ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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On a Dangerous Course

On a Dangerous Course WHATEVER be one's opinion about the LTTE's political ideology or its methods, there can be little doubt that its leaders have an abundance of political acumen which can turn even a defeat into a triumph of sorts. At a time when it was wholly dependent on Indian support it sought to give the impression of having great faith in Rajiv Gandhi's initiatives; when it was left out in the cold by an accord which was a political necessity for Rajiv Gandhi and Jayewardene it promptly changed its tactics and became a lone fighter for Eelam betrayed by friends; and now when a desperate Premadasa put out an appeal for initiating a c Josue it not only agreed to come to the negotiating table but ever declared first a ceasefire with the Sri Lankan forces and then a cessation of hostilities in return for being acknowledged as the key group in resolving the Tamil issue in the northern districts. This in itself is an admission on Premadasa's part that the India-Sri Lanka accord was not grounded on realities and hence could never be successfully implemented.

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