Lanka's post-war struggle

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The Sri Lankan civil war, which began in 1983, saw the Tamil Tigers fighting government forces to create an independent Tamil state named Tamil Eelam in the north and the east of the island. After a 26-year-long military campaign, the Sri Lankan military defeated the Tamil Tigers in May 2009. The civil war caused significant hardships for the population, environment and the economy of the country, with an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people killed during its course. Two years after the war's end, the Sri Lankan people are still suffering, with trauma, poverty and discrimination remaining part of everyday life. (Pictures courtesy Aljazeera)








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  • Noah Tuesday, 16 August 2011 05:09 AM

    As usuall, typical sri lankan smiling faces.. No one can say that they are suffering

    Rupasinghe Tuesday, 16 August 2011 05:36 AM

    In this country minority has all the rights but they want more and more, as a result majority is discriminated.

    managala Tuesday, 16 August 2011 08:29 AM

    If you said this 30 years ago i would not accept 100 % then there was a problem
    But now minorities have rights as same as majority
    now there is no difference they run by motive of separate state now nothing else...

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Tuesday, 16 August 2011 08:38 AM

    One Nation One Country

    Miracle of Asia Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:31 AM

    Can you pls site one example how the majority is being discriminated? I am also not in the view of minority is discriminated any longer.

    faqi Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:49 AM

    30 years of turmoil cannot be restored in 2 years. It will take much more time for everything to come back to normal. The war took one generation - Those who were born at the beginning of the war is over 30 years old now.


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