The British elections should teach the lesson and open the eyes of Eezham Tamils in the UK, who shamefully count on the Labour and Conservative parties. If the Eezham Tamils in the UK wish to make a fundamental theoretical point for their own benefit and for the cause of the nations without State all over the world, it is time that they should start actively voicing and working for the Scottish Nationalist Party, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics in Jaffna. The theoretical foundations laid by the English outlook on the island of Ceylon 200 years ago are the ones that are now followed by Washington and New Delhi and still haunt the nation of Eezham Tamils in the island. They have to be challenged in their very birthplace, the activists further said. Full story >>
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India v. China in Sri Lanka: Lessons for Rising Powers[ The Diplomat ][ May 11 12:57 GMT ]
The changing fortunes for the two emerging global powers in Sri Lanka offer some interesting lessons. John Kerry’s visit to Sri Lanka, the first by a U.S. Secretary of State in 11 years, recognizes country’s geopolitical importance. It also highlights the outcome of the recent tussle over the island state by two emerging global powers. This is a contest in which India has now gained the upper hand over China, offering important lessons for rising powers as they begin a “Great Game” in Asia. [ full story |
Five things we learned from Patrick Brown’s PC victory[ Globe and Mail ][ May 11 12:53 GMT ]
Mr. Brown, the newly-elected leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, was criticized throughout the campaign by his opponents for being a social conservative whose values were not progressive enough for Ontario. His opposition to the Liberals’ sex education curriculum, for example, was used to illustrate the point. At his post-win press conference Saturday, Mr. Brown was pointedly asked about his social conservatism: “How do you convince the public that you aren’t some kind of right-wing nut?” asked one reporter. [ full story |
Small concessions, but Tamils still facing oppression[ Green Left ][ May 09 14:25 GMT ]
The Global Tamil Forum issued a statement on May 1 evaluating the first months of in office of Sri Lanka’s new president Maithripala Sirisena. In presidential elections in January, Sirisena defeated the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had presided over a genocidal war against the Tamil people and then kept them under military occupation. The GTF praised Sirisena for amending the Sri Lankan constitution to cut the power of the president and increase the power of parliament. [ full story |