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End of the war
The Sri Lankan armed forces have won a comprehensive victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a military campaign that began in the eastern province in August 2006. With its entire top leadership and thousands of fighting cadres ...
Stock market exuberance
The stock markets posted phenomenal gains on Monday, with the Sensex moving up by nearly 2,100 points and the Nifty by more than 650 points. These reflect a welcome change in business sentiment that has turned positive after the election results. ...
Leader Page Articles
Humility in victory, introspection in defeat
By Siddharth Varadarajan
If the Congress party needs to guard against the triumphalist revival of ‘Congress culture’, both the Left and the Bharatiya Janata Party must also re-evaluate their political strategy.
The making of a militant leader
‘Only Tamil Eelam can be a secure outcome for us and there can be no alternative to this.’
Taming of Tamil Tigers threatens to breed fiercer creatures
By Mark Tran
The victory for Sri Lankan forces has come at a high price both in terms of civilian life and damage to Colombo’s international reputation. According to U.N. figures, an estimated 7,000 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed between January 20, ...
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