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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: Why Japan did not occupy Lanka 05/06 NDIS funding for autism is inconsistent, says service provider 05/06 Tales from the war 05/06 Penguin DNA different from Sydney to Perth 05/05 Sri Lanka’s Development Goals Fall Short on Gender Equality 05/05 Sixteen Tamils from North-East arrested by Sri Lanka over past 100 days 05/04 NPC member summoned by Sri Lanka police for involvement in commemorating Tamil war dead 05/04 Start of a US-Sri Lanka ‘Reset’? 05/04 Be more inclusive, Kerry urges Tamil, Sinhalese leaders 05/04 6 years after war, Tamil families want to know where their loved ones are 05/04 Kerry heading to Middle East this week -State Department 05/04 John Kerry holds talks with Tamils in Sri Lanka 05/03 Sri Lanka: 16 Batticaloa Tamils arrested within last 100 days at Colombo airport 05/03 Sri Lanka: Gajendrakumar urges Tamils not to succumb to invisible designs of genocide 05/03 Kerry urges Sri Lanka cooperation in war-crimes probe 05/03 Renewed commitment to strong partnership 05/03 US Secretary of State John Kerry visit seeks to reset US relations with Sri Lanka 05/02 United States wants to renew ties with Sri Lanka, says Secretary of State John Kerry 05/02 Kerry in Sri Lanka to Cheer On Democratic Reforms 05/02 John Kerry praises Sri Lankan govt progress in peace process 05/02 President elected to complete Premadasa's mission - Ranil 05/02 Kerry looks to reset U.S.-Sri Lanka relations 05/02 Sri Lanka: Kerry implies allowing time for genocidal Colombo 05/02 Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka 05/02 An Open Letter To Secretary John Kerry 05/02 US promises closer ties with Sri Lanka amid push for democratic reform 05/02 In policy shift, Kerry pledges closer relationship with Sri Lanka 05/02 Kerry urges Colombo to cooperate with U.N. 05/02 Tamil national question remains unresolved in Sri Lanka - GTF 05/01 Kerry in Sri Lanka to support reform efforts; 1st visit by secretary of state in decade 05/01 Five jailed in The Hague for supporting LTTE 05/01 Five Dutch Tamils jailed for fundraising for LTTE 05/01 Kerry visit seeks to reset U.S. relations with Sri Lanka 05/01 Problems still exist regarding human rights of 'minorities' in Sri Lanka concludes Society for Threatened People 04/30 Santos faces pressure over CSG project 04/30 US Secretary of State must not lose sight of formidable human rights challenges in Sri Lanka says Freedom from Torture 04/30 Sri Lanka And Its Diaspora: Misconceptions, Opportunities And A Survey 04/30 Ambassador accepts personalised copy of No Fire Zone documentary for Sri Lanka's presidet 04/30 Twitter profit dives on early profit release 04/29 Brutal Periods In Sri Lanka & The Idea Of ‘Responsible Action’ 04/29 Sri Lanka In UK Election Manifesto For First Time 04/29 UK minister welcomes Conservative party stance on Sri Lanka, pledges to push for political solution for Tamils 04/29 Government to trial $246 million nanny subsidy program 04/28 Not safe for Tamil diaspora to return to Sri Lanka says TNA MP 04/28 Sri Lanka votes to curb presidential powers 04/28 UPDATE 1-Kerry to travel to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti 04/27 Winning The War Is Not Establishing Peace: Full Text Of Chandrika Kumaratunga’s SJV Chelvanayakam Memorial Lecture 04/26 Different groups responsible for Lanka disappearances: panel 04/26 The (Missed) Foundations Of Reconciliation & Rajan Hoole’s “Palmyra Fallen” 04/26 Government ministries refuse to release list of detainees 04/26 Sri Lanka: Investigate SL Minister Bathiyutheen along with Basil Rajapaksa, Muslims demand UNP 04/25 Sri Lanka: Widows of War 04/24 Beijing feels effect of 'war on smog', says Greenpeace 04/24 Sri Lanka's foreign minister reiterates rejection of OISL, points to domestic investigation in July 04/24 Sri Lanka: IC has failed to save imprisoned Eezham Tamils: NPC Councillor 04/24 Lanka President Sirisena defends return of land to minorities 04/24 Company boards with women outperform all male boards 04/23 Sri Lanka: Widows of War 04/23 Event Invitation: The Future Of Eelam Tamils & The Struggle For Transitional Justice’ 04/23 International involvement needed to solve issues of the Tamils, says NPC councillor 04/23 Sri Lanka: Resettled Tamils seek empowerment to confront demographic genocide in Ampaa'rai 04/23 Conference loses flare with many no-shows 04/22 Anzac Cove secure from any Islamic State threat, say commemoration organisers 04/22 Rajapaksa First Cousin’s Illegal Arms Deals: Sri Lanka To Send Investigation Team To Ukraine 04/22 Lawmakers stage protest in Sri Lankan Parliament against bribery summons for ex-president 04/21 Political time-bomb in the offing? 04/21 DNA tests to be carried out on suspected killers of Tamil MP 04/21 How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat 04/21 Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader 04/21 WA report reveals 2,000 children have assaulted their parents and siblings 04/21 Boat people: A survey of how countries treat migrants 04/20 [Police Log - (21-04-2015)] 04/20 Father carries son for six days on Overland Track 04/20 Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE 04/19 TNA is not committed to LTTE ideology, not in favour of terrorism - Sumanthiran 04/19 India’s ‘Don’t Kill Prabhakaran’ Policy – Not The Only Failure 04/18 ‘Possession of nuclear weapons itself remains a threat to global security’ 04/18 Sri Lanka: OISL in acid test over witness submissions on ‘Gota camp’ 04/18 IMF losing patience as next Greek default looms 04/17 Magistrates – The Weak Link In Policing 04/17 Jobless rate in surprise fall to 6.1 per cent 04/16 Give an opportunity to air our views -Anandasangaree 04/16 HRW calls for UN Security Council to act to address sexual violence in conflict 04/15 UN Security Council report notes increased sexual violence against Tamils in Sri Lanka post-conflict 04/15 Carbon credits under the hammer as Government's climate change centrepiece goes live 04/15 UK Shadow Secretary of State for International Development reiterates support for international investigation 04/15 Universities under pressure to stamp out cheating 04/14 Avurudu Thoughts: An Unprecedented Situation 04/14 Sri Lanka Must Offer Full Support To The Ongoing UN Investigation: David Cameron 04/14 Sri Lankan government ‘will be judged on their actions’ says UK Minister 04/14 Sending IPKF to Sri Lanka was high level policy failure: VK Singh 04/14 Sending IPKF to Lanka was high level policy failure: V K Singh 04/14 Sri Lanka: Ex-LTTE members cannot be investigated: Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam 04/14 APPGT chairman prays for ‘new dawn’ with release of UN report on Sri Lankan mass atrocities 04/14 NSW coroner orders third inquest into mathematician Scott Johnson's death 04/13 Sri Lanka postpones domestic inquiry again 04/13 Labour Party will continue to push for a full international investigation - Ed Miliband 04/13 We Will Rebuild Sri Lanka As A Free Society 04/13 We Will Continue To Push For Full & Independent Inquiry On Sri Lanka’s War Crimes: Ed Miliband 04/13 Sri Lanka releases Army-controlled land in Northern Province 04/12