20 10 2015 How Will The TNA Resolve The Problem Posed By Northern Chief Minister Wigneswaran? “How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?How do you find the word that means Maria?  A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown!”“Many a thing you know you’d like to tell her Many a thing she ought to understand But how do you make her stay and listen to all you say How do you keep a wave upon the sand?”“Oh, how do you solve…
16 12 2015 TNA Leader Sampanthan, Chief Minister Wigneswaran and the Crisis of Tamil Political Leadership.  “For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar’s angel.Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar lov’d him!This was the most unkindest cut of all;For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms,Quite vanquish’d him: then burst his mighty heart” – William Shakespeare “Julius Caesar”(Act 3 Scene 2) Political tensions prevailing within the Tamil National Alliance(TNA) underwent a dramatic transformation last week. In an unexpected twist , Leader of the opposition and TNA…
01 10 2015 Swiss Model?  A new buzz-phrase is buzzing through federalist halls in Sri Lanka: ‘The Swiss Model’. The argument goes that Switzerland is a federal republic and that therefore Sri Lanka should be one, too. Unfortunately, the advocates of the Swiss solution do not appear to have studied the Swiss system, beyond that magnificent ‘F’ word. The problem with federalists is that they do not perceive the progression of democratic bodies as part of a historical process. Switzerland evolved as a confederation of autonomous cantons and communes, so…
25 06 2015 Mahinda Cannot Become PM Or Can He?  thesundayleader.lk/2015/06/07/ By N Sathiya Moorthy It’s now official, or so it seems. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to contest the parliamentary polls, whenever held. Spokesman Rohan Weliwita has been quoted as saying that President Rajapaksa would definitely contest the parliamentary polls but was yet to decide under which party he would contest. The report has not been denied. Rajapaksa’s supporters have not come out with an over-pouring of support, as may have been expected. For them, maybe, it was…
dbsjeyaraj.com 13 08 2014 Infrastructures Controlled by China in Sri Lanka will help its Strategic Build-up in the Indian Ocean region Where India is the Dominant Power. by  Col R Hariharan [Answers to some of the questions on India-Sri Lanka relations and China raised by an international news agency answered on August 11, 2014 are given here.] How do you see the diplomatic, economic, political relationship between Sri Lanka and India before the end of the war and after the end of the war? The multifaceted India-Sri Lanka relationship has undergone…