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The politics of Sri Lanka-Tamil Nadu relations

Ali, A. (2012) The politics of Sri Lanka-Tamil Nadu relations. In: Indian Ocean: A Sea of Uncertainty. Future Directions International, West Perth, Western Australia, pp. 77-79.

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With the ongoing coverage that Sri Lanka receives in the Western media today, very little is given to the divisions among Tamils themselves and the complex inter-relationship between Sri Lanka, and its immediate neighbour, the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Indeed, the turbulence that often characterises Sri Lanka’s relations with India more often than not stems from ongoing tensions between Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. It is this complex triangular dynamic that will remain the next major hurdle in stabilising Sri Lanka- India relations, one that India appears to be paying greater attention towards.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Murdoch Business School
Publisher: Future Directions International
Copyright: © 2012 Future Directions International Pty Ltd
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