The Sri Lankan Civil War (July 1983–May 2009), between the government and the Tamil Tigers, was a conflict marked by the extensive use of explosive weapons. Predominantly affecting the majority-Tamil areas in the north and east (Tamil Eelam), the violence left deep scars upon the communities in these areas. The land is still heavily marked by the legacy of landmines, air-dropped bombs, and other explosive remnants of war (ERW).
"The Effects of ERW Contamination in Sri Lanka,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 22
, Article 7.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol22/iss3/7