While fresh hopes of peace wafted across the island with the LTTE's unilateral
declaration of a cease-fire and a pledge by the newly elected government to reciprocate,
the People's Alliance was busy mapping out strategy to topple the government within six
AFTER the conquest of the West Indies in the Test
series and the triumph in the tri-nation one-day championship, thoughts of success over
Zimbabwe are irresistible. History too fuels the optimism: Sri Lanka has never lost to
Zimbabwe, winning five of the ten previous Test encounters.