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Sri Lanka

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Meredith Longley

on 17 October 2013

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Transcript of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
What lies at the root of this conflict?
When Britain was in control of the country and began to show favoritism towards the Tamils more than the Sinhalese
The Tamils wanted to self govern, starting a civil war in 1983 out of ethnic tensions between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamil minority in the northeast
What form does this conflict take?
Discrimination between Sinhalese and the Tamil
Open violence - civil war
What is the spatial extent of the conflict?
In Sri Lanka
It is an island located under India
The conflict involved the entire island
How long has there been tension or conflict?
More than 25 years and it ended in 2009
Map of Sri Lanka
In what ways has this conflict been manifested?
As the fighting was ongoing and the violence spread to Trincomallee, where the LTTE launched an attack on an important Sri Lankan Navy Base.
How many people have been affected? In what ways?
Thousands of people have been killed - recorded that 70,000 people were killed
Even more displaced in Sri Lanka when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) started the battle for a Tamil homeland in the north and east of the country
There was fear among citizens
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