Being a member of the international community I believe that the government is merely holding a carrot in front of the Sri Lankan masses, in this case the carrot is the notion that the L.T.T.E. will be defeated in a few months. I have managed to read up[ on the conflict and what I have realized is that successive governments have been claiming this for quite some time whenever they have embarked on a military offensive against the L.T.T.E. I just believe that guerrilla warfare has always got the best of all conventional armies around the world as we saw with Vietnam. It’s a far wiser thing to do for the Sri Lankan government to accede part of the country to the L.T.T.E. and focus on developing the rest of Sri Lanka .
Sam – Student of American origin