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Sri Lanka Civil War

Summary

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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nzherald.co.nz Hopes fade for justice for dead, lost Sri Lankan journalists 01/24
dailynews.lk Why India doesn't want Trincomalee 01/23
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Colombo resumes abduction-styled arrests of former LTTE members 01/22
tamilguardian.com Another ex-cadre arrested by TID 01/21
tamilguardian.com UN human rights chief discusses human rights with Sri Lankan PM 01/20
dailynews.lk UNHRC Chief meets PM: Commends Sri Lanka’s progressive developments 01/20
telegraphindia.com Crowd betrays signs of fatigue 01/19
rediff.com 'Modi is assertive, not aggressive' 01/19
dailynews.lk PM meets world leaders in Davos 01/18
colombotelegraph.com Gunaratne’s Road To Nandikadal 01/17
tamilguardian.com We will build statues to Maaveerar, TNA MP tells constituents 01/16
dailynews.lk Public lecture: ‘Getting Muhammad Right and Wrong’ by Lesley Hazleton 01/16
nationalpost.com Federal Court upholds deportation of Tamil Tigers fundraiser who has fought to stay in Canada for 22 years 01/16
tamilguardian.com Former LTTE cadre arrested by TID 01/15
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Genocidal Colombo attempts to seize lands from resettling Tamils in Ampaa'rai 01/15
dailynews.lk Mangala meets with Commonwealth Secretary-General 01/14
khaleejtimes.com 10 most powerful passports this 2017 01/14
tamilguardian.com HRW urges Sri Lanka to implement resolution 'promptly and transparently' 01/12
bbc.co.uk Dutch school receives threats after student's suicide 01/12
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan soldiers teach Tamil farmers how to farm 01/12
colombotelegraph.com My Dear Prime Minister, Our Country Is Sure To Face Another Disaster 01/11
colombotelegraph.com Sirisena’s Order To Extend Wilpattu National Park: Is It To Please Racists & Deprive Muslims Of Their Lands? 01/10
dailynews.lk Sri Lanka needs economic knowhow 01/10
tamilguardian.com Wigneswaran encourages Tamil diaspora to contribute towards development and accountability 01/10
en.people.cn Ministry of National Defense confirms submarine stopover in Malaysia 01/09
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: SL military deploys ‘media agents’ to deceive uprooted Tamils in Jaffna 01/09
dailynews.lk Sovereign right to decide on foreign judges with Sri Lanka: Health Minister 01/09
peruviantimes.com New Year, Same Tragedy 01/09
dailynews.lk New era under the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration 01/08
tamilguardian.com PMK calls for international war crimes tribunal in Sri Lanka 01/08
dawn.com Books in brief 01/08
colombotelegraph.com Tribute To Justice Weeramantry: An Eminent Jurist & A Visionary Par Excellence 01/08
colombotelegraph.com The Year Of Political War  01/06
dailynews.lk District Judge orders Army to submit LTTE surrendees’ list 01/05
foxnews.com Sri Lankan committee recommends hybrid courts for war crimes 01/05
tamilguardian.com No prohibition from LTTE cemeteries, court rules 01/05
tamilguardian.com Six summoned to court for constructing monument in LTTE cemetery 01/05
in.reuters.com Sri Lanka divided as panel backs foreign judges to probe war crimes 01/05
dailynews.lk UN report recommends hybrid court 01/05
voanews.com Sri Lankan Panel Backs Hybrid Courts for War Crimes 01/05
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan justice minister says he has no confidence in CTF 01/05
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan government rejects Consultation Task Force recommendations 01/04
colombotelegraph.com Resettlement Of Muslim IDPs & Issues Of Wilpattu 01/04
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Colombo frames cases to prolong imprisonment of Tamil political prisoners 01/04
colombotelegraph.com Premadasa ‘Exceptionalism’ & The Years Of Bandaranaike Mediocrity 01/03
dailynews.lk Volkswagen vehicle assembly plant launched in Kuliyapitiya 01/03
colombotelegraph.com Post-War Sri Lanka’s Use Of Landmines Creates Serious Questions 01/03
tamilguardian.com Former LTTE cadre's body found hanging in political party office 01/02
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Fan club in Jaffna struggles to erect birth centenary statue for MGR 12/31
tamilguardian.com 2016 in pictures 12/31
colombotelegraph.com Sri Lanka: Captivity & Diversity In Focus 12/30
tamilguardian.com UNP condemns praise of Prabhakaran's leadership by Tamil UNP MP 12/29
in.reuters.com Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa opposes land for Chinese investment 12/29
colombotelegraph.com Different Standards For Terrorism & Asylum 12/28
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan soldiers warn Sirisena of Ranil and OMP 12/27
colombotelegraph.com Why We Should Oppose Criminally Prosecuting Sri Lankan War Criminals 12/26
colombotelegraph.com Mr. President, Protect The Honour Of War Heroes, Not The Fraudsters In Uniform 12/26
dnaindia.com Tamil lawmaker questions credibility of Sri Lanka's justice system 12/26
colombotelegraph.com On Committing (Political) Errors 12/26
dailytrust.com.ng Like Mullaitivu, like Sambisa 12/25
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan soldiers warns Sirisena of Ranil and OMP 12/25
voanews.com Sri Lanka Acquits Five Accused in Lawmaker’s 2006 Death 12/24
nzherald.co.nz Sri Lankan court acquits 5 men accused in lawmaker's death 12/24
nzherald.co.nz Sri Lankan court acquits 5 men accused in lawmaker's death 12/24
colombotelegraph.com Independence Of Judiciary Questioned After Court Acquits All Suspects In Raviraj Murder 12/24
foxnews.com Sri Lankan court acquits 5 suspects accused in lawmaker's shooting death 12/24
tamilguardian.com Five accused in MP Raviraj’s assassination acquitted 12/24
dnaindia.com Sri Lanka court acquits murder suspects of Tamil legislator 12/24
bbc.co.uk Sri Lankan court acquits five men in Tamil MP murder trial 12/24
foxnews.com Sri Lankan court acquits 5 men accused in lawmaker's death 12/23
scoop.co.nz Tearfund helping civilians in Aleppo and Mosul 12/22
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Resettled Sinhala farmers oppose genocidal colonisation of Tamil village in Mannaar 12/19
colombotelegraph.com Overcome Inter Ethnic Tensions That Exist Beneath The Surface  12/19
tribune.com.pk Sri Lanka road accident kills 10 12/17
monitor.co.ug Why Yiira republic is not a feasible venture 12/16
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Tamil landowners in Vaakarai coerced to sell their coastal lands to external traders 12/15
tamilnet.com Genocidal Sri Lanka schemes military base razing to ground Tamil Heroes Cemetery in Ampaa'rai 12/14
tamilguardian.com TNPF remembers Anton Balasingham 12/14
tamilguardian.com Remembering Bala Anna 10 years on 12/13
colombotelegraph.com The Role Of Civil Society In Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review 12/12
colombotelegraph.com Are Hate Speech Laws In Lanka Adequate To Make Arrests 12/11
colombotelegraph.com “Issues Of New Constitution Making In Sri Lanka: Towards Ethnic Reconciliation” By Laksiri Fernando 12/11
globalsecurity.org India, China in Indian Ocean Tug of War? 12/09
tamilguardian.com ‘No one can tell us about troops in North-East’ declares Sri Lankan minister 12/08
dailynews.lk Death threats on Jayampathy: Police complaint made 12/07
tamilguardian.com Land releases in North-East not due to international pressure claims Defence Secretary 12/07
in.reuters.com U.N. rights watchdog calls on Sri Lanka to investigate torture 12/07
tamilguardian.com UN Committee against Torture calls for investigation of ‘routine torture’ in Sri Lanka 12/07
pravdareport.com Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye 12/06
stripes.com The increasingly popular way to aid the needy in war-torn nations: Give cash 12/06
colombotelegraph.com From The Macro To The Micro In The Wanni Region  12/05
dailynews.lk Daya Master released from magisterial inquiry 12/05
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Families associated with LTTE in past face constant threats from Colombo’s Intel squads 12/04
colombotelegraph.com Enough Is Enough! Gnanasara Should Be Arrested! 12/02
dailynews.lk Karuna transferred to separate cell 11/30
foxnews.com Sri Lanka leader asks Trump's help to drop war crime charges 11/29
zeenews.india.com Top Prabhakaran aide arrested in Sri Lanka 11/29
dailynews.lk Rhythmic Bharata Natyam 11/29
tamilguardian.com Tamil political parties commemorate Maaveerar Naal 11/29
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan president appeals to Trump to drop war crimes charges 11/28