Tigers and the Canadian connection
It's an American-led investigation, but nine of
the arrested suspects are now known to have links to Canada. In
fact, New York prosecutors allege Tiger operatives from north of the
border were the driving force behind a host of conspiracies, all
aimed at subverting U.S. laws meant to ban support for terrorist
A widow remembers
Bhawani Loganathan, 56, breaks down as she
recalls the fears Kethesh, as he was popularly known, had voiced
barely 10 days before his Aug 12 murder about his many ailments that
included failing hearing, weak eyesight and an irritable bowel
syndrome that had never spared him since childhood.
Lanka's Prophets of Doom
Now a new situation has arisen. There is bigger
terrorism. The entire country is under threat. Political leaders of
other countries have been assassinated by our terrorists.
International espionage is being conducted by them. There was a
Ceasefire Agreement and the country got out of the rut after many
years of conflict. But now the country will head back to shambles
unless terrorism is crushed.
'A multilateral process needed to deny access of small arms and
light weapons to non-state actors'
Sri Lanka was the first country in the Asian
region to set up a National Commission, which has identified a
number of areas to focus its attention such as conducting a national
survey, organizing public awareness programmes, formulating a plan
of action to collect illicit small arms and light weapons, examining
the adequacy of the national legislation in dealing with illicit
small arms and light weapons, identify sources of supply of illicit
small arms and illicit weapons and to suggest ways of effectively
curbing such trafficking.