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Twilight of the Tigers

G. H. Peiris

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699456
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080229 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699456.001.0001
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This book examines the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka since the initiation of the ceasefire in December 2001. The ceasefire sought to end the violent confrontation between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the armed forces of the government. The main theme is the peace process of Sri Lanka and the developments associated with its collapse. It is both a detailed documentation of events that followed the ceasefire and an exercise in synthesis and analysis. The underlying argument is that sustainable peace cannot be achieved through negotiations until the Tigers disarm and abandon terrorism. It forecasts, with guarded optimism, that the recent battlefield defeats of the LTTE could be considered the final phase of the ‘Eelam War’ that began twenty-five years ago. This book is a comprehensive coverage of the ethnic conflict and its historical context with relevance to contemporary global affairs.

Keywords: Sri Lanka; Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam; peace; ceasefire; terrorism; Eelam War; ethnic conflict

Book.  312 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Indian Politics

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Prospects for Peace in Sri Lanka in Twilight of the Tigers

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The ‘Human Rights’ Onslaught in Twilight of the Tigers

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