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