India withdrew. LTTE itself was politically motivated.
Is violence the solution?
Unemployment, Loss of Foreign Investments, Tourism Industry affected = ECONOMY affected! Everyone affected!
Sri Lanka will have problems rebuilding the nation!
Forced out of own country to live as refugees in other countries!
Dec 2004 – Tsunami struck Sri Lanka. More than 30,000 Tamils & Sinhalese killed and tens of thousands displaced. 2005 – More violence broke out when LTTE reiterated demands for separate homeland 2008 – Govt rejected all peace talks and made plans for military defeat! In May 2009… Govt forces inflicted final military defeat on Tamil Tigers and declared total victory!
President of Sri Lanka assured there would be reconciliation
Tamil refugees held in Govt ‘centres’ under military guard and in humane centres
Govt forces continued arresting Tamils of suspicions of being former Tamil Tigers
There can be peace if… Govt resolves grievances sincerely and there is equality among all!