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Twilight of the Tigers: Peace Efforts and Power Struggles in Sri Lanka

G. H. Peiris


This book examines the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka since the initiation of the ceasefire in December 2001. The ceasefire sought to end the violent confrontation between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the armed forces of the government. The main theme is the peace process of Sri Lanka and the developments associated with its collapse. It is both a detailed documentation of events that followed the ceasefire and an exercise in synthesis and analysis. The underlying argument is that sustainable peace cannot be achieved through negotiations until the Tigers disarm and aban ... More

Keywords: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, peace, ceasefire, terrorism, Eelam War, ethnic conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195699456
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. H. Peiris, author
University of Peradeniya. Sri Lanka