P-TOMS, ethnic politics and conflict transformation

For Sri Lanka to move forward towards peace, the Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim political forces need to stop making zero-sum ethnic calculations.

Premature opportunity stays immediate challenge

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.

Open or closed is not the question

If our economic policies are based on fanciful ideas of non-existent bountiful natural resources, we are heading for disaster.

Nonentities hold main parties to ransom

In the on-going battle for political supremacy, the self-styled kingmakers will have to deliver as promised.

Will new war be in the east?

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.

AIDS: Africa's doctors

Africa cannot fight poverty and epidemics like AIDS without more doctors and nurses, argues Hetherwick Ntaba, health minister of Malawi.