Saturday, May 16, 2009

War may not quash Tamil aspirations

The President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa may be on the verge of winning the war against the Tamil Tigers but he must now contend with the long-standing grievances of his country's Tamils.

Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesThe President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa may be on the verge of winning the war against the Tamil Tigers but he must now contend with the long-standing grievances of his country's Tamils.

(NP)COLOMBO -- Billboards celebrating President Mahinda Rajapaksa are everywhere in Sri Lanka's busy capital. Typically, they show him with soldiers, fighter jets or beside the army commander. Full text

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