Yearly Archive: 2012


A candid post-mortem of the LTTE

Book: The Prabhakaran Saga
Author: S. Murali
This is a cold-blooded yet comprehensive post-mortem of the rise and fall of the LTTE and its boss Velupillai Prabhakaran who thought, till nemesis caught up with him, that he could never be vanquished. Murali displays admirable writing and reporting skills to present an otherwise complicated story of Sri Lanka’s Tamil conflict, which lasted over a quarter century, into a chronologically detailed but easy to read work.


Norwegian attempt to forge TNA-SLMC alliance fails

An attempt by Norway to persuade the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) to coalesce to contest the upcoming PC elections to the Eastern Provincial Council has failed, The Island reliably learns. The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo had done its best to bring the two...