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    Best option for Lanka reconciliation is moderation, dialogue

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    THE humanitarian catastrophes taking place in other parts of the world such as in Myanmar, and events that have the potential to become catastrophes, such as North Korea firing its second rocket over Japan, have taken Sri Lanka away from the centre of attention at the ongoing sessions of the UN Human Rights Council...

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    A fight of all non-Hindi people in India

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    MUTHUVEL Karunanidhi, the eldest statesman of the Tamil nation and multiple times chief minister of the state of Tamil Nadu, will complete 60 years in public political life this year...

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    Laukathara and its influence on Myanmarism

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    MYANMAR, formerly Burma, is a resource-rich country in south-east Asia, bordering Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand...

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    Non-boiled rice makes fun of parboiled rice at OMS

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    THE sudden doubling of the price of parboiled rice, the staple food of the country’s people, at the outlets of government open market sales — meant to afford consumers, especially the poor and low-income people, some relief — has already caused a stir among the buyers...

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    Suu Kyi’s denial implicitly supports racist violence

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    ONCE championed as a selfless leader for democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, delivered a long-awaited speech on Tuesday morning that failed to address the crisis engulfing her country...

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    When is a genocide a genocide?

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    MY HEART has broken. Many times, in many ways over the past twenty days. It has been splintered, hammered, shattered, parched, starved and numbed beyond recognition...

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    Three different ethnic cleansing models

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    ETHNIC cleansing is always dirty and calling it names helps much. Those who set out to cleanse are always confident that they can get away with it...

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    Britain’s distant war

    by Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    BRITAIN is engaged in a major war, and has been for three years, yet very few people recognise this and there is little debate about the rationale or potential consequences...

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    Gauging the status quo

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    THE Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping has since long ceased to be of material significance as multilateral institutions go...

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    Govt must reduce OMS rice price

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    IT IS sad that a sudden increase in open market sales rice price has dealt a blow to poor farmers in the flood-hit Sunamganj and many of them were forced to return home from outlets empty-handed...

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