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Karuna’s TMVP as ‘new bargainers’ in Sri Lanka
The fall of Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu earlier this year signaled for many the end of major combat hostilities by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) forces in Sri Lanka. As the threat from the LTTE is receding there is hope for political reconciliation in the Island state ravaged by 25 years of civil war. President Mahindra Rajapaksa has assured the Tamilian population of the Government’s reconciliatory and welfare policies aimed at addressing the ethnic grievances. As the forces of reconciliation appear to take center stage certain disturbing developments continues to threaten Sri Lanka’s hazardous journey to peace. Click to continue…
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a Hearing today on “Recent Development in Sri Lanka”. The three Statements during the Hearing were highly critical of the Sri Lankan Government and detailed the grave challenging confronting the civilian population in the country.