Donor reps inspect conditions in Northeast

The summary report of Bilateral Donor Group after their visits to Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Mannar, Vavuniya and Jaffna districts.

Sri Lanka: a graveyard of pacts

Most of the pacts abrogated in Sri Lanka have been on the Tamil question.

Civil war haunts Sri Lanka again

“I've never known a government which has fallen into ethnic chauvinism so quickly.”

Growth statistics mask deepening economic crisis

There is a growing scepticism about the veracity of Sri Lanka's GDP statistics.

A day of national grief

All sections of Tamil society came together in common appreciation of the freedom struggle.

Depopulation is part of Rajapakse's genocidal war

The Sinhala supremacist regime of President Mahinda Rajapakse has a major politico - military objective against which the Tamil people are regarded as being of no consequence

Licence to arrest and torture

'The PTA provides an incentive for interrogating police to obtain confessions from detainees by any means, including torture'

US: LTTE is not a threat to region or world

‘The Tigers are representing the Tamils in negotiations with Sri Lanka’

Divided experts present four different proposals

The main issues of contention dividing the 'majority' report and other, dissenting reports, are matters like the extent of devolution: the dissenters, all Sinhalese, want to strengthen the unitary state while the majority group want devolution.

Colombo bombing exposes security failings

Defence Secretary has a narrow escape as his Presidential-style screen is penetrated. Luck, not security, say analysts