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War Ends In Sri Lanka

May 20, 2009

At the New York Times, the story behind the events leading to the end of the long war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers.

The Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Tuesday savored a victory that had eluded every Sri Lankan head of state before him: he declared on television that after more than 25 years, his troops had defeated one of the world’s most enduring guerrilla armies on the battlefield.

The Times has also provided a detailed timeline of events since the founding of Sri Lanka.

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