Tourists won’t put up with bombs and random violence. I am writing this on my laptop in the thatched dining area of our cabanas in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, safe in the knowledge that we are the only guests here. Given the rising level of violence, and the refusal of both sides to make concessions in peace talks, it is no surprise that tourists haven’t exactly been flocking to this fabled isle. And after the LTTE attack on the Galle naval harbour last month, there have been massive cancellations. Long considered safe, the attack on Galle demonstrated yet again the long reach of the Tigers...
Tamils fear they have lost their right to fundamental freedoms of conscience, thought, belief, opinion, expression, peaceful assembly and association enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The international community’s failure to unreservedly condemn the government's war crimes and issuing mere “regrets” will signal that a military solution is condoned.
The participation by US ships of the 5th fleet and over 1000 troops in exercises with Sri Lanka's military is significant for many reasons.