It is indeed a pity that a natural calamity that should have brought the two nations closer, has, on the contrary, driven a wider cleavage between them.
The SLFP feels the consolidation of Sinhala nationalist and left wing votes is necessary to beat the UNP. But it cannot hope to win with a brazenly communal agenda either.
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.