[ from the radio archives of the South Asian Community News Collective ]

Since the 1980s the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have been engaged in a violent conflict where thousands of civilans have been killed. Despite a ceasfire being signed in 2002 between the two groups, in the summer of 2006 Sri Lanka has been witness to the worst violence since then, with many people in the north-east part of the island been killed and even more displaced. Today’s program is the first in a two part episode looking at the conflict in Sri Lanka.

(click here to listen to Part I)

(click here to listen to Part II)