Thursday, May 22  2008
      Editorial:Sinking Tigers and the straw of human rights
The JVP yesterday received a heavy blow to its fund raising on the international front as its branch in Japan, which had poured in billions of rupees, severed all connections with the party over the ousting of Wimal Weerawansa and ten other MPs along with a large number of party members.
"Our comrades in Japan had directed all money they earned to the party fund. They were under orders to send their pay-packets home and were allowed only to keep a meager sum for subsistence. We funded all elections except for ...
Rahul Gandhi, left, speaks with his mother and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, center, as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, right, looks on, during a ceremony to mark the 17th death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 21, 2008. Rajiv Gandhi was killed by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber while campaigning for his Congress party in southern India in 1991. (AP)

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