With in Sri Lanka violence rising, April 2006 was the bloodiest month since the 2002 ceasefire was signed
The international Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission says 191 people, mostly civilians were killed. Distrust between the government and the LTTE is now at its worst in four years. There are now routine skirmishes near the line that divides the two sides. The government raised its military budget for 2006 by 23 percent, to $690 million.
Somini Dengupta, “Ethnic Divisions in Sri Lanka Seem Wider Than Ever,” New York Times, 11 May 2006.