Sri Lanka: July 7, 2004


any time, because both sides are ready, militarily and psychologically. 

A female suicide bomber set off her explosives after being arrested by police in the capital. Five people died. The apparent target was a Tamil leader who opposed the LTTE. The LTTE rebels have become increasingly violent towards those Tamils who oppose independence for Tamils in Sri Lanka (and, in effect, partition of the nation.) The LTTE also accuses the government, particularly the armed forces, of supporting the LTTE moderates. There is evidence that the army helped a breakaway LTTE faction that lost a


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