The year 2008 may well go down in history as a watershed in which the global financial crisis, precipitated by the collapse of Western economic models, ‘decolonised' Asians minds, say observers.
“So,” said the driver as we settled into our seats for a four-hour ride to our resort in Sri Lanka’s tea country, “Do you think the economic crisis will get better in 2009?”
So, did you heed the government's call and hang the Lion Flag over your front door last week? If you did, feel free to turn the page. If not, dear worthy, liberal-minded soul, we pray you read on.
Is one seeing a mini version of Stalingrad in the battle for Kilinochchi, the current headquarters of the LTTE? Could "Gen.Monsoon" and "Gen.Recession" put an end to the pipedreams of the Sri Lankan Army of a definitive victory over the LTTE?
This is a reply to the opinion published last week by Dr. A.R.M. Imtiyaz, titled “Why Tamil-Muslim unity crucial for peace”