Roots of Sri Lankan conflict

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Thousands of civilians caught between government and LTTE forces (Sri Lanka Pt2)

R. Cheran says that the roots of the conflict go back to period after independence when the Sri Lankan state became a majoritarian state representing only the majority community, that is, the Sinhalese community.


Mass protest calls for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Sri Lanka

UN calls for ceasefire fire in Sri Lanka

Civilians trapped as humanitarian crisis looms (Sri Lanka)

5 thoughts on “Roots of Sri Lankan conflict

  1. The human conflict in Sri Lanka is desperate, and tragic.

    But I would like to remind people of the other creatures that inhabit the island, long before humans, and their firepower and hideous, endless, insoluble nationalistic abusive conflicts appeared.

    The Slender Loris lives in Sri Lanka. Primates who long predated the arrival of the Tamils.

    Please stop your wars for a moment to help preserve the very endangered, very wise, and very miraculous Slender Loris:

  2. The Real Roots of Sri Lanka’s Crisis
    by Sanjeewa Karunaratne

    Regarding “The Economic Key to Sri Lankan Peace” (op-ed, May 4): The British who ruled Sri Lanka for nearly 150 years applied a “divide and rule,” method to control the rebellious majority by providing a disproportionate share of political power to the submissive minority. This is the root cause of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.


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