Alternative to War in Sri Lanka

Jehan Perera

When Sri Lanka comes in the glare of international media publicity it is usually on account of its ethnic-related violence. This has included mob riots in which there has been government complicity, the loss of a thousand soldiers in a single day with the fall of major army bases, and the destruction of half of the country’s fleet of international aircraft at its international airport. The major part of this violence has pitted the Sri Lankan government against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam which has been fighting for an independent Tamil homeland. The LTTE is an organization that has its own army and lays claim to be the sole representative of the Tamil people on whose behalf it is fighting ...

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