1983-1994 History of Ceylon

Sri Lanka, since 1994

In 1993 Sri Lanka's President Premadasa was assassinated. Peace talks were held in 1994-1995; the Tamil Tigers changed their strategy, targetted political and cultural centers in the south with terrorist attacks (capital Colombo in 1996, a Buddhist temple in 1998); in 1999 they succeeded in wounding President Kumaratunga in another assassination attempt. In 2001 LTTE fighters stormed Colombo international airport, destroying much of Air Sri Lanka's fleet of planes and some of the airport facilities before withdrawing.
In December 2004, Sri Lanka was hit hard by a major Tsunami, who struck both government and rebel held areas with deadly force.
Sri Lanka joined WTO in 1995.

KMLA Students' Paper Kim, Kyung Mook : History of the Civil War in Sri Lanka, since 1983
Timeline Sri Lanka, from BBC News
Article Janatha Vimukhti Peramuna, from Wikipedia
Article History of Sri Lanka, from Wikipedia
The Remains of the Kingdom of Kotte, by J.F.R. de Fonseka
CASCON Case SRI : Sri Lankan Civil War, 1950-, by L.P. Bloomfield, L. Moulton
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : Sri Lanka, by Ben Cahoon
Estimates of Death Toll in Sri Lankan Civil War, posted by Matthew White, scroll down for Sri Lanka
REFERENCE Patrick Peebles, The History of Sri Lanka, Westport CT : Greenwood 2006, KMLA Lib. Call Sign 954.93 P373h
Valli Kanapathipillai, The Repatriation of Indian Tamil Plantation Workers from Sri Lanka to India, pp.326-330 in : Robin Cohen, The Cambridge Survey of World Migration, Cambridge : UP 1995, KMLA Lib.Sign. 304.809 C678c
Article : Sri Lanka, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1995 pp.476, 718, 1996 pp.472-473, 718, 1997 pp.475-476, 716, 2002 pp.495-496, 730 [G]
Article : Sri Lanka, in : The Statesman's Year-Book 1994-1995 pp.1224-1229, 1995-1996 pp.1213-1218, 1996-1997 pp.1189-1194, 1997-1998 pp.1189-1194, 1998-1999 pp.1299-1305, 2000 pp.1460-1466, 2001 pp.1429-1435, 2002 pp.1483-1489, 2003 pp.1480-1486, 2004 pp.1499-1505, 2005 pp.1509-1515, 2006 pp.1517-1523 [G]
Article : Sri Lanka (Ceylon), in : Americana Annual 1974 p.565 [G]
Article : Sri Lanka, in : Americana Annual 1994 p.514, 1998 p.500, 2006 p.354 [G]
Entry : Sri Lanka, pp.930-933 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]
IHS : International Historical Statistics : Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, edited by B.R. Mitchell, Basingstoke : Palgrave MacMillan 4th ed. 2003

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First posted in 2002, last revised on May 6th 2007

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