JUSTICE has finally been done. Following the Jain Commission report—which triggered the fall of the I.K. Gujral government and the great debate in India as to which political party gave more support to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)—that's the feeling Sri Lankans are left with.
"People here see the political crisis in India after the Jain Commission report with a sense of glee. They feel that Sri Lanka has had to pay a huge price for India's mishandling of the ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka, while India got away scot-free. They feel that it is high time that India too paid a price," says Victor Ivan, editor of the weekly Sinhala newspaper Ravaya.
Over 50,000 people have died, millions made homeless and tens of billions of dollars wasted on a bitter war which is now in its 14th year. And much of the resentment generated by the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka is directed Indiawards.
For centuries, the majority Sinhalese in the island nation have feared that the 60 million Tamils across the Palk...