The Sinhala supremacist regime of President Mahinda Rajapakse has a major politico - military objective against which the Tamil people are regarded as being of no consequence
The main issues of contention dividing the 'majority' report and other, dissenting reports, are matters like the extent of devolution: the dissenters, all Sinhalese, want to strengthen the unitary state while the majority group want devolution.
Indian Prime Minisiter Manmohan Singh has written to Mr. Vaiko, the General Secretary of the pro-LTTE MDMK in Tamil Nadu, sharing his concerns about the Sri Lankan government's attacks on civilians.
Sri Lankan government forces are recruiting child soldiers to fight against the Tamil Tigers, UN Envoy Allan Rock says in an interview with BBC.
The arrest of a Tamil youth, Poobalapillai Kantharajah, 26, from Batticaloa, on September 29, shed light on an abduction and extortion racket that has plagued the eastern city for some time. Investigations carried out following the arrest show that although several complaints had been made to the police with regard to suspicious activities taking place in highly residential areas in the city, no attention was paid to them and no action taken on the complaints made. In fact, in one instance, the police had told several residents who lodged a complaint on suspicious activities taking place in...