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A year after defeating rebels, reconciliation begins slowly in Sri Lanka

May 20, 2010 5:02:21 AM - yahoo.com
A year ago on May 19, guns became silent in Sri Lanka after a 30-year-old civil war. Soldiers, who had fought for nearly three years in the Eelam War IV with Tamil Tiger rebels, stood victoriously while thousands of people poured into streets to celebrate the day across the country. Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), notorious for using suicide bombers ...