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Friday, August 12, 2005

Sri Lanka foreign minister assassinated.


Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, has been shot and killed outside his home in the capital, Colombo. Kadirgamar is very important in that he is a member of Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil minority. As of now, The media has not reported on any suspects or claims of responsibility.

The big question right now is whether or not this shooting was the work of the rebel group known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). There is currently a cease fire between the government and the LTTE, which wants an autonomous Tamil state in Northern Sri Lanka. However, I don't think it will hold for very long if the LTTE is found to be responsible for this murder.

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