As was the case during Sri Lanka’s protracted civil war, in the wake of the tsunami, international NGOs are generating an economy all their own, writes John R. Van Eenwyk, in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The visit to Washington this week by India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, symbolizes a change in the relationship between the world''s two largest democracies.
For Sri Lanka to move forward towards peace, the Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim political forces need to stop making zero-sum ethnic calculations.
The stability of President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s government is assured because none of the other parties want an election at this juncture, the Jaffna-based Uthayan newspaper argues.
With tensions between the Sri Lanka military and the Liberation Tigers on the rise, Tamil Guardian staff writers examine popular thinking in the Tamil areas with regards to a renewed conflict.