National defence college (The ethinic problem of Srilanka)
AThe terrorist insurgency of the LTTE has inflicted the most enormous damage on a beautiful and once happy country, deepened the divisions among its peoples and held back its economic prosperit
y. Over 70,000 people have died in the conflict in Sri Lanka over the last quarter century and many more have been seriously injured or displaced from their homes.
Every life lost is a tragedy but how much deeper is the sorrow when the victim is known personally to you, how heart-breaking when that person is someone close to you - a friend, and a man of great distinction.