This chapter examines the ebb and flow of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) use of suicide terrorism over the course of the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka that ended in 2009. It suggests that the use of suicide terrorism was triggered by the religious conflict between the ethnic Tamil minority and the Sinhalese majority, which led to the emergence of a culture of martyrdom that sustains popular support for suicide terrorism. The chapter also discusses the three components of the Sri Lankan policy to end suicide terrorism and discusses its potential as a general model for ending suicide terrorism.
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