For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
The Fifth Galle Literary Festival may not result in any developments in the field of literature to attract international attention of scholars and writers but it certainly has resulted in the generation of much political polemics to draw in world renowned writers and commentators such as Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali.
The government in post war Sri Lanka is fast militarising the administrative and diplomatic services. The appointment of military heads to key Sri Lankan missions overseas and state institutions has become a talking point among the general public.
The main reason for the disappearance of a journalist is an investigation he carried out on the alleged use of chemical weapons by Sri Lanka forces, says his wife.