Sri Lanka Independence

Sri Lanka’s path as a modern, independent nation has been long tarnished by?almost continual political violence. Governments have faced?pressure from the Sinhalese majority not to make concessions to the?Tamil minority; Tamils have stressed for more autonomy. The Singhalese make up the majority of Sri Lanka and are mostly Buddhist while the Tamil minority are mostly hindu. The Civil War in Sri Lanka started in June 23, 1983 with the separatist militant group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fighting the government to create an independent Tamil state, called Tamil Eelam in the north and the east of the island, ( Reasons leading up to the ...

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“Disagreements between the Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic communities flared up when drawing up the country's first post-independence constitution,” ( The Civil War finally ended in May 2009 with the Sri Lankan army defeating the Tamil Tigers.
Throughout the course of the Civil War the people, environment and economy of Sri Lanka suffered. Foreign investment in manufacturing and tourism had stagnated?in part because of fears of violence, with negative effects on national?economic growth. There was an estimated 80,000-100,000 people killed during this time, ( The inhumane tatics adopted by the LTTE officially led to them being branded as a terrorist group by most countries, ( After decades of war and four attempted peace talks it seemed like all hope was gone. That was until a cease fire was signed in 2002. This ‘peace’ was short ...

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Added: 4/26/2011 10:28:49 PM
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Category: Political Science
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