Sri Lanka: The Tamil Tigers vs. The Government Case Study by: Jennifer Gerosa, Issie Hoke, Amelia Wilson, and DP Bullington VS
Intro Info: -Island South East of India -Slightly larger than West Virginia - Sinhalese 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, other 0.5%, unspecified 10% -18 years of age for voluntary military service; 5 year service obligation (as of 2007)
What's In The Case Study: -Issie's Analysis: -Jenn's Analysis: Accepting diversity -DP's Analysis: Comparisons to the American Revolution -Amelia's Analysis: Recommendations to solve the after-effects of the conflict -Group Recommendation
Issie's Analysis - Even though the Tamil Tigers have admitted that they were defeated there is still a lot of issues and between Sri Lanka and LTTE - Sri Lanka should allow any religion or language and allow freedom for everyone - The two groups need to have a better c ommunication with eachother rather then using violence for a way to communicate
Jenn's Analysis: Accepting Diversity - History has cultured a familiarity with up-rises and lack of appreciation of diversity. - Initial conflict not addressed in war - Continued violence is likely - Freedoms granted to the people, along with the country's independence are essential.
DP's Analysis: Comparisons to the American Revolution - Movements were derived from government action imposing on the daily lives of citizens. - Financial hardship - Use of unconventional military tactics. - Lay in the hands of a few, key leaders.
Amelia's Analysis - The conflict between the government and the LTTE is very complex. There is no one solution. - Extrajudicial executions and the use of child soldiers must be stopped
Group Recommendation: We think that the two sides should communicate to resolve their problems instead of using violent methods. They should invite the UN to help them with monitoring the LTTE and the Sri Lankan Government.