After 26 years of civil war, the government says it has defeated the Tamil Tigers [GALLO/GETTY]

In this episode of Frost over the World, Rohitha Bogollagama, the Sri Lankan foreign minister, talks to Sir David Frost about the about the Sri Lankan government's military defeat of the Tamil Tigers and the post-war future of his country.

This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, May 22, 2009.

Danny Ayalon

 

Earlier this week, Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, met Barack Obama, the US president, for talks on bringing peace to the Middle East.

Sir David is joined from Jerusalem by Danny Ayalon, Israel's deputy foreign minister, to find out just how much progress was made on the road to peace.

FW De Klerk

   

Last week, Sir David spoke to FW De Klerk, the former South African president who freed Nelson Mandela and helped to bring an end to Apartheid.

Here is more of that interview and a look into the early years of De Klerk's political career.

Polar explorers

   

After 73 days living under extreme weather conditions, with temperatures dropping below -40 degrees Celsius, they are back.

Pen Hadow and his team trekked more than 269 miles in the Arctic in an expedition to monitor the affects of climate change on sea ice.

They join Sir David to discuss their adventure.

Rohitha Bogollagama and Paddy Ashdown


   

After 26 years fighting one of the longest civil wars in recent times, the Sri Lankan government has declared victory over the Tamil Tigers. So what happens now? Sir David is joined from Colombo by the Sri Lankan foreign minister.

Sir David is joined by Paddy Ashdown, the former Liberal Democrat leader, to discuss the expenses scandal shaking Westminster.

Source: Al Jazeera