Competition A new policy in Sri Lanka shows how smaller states play a crucial role in deciding major powers’ military access to the region. by Nilanthi Samaranayake, US Institute for Peace, Washington, DC, August 10, 2023 In late July, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe traveled to New Delhi to… Read more »

Veeramani Massacre

by Tamil Information Centre, London, August 19 2019, courtesy YouTube. In Tamil with English subtitles. Testimony of victims of massacre of Tamil people in Weeramunya village, Amparai district. Tamil Information Center For more information, se 32nd anniversary of Veeramunai massacre commemorated in Amparai | Tamil Guardian NESHoR – Massacres of Tamil 1956 – 2008 Documented… Read more »

Enforced Disappearances Key Focus of OMP

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan, Ceylon Today, Colombo, August 26, 2023 The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) in Sri Lanka, responsible for investigating cases of missing individuals, has transitioned from its previous approach of investigating all missing persons to focusing specifically on those who were forcefully disappeared. During a recent media briefing, Chairman of OMP, Mahesh… Read more »

Dispersed Tamil Attention

by Nillanthan Maha, August 19, 2023 [translated from the Tamil by Google Translate with some improvements by the Editor] Kurundur Hill; Vedukunari Hill; Paralai Murugan Temple; Taitti; Thirukonamalai, Periyakulam, Uchippillaiyar hill; Madhavanai Peacock grazing land; Is Ravana Tamil or not? Mervin de Silva will behead Tamils…. In recent times the attention of Tamil parties, activists,… Read more »

Bernard Shaw’s Homage to Jaffna

An updated version by Sachi Sri Kantha, July 12, 2023 Front Note by Sachi The original version of this commentary of mine (written under the pseudonym C.P. Goliard) first appeared in the Tamil Nation print edition (London) of August 15, 1991. For digital preservation, it was posted in the sangam site in April 2002.… Read more »