Wednesday, June 3, 2009

To the victor the toils in Lanka

(DM)With the military decimation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a painful chapter in contemporary Indian and Sri Lankan history has come to an end. But the cost in civilian suffering has been enormous, as the UN has pointed out. At least 20,000 civilians have died and 300,000 displaced. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has wisely chosen to be magnanimous in victory and has already spoken of his protection for the island nation’s minority Tamils. Full text