"Aftonbladet Wolfgang Hansson about the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka"
"Terrorism is making a comeback in Sri Lanka. It is just ten years ago, the state fought a bloody war against the banned terrorist tamil tigers."
"no matter who is behind the new attacks they are very well-planned attacks."
"At the beginning of the year revealed a training camp for Islamic state in Sri Lanka."
"the civil War that ravaged the poor tourist island continued for over 25 years. The underlying cause was that parts of the tamil minority wanted to break away from the buddhist of Sri Lanka and form their own nation of the island's northern parts."
"the Driving force was the group of the liberation tigers of Tamil eelam. They were militarily inferior, but by performing a large number of acts of terrorism, they managed to put the fear in both the government and the buddhist civilians. The tamils are mainly hindus, a part of them are muslims."
"When peace finally came, it was to the government forces finally became too strong, and that everyone was extremely tired of the war. Liberation tigers of tamil eelam had not much other choice than to give up. "
"But grundkonflikten is not really solved. Many tamils feel is still discriminated against, and as second-class citizens. In recent years has been violence from militant buddhist groups directed against the tamils.nNågon process of reconciliation to talk about has not taken place."
"So when terror is now coming back, it is very difficult to believe that the residue that may be left by the tamil tigers do not have a hand in the game. Especially if it is true that several of the incidents were carried out by suicide bombers. Tamil tigers use of suicide bombers long before al-Qaeda or the Islamic state began to perform on the international stage.nwhen the multiple terrorist attacks simultaneously occurring in a number of different locations in Sri Lanka and against the objectives of churches and luxury hotels it is not a spontaneous "
"the Purpose seems also quite obvious."
"the Terrorists want to strike against tourism in Sri Lanka, an extremely important source of revenue for the state. Thanks to the fragile peace are the tourists slowly but surely started to come back to Sri Lanka, paradise beaches. But most likely, it requires not so much to scare them away again. Especially as it is reported that many of the victims they attacked the hotels are the aliens from, among others, the british, the americans and the Dutch."
"The christians seems to be a different case. They constitute a small minority and was not a target during the civil war. Something new has obviously happened."
"such A thing was that a number of individuals with links to the tamil tigers for a number of years ago went to Syria to fight the Islamic state. A number of graduates have returned to Syria in recent years. In common with other ICE-returner, they pose a threat because they likely received training in terrortekniker and may have a strong motivation to strike. "
"At the beginning of the year, it was reported that the authorities in Sri Lanka on a terrortillslag found large amounts of explosives. Some information claims that it in fact was a training camp belonging to the IS that the secret police discovered."
"ICE has ever since they stunned the world with its military offensive, the 2014 tried to establish themselves around the world, especially in countries where the state is weak and where there is already ongoing conflicts between muslims and other groups. This tactic has been intensified since the IS so-called Caliphate in Syria and Iraq came under attack and eventually recently fell.nIS has in some countries lierat with the already existing terrorist group or disgruntled islamists, such as in Nigeria, Somalia and Afghanistan."
"Sri Lanka's police chief warned ten days ago of a possible terrorist attack. He is believed to have been aimed at a relatively new islamist group calling itself NTJ who is reported to have been behind a wave of vandaliseringar of the buddhist statues last year."
"no matter what group that is the incidents in Sri Lanka behind, it is most likely of what we so far know that the attacks carried out by radicalized islamists. But as always, you can at this early stage, one cannot rule out that someone may have performed the attacks just in order to blame the islamists."
"• Sri Lanka consists of the main island of Ceylon, and some additional smaller islands. According to the latest census, amounts to the population to 21.7 million. A majority of the lankeserna (60 per cent) are buddhists, but the inhabitants profess also to hinduism (20%), islam (10 per cent) and christianity (10 percent)."
"• The last few years, the country has experienced violence with religious overtones. Last year was attacked several mosques and businesses belonging to muslims. The escalation of violence led to the government imposed curfew on one of the affected towns. People from the buddhist majority was behind the violence on the country's muslims, who were accused of wanting to tvångsansluta people to islam."
"• the Country has long been characterized by a conflict between ethnic groups tamils and the sinhalese. The tamils demanded already in the 1970s, autonomy and a state of their own in the country's eastern and northern parts. An armed radical group, the LTTE), was formed to achieve tamil autonomy. The conflict was dropped up in the 1980s after the LTTE killed several sinhala soldiers."
"• the Decades of sometimes peace and war succeeded war. After a regeringsoffensiv 2009 was declared the LTTE defeated."
"• the Country has a strong presidentmakt but the handlebars are elected directly by the people in a general election. At the same time, several scandals with the ingredients as the abuse of power, corruption and electoral fraud succeeded each other through the years. The President is ago 2015 Maithripala Sirisena from the United national party (UNP)."
"Source: TT: NE, Foreign policy institutetu002FLandguiden"