The 1983 violence effectively laid the foundation for a widespread conflict that is yet to be resolved.
It is a block to achieving peace or communal harmony in the country as it would bars fulfilment of any political aspirations of the Tamils.
Calls to send troops back into Lebanon beggar belief. We should dispatch the Red Cross, not the aircraft carriers
The international community has - again - put the Sinhala establishment in charge of the Tamils’ future.
Given that EU always had leverage over the Colombo government, it is surprising that things have gotten so bad.
Even Mandela would not escape label today
What the international community have not quite grasped yet is that this is a Sri Lankan Government like none before.
Theacknowledgment of a Tamil right to self-rule in their own homeland marks a welcome evolution in US policy.
''The Tamils have already made the biggest concession of all by making a form of self-rule, rather than independence, their aim.”
Playing political football with child soldiers.