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Sri Lanka Civil War

Obama Asks Tamil Tigers To Surrender, Sri Lanka To Mind Civilians

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama, speaking this afternoon, made a direct statement to both the Tamil Tigers as well as the Sri Lankan government regarding the enduring...

Sri Lanka Hospital Attack Kills Over 50 Civilians

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Artillery shells tore through a hospital packed with wounded civilians in Sri Lanka's war zone for a second day Wednesday, ...

Sri Lanka Safe Zone Attack: '1,000 Civilians Killed'

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Doctor reports hundreds of bodies being brought to hospital as UN says feared bloodbath has now become reality...

Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers Civilian Treatment Sparks Concern (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the civil war in Sri Lanka between the government and the Tamil Tiger rebel group rages on -- with the army refusing the Tigers' proposed ceasefire...

An Urgent Need for UN Action on Sri Lanka

Steve Crawshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Crawshaw

There is still time to act, to prevent yet more senseless deaths. But every day and every hour count.

Tamil Tigers Recruit Child Soldiers As Young As 11

Sydney Morning Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It is hard to imagine Christine* in combat. But the diminutive 14-year-old with a cheeky smile and dancing eyes knows how to handle a Kalashnikov and ...

Tigers End Game In Sri Lanka

James Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Ross

One might think that no one would shed a tear for the insurgents, but support for the Tamil Tiger cause remains strong for many Tamils in Sri Lanka and among the large Tamil diaspora.

Sri Lanka Admits To Bombing Safe Zone

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Sri Lankan government has admitted carrying out air raids in the so-called no-fire zone in the country's northeast, where the army is battling Tam...

Sri Lanka Denies Visa To Swedish FM, Sparks Row With EU

Times Online | Jeremy Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sri Lanka has refused to allow Sweden's Foreign Minister to enter the country on a joint mission with his British and French counterparts to press for...

Sri Lanka To Cease Airstrikes, Shelling But Rejects Cease-Fire

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka agreed to stop firing heavy weapons into the northern war zone to safeguard thousands of civilians trapped there,...

Sri Lanka-Tamil Tigers Conflict Root Causes Explored (AUDIO)(VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

* Scroll down for video and audio. The Red Cross is warning of a catastrophe as the Sri Lankan government launches a "final" assault against the r...

Sri Lanka: Thousands Of Civilians Continue To Flee War Zone

The Guardian | Gethin Chamberlain, David Pallister and agencies in Colombo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands more Tamil civilians were fleeing the rapidly diminishing sliver of rebel-held land in north-east Sri Lanka today as government troops conti...

This Time We Can't Say "We Didn't Know": The Deadly Cost of International Inaction in Sri Lanka

Nimmi Gowrinathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nimmi Gowrinathan

Since January of 2009, the International Community and the safeguards designed from lessons learned elsewhere have failed 5,000 civilians in Sri Lanka.

Tamil Tigers: 1,000 Civilians Died In Govt Raid

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Sri Lanka's northern war zone face a "catastrophic" situation, the Red Cross said...

Sri Lanka Army Reports To Save Thousands From Conflict

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Sri Lankan military has said that its troops have rescued thousands of civilians trapped in the conflict zone in the northeast of the country....

Sri Lanka: 24-Hour Deadline For Tamil Tiger Surrender

Hindustan Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sri Lanka on Monday gave LTTE chief Prabhakaran and his Tigers 24 hours to surrender after thousands of civilians fled the war zone when troops breach...

Hundreds Of Sri Lankan Civilians Dead As Tamil Tigers Clash With Army | Gethin Chamberlain in Colombo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Caught in the crossfire between troops and rebels, Sri Lankan families are being used as human shields....

Tamil Tigers Use Civilian Shields For Sri Lankan Army Shelling

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

100,000 civilians held hostage by Tamil Tiger rebels on a stretch of land just twice the size of New York's Central Park have come under repeated indiscriminate shelling by the Sri Lankan armed forces.

Sri Lanka Declares Cease-Fire

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Tamil Tigers Last Stronghold Falls To Sri Lankan Troops

Press Trust of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The capture of last LTTE bastion of Pudukudiriyirippu by Sri Lankan troops has triggered a record exodus of Tamil civilians from LTTE controlled areas...

Sri Lanka: Army Takes Last Rebel Hospital

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sri Lanka's military says it has taken the last medical facility held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)....

Sri Lanka Bombing Kills At Least 14, Injures A Minister

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 14 people have been killed and scores injured in a suicide bomb attack near a mosque in southern Sri Lanka, authorities say....

Nadesapillai Vithyatharan, Sri Lanka Editor, Arrested And Accused Of Aiding Rebel Strike

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan police arrested the editor of a Tamil-language newspaper in the middle of a funeral Thursday, accusing him of ai...

Sri Lanka Rejects Tamil Tigers Ceasefire Offer

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger fighters have announced that they are ready to comply with international calls for a ceasefire, but they would not lay down t...

Tamil Tigers Airstrike Injures 27 In Colombo

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two Tamil Tiger aircraft launched a ­surprise bomb raid on the Sri Lankan capital last night, hitting a tax building in Colombo and injuring at least...