Wednesday, August 09, 2006

conflict in srilanka

The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, this conflict is an on going conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the ethnic Sri Lankan Tamils on the island-nation of Sri Lanka. There was on-and-off civil war among the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or the LTTE since the "Black July" pogrom held on 1983, where the conflict was about to make an separate independent state of Tamil Eelam in the north east of the island. An estimation has been taken that about 65,000 of people had died, causing a greater harm to the population of the country. A cease-fire was declared in 2002, but hostilities renewed in late 2005 following military operations against Tiger-controlled territory in the east. Following escalation of violence in July 2006, the rebels declared the ceasefire "null and void".