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#4871, 10 May 2015
Dateline Colombo
Finding a Path to True Democracy in Sri Lanka

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera writes about the significance of sustainability in nation-building efforts for Sri Lanka at this point in time
#2992, 30 October 2009
Cross-border Nationalism
N Manoharan discusses the recent visit of Indian MP's to Sri Lanka
#2940, 11 August 2009
Will the LTTE Rise Again?
N Manoharan reviews the potential for the reemergence of the LTTE
#2900, 4 July 2009
15th Lok Sabha's Verdict : Erosion of Naxal Base in Bihar
Satish Kumar highlights the reasons for the defeat of the CPI-ML in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
#2894, 24 June 2009
Red Faces The Redder: Operation Lalgarh
Uddipan Mukherjee explains the violence in Lalgarh as a result of the failed policies of the Left Front Government.
#2827, 9 March 2009
Recent Developments in Sri Lanka: Implications for India
Report of Roundtable Discussion held at the IPCS on 6 February 2009
#2826, 9 March 2009
For a Pro-active Indian Policy on Sri Lanka
Leslie Keerthi Kumar SM argues that New Delhi ought to help address the political void likely to be created by the crushing of the LTTE
#2818, 26 February 2009
Sri Lanka: Cease the Fire and Catch the Peace
N Manoharan argues that Colombo should hold a truce in its fight against the LTTE in the larger national interest
#2245, 30 March 2007
LTTE's Air Power
Prashant Dikshit looks at the implications of the LTTE air attack against the Katunayake air base
#2243, 29 March 2007
LTTE Air Raid: Raising the Stakes
R R Vinod states that the LTTE's recent air strikes demonstrates its ability to strike back even when the chips are down
#2189, 16 January 2007
Semiotics of Terrorism: A 'Symbolic' Understanding of the LTTE
N Manoharan examines the significance of the symbol of the Tiger in LTTE ideology
#2173, 29 December 2006
New Legal Weapon against Terrorism in Sri Lanka
N Manoharan examines the viability of the new anti-terrorism legislation in Sri Lanka
#2051, 26 June 2006
LTTE Operations and Attacks: A method to the madness
RR Vinod reviews the tactics of the LTTE in the context of its long term strategy
#1945, 20 February 2006
Sri Lanka: Significance of Geneva Talks
N Manoharan opines that the Geneva talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE are significant in two ways
#1757, 1 June 2005
Tigers with Fins: Naval Wing of the LTTE
N Manoharan provides an overview of the LTTE's naval wing, the Sea Tigers
#1720, 28 April 2005
Tigers with Wings - Air Power of the LTTE
N Manoharan examines the development of air wing by the LTTE and the consequent security implications

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India and its Neighbourhood: An Audit of Conflict and Peace
10 July 2015


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Sri Lanka: Priorities of Reconciliation
28 October 2010 , 1430-1600 hrs

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Sri Lanka police seeks public help to nab LTTE explosive expert
Colombo Page, 8 June 2014
June 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka police are seeking public assistance to nab a former explosive expert of the Tamil terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who had escaped arrest during a search operation.Police Media Spokesmen SSP Ajith...

Mobile records along route of train being analysed
Hindu, 5 May 2014
The next level of investigation into the May 1 twin blasts in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central railway station has opened up a huge logistical dimension in tracking the calls made by suspects from their mobile phones en route the...

Sri Lanka had a ISI hand in Chennai bomb blast?
Truth Drive, 3 May 2014
Chennai,May 3 (TruthDive): Sri Lanka-based links to two suspects with ISI background nabbed by Tamil Nadu police in connection with bomb blasts in Chennai railway station has opened a new revelation to intelligence agencies.Sources said that a person...

Chennai bomb blasts: Intel agencies say ISI may be using Sri Lanka route to Tamil Nadu
Times of India, 2 May 2014
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu does not have many terror modules with the stamp of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence, but security experts say the threat perception in the state is very high as it is home to many jihadi outfits with links to extremist...

Chennai bomb blasts: Railways cannot provide foolproof security, MoS railways says
Times of India, 1 May 2014
NEW DELHI: Union minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday said it was not possible for railways to provide foolproof security to its vast infrastructure and asked states to give "more attention" to it, as a twin blast in a train in Chennai...

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India and Sri Lanka: Continuing Innings, Constructive Engagement
N Sathiya Moorthy
Issue Brief 140
Armed Conflicts and Peace Processes in South Asia
D.Suba Chandran, ed.
New Delhi: Samskriti, 2006

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