The Indian intelligence agencies had a big hand in planning and executing terrorist strikes in Colombo in the mid-eighties, the President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga said. Reading from a book, Gota’s War, at its launch here, he said the role India played in Sri Lanka needed “intensive discussion.” He described the events described in the book as “home truths.”
Lalith Weeratunga lighting the traditional lamp at the launch of 'Gota's War'
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was under intense pressure from India, United Kingdom and France to stop the Eelam War IV in April of 2009. [click here to read in full ~ on dbsjeyaraj.com: 'Gota's war' book launch function turns into an India bashing session]
by Jehan Perera
The first green shoots of new life are emerging after a long period of drought in the north of the country, parts of which were not under government control for close on three decades, and where a terrible war was fought to its bitter end three years ago.
David Hall, UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Team Leader for South Asia Department who visited Sri Lanka recently had an official visit to Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya from 23 – 25 January 2012-Pic courtesy of: UKInSriLanka
Visiting the Vanni after a year it was wonderful to see the new life beginning to bloom, not only in the fertile agricultural lands but also in the towns. [click here to read in full ~ on dbsjeyaraj.com: People in the North feel welfare measures by the Govt is due to Western pressure]