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Archive for May 26th, 2011

A pledge of devolution to the Indians and a delayed peace dividend

Posted by harimpeiris on May 26, 2011

Sri Lankans celebrate the second anniversary of the military defeat of the LTTE, with significant pride in that achievement and justifiable joy that one of the most ruthless terrorist organizations in the world has been effectively wiped out. However two years on, there are legitimate questions to be asked about the nature of the peace dividend that Sri Lankans of all ethnicities, whether Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim or Burgher have received. It is a question, if muted in Sri Lanka, is increasingly loudly asked internationally.

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