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Sri Lanka Civilian Deaths

Shock and Joy in Sri Lanka

Erik Solheim | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
Erik Solheim

To become a true role model, the reincarnated Sri Lankan democracy must in the next years deliver political reform, inclusive development and devolved power to minorities.

A Chance for Justice in Sri Lanka?

Mark S. Ellis | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
Mark S. Ellis

Sri Lanka must deal with the deep and languishing divisions created by past human right abuses. A policy of impunity does the opposite and would be a grave mistake. Impunity is pernicious and suggests that atrocities can be condoned. They cannot.

Tensions Rise Between the United States and Sri Lanka Over Human Rights

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Allowing these war crimes allegations to go unaddressed would undermine important international legal norms while rendering true reconciliation in the country an even more remote prospect.

UN Failed To Protect Sri Lankan Civilians, Report Says

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

For more than 25 years, Sri Lanka was embroiled in a bloody civil war that claimed tens of thousands of lives. By the time the conflict ended in 2009,...

Brutality and Violence Escalate in Sri Lanka: Prominent Activists and Journalists Targeted

Kiri Westby | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Kiri Westby

In Sri Lanka, those who worked tirelessly to help end the decades-long war are losing the very thing they've fought for, peace and reconciliation.

Protecting Human Rights in Sri Lanka

Karunyan Arulanantham | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Karunyan Arulanantham

The U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue must include a strategy for protecting human rights and fundamental democratic principles in Sri Lanka.

Without Witness and Victim Protection, No Hope for Justice in Sri Lanka

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

In many developing Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, the failure to pass and enforce victim and witness protection laws remains one of the major obstacles to the rule of law.

Treading Water in Sri Lanka

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Henne

The aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war presents significant implications for the international community concerning counterinsurgency, terrorism and refugee flows.

Sri Lanka Killed Tens Of Thousands Of Civilians, Committed War Crimes: Human Rights Group

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — An international rights group said Monday there were "reasonable grounds" to believe Sri Lankan forces committed war crimes...

Shhh... Listen... It's a quiet revolution for war victims

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

Humanitarians have for decades picked up the pieces of what's been broken in war. What if the warring parties themselves started taking some responsibility?

"We Don't Want Development, We Want Our Rights!"

Nimmi Gowrinathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nimmi Gowrinathan

The message shouted from an elder woman was clear as she harassed a worker attempting to install latrines that would signal a longer, more permanent, residence in unlivable Sri Lankan internment camps.

Why Refugees Need to Make a Living

Dale Buscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dale Buscher

It is time to implement interventions that are tailored to the local context, that build on the refugees' existing skills, and that match local market demand.

Bob Rae: Canadian Politician, Critic Booted From Sri Lanka

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From, the world's most trusted citizen journalism network. By Emanthi Marambe Sri Lankan authorities today detained and expelled Ca...

Sri Lankan Civilians Now Able To Flee Safely, Government Says

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 1,500 civilians who had been trapped in Sri Lanka's shrinking war zone managed to flee on Thursday, the country's military said, as its force...

Sri Lanka Shelling: Doctors Flee From Last Hospital

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Thousands of civilians waded across a vast lagoon under a hail of rebel gunfire Thursday, breaking out of Sri Lanka's war z...

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, ...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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 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...

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...