After the Tigers, Chaos Still Reigns in East Sri Lanka

From the AP: “Months after driving the Tamil Tiger rebels from eastern Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapakse told the United Nations on Sept. 25: “We have freed the eastern province from terrorism and restored law and order there.”


But people here tell a different story. Thirteen years of ruthless Tamil Tiger rule may be over, they say, yet killings, kidnappings and extortion continue to plague daily life as armed groups compete to control the territory.”


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