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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
News up to:
colombotelegraph.com Clash At Jaffna University: Conversations On Culture & History – Part II 07/27
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka army warns of overseas activists and LTTE, criticises attempts to criminalise arbitrary detention 07/26
dailynews.lk Pensions for all disabled forces ranks 07/26
hosted.ap.org Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem 07/26
dailynews.lk Racism only leads to racial isolation 07/25
dailynews.lk Canada, UK renew reconciliation calls 07/25
colombotelegraph.com Black July – Setting The Record Straight 07/25
dailynews.lk Black July: Canada, U.K. renew calls for reconciliation 07/25
dailynews.lk Switzerland seeks to further strengthen bilateral relations 07/25
tamilguardian.com Canadian Prime Minister commemorates Black July 07/24
huffingtonpost.com Remembering Sri Lanka's Black July 07/23
colombotelegraph.com Accountability, Reconciliation & Seeking A Political Solution 07/21
in.reuters.com Swiss prosecutors file charges against alleged Tamil Tiger fundraisers 07/20
tamilguardian.com Former LTTE cadre arrested at Colombo airport 07/20
dailynews.lk Swiss authorities indict Tamil Tiger supporters 07/20
tamilguardian.com Charges filed in Switzerland over $15.2 million LTTE funds 07/20
tamilguardian.com UN tourism conference criticised for ignoring human rights 07/19
tamilguardian.com Buddhist clergy back Sirisena's rejection of foreign judges 07/19
colombotelegraph.com The Fundamental Reasons Behind The Jaffna University Brawl 07/19
colombotelegraph.com Jaffna Campus Rumpus Requires Our Serious Attention 07/19
dnaindia.com Sri Lanka detains former President Rajapaksa's brother on suspicion over funds 07/18
in.reuters.com Sri Lanka police arrest ex-leader's brother on suspicion over funds 07/18
dailynews.lk MR taking party men for a ride: Shan 07/18
colombotelegraph.com Do Not Permit Clash Recurrence That Could Hinder Genuine Reconciliation: TNA Tells Jaffna University Students 07/17
dailynews.lk Empowering women and unlocking the potential of dairy farming 07/17
tamilguardian.com ‘There are no tribunals’ says Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister 07/17
colombotelegraph.com The Jaffna Student Brawl: ‘Mutual Coexistence’ As The Only Path Forward 07/17
tamilguardian.com Kilinochchi IDPs demand land back from Sri Lankan military 07/16
colombotelegraph.com Disarmament Is A Must For Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation 07/15
colombotelegraph.com A Chilcot Findings & Lessons For Sri Lanka 07/15
colombotelegraph.com War Crimes: US Insists On International Participation In Special Court 07/15
in.reuters.com U.S. acknowledges complications in Sri Lanka war crimes investigation 07/15
colombotelegraph.com Déjà vu Sri Lanka & Europe 07/15
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka ‘will never bring down foreign judges’ declares FM 07/14
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: SL Commander of 58 Division twists lists at Mullaiththeevu Magistrates’ Court 07/14
dailynews.lk Alles acts like a terrorist and should be dealt firmly - Minister Ranawaka 07/14
colombotelegraph.com The Un-Mainstreaming Of Hatred 07/14
dailynews.lk JO: first as tragedy, second as farce 07/13
nzherald.co.nz US commends Sri Lanka's reconciliation measures 07/12
dailynews.lk JVP will take up arms again: Nalin Hewage 07/12
colombotelegraph.com Video: Senasinghes Do It Again! 07/11
tamilguardian.com British Tamil man tortured in Sri Lanka returns to UK 07/11
huffingtonpost.com Abductions and Torture in Jaffna: Can Sri Lanka Change? 07/11
colombotelegraph.com The 1948 – 1949 Watershed: Remembering H. Sri Nissanka & T.B. Subasinghe 07/10
dailynews.lk Humanity torn down 07/10
tamilguardian.com Sirisena slams media for false reporting on 'foreign judges' 07/10
npr.org Lawsuit Targets Syrian Regime In Journalist's Killing 07/09
dailynews.lk President assures no foreign interference to internal administration, judiciary 07/08
tamilguardian.com Exiled victims cannot testify in Sri Lanka's embassies says ITJP 07/08
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Amaithipuram exposes disparity in ‘development’ motives of Colombo, external powers 07/08
colombotelegraph.com “As Long As I Am The President, No International Participation In Judicial Process” Sirisena Declares 07/08
dailynews.lk The challenge of building confidence 07/08
tamilguardian.com Rajapaksa warns govt intends to divide Sri Lanka 07/08
zeenews.india.com Sri Lanka aims to demilitarise island by 2018 07/06
foxnews.com Sri Lanka says it will create court to probe war abuses 07/06
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Colombo’s ministries continue to deploy genocidal policies in employment 07/06
sky.com Sri Lanka Plans To Pull Troops Back By 2018 07/06
tamilguardian.com 2 former LTTE members arrested by Sri Lanka's TID 07/06
dailynews.lk Weapons and explosives recovered in Velvettithurai 07/06
dailynews.lk JO member lambastes Al Hussein 07/05
colombotelegraph.com A Bout At Chandrikawewa, 29th April 2009: Miliband & Kouchner Vs Mahinda Rajapaksa 07/05
dailynews.lk Sri Lanka may grant fishing licence 07/05
colombotelegraph.com Divided National Unity Government Needs Time To Prioritise  07/04
dailynews.lk SRI LANKA’S LONG ROAD TO NATIONAL RECONCILIATION 07/04
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka's military celebrates 20 years in Jaffna 07/03
video.aljazeera.com Sri Lanka: Thousands await relocation after civil war 07/03
dawn.com FOOTPRINTS: RIGHT OF RETURN 07/03
aljazeera.com Sri Lanka's path to reconciliation? 07/03
thehindu.com Sri Lanka must stay the course 07/02
tamilguardian.com Freedom From Torture welcomes Rights Chief’s oral update on Sri Lanka, stresses need to tackle issues of ongoing torture 07/02
dailynews.lk Number of Ministers has increased to 92: JVP 07/01
colombotelegraph.com The Case Against Devolution – II 07/01
dailynews.lk Permanent houses for ex-LTTEers integrated with society 07/01
tamilguardian.com Several of Sri Lanka's key commitments to UNHRC remain unfulfilled - Human Rights Watch 07/01
colombotelegraph.com Tamils Gave Prabhakaran The Revolver To Kill Tamils 06/30
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka's former army commander welcomed to UNP by Sri Lanka's Prime Minister 06/30
tamilguardian.com Pasumai Thaayagam calls on Sri Lanka to inform Sinhala electorate about mass atrocities 06/29
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka has 'failed to show transparency' charges North-East civil society 06/29
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka has not moved fast enough to build confidence among victims says Human Rights Chief 06/29
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 'I am not a gangster, run cellphone biz in China' 06/29
dailynews.lk President expressed condolence over Istanbul airport attack 06/29
turkishweekly.net UN calls for Sri Lanka war crimes accountability 06/29
colombotelegraph.com UN Human Rights Chief Wants Sri Lanka To Investigate Cluster Bombs Used In War, Underscores Need For International Judges 06/29
dailynews.lk Ex-TID head quizzed 06/28
cimicjaffna.com a military website 06/28
dailynews.lk Former TID Head DIG Chandra Wakista questioned for three hours 06/28
af.reuters.com U.N. urges Sri Lanka to rein in military, prosecute war crimes 06/28
dailynews.lk Rooting out the seeds of hatred 06/27
tamilguardian.com "Sri Lanka wants the world to forget about justice for war victims. Please don't" - Guardian 06/27
colombotelegraph.com Trust Takes Years To Build, Seconds To Break, Forever To Repair 06/25
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan military hands out milk packets to Tamil women 06/25
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan army must release list of surrendees – Sri Lanka Campaign 06/25
colombotelegraph.com EU Court Of Justice To Take Up Former LTTE Rebel’s Asylum Application 06/24
colombotelegraph.com Wasim Thajudeen Murder: Court Rejects Anura Senanayake And Sumith Perera Bail Applications 06/23
dailynews.lk Rajitha rejects allegations of Army’s use of cluster bombs 06/23
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka cabinet spokesperson rejects allegations of cluster bomb usage 06/23
tamilguardian.com No comment on leaked cluster munition evidence says Sri Lanka 06/22
tamilguardian.com International community must ensure UN resolution is implemented – GTF 06/22
colombotelegraph.com Normalising The Abnormalcy – Reflections On Self-Determination, Justice & Peace In Post-War Sri Lanka 06/22
dailynews.lk Rajitha rejects allegations of Army’s use of cluster bombs 06/22