Heroes or Villains : Sri Lanka circa 2007
Heroes or Villains? Sri Lanka, circa 2007 is a collection of a series of weekly articles by N Sathiya Moorthy in the Daily Mirror, Colombo, over a 12 month period between Prabhakaran's 'Heroes' Day' speeches in 2006 and 2007. These individual pieces pegged to events around the time but present a holistic picture of the tragic developments in the island, at the same time highlighting 'the realistic options available to the various stake-holders.' The book has succeeded in maintaining an independent position vis a vis New Delhi's strategic and security concerns and the pan-Tamil politics of Tamil Nadu. In the author's words, 'they contextualise references to India and Tamil Nadu to the prevailing ground situation in Sri Lanka.' Sathiya Moorthy's personal perceptions, crystal clear and rising above partisan considerations, illuminate without prejudice, leading to cool headed analysis. Essential reading for all responsible Indians, Sri Lankans and observers of Sri Lanka concerned about its future.