Thirty three years after Black July: Where are we?

Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason. -Abraham Joshua Heschel This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the unfortunate Black July. That incident entirely changed the country’s political landscape. It created a war that lasted for 30 years. Thousands of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim youth Read More

Do we need foreign judges?

We should pay attention to a public statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena several days ago with regard to the proposal of permitting international participation in an accountability probe on war crimes allegedly carried out by both the military and the LTTE during the last stages of the war. The, President stated that until he is Read More

The Guard Dog

When I was asked to contribute a regular column to this new website, my first inclination was to refuse, given that I have much else to do. But I was spurred to return to more active political writing by a spate of comments by a gentleman called Rohan Perera, who spends much of his time Read More