Tag: Sri Lanka

  • Life after extinction

    Yet for all the euphoria surrounding the defeat of the Tigers, it would be premature to write them off yet. As long as Mr Rajapakse does not work to eliminate the core reasons for Tamil disillusionment, there is always the possibility of a dramatic reversal of fortunes for the Tigers. Ankur Kumar contemplates the future of the LTTE.

  • Options in Sri Lanka

    If India were to take a hard-nosed view of long-term interests, a subtle shift in its position against the LTTE will go a long way in safeguarding the country’s strategic interest in the Indian Ocean region besides securing the interests of ethnic Tamils in the island.

  • Beyond marking time

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's position on Sri Lanka will continue to be cautious as the UPA coalition cannot afford any more shocks before the elections. This is driven by India's internal political compulsions rather than ambivalence in its Sri Lanka policy. [Web exclusive: Extended background]