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Tamil editor arrested in Colombo

Article Date: 
27 Feb 2009

Several journalists and social activists in Chennai got an alarming SMS from Colombo on Thursday morning: well-known Tamil newspaper editor Nadesapillai Vithyatharan had been whisked away by armed men in a white van in the midst of his relative's funeral.

Article Source: 
Times of India

Sri Lanka's Government closing in on military victory

...if it hasn't already.  This is frightening because it looks like an end to the military operations - but what does that mean for Tamil people of various sorts and other people who don't toe the Sinhalese nationalist line in Sri Lanka?  Some of the possibilites - like massive ethnic cleansing - are horrifying.  And it, like most war situationns, has relevance for the broader social context as well.

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