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Sri Lanka Govt vs JVP

Years: 1971-1990
Battle deaths: 1,709 [1]
Onesided violence: 309 [2]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Sri Lanka

Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2016-08-10 12:16:04
"The conflict over government in Sri Lanka dates back to 1971, when JVP (Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna; People’s Liberation Front) launched their first attacks on the government with the aim to oust seize power. The government responded with tough repressive measures that led to a high number of casualties and an end to the insurrection. The JVP later re-emerged in the late 1980s and in 1989, the conflict escalated drastically. The rebellion was, however, once again thwarted through a military victory by the government in 1990."

Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 2013-07-27) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University

SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) UCDP Battle-Related Deaths Dataset v.5-2014 (link) (1989-) ID: #117
Low: 1,649 High: 10,578

[2] UCDP One-sided Violence Dataset v 1.4-2014 (1989-2013) (link) including actors: Government of Sri Lanka, JVP
Low: 292 High: 946

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NOTE ON NATION DATA

NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.

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