Facts about Sri Lanka's shadow war

The Indian Ocean tsunami cut across ethnic lines and raised hopes that the shared suffering inflicted by nature might bring an end to some of the region's conflicts.

HOPES UP: In July, Indonesia signed a historic peace agreement ending 30 years of war with separatist rebels in hard-hit Aceh province.

HOPES DOWN: The window that seemed to open for ending Sri Lanka's 20-year civil war with Tamil separatists seems to have closed as killings resume and the peace effort runs up against hard-liners on both sides, AP reported.