Explosive peace: Sri Lanka can't heal war wounds

A special temple floats on the water in Colombo - you must walk across a dock to access this unique place covered in Buddha statues.
(Leslie Ogden)
Leslie Ogden (Tufts Univ.), GlobalPost
Published August 23, 2010

Power struggles leave Sri Lanka in uncertainty as politics replaces war as divisive force.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Searching for an identity between its pristine beaches and its reputation for suicide bombings, Sri Lanka is struggling.

A 26-year civil war pitted the Sinhalese government — the ethnic majority — against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) — one of the world’s most notorious terrorist organizations.