Psychological trauma of the civil war in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka's ceasefire brokered by the Norwegian government 3 months ago has essentially held, bringing hope for the end of the country's brutal 19-year civil war. The war between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, who have been fighting for an independent state in the north and east of the island, and the Sri Lankan government has resulted in more than 64 000 deaths and shattered the economy.

Key wordsarmed conflict / mental health / post-traumatic stress disorder / sexual violence / stress / trauma

CountriesSri Lanka