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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
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tamilguardian.com BBS demands probe into British colonial massacres in Sri Lanka 03/04
globalsecurity.org Top UN political official urges Sri Lanka to seize 'historic moment' for reconciliation 03/04
colombotelegraph.com Air Pollution, Traffic Congestion & Opening Dalada Veediya 03/04
zeenews.india.com Sri Lanka arrests France-bound woman over rebel links 03/04
colombotelegraph.com China’s Challenges After Regime Change In Sri Lanka 03/03
colombotelegraph.com Refer Sri Lanka To International Criminal Court: TGTE Tells UNHRC 03/03
reuters.com U.N. calls for accountability in Sri Lanka rights investigation 03/03
foxnews.com UN envoy urges Sri Lanka to address mistrust among ethnic Tamils of government's peace moves 03/03
ibnlive.in.com Top woman leader of LTTE arrested at Colombo airport 03/03
nzherald.co.nz UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new govt 03/03
dailynews.lk Ex-Women Sea Tiger leader nabbed while attempting to flee 03/03
tamilguardian.com Tamil woman and 8y old daughter arrested on return to Sri Lanka by anti-terror police 03/03
telegraph.co.uk Sri Lankan tourist development 'the result of human rights abuse' 03/03
dailynews.lk A commendable move 03/03
abc.net.au Former Knox headmaster admits withholding information from police 03/03
un.org Top UN political official urges Sri Lanka to seize ‘historic moment’ for reconciliation 03/03
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Domestic investigations, even with external supervision, will not work: NESoHR 03/03
sify.com U.N. calls for accountability in Sri Lanka rights investigation 03/02
abc.net.au Five Qld trainers banned from greyhound industry for life 03/02
dailynews.lk Feltman wants suitable legal framework for HR probe 03/02
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka can show commitment to justice and reconciliation by signing Rome Statute, says Callum Macrae 03/02
ibnlive.in.com Sri Lanka seeks international help in war crime probe 03/02
zeenews.india.com Sushma Swaraj to travel to Lanka this week before PM Modi`s visit 03/01
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: UN maintains ‘genocide without witnesses paradigm’ with Eezham Tamils 03/01
ibnlive.in.com Sri Lanka police quiz Naval officer over missing people 03/01
dailytimes.com.pk Sri Lanka concerned by China loans, rules out submarine visits 03/01
dailynews.lk Feltman pledges fullest support for govt's 100 day programme 03/01
colombotelegraph.com WikiLeaks: JVP, Sirisena And Sampanthan On Trinco Buddha Statue 03/01
sify.com China says Sri Lanka loans made "based on consensus" 03/01
reuters.com Sri Lanka concerned by China loans, rules out submarine visits 02/28
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Tamils boycott Trinco sittings by domestic commission on missing persons 02/28
colombotelegraph.com TGTE Wants Human Rights Chief To Present “Oral Report” On Sri Lanka War Crimes 02/28
colombotelegraph.com WikiLeaks: By Improving SL Navy’s Ability, US Will Help To Bring Terrorist LTTE To Heel: Embassy Colombo 02/28
tamilguardian.com We will conduct domestic war crimes inquiry 'if required' says Sri Lanka's justice minister 02/27
zeenews.india.com No foreigner in war crimes probe: Sri Lanka 02/27
scoop.co.nz Thousands of Tamils in Sri Lanka Rally 02/27
dailynews.lk Foodie paradise in Sri Lanka's hill country 02/26
zeenews.india.com US assists Sri Lanka in de-mining efforts 02/26
tamilguardian.com HRW tells Sri Lankan president to press ahead on rights reform 02/26
dailynews.lk Court extends travel ban on KP 02/26
en.people.cn Sri Lanka's business delegation to attend exhibition in China 02/26
ibnlive.in.com Over 6,000 Indians are in jails of 71 countries: Govt 02/25
colombotelegraph.com UNHRC President Justifies The Deferral On Sri Lanka War Report 02/25
dnaindia.com UN defends its decision to defer Lanka war crime probe report 02/25
abc.net.au Medical breakthrough: Australian researchers map the genome for pancreatic cancer 02/25
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Protesters demand international prosecutions, decry supervision of domestic mechanisms 02/24
abc.net.au Abbott dismisses new Liberal leaks as 'storm in a teacup' 02/24
colombotelegraph.com Defend The Right Of NPC To Pass Genocide Resolution 02/24
colombotelegraph.com China, A Reality Check 02/23
colombotelegraph.com To Zeid On Deferral Of Sri Lanka War Report 02/23
colombotelegraph.com Dayan’s Smart Patriot: Will The Real Smart Patriot Please Stand Up? 02/23
dalje.com Tamils hold anti-UN protest in northern Sri Lanka 02/23
tamilguardian.com British Tamil university students voice support for Jaffna protest 02/23
dailynews.lk Sri Lanka Premier starts with fixing civil war ills 02/23
dailynews.lk Consensus on domestic inquiry, a hard bargain? 02/23
dnaindia.com Australia quiet on rights abuses in return for asylum deal - Sri Lanka 02/23
colombotelegraph.com Nugegoda, The Nazism Of Sri Lanka & Its Genocide 02/22
dailynews.lk A law to build public confidence 02/22
dawn.com The dragon’s tale 02/22
sify.com China, India competing in South Asia: Pakistani daily 02/22
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka is being opened for separatism - NFF 02/22
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: OISL deferral has dashed Tamils' hope on permanent settlement: NPC Councillor 02/22
abc.net.au Central Queensland battles to recover after Tropical Cyclone Marcia 02/22
abc.net.au Australia Post could 'go bust' without changes to letter delivery rules 02/22
abc.net.au Tony Abbott announces counterterrorism strategy 02/22
abc.net.au Federal Parliament's top bureaucrat claims she has been 'denied natural justice' 02/22
abc.net.au Bluescope boss: lower dollar critical as headwinds recede 02/22
abc.net.au Moral clauses in sports contracts put professional athletes under ‘unfair scrutiny’, say academics 02/22
abc.net.au New York Times Iran correspondent Nazila Fathi on defying a government and fleeing in exile 02/22
sify.com Australia quiet on rights abuses in return for asylum deal-Sri Lankan PM 02/22
abc.net.au Turkish forces launch Syria incursion to protect territory 02/22
dnaindia.com Sri Lanka passes bill to protect victims of crimes, witnesses 02/21
colombotelegraph.com Achieving National Reconciliation, Peace & The 13A 02/21
scmp.com Sri Lanka’s new government to discuss fresh war crimes probe with UN 02/21
colombotelegraph.com Road Blocks In IHR Mechanisms: What Implications For Lanka? 02/21
scmp.com Sri Lanka calls off its lobbyists amid improved relations with US 02/21
dnaindia.com Sri Lanka appoints new Army Chief; reinstates Fonseka loyalists 02/20
in.reuters.com Sri Lanka enacts witness protection law before war crimes probe 02/20
colombotelegraph.com How Did Navy Grant Three Months Leave To Yoshitha? JVP 02/20
dailynews.lk How did Yositha leave country while probe on - JVP 02/20
nzherald.co.nz New Sri Lanka gov't ends US lobbying contracts 02/20
colombotelegraph.com MR Was Like A Terrorist: SF 02/20
dnaindia.com Indian magazine's release: Police complaint against Lankan PM 02/20
colombotelegraph.com Understanding Patriotism, Nationalism & Sri Lankan Identity: A Reply To My Critics 02/20
voanews.com Sri Lanka’s Promises to Investigate Wartime Atrocities Prompt Deferral of UN Report 02/19
ibnlive.in.com CPI-M asks SL to launch independent probe on attacks on Tamils 02/19
tamilguardian.com 'Justice delayed must not be justice denied' says Sri Lanka Campaign 02/19
dailynews.lk KP travel ban to stay 02/19
dailynews.lk Did Govt request UNHRC for postponement of war crimes report - Opposition Leader 02/19
sify.com Sri Lanka enacts witness protection law before war crimes probe 02/19
tamilguardian.com Accountability will lay basis for progress in Sri Lanka – UN Secretary-General 02/18
colombotelegraph.com Deferral On Sri Lanka War Report Granted Due To ‘Likely Availability Of More Information’ 02/18
colombotelegraph.com British Govt. Urges All Sides To Continue To Work Together On Sri Lanka War Report 02/18
reuters.com India clears $8 billion warships project to counter Chinese navy 02/18
dnaindia.com Sri Lanka's ex-President Rajapaksa vows political return 02/18
dailynews.lk Ban to keep a close watch on Lanka 02/18
worldpoliticsreview.com Moment of Truth: Sri Lanka’s Chance for Reconciliation 02/18
dailynews.lk Indo-Lanka ties to flourish under Modi and Sirisena 02/17
aljazeera.com UN postpones key Sri Lanka war crimes report 02/17
rediff.com UNHRC defers Sri Lanka war crime report by 6 months 02/17