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Tsunami's political impact
Sri Lanka and Indonesia choose different paths after 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2009 05:50 GMT

The two countries worst hit by the most devastating disaster in modern history have followed very different political paths.

Indonesia chose a peace deal to end a 30-year old conflict in Aceh, while Sri Lanka opted to step up its military campaign against the Tamil Tiger separatists.

As Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen finds, the decisions had a crucial impact on the recovery and healing process for those caught up in the tsunami.

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