Sri Lanka was for decades an example of how sectarian conflict can wreck an otherwise fortunate country. It has had three years to show how devolving power to an ethnic minority can bring about lasting peace. Now it looks as if the opportunity will be lost.
The insider-trading trial of Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam next month is the culmination of U.S. investigations dating back 12 years that involved blind alleys, anonymous tips, wiretaps and a trip into the Tamil Tiger underworld before prosecutors got their man.
India is likely to push Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to quickly resettle ethnic Tamils still living in camps more than a year after the end of a near three-decade civil war during talks in the capital today.
The largest ally in Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition withdrew support over the government’s approach to alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, while signaling that a patch-up was possible if its demands were met.
Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said today there may be members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam -- a rebel group designated by Canada as a terrorist organization -- among the 490 people on a Thailand- flagged cargo ship that arrived in Canada today.