Sri Lanka's two Presidential candidates are campaigning on the same themes. But they have nothing in common - and it's not just a question of policies.
Despite having earned the respect of its fellow relief agencies through its dedication and professionalism, the TRO continues be vilified by Sinhala nationalists, including the mainstream press in Sri Lanka.
Antagonism between the Liberation Tigers and the Sri Lankan security forces the restive Batticaloa-Amparai region deepened this week amid a continuing cycle of violence.
Washington’s amendments to the UN summit agreement is an assertion that US interests should almost always take precedence over the search for compromise with an international community.
The visit to Sri Lanka by a senior United Nations official sparks speculation that Colombo may be looking for a way to replace Norway as peace facilitator with the UN.
The spate of attacks on the Suderoli newspaper could be linked to Sinhala nationalists' mobilisation in the run up to Presidential elections or their efforts to promote the political ambitions of the renegade LTTE commander, Karuna.