The BBC published a discouraging article yesterday about the official breakdown of the Sri Lanka ceasefire, and other worrying recent trends in the conflict between the government and the Tamil Tiger movement. The article began:
It had been widely predicted that “2008 would be the year of war for Sri Lanka”. The current escalation of violence since 1 January supports those fears…
With some 5,000 people killed in the last two years, the ceasefire was nothing more than a piece of paper. Now there are fears that a full-fledged conflict is on the cards.
There have been asassinations and at least one bomb in Colombo not far from CTS. If you are following our journey, please pray for peace in this beautiful country which has known conflict for so long.