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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 74

Saving the Tiger

[b]Saving the Tiger[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]"Shovel, shovel, sharp and strong
Dig a grave that is deep and long!"[/b][/i]
[b]Heinrich Heine[/b] ([i]Dream Pictures[/i])

The decision to postpone Local Government elections in Tamil majority districts of the North and the East is a victory for the LTTE and for the multi-partisan Southern policy of sacrificing the democratic rights of the Tamil people to appease the Tigers. In Geneva, the Rajapakse administration committed itself to the Ranil-Chandrika strategy of avoiding the war by tacitly accepting the Tigers’ overlordship of the Tamils. The election postponement is a logical outcome of this decision by the Lankan state to abdicate its responsibility for the Tamil people of the North and the East in favour of the LTTE.

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