“Nigeria, Boko Haram and the ‘Sri Lankan Model’ of Counter-Insurgency” by Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice

“How do you end an armed insurgency?

In 2009, this question was answered by the Rajapaksa regime with a display of overwhelming brute force against LTTE-held areas in the North East of the country. Driven by an unwavering commitment to the total elimination of the enemy at any cost, an open disregard for international opinion, and a strong emphasis on the control of information from the battlefield, the ‘Sri Lankan Model’ of counter-insurgency as it is now known, has been a decisive factor in shaping Sri Lanka’s recent trajectory. Though drawing to a close the decades long civil war with the LTTE, its role in the commission of war crimes on a mass scale has also precipitated a new era in Sri Lanka’s history, marked by ongoing human rights abuses, impunity, authoritarianism, international isolation and a deeply unstable political settlement.”

via: http://blog.srilankacampaign.org/2014/07/nigeria-boko-haram-and-sri-lankan-model.html



Citer ce billet
DM (2014, 12 août). “Nigeria, Boko Haram and the ‘Sri Lankan Model’ of Counter-Insurgency” by Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 26 mai 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u8fm

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