Fighting has been taking place at vavuniya,mannar,jaffna and weli oya with one battle at sea yesterday.
One side is well equipped and has the backing,moral and material,of a few countries.
The other side has problems procuring supplies and is holding territory against assaults from outside.
The sri lankan navy reports more than 2000 tigers to have been killed since the beginning of the year.
The Sri Lankan government has felt it necessary to keep the fatalities increasing to sustain the support of the public.
Militarists have occupied centrestage and are trying to get their superiority in material to win them the battles.
Things are beginning to resemble vietnam and general william westmoreland.
The positive news was kept coming for a long while.
There does not seem to be anybody who can be trusted by both sides in brokering a peace.