Sunday, January 18, 2009

After the victory: Full-scale development in the north but no racist appeasement

By Dr. Susantha Goonatilake

(ST)Kilinochchi was the crown, followed by Elephant Pass with LTTE debacles continuing. It was a string of famous victories. A war begun in 1972 when detonators for 20,000 explosions were sent by India to Sri Lanka is ending.

It was a victory reminiscent of Dutu Gemunu who over 2,100 years ago as a child in the deep South described the helplessness of being pushed into the country's extreme corner by a Tamil invader. Gemunu broke loose. But keeping with Buddhist ethos he paid homage to his dead adversary Elara. Prabahakaran is no just adversary. He must be eliminated. Full Text