Can Sri Lanka ever achieve lasting peace | Inside Story

Religious tensions rise as country marks 10 years since end of the civil war

Sri Lanka is remembering a decade since the end of its civil war.
Hundreds of thousands of people were killed over 26 years as the goverment fought ethnic minority Tamils, who wanted to create their own state.

Just as stability was returning, ISIL-linked attacks on churches and hotels killed nearly 260 people on Easter Sunday.

Mosques and Muslim-owned businesses were burned down this week in revenge attacks.

The UN is warning the communal violence could undermine ongoing peace efforts.

So, can Sri Lanka achieve lasting peace?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault

Sudarshan Gunawardena – Adviser to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister and a Former Director of the Information Department.
Thamil Ananthavinayagan – Lecturer in International Law at Griffith College.
Charu Lata Hogg – Associate Fellow at Chatham House and Chair of the board of trustees of the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice.

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