The events in Sri Lanka are pretty appalling. By all accounts the conflict between the Sri Lankan army and the separatist Tamil Tigers is a bloody one with civilians facing attack from both sides. I am particularly interested in how these events are being played out abroad. There was a huge march of Tamils in London: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/feb/01/srilanka
There have also been political ramifications in South India: http://www.hindu.com/2009/02/02/stories/2009020259360400.htm
I suppose one question is whether Tamil nationalism is based on ethnic ties that cross borders or whether it is a separatist/citizenship struggle. Any thoughts?