Monthly Archives: August 2011

At the 38th parallel

Having visited South Korea for the first time, I am reminded that for Koreans, the business of unfinished war remains a daily reality. UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon has a special insight into conflicts that have no end. When people are … Continue reading

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However ‘unfortunate’ the comments attributed by The Hindu to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, they are an important additional insight into the mind and motives of the man who designed and implemented Sri Lanka’s victory over the LTTE. As … Continue reading

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Peace, Reconciliation, Justice… and hoodwinking.

I gave a lecture at ANU , or The Australian National University. Invited by the School of Asia and the Pacific, and the very kind Bina d’Costa. My lecture followed hot-on-the-heels of Mr. Rajiva Wijesinha, who spoke to the same … Continue reading

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