Author: B Raman
N Sathiya Moorthy/Kalpana Chittaranjan
Editor(s): B Raman / N Sathiya Moorthy / Kalpana Chittaranjan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187574470
The Sri Lankan Pot continues to boil. Although the ceasefire agreement of February 2002 between the government in Colombo and the LTTE has helped bring down temperatures, a permanent political settlement remains, at best, a hope with more complexities entering the arena with each passing day.
To take stock of the situation and to draw lessons for the future, the Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation organized an international seminar on Sri Lanka: Ceasefire and After in September 2003. Two years have passed since. Yet, the prognosis for the future made at the time remains more valid than ever. The book gives new insights into an existing problem, the contours of which have not changed much.
The interplay of domestic politics, sub-continental relevance and the increasing international interest in the Indian Ocean neighbourhood, coupled with the post-9/11 global view of terrorism, have contributed to this continued interest in the evolving situation in Sri Lanka. A product of collective wisdom, this book aims at addressing these issues as comprehensively and as extensively as possible.
The LTTE is feeling the pressure in favour of talks. The persisting stalemate of no war no, peace does not suit the LTTE politically. Nearly three years of ceasefire have not given any material advantage either to the LTTE leadership or to the people under their control. The LTTE cadres as well as the ordinary people in the North and Eastern regions are becoming restless. The LTTE’s credibility is getting eroded and they have no adequate answers to the questions of rehabilitation and resettlement of the Tamil people.
-S D Muni
PEACE WITHOUT PROCESS: SRI LANKA’S DILEMMA
An Overview by S D Muni
Pitfalls and Possibilities
RECONCILING VARIOUS ETHNIC ASPIRATIONS
Sri Lankan Nationalism, Ethnic Identity and Community
Prospects for Reconciliation
INTENTIONS, CAPABILITIES OF THE GOVT AND LTTE
Security Implications for Sri Lanka, India and the South East Asia Region
Intentions and Capabilities of Reluctant Partners
COL R HARIHARAN (RETD)
ROLE OF EXTERNAL POWERS
Of Phases and Paces
DR GAMINI SAMARANAYAKE
Dilemmas of External Actors
WHERE FROM HERE?
No Alternative, but
The tsunami and the LTTE
Internal Dimensions to Sri Lanka’s Peace Process
The Future Beckons
N SATHIYA MOORTHY
Prabhakaran’s Hero’s Day Speech