Many women fought for the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka's 26-year war. Critical gaps in education, psychological problems, and physical injuries make job opportunities tough to come by.
In the latest such vote to be held by Tamils of Sri Lankan descent living abroad, members of the diaspora across Canada overwhelmingly voted “yes” on a referendum held Saturday calling for an independent homeland.
In the first election in 11 years Saturday, a pro-rebel party won the most local-council seats in Vavuniya and came in second in Jaffna.
Selvarasa Pathmanathan led the remnants of the rebel organization that was militarily defeated by Sri Lanka three months ago.
The president promised the ethnic minority 'equal rights' during a victory speech Tuesday.
President declares formal end to 26-year civil war and calls for unity.
The military said it shot dead Vellipulai Prabhakaran Monday, a day after the rebels admitted defeat in their 26-year war.