South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

At the end of a protracted war, normalcy does not miraculously happen. Any post war society requires time to evolve and this period of transition is also the time to lay firm foundations for integration and development.

Among the difficulties a post war nation is expected to deal with and deal with well is the question of sporadic clashes among former militant groups. Sri Lanka too is not devoid of the occasional residual violence-related experience, despite the war having come to an end in May 2009.

The fact of the matter is that Sri Lanka requires more time to heal. The militant groups that were at the receiving end when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) exerted their unrelenting control over parts of the northeast are now having the occasional opportunity to extract their pound of flesh.

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