Sri Lanka Overview Nations // Asia

OVERVIEW Sri Lanka is an island nation off the southeast corner of the Indian peninsula. The country is separated from India by the Palk Strait, which is island-strewn, shallow and 40 miles wide. The greatest threat to Sri Lanka's security in recent years has come from within its borders. From about 1983 until 2009, government forces were locked in a violent struggle with the northern separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), or the Tamil Tigers for short. The Tigers sought...


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