ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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India and Sri Lanka- Interests at Stake

'Interests' at Stake IT is understandable that the anti- Tamil communal riots in Sri Lanka have caused widespread concern in this country. Even according to the Sri Lanka government, 295 persons have been killed in the riots, 79,000 made homeless and property worth $ 150 million destroyed. What is worse, doubts have been expressed about the earnestness of the Sri Lanka government's efforts to contain the violence, especially in the initial stages, Even those who are inclined to be charitable to the Jayewardenc government acknowledge that for a while it virtually lost control over its own police and army which carried out punitive pogroms against the Tamils.

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