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HARDtalk: Sri Lanka part 1 – The Tamils and the North

[BBC, Monday, 7 June 2010 13:07 No Comment]

hardtalk Hardtalk is on the road in Sri Lanka. In May 2009, after almost 30 years of civil war, Sri Lanka’s government announced its defeat of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). But with the government refusing to talk of autonomy for the Tamil people, is the current peace sustainable?

Hardtalk gains rare access to some of the north’s former conflict zones and reports on the still raw wounds of the people and the landscape of northern Sri Lanka. International humanitarian groups are now calling for war crimes investigations – but how strong is the evidence? Stephen Sackur talks to the Sri Lankan army, Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, former LTTE fighters in hiding and civilians trying to rebuild their lives.

Broadcast on:
BBC News Channel, 4:30am Monday 7th June 2010
30 minutes
Available until:
11:59pm Tuesday 7th June 2011

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