Sri Lanka's ‘War within’ and India

  title={Sri Lanka's ‘War within’ and India},
  author={P. Murthy},
  journal={Strategic Analysis},
  pages={773 - 795}
  • P. Murthy
  • Published 2000
  • Political Science
  • Strategic Analysis
  • . Since the middle of April this year, the ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka has resulted in intense political, military and diplomatic activity both at the regional and international plane. To begin with, the immediate concern was whether the government forces in Sri Lanka would be able to resist the fall of Jaffna into the hands of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, as events unfolded it became dearly evident that the government forces could offer stiff resistance and hold their own… CONTINUE READING
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