The duplicity in admitting Tamil ‘grievances’

There is no sense that the international community actually understands what the Tamils themselves want. Or care to find out either.

Legitimacy can only flow from power

Denying the Tigers legitimacy took priority over resolving the conflict - and has led to the brink of war.

Who decides Tamils’ representatives?

The European Union resolution on May 18, the first step towards proscribing the Liberation Tigers, also marked the EU’s transition from observer to a partisan participant in Sri Lanka’s conflict. There are a number of controversial aspects to the resolution, including, for example, the directive to the LTTE to go for talks with the Sri Lankan government “without delay” and “be prepared to decommission weapons.” But from a Tamil perspective, these need to be considered in the light of another controversial assertion in the resolution: that the EU does not recognise the LTTE as the “sole...

Tilt to war is not irreversible

The international community has miscalculated Sri Lanka’s dynamics. But it is unlikely to reconsider.

US, EU blacken hopes for Tamils

Desperate people do desperate things.

Tamils never approved the Sinhala constitution

“Article 29 represents the solemn balance of rights between the citizens of Ceylon, the fundamental conditions on which they accepted the constitution and these are unalterable under the constitution.”

Sri Lanka’s war in all but name

''Can the ceasefire in Sri Lanka survive the latest violence between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebels?''

‘We will retaliate against Navy aggression’

The head of the LTTE’s Political Wing writes to the head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, Maj. Gen. Henricsson over the clash last Thursday between the Sea Tigers and the Sri Lanka Navy.

We move with complete freedom

We have the power and right to develop the necessary infrastructure and military strength to provide security to our people within our homeland.

What next for the international community?

Resolutely backing Sri Lanka is not going to prevent a war nor deliver a federal solution.

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