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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.

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.

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.

Selvarasa Pathmanathan, Tamil Tigers New Leader, Arrested By Sri Lanka

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka says that a wanted arms smuggler who recently took over as the new leader of the defeated Tamil Tiger rebels has ...

Tamil Tiger Leaders Were Shot 'While Trying To Surrender': Rebels Claim

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A pair of Tamil Tiger leaders were shot dead as they tried to surrender following desperate last-minute negotiations to guarantee their safety, it was...

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 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 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 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...

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 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.

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 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....

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...

Sri Lanka's Last Hospital In War Zone Closes After Fifth Attack

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The last operational hospital in northern Sri Lanka's war zone has been shut down after it was attacked for a fifth time in three days, aid groups say...

Sri Lanka Rejects Ceasefire Calls | Randeep Ramesh, South Asia Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sri Lanka snubbed the international community's call for a ceasefire today, saying troops would not suspend their offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels...