Remembering the Jaffna exodus

The displacement of the entire town of Jaffna has had a profound impact on Tamil self-understanding.

Still no closure, a decade later

'Almost every evening, dead bodies were brought there and soldiers were asked to bury them'

Acrimony brews again over Pulmoddai sands

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka plans to resume mining ilmenite rich sands. The LTTE has vowed to prevent the ''plundering'' of Tamil resources.

Fear dogs Mannar rape trial

The difficulty in bringing the Sri Lankan military personnel responsible for rights abuses to justice was highlighted last week when one victim in a high profile rape case disappeared and the other reported receiving death threats.

Remembering Nagarkovil

'The scene of the attack was visited by the International Red Cross. Pieces of human flesh were found strewn around the area including the tree branches'

Poles apart. And a widening gap.

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.

TRO abroad: prejudice drives confusion

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.

SLFP infighting may benefit UNP

Many younger members of the SLFP are less enamoured of the Bandaranaike clan’s continued dominance of their party’s top-flight positions.

India expands European ties

Delhi places multi-billion dollar orders for European airliners and submarines as nuclear collaboration and security alliances are proposed.

Marking or silencing the enemy?

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.