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Think tank: Sri Lanka far from true peace

[AP, Tuesday, 19 July 2011 11:07 No Comment]

An international think tank says Sri Lanka’s postwar policies are a hindrance to reconciliation between the country’s embittered ethnic communities.

Belgium-based International Crisis Group said Monday that the government is being intransigent and triumphant after defeating Tamil Tiger rebels and the country is yet to see any semblance of compromise or inclusiveness.

Sri Lanka’s 25-year civil war ended in May 2009 after government forces crushed the rebels who had been fighting for an independent state for minority Tamils.

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