Articles By Dr Punsara Amarasinghe

For a few Dollars more:The Story of Sri Lankan ex-servicemen in...

For a few Dollars more:The Story of Sri Lankan ex-servicemen in...

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Apr , 2024

The history of the mercenaries is as old as the history of the war itself. From Carthaginians to the British many nations relied on mercenary soldiers to make the decisive outcomes in the war...

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Sri Lankan Navy enters Red Sea 

Sri Lankan Navy enters Red Sea 

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2024

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe zealously announced that his government would deploy the Sri Lankan Navy in the Red Sea to defend the trade ships from Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in...

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LTTE and Hamas: Equal Champions of Asymmetric Warfare

LTTE and Hamas: Equal Champions of Asymmetric Warfare

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2023

The carnage perpetrated by Hamas on the 7th of October by slaughtering more than 1300 Israelis gutted the Israel administration as the whole event exposed the massive pitfalls in the country’s...

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Saying Hoorah to the PLO and seeking favours from the Jews: Sri Lanka’s...

Saying Hoorah to the PLO and seeking favours from the Jews: Sri Lanka’s...

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2023

Both Sri Lanka and Israel entered the Westphalian sense of nation-state epoch in 1948, but the relationship between the two states remained fragile from the very beginning. The father of the...

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Revisiting the Shadows of British Intelligence Agencies in Sri Lanka : Good,...

Revisiting the Shadows of British Intelligence Agencies in Sri Lanka : Good,...

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2023

The past couple of decades have seen the robust growth of the new branch of international affairs, the serious study of intelligence services through the prism of history. Given such a...

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Debunking Channel 4: How RAW and SIS worked together to prevent Easter...

Debunking Channel 4: How RAW and SIS worked together to prevent Easter...

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Sep , 2023

The recent video documentary released by Channel 4 in the UK is akin to a good tale told by a storyteller full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing. It is a basic principle in media ethics...

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In praise of folly: How lifting the ban on Islamic radical organizations can...

In praise of folly: How lifting the ban on Islamic radical organizations can...

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jul , 2023

Sri Lanka witnessed its first brutal experience from the Islamic fundamentalism in 2019 April, which was known as “Easter attacks” resulted in more than 250 civilians’deaths including...

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Relevance of Indo-centrcism for a strategic culture in Sri Lankan national...

Relevance of Indo-centrcism for a strategic culture in Sri Lankan national...

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2023

The concept of strategic culture has derived from the phrase political culture as it is the task of the political culture of a country to determine the state’s attitude towards peace and...

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Display of Ideology through the Architecture: The Case of the US Embassy in...

Display of Ideology through the Architecture: The Case of the US Embassy in...

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Apr , 2023

 The role of architecture and the built environment -more generally for political – is evidenced from the most ancient times throughout history. When British ruled India, their concern in...

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Can India stave off the waves of anarchism in Sri Lanka?

Can India stave off the waves of anarchism in Sri Lanka?

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jul , 2022

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst”. The very words uttered by Greek thinker Aristotle seems to be conspicuous in describing the...

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Indo-Sino geopolitical strategies in Sri Lanka through the lenses of Buddhism

Indo-Sino geopolitical strategies in Sri Lanka through the lenses of Buddhism

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2022

When Mackinder coined the phrase “Heartland Theory” in 1904, the importance of Sri Lanka as a strategic location was not widely recognized by the European powers. However, today the gravity of...

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How Trinity College Kandy in Sri Lanka moulded two great sons of India?

How Trinity College Kandy in Sri Lanka moulded two great sons of India?

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2021

Retrospection of the British empire and the legacy it implanted in the colonies are filled with a sense of grey feelings as the overarching effects of imperialism distorted the nations by pushing...

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How Israeli diplomatic ties were reversed in Sri Lanka? An example on...

How Israeli diplomatic ties were reversed in Sri Lanka? An example on...

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Feb , 2021

Since Indian premier Narendra Singh Modi’s historic visit to Israel in 2017, the bilateral relations between India and Israel have been elevated into a strategic partnership with a deep sense of...

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