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Sri Lanka: After the war
After the defeat of the Tamil Tigers, what does the future hold for the country?
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2009 11:12 GMT



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For nearly three decades, Tamil Tiger rebels fought government forces in Sri Lanka, once controlling its northern and eastern regions.

In May this year, the Sri Lankan military finally crushed the rebels, ending one of Asia's longest-running conflicts.

Today, about 250,000 Tamils displaced by the fighting remain in camps in the north of the country and are not being allowed to leave.

The government claims it intends to root out remnants of the LTTE from their midst before resettling most of the civilians by the end of the year.

But critics say the detention is inhumane and urge more transparency from the government regarding the situation in the camps.

In this special edition of 101 East, we ask – what will it take for post-war Sri Lanka to achieve national reconciliation?


This episode of 101 East aired from Thursday, September 24.

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