COIN may be all the rage in the West, but the Sri Lankan government is having none of it. After 27 years of bloodshed and failed ceasefires, the Colombo government has decided to, well, just wipe out the LTTE once and for all. My advice is: while you’re at it, why not wipe out the whole Tamil population? That way, you wouldn’t have to deal with those pesky issues like religion, language and economic equality. You could just resettle Jaffna with Sinhalese, or, better yet, leave it as it is. I mean, why not? After years of neglect, it’s a shithole anyway.
UPDATE: “Heavy fighting in Sri Lanka” — Reuters