Amplify and celebrate Tamil voices of moderation
THE price that moderate Tamil politicians and
thinkers have paid for differing with the LTTE has indeed been too
high. Neelan Thiruchelvam, Thambirajah Subathiran and Ketheeswaran
Loganathan, who were shot dead for daring to speak in a voice
different from that of the Tigers, serve as reminders of what awaits
political activists who refuse to subscribe to extremist thought.
Sci-fi guru wishes for peace
British-born science fiction author Arthur C.
Clarke, who turned 90 yesterday, says all he wishes for is peace in
his adopted home Sri Lanka where he has lived for the past five
Asia in the world
Latin Americans and North Americans dream of
creating a free-trade zone. Europeans speak of building a United
States of Europe. The African Union aspires to become a United
States of Africa. Why no United States of Asia?