Peace no longer on Sri Lanka agenda?
A heavy air of pessimism and despondency has descended in Sri Lanka amid ominous signs the country may be slipping back into war after two-and-a-half years of relative peace. The Norwegian-brokered peace process that had ushered in a period of relative peace is in tatters. Street checkpoints that had largely disappeared soon after the February 2002 cease-fire are once again manned and active. Street barriers that had been discarded are slowly being brought back. Mobile police teams have again taken to setting up surprise checkpoints around the city.Full Story