Can Sri Lanka and the world continue to take the Saudi threat lightly? How long will the Democrats and Republicans continue to support President’s Trump’s carte blanche to Saudi Arabia?
One hundred community members have permanently moved back to the island. After a quarter century of displacement, they have begun to rebuild the long-neglected, war-ravaged town.
When a flotilla of 44 motorboats filled with 300 Sri Lankan Tamils — and a small group of activists, journalists and clergy — ignored the navy’s explicit orders and set sail for their former homes on the navy-occupied island of Iranaitheevu, they didn’t actually think they’d make it in one piece. “We were very, very scared,” said Elisabeth, one