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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: The Crisis Of Constitution-Making  02/19 Sri Lanka arrests soldiers over journalist's abduction during war 02/18 Chandrika says Tamil war widows face sexual exploitation 02/18 What The Trump Election Could Mean To Sri Lanka 02/18 3 Sri Lanka soldiers arrested for abducting journalist 02/18 A timely overture 02/16 Stalking tiger, drowsy lion 02/16 Families in Sri Lanka Stand Up to the Soldiers Who Took Their Homes 02/15 Chandrika slams 'jobless' diaspora of ‘singling out war crimes’ 02/15 Magistrate issues order against disabled soldiers’ protest 02/15 Vasu welcomes Karuna Amman's new party 02/15 Government should probe alleged rights violations: Sampanthan 02/15 Deakin honours PM with a doctorate 02/15 Wickremesinghe to receive honorary doctorate for ‘ensuring accountability’ 02/14 Wigneswaran Trivializes The Attempt On The Life Of Sumanthiran As A Ruse Staged By The Army 02/14 Wigneswaran Is Not Helping The Tamil Cause 02/14 Ex-LTTE leader forms political party, to raise Tamil concerns 02/12 Thomas More’s Advice On War & Peace: Part IX 02/11 Sri Lankan war survivors urge U.N. to push for speedy justice for abuses 02/10 Sri Lanka War Crimes Probe: UN Urged Not To Give Additional Time 02/10 Sri Lankan foreign minister rejects foreign judges hearing war crimes cases 02/09 Security Boost For TNA’s Sumanthiran 02/09 Sri Lanka to seek additional time to investigate war crimes 02/09 Lanka needs more time to probe war crimes: Samaraweera 02/08 Sri Lanka to ask UN for more time to probe war crimes 02/08 Yahapālanaya Wants More Time To Probe War Crimes; Samaraweera To Make Request This Month 02/08 No Independence Day for Tamils - BTF 02/07 Government Cooks Up Sumanthiran Assassination Plot To Retain Army In The North 02/07 Lankan leader expresses doubt over assassination reports 02/07 Sri Lanka: Genocidal Colombo to dispatch ex-LTTE members to Geneva for ‘reconciliation’ hoodwink 02/07 I was forced into a deal with India, J. 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Jayewardene told U.S. envoy 02/05 Northern CM’s hybrid court only a dream: minister 02/05 Unprecedented security forces parade in Jaffna on Sri Lanka's Independence Day 02/04 Military parade in Colombo marks Sri Lankan Independence Day 02/04 FEATURE: Post-Independence challenges 02/04 Sirisena says committed to Lanka reconciliation,Tamils protest 02/04 Unconditional Muslim Support: Facilitated Island’s Independence 02/03 Sri Lanka’s Future 02/03 CBK Drops Bombshell, Says No Need For War Crimes Probe 02/02 "Inner city" to be shown in India 02/01 Sri Lanka: 32nd anniversary of Vaddakka'ndal genocidal massacre commemorated 01/31 UNP-SLFP Unity Beyond 2020 Is Key To New Sri Lanka  01/30 The LTTE Overseas Network: A Bunch Of Sadistic Idiots 01/30 ‘Seven or eight war criminals in Sri Lankan army’ claims Fonseka 01/30 Rajasundaram: Legitimate Detention Or Prelude To Murder, Even Judicial Murder? 01/27 Sri Lanka’s Future – Three Scenarios 01/27 PTA must be repealed to address Sri Lanka's culture of torture - Special Rapporteur report 01/26 IUSF convener arrested for violating bail conditions 01/25 Peace And Reconciliation In Sri Lanka Require Consistent, Discernible & Sustained Momentum 01/25 Sri Lanka: USA, Norway, UK, EU and Japan answerable for Vavuniyaa missing 01/24 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