Monday, June 1, 2009

The battle of Geneva was revelation of Lanka's true friends

by Dayan Jayatilleka

“Sri Lanka forces West to retreat over ‘war crimes’ with victory at UN” - The TIMES ( London ), May 28, 2009

“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
…Mmm, I’m gonna try with a little help from my friends” - The Beatles

(TC)Was Geneva the last battle of the Thirty Years (hot) war, the first battle of the next war – a long Cold War against Sri Lanka -- or was it a combination? Only future history will tell.

When we aren’t involved, our arithmetic goes awry. We speak of four Eelam wars when there were five, because we omit the important one fought between the LTTE and the IPKF. There were five Eelam wars fought on the soil of our island: 1978-1987, 1987-1990, 1990-1994, 1995-2002, and 2006-2009. Full text