Time for some introspection

The all-party meeting chaired by Tamil Nadu's (TN) Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on October 14 passed a resolution that MPs from the state would resign if the Centre failed to ensure a ceasefire in Sri Lanka (SL) in two weeks.

Where the different political parties in Tamil Nadu stand on the Tamil national question?

Outline of positions of parties in Tamil Nadu with respect to the Tamil National Question

'The intolerable noise of shells'

Heavy fighting is continuing around the key LTTE-held town of Kilinochchi in northern Sri Lanka, according to the army. Last month, the government told foreign aid agencies to leave areas held by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) because it could not guarantee the security of aid workers. The BBC News website spoke to a doctor in the town who describes the fear as people wait for the war to arrive.

Witness to Thileepan’s fast

As we entered the premises of the Nallur Kandasamy temple we were confronted by a sea of people seated on the white sands under the blazing sun.

Crime Without Punishment: The Strange Case of Colonel Karuna

The trial, imprisonment and release of a former Tamil Tiger leader raises some tricky and potentially embarrassing questions for the British government

Vavuniya attack: How it happened and why

Barely two weeks after their foray into Eastern Naval Area Headquarters in Trincomalee, Air Tigers showed up again.

Global implications of Sri Lanka's civil war

At first glance, Sri Lanka's vicious civil war might appear to have little consequence beyond the island's own teardrop-shaped shores.

'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.