New Muslim battalion amid militancy furore

As LTTE demands ‘Jihad’ paramilitaries be disarmed, Sri Lanka recruits more Muslim troops.

‘An alarming development’

The LTTE’s Chief Negotiator and Political Strategist, Anton Balasingham discusses the ‘Jihad’ paramilitaries in Trincomalee.

Solheim: ‘International community supports Tamil right to self-rule’

Norwegian Development Minister Erik Solheim says Norway remains committed to helping end the conflict.

Training continues amid Tiger scepticism

“The enemy has been given a serious opportunity to opt for peace. We are yet to see a clear choice favouring peace from the enemy. If they don’t disarm the paramilitaries, they don’t desire peace.”

Nadesan: the police must be people-friendly

Tamil Eelam Police Chief B. Nadesan discusses the multi-functionary expansion of his force, including the use of DNA forensics.

Obituary: Sinnathamby Rajaratnam

Singapore mourns the Jaffna Tamil who became first foreign minister.

Conflict still dominates life in Tamil areas

“We are safe because the LTTE is here. But we need more. We cannot go out and fish in case the navy take us away.”

‘LTTE will not permit any change to the CFA’

LTTE Chief Negotiator and Political Strategist Anton Balasingham explains the circumstances in which the talks were held and the issues discussed.

‘We do not see war as an option’

The head of the LTTE’s Political Wing, Mr. Suppiah Paramu Tamilchelvan, is interviewed days before crucial talks in Geneva this week.

Too few Tamil speakers in the state

Out of the 36,031 employees in the Police , 231 are Tamils and 246 are Muslims.