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.
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.

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