Amit Sengupta, May 2, 2013
In the past two years the UPA government, with considerable fanfare, has attempted to project a view that it is serious about bringing about radical changes as regards access to health care.
Newsclick Presentation, 24-August-2011
President of the Tamil United Liberation Front and a senior politician from Sri Lanka, Veerasingham Anandasangaree expresses his anguish at the government apathy with war affected Tamil peoples' plight in the Northern Province.
Newsclick Production/ 31-July-2011
Ahilan Kadirgamar, spokesperson of the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum, suggests that the Tamil National Alliance's victory combined with international pressure after the Channel 4 Documentary and the UN Special Panel Report have brought upon added impetus for the Sri Lankan government to proceed with steps towards a "political solution" in that country. The peoples' mandate in the Northern Province in the local body elections held there in July this year, were clearly a rebuff to the Rajapaksa regime's efforts to limit the discourse to "development".
Newsclick Production, 28-May-2011
Spokesperson of the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum, Ahilan Kadirgamar talks to Newsclick over phone from New York. He argues that the "Report of the Secretary-General's Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka" brings about valid recommendations, which if heeded by the otherwise triumphalist and denialist Sri Lankan government could pave the way for true reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka following the brutal civil war in 2009.
Newsclick Production, March 11, 2011
V. Vivekanandan, Advisor, South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies, speaks on the issues confronting fishermen in South Tamil Nadu, apropos the problems between India and Sri Lanka over fishing close to the maritime boundary.
Newclick Production, 13 February 2010
In February 2010 General Fonseka, the opposition presedential candidate was arrested after the incumbant Rajapaksa won a clear victory. Gen. Fonseka commenting in the press that the elections were fraudulent and his subsequent arrest has cast a shadow on the political process in Sri Lanka. Srinivasan Ramani comments for Newsclick
Srinivasan Ramani, Newsclick, 12 January 2010
Rather than considering a progressive alternative to the two presidential candidates, incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa and ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka, the Tamil political leadership went in for a compromise.