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F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing EEC at the National Media Centre Solar thermal shines… Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Waning interest in public discussions… Come elections, come advertisements... Delhi is distant… China invests in India Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Delhi Chalo... Pharma – overdose of copying Multi-faceted Venkat Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Make standards certification mandatory... CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Boy, can you beat these? Music happens Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist A rich pool of talent not utilised…. 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The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Shipping woes of Chennai companies More heat than light Solar, solar everywhere … Strengthen the base... Marketing expert Balagopal is no more CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Five star activism stalls development activity Welcome GST Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Editor's Says He continues the focus on social amelioration Where a state respects its litterateurs… Mersal magnified Why land prices zoom in TN? Quality education through the PPP mode Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Demise of a media baron... Why this malaise in medical education? 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Don’t seem to feel the pulse… A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Maximising the micro pricing … Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Robber barons everywhere Muffled voices for merit… Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Secularism and anti-Hinduism R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Building loyalty through the stomach Mu Sigma – is no more Telangana in top gear… The rise and fall of Annamalai University Shale gas and its shallow future When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Readers' Mail Nuclear power at the nucleus Modi and the lady Quality silica from Neyveli Silver Years of Madras Musings Tatas moving out of urea production... ONGC at KG Basin TGS- The king storyteller Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Delhi returns to BJP Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Banning booze... For whom the bell tolls? Airlines in India: cost and space SoA @ 80 When nations steal growth from one another… How Air-India loses customs... The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ CII projects higher growth… TELANGANA at last…BUT When small is no larger beautiful.. CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? No Maha Koottani in TN... The Swadeshi Trump A welcome initiative by the judiciary A think tank for Chennai GM Technology at last! Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Making ‘my Amaravati’... Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Tribute Put expensive assets created to use... L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Funding the un-funded The sea- saw battle continues... Revive development banks... Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Kulandai was a giant Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik A yen for wastage… Cement prices continue to rise… Noble nonagenarians... Shanti and Sadhana through Music Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Kudos to NDTV... Things happen by accident and not by design... Tax agriculture WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Preserving for the future MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Parliament in paralysis... More Shakti to resource mobilisation... TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... GNS - 100: our first subscriber Streamlining mandatory third party cover The star of Spencers is no more Sweet news for TN sugar mills A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Build close rapport with business leaders A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science IPL - no surprise this scam More tributes to GR Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Editor's Notes Haul over the coal S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Wise Presidents Intellectual of rare qualities Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks The why of tax incentives Return to king coal for urea... Another Indian music maestro at the UN
 
Sri Lanka votes for change

So Rajapakse lost the election for the post of President of Sri Lanka. He gambled and was confident of re-election by amending the constitution and also advancing the elections by two years. The new President, Maithripala Sirisena, worked with him in his administration but quit, knitted support from other opposition parties and won the election. A major factor for this appears to be the Tamils in northern Sri Lanka and the Muslims in eastern Sri Lanka registering their protest by voting against Rajapakse.

Rajapakse brought to end the civil strife and the threat of cession by LTTE led by Prabhakaran. By strong ruthless action the Sri Lankan army decimated LTTE and killed Prabhakaran. After decades, peace returned to Sri Lanka and there was focus on re-building and development.

Understandably, the scars of a ruthless war cannot be erased easily. The unequal treatment to the Tamils needed to end and the country should safeguard the rights of this sizeable section of its population. The new President should set about redressing the injustices done to the Tamils and endeavour to take them along in building the country’ strengths.  His initial actions would be watched with interest by the several organisations in Tamil Nadu that have been deeply involved with the Tamils cause in Sri Lanka.

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