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Sri Lanka Civil War


Civil War between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers)
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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
News up to: EU Court Of Justice To Take Up Former LTTE Rebel’s Asylum Application 06/24 Wasim Thajudeen Murder: Court Rejects Anura Senanayake And Sumith Perera Bail Applications 06/23 Rajitha rejects allegations of Army’s use of cluster bombs 06/23 Sri Lanka cabinet spokesperson rejects allegations of cluster bomb usage 06/23 No comment on leaked cluster munition evidence says Sri Lanka 06/22 International community must ensure UN resolution is implemented – GTF 06/22 Normalising The Abnormalcy – Reflections On Self-Determination, Justice & Peace In Post-War Sri Lanka 06/22 Rajitha rejects allegations of Army’s use of cluster bombs 06/22 Maldives leader appoints new VP after ex-deputy is jailed 06/22 Wigneswaran meets EU delegation, stresses need of international participation for accountability in Sri Lanka 06/21 Corruption Has Become The Norm 06/21 Coral Holdings to pump Rs 500 mn on Kilinochchi dairy farm 06/21 Leaked photos confirm cluster bomb use in Sri Lanka 06/20 Cluster Bombs Possibly Used in Sri Lanka Civil War 06/20 Sri Lanka used cluster bombs against Tamils, says Guardian 06/20 Culture of Fear Lingers in War-Traumatized Sri Lanka 06/19 MR says he may contest for Premiership 06/19 Cluster Bombs Used In Sri Lanka’s Civil War, Leaked Photos Suggest – The Guardian 06/19 WHY ABOLISH THE EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY? 06/19 War Crimes Probe: TNA Wants Sirisena And Wickremesinghe To Get Their Act Together 06/18 UN Human Rights Council should press Sri Lanka on international participation – Alan Keenan 06/18 Sri Lankan refugee in Tiruchi threatens suicide 06/18 Sri Lanka: EPW article on Sinhala nationalism turns veiled threat to bailout Colombo 06/17 China to help developing northern Sri Lanka 06/17 STF will be part of future drug busts 06/17 Moral Crusader Journeys Into Duplicity 06/16 Indonesian police fire warning shot at Tamil refugees fleeing Sri Lanka 06/16 Former Sri Lanka president urges more development projects with Japan 06/16 Sri Lanka: Colombo's TID interrogates Tamil paramilitary operative 06/15 Why Markandey Katju says that best thing to do is to keep away from women and become brahmachari 06/14 Jayasri releases Love 06/14 Sri Lanka announces Paranagama Commission to be disbanded 06/14 UK weather set for four straight days of rain after weekend washout 06/13 ‘Cries for probing war crimes have ceased’ claims Sri Lankan president 06/13 Most occupied lands still not released by military says TNA leader 06/13 Sri Lanka's Jaffna commander says military will stay in Tamil areas 06/12 Exiled Tamil Victims Of War Crimes Ready To Testify To Special Sri Lankan Court Only If International Judges Are Involved 06/12 Ex-LTTE exiles willing to testify in Sri Lankan probe 06/12 Tough pressure for genuine accountability required in Sri Lanka says former US ambassador 06/12 Ex-LTTE exiles willing to testify: survey 06/11 Sri Lanka: Learn from Kosgama blast, de-militarise civilian areas in North: Premachandran 06/11 Transitional justice is about justice for war crimes – British MEP 06/11 Exiled Tamil victims call for international judges – ITJP 06/10 After The Kosgama Explosions 06/10 Sri Lanka: Attacked GS officer is being harassed while SL police pleads to drop protests 06/10 Sri Lankan president vows to ‘eradicate the LTTE ideology’ 06/09 British citizen tortured and under arbitrary detention in Sri Lanka 06/09 Time ‘Amma’ Gave A Positive Tweak To Her Sri Lanka Discourse 06/09 Closing window of opportunity in Sri Lanka warns Pasumai Thaayagam 06/08 Mapped: What are the most peaceful countries in the world? 06/08 Sri Lanka admits 65,000 missing from war, insurrection 06/08 Govt. takes note of US State Department observations 06/07 Sri Lanka gov't approves certificates of absence for missing 06/07 The Reality Behind The Explosion At The Army Central Armoury In Kosgama 06/07 Sri Lanka: Veteran Basque activist optimistic on Tamil Eelam struggle 06/07 Sri Lanka will resettle all war-displaced by year-end: Minister 06/05 Sri Lankan police arrest two Tamils over LTTE caps 06/04 The Story Of Looking Right From The Left 06/04 Seven years after end of civil war, Sri Lanka treads cautiously on path to peace 06/04 Assad's spinner might be even more evil than the man burning Syria 06/04 Sri Lanka, Singapore ink deal to develop port city of Trincomalee 06/03 Mental Health services for flood victims 06/02 Restrictions eased on Sri Lankan refugees to get passports 06/02 Court Discharges Suspected Sea Tiger Leader Bagirathi Murugesu And Seven Other LTTE Suspects 06/02 Seizure of LTTE caps - two suspects further remanded 06/02 Insufficient progress on resettlement and demilitarisation in Sri Lanka says US think tank 06/01 Why is govt spending huge sum for fighter jets: Tissa 06/01 JVP unhappy about progress on KP investigation 05/31 JVP not happy with KP case progress 05/31 Bavinck On Life In Jaffna, 1994-2004: People Caught In The Middle Of Two Awesome Forces 05/31 WAR HEROES AND CROCODILE TEARS 05/31 Sri Lankan army says ammunition found in Kilinochchi well 05/30 Thousands in Chennai remember May 2009 genocide of Eelam Tamils 05/30 Since 1948 – Sri Lanka’s Deceptions Continue! 05/30 Bavinck Diaries – III: The Tamil Intelligentsia For The LTTE 05/30 Sirisena defends return of land to Sri Lankan Tamils 05/29 The Sunday Times 05/29 official media division 05/28 Former LTTE member arrested at Katunayake 05/27 Time to seize the moment in Sri Lanka 05/26 Sri Lanka's Cabinet approves office to learn fate of missing 05/26 Exposed: British Taxpayers Fund UK Army's Lavish Five Star 'Work' Trips 05/26 Much more to be done in Sri Lanka - Hugo Swire 05/25 'Militarisation is still a problem in Tamil areas in Lanka' 05/25 Cabinet Approves Office Of Missing Persons 05/25 Sri Lanka to set up office to probe people missing in Tamil conflict 05/25 Sri Lanka’s Painful Past and Uncertain Future on Display in Tamil North 05/25 Sri Lanka sets up office to trace war missing 05/25 New body seeks Sri Lanka 'disappeared' 05/25 Cabinet approval to establish Office of Missing Persons 05/25 Sri Lankan military holds Vesak celebration in Kilinochchi 05/24 ‘Human rights issues in North-East not settled’ - Penang Deputy Chief Minister 05/24 Boundless Hypocrisy Of The Rajapaksas Is Overflowing The Borders Of Rationality 05/24 Government Reform Initiatives Pick Up Speed 05/22 The Hypocrisy Of Hybrid Courts  05/22 Army fails to show up in court over case of surrendering Tamils 05/22 Sri Lanka: Kurdistan National Congress expresses solidarity with Tamils on genocide remembrance 05/22 Sri Lanka observes 7th anniversary of victory over Tamil Tigers 05/19 Seven Years After The End Of Sri Lanka’s Civil War 05/19 We Won’t Hunt Down War Heroes, We Will Ensure There Won’t Be Another War In Sri Lanka – Sirisena 05/19