Resolutely backing Sri Lanka is not going to prevent a war nor deliver a federal solution.
The international community’s past policies towards Sri Lanka and its failure to revisit fundamental assumptions is fuelling the slide to renewed war.
The Rajapakse administration is pushing for a new round of conflict - with specific strategic objectives.
Muslims are being coopted into the Sinhala state’s efforts to crush the Tamil struggle.
The formidable obstacles to peace and negotiated settlement have been assembled by President Rajapakse himself.
Similar attacks on aid workers elsewhere in the world are usually unreservedly condemned. Why not here?
Tamils should ask themselves - is it realpolitik and not moral imperatives drive policy decisions in foreign capitals?
Who benefits from instability and communal tension between Tamil and Muslims and who does not?
Optimism stemming from Rajapakse’s reversal on Norway’s role as facilitator is untenable.
Contemporary views tend not to associate ethno-supremacists with pro-globalisation policies.