Newly appointed foreign minister Rohitha Bogollagama walked a well-trodden path. His first port of call was New Delhi. In recent times Sri Lankan leaders of varying political hues have trekked their way to India before turning west which was the habitual direction during much of the post-independence period.
When the scribes of British history write about the era of Prime Minister Tony Blair, the embattled leader, despite being successful in taking his party to three successive electoral victories at parliamentary level, will have a tough task in projecting him in a positive light.
This is the concluding segment of a three part series of articles critically examining the recently established eight member Presidential Commission of Inquiry, (the Commission), to probe into fifteen selected incidents of grave human rights violations that had occurred in the country during 2005 and 2006.