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The next US President and the notion of a coalition of democracies

The process to elect the next President of the United States has reached the stage where Senators McCain and Obama have been identified as the contenders for the Republican and Democratic Parties, respectively. Their respective positions relating to internal and external issues of US national interest would impact seriously on the lives of millions, both in the US and throughout the world, depending on who would finally be elected President.

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India, China compete in Indian Ocean

This battered harbor town on Sri Lanka's southern tip, with its scrawny men selling even scrawnier fish, seems an unlikely focus for an emerging international competition over energy supply routes that fuel much of the global economy.

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'There is a military solution to terror' says Wall Street Journal

"the best way to end an insurgency is, quite simply, to beat it."

Very strongly arguing against what it called "the mindless" and irrelevant phrase that there is no "military solution" to an insurgency the influential Wall Street Journal said in an editorial that President Mahinda Rajapksa of Sri Lanka now promises victory over terrorism by the end of year even as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) continue to launch high profile terrorist attacks.

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Why a conflict?

This is a interesting article series from Daily News about the Sri Lankan history and the ongoing confect.

Why a conflict?

Ceylon - now called Sri Lanka, was granted Independence in 1948. Please note that the word 'granted' is used because we never made a determined fight for Independence. Our so-called leaders tendered petitions to the British Imperialists seeking minor concessions for the upper classes.

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The myth of a traditional Tamil Homeland unmasked

Secession is not a remedy for every ethno-religious conflict in the world. It is certainly not the solution for the armed conflict in Sri Lanka, which is viewed by some as an ethnic conflict. However, the roots of the conflict lie in poverty and underdevelopment.

Sri Lanka Ambassador in the U.S., Bernard Goonetilleke, explained that Sri Lanka Tamils’ cause was later hijacked by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in aiming to establish a mono-ethnic fascist state in the North and the East of Sri Lanka, through violent means.

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