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Sunday, September 13, 2009

After routing the rebels in May, Sri Lanka faces more salvos from the west

Many powerful critics of Sri Lanka were friends till recently. As the country moved decisively to defeat the rebels in the north and east of the country, it has faced increasing pressure from some western countries where significant populations of Sri Lankan Tamils are domiciled, and from human rights activists. In a recent interview, Sri Lanka's new ambassador at the UN Dr. Palitha Kohona said that many of them had been swayed by a very effective campaign carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)and their sympathisers.

Disappointed with the lack of support from the west at a crucial time in its fight against terrorism, Sri Lanka has successfully bonded with new friends. Vital support from a range of countries including Iran, China and Libya has helped Sri Lanka scoff at the big stick wielded by western countries. Read the full story ...

Read the full interview here.

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Loved and mentored by parents with values and discipline and a passion for good English; guided by teachers who wouldn't spare the rod to ensure excellence; copywriter; on-line journalist; editor-in-chief; and at long last, giving into the passion; Freelance Writer.

Nurtured in advertising and PR from freelance copywriter to account director and agency head; engaged throughout to humanitarian work in NGOs including the Red Cross and the UNDP; and experienced in both public and private sectors.

Looking forward to a future of writing on diverse subjects; sharing knowledge and experience; enriching the lives of others; but most of all, acquiring more knowledge and using it to make the world a better place for all.

More of my writing:
* Fuelling the Peace Process * Concepts for decentralisation of government * PEACE: Is it still an elusive dream? * Interview with the late Major General Trond Furuhovde first Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission * How polar bears are affected by global warming * Red Cross takes lead in clean water for Sri Lanka flood victims * The poorest hardest hit by Sri Lanka floods *