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Jaffna in 1981: Days of Terror

As one revisits events of arson and murder in Jaffna in May/June 1981, one is reminded that these events propelled the drift towards extreme Tamil nationalism and the emergence of Tamil youth militancy and a ruthless response by the state and its security forces.

- - - - - - - Jaffna in 1981: Days of Terror Santasilan Kadirgamar country. The Jaffna branch, of which the author was the founding president, organised meetings, documented the violation of human rights and sent information to key members of the movement in

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