The undeclared Eelam War IV, now raging, has seen a slow but sure increase in the military thrust by the Security Forces against Tiger guerrillas.
Since the Government's official claims that the guerrillas have been "completely driven away" from the East, the focus of military actions has been almost entirely in the North.
It is most disconcerting to repeatedly hear a wrong understanding of the current status of agriculture in the country. And that too by none other than one of the several ministers in charge of a facet of our agricultural development.
About 10 days ago I attended the 20th anniversary of what is called the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). The day's programme had a catchy title: "Human Rights for Human Wrongs: the Continuing Commonwealth Challenge."
It’s not everyday that the swearing in of a new Member of Parliament (MP) generates so much excitement and anticipation but when the new entrant happens to be the all powerful brother of the President, it is to be expected.
NEW YORK-- Whenever the General Assembly begins its annual sessions in September, the political lunatics are out on the streets beating up on the UN in an annual ritual that has lost all its seriousness.
The international community appears intent on chastising the security forces, government-affiliated paramilitary groups and the LTTE for gross human rights violations in Sri Lanka, including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and abductions.
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