SRI LANKA: No Calm After the Storm

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The only good thing about tropical storm “Nisha”, that lashed northern Sri Lanka in the last week of November, was that it brought a lull to the fierce fighting between Tamil separatist rebels and the Sri Lankan army. During the week that followed little fighting was reported and Nisha seemed to have achieved what the international community failed to do — bring about a break in the bloody hostilities. But the respite in the fighting was all too brief. As Nisha waned the bullets and the artillery shells resumed and the ministry indicated that troops were gathering around Kilinochchi.

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