The author in a refreshing original way dissects the Sri Lanka crisis into three parts. The first is a clear description of the problem which rejects the conventional formulation of the problem as ethnic, religious, or linguistic. Second, the author argues that the only viable solution to the crisis is devolution of state power, which means the replacement of the present unitary Constitution with a devolved federal-type Constitution. Thirdly, the author states that because the LTTE is an anti-Indian terrorist outfit which assassinated Rajiv Gandhi, hence India has to regard the LTTE as part of the problem, and definitely not a part of the solution.
Born in Mylapore, Chennai, on 15 September 1939, Dr. Swamy holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, where he also taught for ten years, and has published famous joint papers on the Theory of Index Numbers with Nobel Laureate Paul A. Samuelson. Dr. Swamy was the President of the Janata Party. Subramanian Swamy is a published author of several books, research papers and journals. He received Distinguished Alumni Award from Hindu College, University of Delhi, in 2012; Hindu Ratna Award from the organization of Hindu Helpline, in 2013; and Tamil Ratna award for the Tamil Sangam of New York. Subramanian Swamy is today nationally known and widely respected for his ideological conviction, for his commitment to furthering democracy and market economy in the country, for his scholarly credentials, and a blemish-free political career. He has been elected to Parliament for five terms and been a Cabinet Minister twice.