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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

A nation under siege

[b]A nation under siege[/b]

By Palitha Senanayake.

Today a plethora of NGO’s with their titles decorated with the term ‘Peace ‘are operating in Sri Lanka. Their modus operandi is to restore peace to the Island after years of blood shed from conflict between the Tamil tigers and the Government security forces. These NGO’s stepped up their activities after Chandrika Kumaratumge’s ascent to power in 1994 and have now assumed control of the major propaganda arms of the country.

M/s Kumaratunge is due to retire after completing two terms in office and the country goes to polls on the17th November to elect a new executive President. Despite all the peace propaganda and hype M/s Kumaratunge is stepping out leaving the country in a much endangered position than when she took over.

The peace parleys are however being continuing with increased vigor, mainly at 5 star hotels spending millions of dollars. The peace lobby has been able to spread their tentacles over every area of the country’s activity influencing the peoples thinking, their habits and traditions. On the other hand the LTTE from the position of a rag tag army trying to find its feet after the beating it received at the hands of the Indian army 10 years ago, today stands on an area of its own, with a rouge administration concurred by the Sri Lankan state and with an Army Navy and an Air force of its own.

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