Government sidelines Karuna, promotes new front in East

In a significant shift of strategy and political alliances in the east, the Sri Lankan Government is believed to have virtually dumped the anti-Tamil Tiger Karuna paramilitary Group and is supporting a new Tamil front for local elections in the volatile east later this year, The Sunday Times reported. The new front is led by the leader of the splinter Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), V. Anandasangaree and includes the People’s Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) and the Eelam People’s Liberation Front (EPRLF – Pathmanabha Wing) Currently the TULF, the PLOTE or the EPRLF’s...

Fear and loathing in Jaffna

Business is crashing and people are leaving Jaffna amid escalating violence.