"Southern consensus": a necessary preamble
Consensus building is all this. Mahinda Rajapakse
can achieve it all by displaying the utmost commitment to the
fundamental principles of democracy, respect to the will of the
people, transparency and accountability. All it requires is courage.
All it requires is unwavering faith in the ability and sentiments of
those who voted him to power.
The day the waves shook Lanka
Tsunami waves rising higher and higher rolled in battering parts of
Sri Lanka's coastline devouring everything under the sun leaving
death and destruction in their wake. Around 40,000 human beings lost
their lives - properties destroyed - children were left orphaned and