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The civil war waged by the separatist Tamil Tigers may have officially ended in 2009, but accusations linger of wartime genocide by the ruling government. And several human rights watchdog groups, including UNICEF and Amnesty International, worry for the safety of Tamil refugees. At the same time, tourism to the lovely, lush island off India’s southeast coast is exploding, thanks in part to publicity campaigns that promote the country’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

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Sri Lanka

The civil war waged by the separatist Tamil Tigers may have officially ended in 2009, but accusations linger of wartime genocide by the ruling government. And several human rights watchdog groups, including UNICEF and Amnesty International, worry for the safety of Tamil refugees. At the same time, tourism to the lovely, lush island off India’s southeast coast is exploding, thanks in part to publicity campaigns that promote the country’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

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