Wednesday, April 07, 2004
The new Lankan PM wants India to play an active role in Lanka's peace process. The Indian Express has an online poll on whether India should do so.
The current results are
Yes 45.97
No 50.28
Can't Say 3.73

Personally, I am very ambivalent on the issue. On one side is the immense human tragedy. On the other is the question of whether India can do something there, without just becoming a scapegoat for either (or both) sides, taking the blame for a fresh bloodletting. Then there is the most important question of Trinconmalee. In my opinion, India should never allow any other power access to this ultra-strategic port - something that is very much possible if we do not show any interest in the Lankan issue.

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