'Pain' of Sri Lanka aid pullout

Fears of a humanitarian crisis are mounting in northern Sri Lanka as troops press ahead with an offensive to capture territory from Tamil rebels. A week ago the UN and other agencies pulled out of the area, where more than 200,000 people are displaced by fighting. Here one aid worker describes how hard it was to leave.

A return to 1815 is the way forward

The Congress of Vienna divided the continent into spheres of influence. Similar rules are needed for the 21st century

How did Norway do?

A view on Oslo’s peace-making efforts in Sri Lanka.

Why I had to recognise Georgia’s breakaway regions

The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev explains why he recognised South Ossetia and Abkhazia as Independent States.

Sri Lanka's east in shadow of war

A year after troops overpowered the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) in Sri Lanka's eastern province and took control of the area, normality has yet to return.

'Conversations in a Failing State'

Patrick Lawrence an experienced US journalist adresses the question that by 2006 whether Sri Lanka could be called 'a failed state,' writes Patrick Lawrence in his recent book ‘Conversations in a Failing State’, brought out by Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in March 2008.

Cautious steps

Popular South Indian magazine ‘Kumudam’ in its editorial urged the Central government in India to act cautiously in decisions relating to Sri Lanka and not to unwittingly assist the enemy.

The Symbols Affair

Tamil Diaspora quarters lament the inability or unwillingness of the International Community to read the Diaspora public opinion.

Diaspora Tamils continue to rally in support of Eelam

Diaspora Eelam Tamils around the world, continue Pongu Tamil rallies in support of the Tamils' right to Self-Determination.

Father Karunaratnam: martyred serving the Tamil people

‘Peace is founded not only on respect for human rights but also on respect for the rights of peoples, in particular the right to independence’ - Vatican’s Social Doctrine