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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.

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.

A Tamil Tragedy

James Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Ross

Holding several hundred thousand civilians under lock and key, the government is keeping the survivors of the fighting from telling their stories to the media and human rights groups.

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 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...

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: Government Attacks Kill 38 Civilians

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Government artillery attacks and air raids in Sri Lanka's northern war zone killed at least 38 civilians Wednesday and woun...

Silenced In Sri Lanka: Government Suppresses Journalists As Fighting Grips Nation

GlobalPost.com | Anonymous | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Sri Lanka's decades-long war approaches what is expected to be a gruesome conclusion, the world largely looks elsewhere. This can be blamed on the ...

Sri Lanka's Tamil Rebels Face Defeat As 25 Year Bloody Battle Comes To An End

The Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE war in Sri Lanka, pitting the Sinhalese-dominated government against the vicious rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who have b...

Sri Lankan Rebels Cornered; Violence Continues (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | By Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Liberation Tigers Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a Sri Lankan rebel group seeking independence from the Sinhala government, has been forced to withdraw to a ...