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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sri Lanka Fighting Takes Heavy Toll On Civilians

Like a broken record:
Rebel Losses Unlikely To End Civil War

The government hopes that the fighting, and the losses inflicted on the rebels, can end the 25-year-old civil war. Weiss, however, says it is unlikely the fighting is at its end point.

"Nobody thinks it's the end of the problem or the end of the Tamil Tigers for that matter," he says. "There are still political grievances held by the Tamil population in Sri Lanka."

Weiss adds: "There's still a very large, angry and well-heeled Tamil diaspora outside the country, which has been the lifeblood of the Tamil Tigers."

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