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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - MAY 19: Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa inspects the military parade commemorating the third anniversary of the end of the civil war on May 19, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The civil war in Sri Lanka began in 1983 and ended on May 18, 2009 with the defeat by Government forces of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly referred to as the Tamil Tigers. The LTTE were fighting for an independent Tamil state, but the government and 32 nations considered the LTTE to be a terrorist organisation. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - MAY 19: Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa inspects the military parade commemorating the third anniversary of the end of the civil war on May 19, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The civil war in Sri Lanka began in 1983 and ended on May 18, 2009 with the defeat by Government forces of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), commonly referred to as the Tamil Tigers. The LTTE were fighting for an independent Tamil state, but the government and 32 nations considered the LTTE to be a terrorist organisation.  (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)