The SLFP feels the consolidation of Sinhala nationalist and left wing votes is necessary to beat the UNP. But it cannot hope to win with a brazenly communal agenda either.
As was the case during Sri Lanka’s protracted civil war, in the wake of the tsunami, international NGOs are generating an economy all their own, writes John R. Van Eenwyk, in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The visit to Washington this week by India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, symbolizes a change in the relationship between the world''s two largest democracies.
For Sri Lanka to move forward towards peace, the Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim political forces need to stop making zero-sum ethnic calculations.
The stability of President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s government is assured because none of the other parties want an election at this juncture, the Jaffna-based Uthayan newspaper argues.