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

The story of one Black Tiger

I had a rare opportunity to come to know closely of the details of a Black Tiger Thurairathinam Kalairaj (Ilam Puli), who became a Martyr, when the Anuradhapura Air Base was attacked by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Ilama Puli was born on 13.10.1981 in a fishing village called Myliddy. His father was a prosperous fisherman, who owned a big motor boat. Ten people were employed by him and led a very comfortable life having his own stone built house, a motor cycle and all the other paraphernalia that go with prosperity. He had three children with Ilam Puli sandwiched between two...

What Liberation?

Based on field trip between 10 and 14 December 2007, the author continues to query the much heralded liberation of the East in this the second of a three part series.