Since 1983, Sri Lanka has been the site of a protracted civil war between government forces and Tamil insurgents known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). In response to perceived political repression by the Sinhalese-dominated government, members of the LTTE want to create their own state in the northeast, home to the majority of the island’s Tamil population. Despite occasional lulls in the level of violence, the conflict has thus far claimed the lives of over 74,00 and forced almost 135,000 to seek refuge in India.

Sri Lanka : A Risk Assessment Brief