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Sri Lanka Conflict

Sri Lanka Conflict

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  1. Sri Lanka Conflict

  2. Sri Lanka • Small Island nation. • Sacred religious land for both Hindus and Buddhists. Pakistan India Sri Lanka Bangladesh

  3. Sri Lanka • Two groups • Sinhalese  Majority, Buddhists • Tamils  Minority (18%), Hindus • Sinhalese government stops giving Tamils civil rights – 1970s • Tamils begin using terrorism, want their own homeland

  4. Tamil Tigers • Want to divide country in half • Terrorist group - uses suicide bombings, kidnappings, child soldiers, assassinations Clip Question 1. Describe the conflict in Sri Lanka. 2. How do the Tamil Tigers work for their goals?

  5. Tamil Tigers READ ONLY • The Tamil Tigers are currently proscribed as a terrorist organization by 32 countries (see list of countries). They have a well-developed militia cadre, and are notorious for committing atrocities against civilians, for carrying out high profile attacks, including the assassinations of several high-ranking Sri Lankan and Indian politicians, and for recruiting child soldiers. The LTTE invented the suicide belt and is widely known for suicide bombing as a tactic. They also pioneered the use of women in suicide attacks.[3][4][5] The LTTE has carried out more suicide bombings than Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and al-Qaeda combined.[2] The LTTE is the only rebel organization known to have possessed aircraft.[6]

  6. Part 1  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/2405347.stm • Record each question and write one sentence summarizing the answer.