This book is an extensive study of the Sri Lankan peace process. It throws light on the political situation in Sri Lanka and the tension generated between the government and the LTTE by a prolonged deadlock in the peace process. Despite the fact that there is no forward movement towards a resumption of talks, the peace process has continued and the two adversaries have stuck to the cease-fire and have honoured it till now. All this is because of the perseverance of the international community, with Norway as the facilitator and Japan as the largest donor. The book also deals extensively with the intimate relationship between the issues involving the dead locked peace dialogue and Sri Lankan politics.