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Sri Lanka Civil War

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Civil War between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers)
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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 95.6 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 5
WFP Hunger Map: 21 % undernourished
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 500,000 IDPs
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating B
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Deteriorated
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dailynews.lk Why Japan did not occupy Lanka 05/06
abc.net.au NDIS funding for autism is inconsistent, says service provider 05/06
thehindu.com Tales from the war 05/06
abc.net.au Penguin DNA different from Sydney to Perth 05/05
ipsnews.net Sri Lanka’s Development Goals Fall Short on Gender Equality 05/05
tamilguardian.com Sixteen Tamils from North-East arrested by Sri Lanka over past 100 days 05/04
tamilguardian.com NPC member summoned by Sri Lanka police for involvement in commemorating Tamil war dead 05/04
dailynews.lk Start of a US-Sri Lanka ‘Reset’? 05/04
dailynews.lk Be more inclusive, Kerry urges Tamil, Sinhalese leaders 05/04
stripes.com 6 years after war, Tamil families want to know where their loved ones are 05/04
reuters.com Kerry heading to Middle East this week -State Department 05/04
zeenews.india.com John Kerry holds talks with Tamils in Sri Lanka 05/03
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: 16 Batticaloa Tamils arrested within last 100 days at Colombo airport 05/03
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Gajendrakumar urges Tamils not to succumb to invisible designs of genocide 05/03
aljazeera.com Kerry urges Sri Lanka cooperation in war-crimes probe 05/03
dailynews.lk Renewed commitment to strong partnership 05/03
dnaindia.com US Secretary of State John Kerry visit seeks to reset US relations with Sri Lanka 05/02
scmp.com United States wants to renew ties with Sri Lanka, says Secretary of State John Kerry 05/02
voanews.com Kerry in Sri Lanka to Cheer On Democratic Reforms 05/02
zeenews.india.com John Kerry praises Sri Lankan govt progress in peace process 05/02
dailynews.lk President elected to complete Premadasa's mission - Ranil 05/02
upi.com Kerry looks to reset U.S.-Sri Lanka relations 05/02
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Kerry implies allowing time for genocidal Colombo 05/02
stripes.com Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka 05/02
colombotelegraph.com An Open Letter To Secretary John Kerry 05/02
independent.co.uk US promises closer ties with Sri Lanka amid push for democratic reform 05/02
pbs.org In policy shift, Kerry pledges closer relationship with Sri Lanka 05/02
thehindu.com Kerry urges Colombo to cooperate with U.N. 05/02
tamilguardian.com Tamil national question remains unresolved in Sri Lanka - GTF 05/01
foxnews.com Kerry in Sri Lanka to support reform efforts; 1st visit by secretary of state in decade 05/01
dailynews.lk Five jailed in The Hague for supporting LTTE 05/01
tamilguardian.com Five Dutch Tamils jailed for fundraising for LTTE 05/01
reuters.com Kerry visit seeks to reset U.S. relations with Sri Lanka 05/01
tamilguardian.com Problems still exist regarding human rights of 'minorities' in Sri Lanka concludes Society for Threatened People 04/30
abc.net.au Santos faces pressure over CSG project 04/30
tamilguardian.com US Secretary of State must not lose sight of formidable human rights challenges in Sri Lanka says Freedom from Torture 04/30
colombotelegraph.com Sri Lanka And Its Diaspora: Misconceptions, Opportunities And A Survey 04/30
tamilguardian.com Ambassador accepts personalised copy of No Fire Zone documentary for Sri Lanka's presidet 04/30
abc.net.au Twitter profit dives on early profit release 04/29
colombotelegraph.com Brutal Periods In Sri Lanka & The Idea Of ‘Responsible Action’ 04/29
colombotelegraph.com Sri Lanka In UK Election Manifesto For First Time 04/29
tamilguardian.com UK minister welcomes Conservative party stance on Sri Lanka, pledges to push for political solution for Tamils 04/29
abc.net.au Government to trial $246 million nanny subsidy program 04/28
tamilguardian.com Not safe for Tamil diaspora to return to Sri Lanka says TNA MP 04/28
aljazeera.com Sri Lanka votes to curb presidential powers 04/28
sify.com UPDATE 1-Kerry to travel to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti 04/27
colombotelegraph.com Winning The War Is Not Establishing Peace: Full Text Of Chandrika Kumaratunga’s SJV Chelvanayakam Memorial Lecture 04/26
ibnlive.in.com Different groups responsible for Lanka disappearances: panel 04/26
colombotelegraph.com The (Missed) Foundations Of Reconciliation & Rajan Hoole’s “Palmyra Fallen” 04/26
tamilguardian.com Government ministries refuse to release list of detainees 04/26
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Investigate SL Minister Bathiyutheen along with Basil Rajapaksa, Muslims demand UNP 04/25
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka: Widows of War 04/24
abc.net.au Beijing feels effect of 'war on smog', says Greenpeace 04/24
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka's foreign minister reiterates rejection of OISL, points to domestic investigation in July 04/24
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: IC has failed to save imprisoned Eezham Tamils: NPC Councillor 04/24
zeenews.india.com Lanka President Sirisena defends return of land to minorities 04/24
abc.net.au Company boards with women outperform all male boards 04/23
aljazeera.com Sri Lanka: Widows of War 04/23
colombotelegraph.com Event Invitation: The Future Of Eelam Tamils & The Struggle For Transitional Justice’ 04/23
tamilguardian.com International involvement needed to solve issues of the Tamils, says NPC councillor 04/23
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Resettled Tamils seek empowerment to confront demographic genocide in Ampaa'rai 04/23
thejakartapost.com Conference loses flare with many no-shows 04/22
abc.net.au Anzac Cove secure from any Islamic State threat, say commemoration organisers 04/22
colombotelegraph.com Rajapaksa First Cousin’s Illegal Arms Deals: Sri Lanka To Send Investigation Team To Ukraine 04/22
foxnews.com Lawmakers stage protest in Sri Lankan Parliament against bribery summons for ex-president 04/21
dailynews.lk Political time-bomb in the offing? 04/21
tamilguardian.com DNA tests to be carried out on suspected killers of Tamil MP 04/21
hosted.ap.org How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat 04/21
nzherald.co.nz Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader 04/21
abc.net.au WA report reveals 2,000 children have assaulted their parents and siblings 04/21
csmonitor.com Boat people: A survey of how countries treat migrants 04/20
dailynews.lk [Police Log - (21-04-2015)] 04/20
abc.net.au Father carries son for six days on Overland Track 04/20
zeenews.india.com Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE 04/19
tamilguardian.com TNA is not committed to LTTE ideology, not in favour of terrorism - Sumanthiran 04/19
colombotelegraph.com India’s ‘Don’t Kill Prabhakaran’ Policy – Not The Only Failure 04/18
dailynews.lk ‘Possession of nuclear weapons itself remains a threat to global security’ 04/18
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: OISL in acid test over witness submissions on ‘Gota camp’ 04/18
abc.net.au IMF losing patience as next Greek default looms 04/17
colombotelegraph.com Magistrates – The Weak Link In Policing 04/17
abc.net.au Jobless rate in surprise fall to 6.1 per cent 04/16
dailynews.lk Give an opportunity to air our views -Anandasangaree 04/16
tamilguardian.com HRW calls for UN Security Council to act to address sexual violence in conflict 04/15
tamilguardian.com UN Security Council report notes increased sexual violence against Tamils in Sri Lanka post-conflict 04/15
abc.net.au Carbon credits under the hammer as Government's climate change centrepiece goes live 04/15
tamilguardian.com UK Shadow Secretary of State for International Development reiterates support for international investigation 04/15
abc.net.au Universities under pressure to stamp out cheating 04/14
colombotelegraph.com Avurudu Thoughts: An Unprecedented Situation 04/14
colombotelegraph.com Sri Lanka Must Offer Full Support To The Ongoing UN Investigation: David Cameron 04/14
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan government ‘will be judged on their actions’ says UK Minister 04/14
zeenews.india.com Sending IPKF to Sri Lanka was high level policy failure: VK Singh 04/14
ibnlive.in.com Sending IPKF to Lanka was high level policy failure: V K Singh 04/14
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Ex-LTTE members cannot be investigated: Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam 04/14
tamilguardian.com APPGT chairman prays for ‘new dawn’ with release of UN report on Sri Lankan mass atrocities 04/14
abc.net.au NSW coroner orders third inquest into mathematician Scott Johnson's death 04/13
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka postpones domestic inquiry again 04/13
tamilguardian.com Labour Party will continue to push for a full international investigation - Ed Miliband 04/13
colombotelegraph.com We Will Rebuild Sri Lanka As A Free Society 04/13
colombotelegraph.com We Will Continue To Push For Full & Independent Inquiry On Sri Lanka’s War Crimes: Ed Miliband 04/13
zeenews.india.com Sri Lanka releases Army-controlled land in Northern Province 04/12