NPR logo

Sri Lankan Separatists Making Last Stand?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/102997031/102997009" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Sri Lankan Separatists Making Last Stand?

World

Sri Lankan Separatists Making Last Stand?

Sri Lankan Separatists Making Last Stand?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/102997031/102997009" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Human Rights Watch says one of the most dangerous places on earth these days is a tiny sliver of land in Northeastern Sri Lanka. That's where a Tamil separatist group is holed up, along with tens of thousands of civilians. The LTTE is considered a terrorist group by the U.S. government.

Sri Lanka's foreign minister made the rounds in Washington Friday, saying he thinks the Sri Lankan government will soon defeat the group.