Demanding sacrifice: War and negotiation in Sri Lanka
Decades of war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have resulted in hardship, insecurity and death for many thousands of civilians.
Accord 4 outlines the cycles of violent conflict that have blighted the country since 1983. It analyses negotiations and other peace initiatives that took place between 1993 and 1998 and summarises basic concerns that must be confronted if a future peace settlement is to be achieved.
The publication features background articles and analysis on government peace strategies, constitutional reform, and popular Buddhist and Tamil aspirations.
Accord 4 also contains key texts including letters exchanged between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, along with a chronology and profiles of key people and institutions involved in the conflict and peace process.
This issue of Accord was edited by Liz Philipson.
Your publication Accord is of tremendous use to us, especially as we work in a war-torn situation.
National Christian Council of Sri Lanka