Sri Lanka is seeing an escalating military campaign by the most hardline government since independence.
The Norwegian-facilitated cease-fire of 2002 offered would offer a good base from which to launch a new peace initiative.
The real challenge in safeguarding social values in a democratic society is not during peaceful times.
'Tamils find little comfort in the expressions of concerns by the International Community'
Sri Lankas Left must take up Rajapakse's violent challenge to the forces of progress.
Rajapakse's populist strategy has sought to harness the ideological force and mobilising potency of the Sinhala nationalism.
Sri Lanka is changing the demographics of the east with international assistance.
A Sinhala nationalist newspaper questions the importance of capturing a tiny town that most Sri Lankans had never heard of before.
Had Ranil been President, a more subtle program of dismantling the LTTE would have ensued. With Rajapske, a cruder set of tactics is being used.
Options hitherto frozen out by past history are being explored anew.