Sri Lanka, having given a long rope to the Tigers, has to take a firm stance now. The government can’t go on playing the nice guys even when Tigers have time and again violated the peace accord with Colombo. The Tigers obviously see the government’s desire for peace as its weakness. This is a dangerous miscalculation on the Tigers’ part.Well, the Tigers are completely isolated now, especially in a world that has turned against all violence and acts of terror. The world community, weary of terrorism, isn’t prepared to tolerate even those who take up arms to defend their freedom and fight for what they see as a just cause. The terrorist methods of LTTE that include assassination and destruction of civilian targets are all the more reprehensible and unacceptable. The Lankan government would be justified if it goes after the LTTE to restore peace and stability in the country.
A court sentenced Salehi in July to more than six years in prison
The field also includes former British No 1 Heather Watson and two past champions
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