The escalation in violence could mark a return to civil war, as a 2002 cease-fire that stopped almost two decades of fighting appears increasingly unlikely to last.
The Tigers began fighting in 1983 to create a separate state for ethnic minority Tamils, accusing the majority Sinhalese of discrimination. More than 65,000 people died in the conflict before the 2002 truce.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Sri Lanka Civil War
Civil war looming in Sri Lanka, as the Tamil Tigers attack military boats, killing 20 soldiers. The war that was put on hold a few years ago is looking like it's heading up again. Hat tip to Winds of Change.