Lack of trust slows Sri Lanka reconciliation

Five years after government's war with Tamil Tigers ended, former fighters say cultural insensitivity remains an issue.

    Five years after Sri Lanka's war with the Tamil Tigers ended, the group's former members say that cultural insensitivity from the government is still an issue.

    Despite rehabilitation programmes for its 12,000 fighters, there is little trust in the government among Tamils. 

    The government says it is developing the north of the country, where many Tamils live, but at one project to build a railway station, most workers were from the South.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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