Friday, May 29, 2009

Regional disparities cause for Sri Lanka’s bloody insurrections

(ANN)The root of Sri Lanka’s two bloodiest insurgencies, one led by the People’s Liberation Front (or the JVP) and the other more prolonged and deadlier led by the LTTE, had much to do with regional disparities than language, race or religious differences.

The Business for Peace Alliance (BPA) is a consortium of regional business chambers which united to form linkages with each other and the country’s capital Colombo, which is in the Western Province contributing more than 50 percent to the country’s GDP. Full text