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Sri Lanka: The end of war and the continuation of struggle

D'Costa, Dorothy (Bina)

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One of the world�s longest running civil wars �officially� ended on 18 May 2009 when the Sri Lankan army captured the town of Kilinochchi. �Peace�, the Sri Lankan government triumphantly claimed, had been achieved through a crushing military victory. Previous efforts to end the civil war had been frustrated by the fractured politics of Sri Lankan governments (Biswas 2009), the interplay of interstate and intrastate politics (Biswas 2006), global fear and insecurity fuelled by the �War on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35016
Book Title: Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why some subside and others don't
DOI: 10.4324/9780203104811

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