Sri Lanka doesn’t need more American bear hugs

The U.S. and Sri Lanka held their second Partnership Dialogue in November. The first took place in Washington, D.C. in 2016. This one was held in Colombo. The meeting didn’t seem to feature any big surprises – which means that it was a...............

'When memory dies' Sivanandan no more

JDS is deeply saddened to announce the passing away of Ambalavaner Sivanandan, a Ceylonese who was a key activist and thinker in the struggle against racism in Britain. Sivanandan who left Ceylon, renamed as Sri Lanka, for the...........

Top official accused of failing to protect Tamils opposed in bid to lead UN

A senior UN official who led its development programme during the massacre of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka's war is reported to have met with heavy opposition from within the world body itself in her bid to lead the United Nations. UNDP chief...........

In Defence of Dictatorship: Abbott goes it alone at CHOGM

As Tony Abbott arrived in Colombo to attend CHOGM and to pay homage to a brutal dictatorship, his leaky boat diplomacy was fast taking on water. Abbott is a desperate man, his regional foreign policy driven by a domestic political slogan.

Francois Houtart: The 'pope of the anti globalisation' bids adieu

The eminent marxist sociologist and liberation theologian, Francois Hourtart (92), who was hailed as the 'pope of the anti globalisation' passed away, Tuesday (07), in Quito, Ecuador. Professor Houtart was the towering figure who.........

Australia dangerously close to the abuse of fleeing Sri Lankans

Sri Lankan authorities intercepted Vaathini*, a Sri Lankan Tamil mother, in late 2012 while she was fleeing to Australia. She was travelling to a nearby port with a group who had paid people smugglers to arrange their passage to Australia.....

Australia's 'stop the boats' policy is cynical and lawless

The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others are banished without hope to malarial camps. Children are incarcerated behind razor wire in conditions described.....

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