Renewed Violence in Sri Lanka Threatens Aid Supply


The 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence from Britain has been marred by a suicide attack on a railway station in the nation’s capital, Colombo, which has claimed at least 11 lives and left more than 100 wounded. While the separatist group the Tamil Tigers has so far denied responsibility for the attack, the incident is symptomatic of the upsurge in violence since the Colombo government formally ended the most recent ceasefire. The Wire’s Dilenjit Singh looks at how the resumption of military tensions between the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers is affecting the influx of essential foreign aid.

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