Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Powerful friends put Sri Lanka in a dilemma

(TN)COLOMBO // When Tamil rebels threatened to oust troops from the besieged northern city of Jaffna in April 2000, India placed ships at Sri Lanka’s disposal to evacuate the soldiers.

But Pakistan, at Colombo’s request, quickly sent powerful multi-barrel guns, which helped stall the rebel offensive and save the day for Sri Lanka’s troops. Full text