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Sri Lanka Civil War

Summary

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 Jagath Dias Appointment; Major Setback For Peace-Building Process In Sri Lanka: ECCHR 05/22
abc.net.au Global income disparity widening: OECD report 05/22
dailynews.lk [Ex Services News] – 21.05.2015 05/21
colombotelegraph.com A Trembling Gotabaya Appears Before FCID 05/21
france24.com Cannes films tackle war-weariness with martial arts and Tamil Tigers 05/21
colombotelegraph.com Screaming At Gota & Silent On Fonseka, Why? 05/21
nzherald.co.nz Sri Lankan immigrant drama 'Dheepan' finds a home at Cannes 05/21
dailynews.lk The North and the South 05/21
tamilguardian.com 'LTTE began like Jaffna protests' - Mahinda 05/21
dailynews.lk WP Chief Minister questions Govt's silence over Vigneswaran's action 05/20
dailynews.lk Domestic mechanism in June 05/20
tamilguardian.com New government has sabotaged Sri Lanka's Victory Day says Mahinda Rajapaksa at celebrations 05/20
zeenews.india.com Lanka's domestic war crimes probe to get underway next month 05/20
dailynews.lk 'Govt initiatives won't compromise national security' 05/20
tamilguardian.com Maj Gen Dias promotion 'major setback' for peace-building in Sri Lanka - NGOs 05/20
abc.net.au Nauru asylum seeker abuse inquiry: Senators frustrated by lack of answers 05/19
bbc.co.uk Sri Lanka shift on war anniversary 05/19
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka celebrates Mullivaikkal anniversary with military parade as Tamils grieve 05/19
dailynews.lk War Heroes laid foundation for national unity, harmony - PM 05/19
dailynews.lk 'We must work with determination to make this a land of peace' 05/19
sify.com Lanka to honour fallen war soldiers at solemn ceremony 05/19
dailynews.lk A tale of two Presidents: six years after the war 05/19
dailynews.lk Development, reconciliation to get equal focus - President 05/19
tamilguardian.com North-East remembers May 2009 massacre amid ban by Sri Lankan authorities 05/18
colombotelegraph.com The Shift From Victory Day To Remembrance Day  05/18
foxnews.com Tamil leaders honor Sri Lankan war dead at grounds of civil war's final battle as police watch 05/18
dnaindia.com Tamils in Lanka openly mark anniversary of war's end 05/18
nzherald.co.nz Tamil leaders honor dead from Sri Lankan war at battle zone 05/18
tamilguardian.com Forces of racism still exist in Sri Lanka says GTF president 05/18
tamilguardian.com Crowds at May 18 memorial event in PTK 05/18
abc.net.au Woolworths reminds suppliers of 'moral obligation' to farm labourers 05/18
zeenews.india.com New Sri Lanka Army chief attacked by rights group 05/17
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: New mantra of ‘hybrid courts’ in the game of geo-politics 05/17
zeenews.india.com HRW slams promotion of Lanka civil war general 05/17
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka's promotion of accused war criminal is a 'slap in the face of victims' - HRW 05/17
tamilguardian.com During LTTE times women were able to walk alone at night says NPC minister 05/17
tamilguardian.com Parliamentary ministers in Sri Lanka to leave positions to support Mahinda Rajapaksa campaign 05/17
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan MP's to hold 'victory day' on May 19 05/17
colombotelegraph.com Protect The Space For Reconciliation During May 18 Commemorations: NPC 05/17
dailynews.lk Maj. Gen. Dias appointment: HRW slams govt 05/17
tamilguardian.com Tamils in Denmark remember May 18th massacre 05/17
dailynews.lk Another crutch for the Rajapaksa cabal 05/17
colombotelegraph.com Sri Lanka’s New Army Chief A Blow To Justice: Human Rights Watch 05/17
tamilguardian.com Former peace negotiator ready to testify against Sri Lanka at international war crimes tribunals 05/16
colombotelegraph.com Rape & Murder Of Another School Girl In Jaffna 05/16
tamilguardian.com NPC allocates Rs 40.3 million to support ex-LTTE cadres and families of detained 05/16
abc.net.au Syria's antiquities chief warns of Islamic State catastrophe 05/15
colombotelegraph.com Beyond Victory Parades & Commemorations 05/15
tamilguardian.com Peace not achieved in Sri Lanka says Canada's Liberal party leader in Mullivaikal commemorations 05/15
colombotelegraph.com The Army & The Indo-Lanka Accord 05/15
colombotelegraph.com Victory Day, Remembrance Dar & Post War Political Reconciliation 05/15
tamilguardian.com Suspected war criminal Jagath Dias made Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka’s Army 05/14
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: SL military steps up surveillance during Genocide Memorial Week 05/14
abc.net.au Land Councils warn territory control would sound death knell for small Indigenous communities 05/14
tamilguardian.com Government ‘duty-bound’ to celebrate ‘war victory’ – Sinhala organisation 05/14
abc.net.au Nepal quake: Aid agencies race to beat monsoon season 05/13
aljazeera.com Karachi bus attack 05/13
tamilguardian.com Tamil war widows still struggle in Sri Lanka 05/13
tamilguardian.com Sri Lankan minister warns against commemorating LTTE 05/13
colombotelegraph.com John Kerry, War Crimes & The Other Kerrey 05/13
colombotelegraph.com UK’s Sri Lankan Candidates & Distasteful Crusade Of The Constrained Media 05/12
abc.net.au Picasso painting sold for record US$179 million 05/12
tamilguardian.com Nigerian Defence College visits Sri Lankan Naval headquarters 05/12
tamilguardian.com Beginning of Mullivaikal remembrance week marked, under watch of security forces 05/12
dailynews.lk Mending fences with TN 05/12
abc.net.au Yemen truce a step closer, with more Houthi rebels on board 05/11
colombotelegraph.com Winning People’s Support Will Also Ensure Security  05/11
dailynews.lk For a sense of proportion 05/11
colombotelegraph.com Higher Voter Turnout For Mahinda: Due To Enthusiasm, War Or Jilmart? 05/10
colombotelegraph.com Threats To Sri Lanka After Ending Insurgency & Terrorism 05/09
tamilguardian.com Journalists in North-East continue to face attacks - IFJ 05/09
tamilguardian.com Sri Lanka shifts navy camp in Sampur, pledges to release land 05/09
colombotelegraph.com Buddhist Extremists Threaten “The Forgotten People” 05/08
colombotelegraph.com The Army: The Years 1984 – July 1987 05/08
colombotelegraph.com Sri Lanka: Victory For Mindful Journalism 05/08
abc.net.au Fire Protection Association calls for crackdown on dodgy building materials 05/08
dailynews.lk Tantirimalai’s Eight Wishes 05/07
tamilguardian.com Northern Provincial Council member vows to continue remembering Tamil war dead at Maveerar Naal 05/07
tamilguardian.com Northern Provincial Council member vows to continue remembering Tamil war dead at Maveerar Naal 05/07
tamilguardian.com TCSF to hold seminar on 'Right to Memory' at Jaffna Library 05/07
zeenews.india.com Lanka promises to meet deadline for probe into war crimes 05/07
abc.net.au Jobless rate climbs to 6.2 per cent 05/07
dailynews.lk Shifting of Sampur Naval Camp not politically motivated - Governor 05/07
tamilguardian.com Domestic mechanism will ‘salvage the good name of armed forces’ - Sri Lankan FM 05/07
dailynews.lk PHEPRO Foundation claims chronic kidney disease cure 05/07
abc.net.au Celebrations and reflections for traditional owners at end of decades-long land claim 05/06
thehindu.com Tales from the war 05/06
dailynews.lk Why Japan did not occupy Lanka 05/06
abc.net.au Penguin DNA different from Sydney to Perth 05/05
ipsnews.net Sri Lanka’s Development Goals Fall Short on Gender Equality 05/05
tamilguardian.com Sixteen Tamils from North-East arrested by Sri Lanka over past 100 days 05/04
tamilguardian.com NPC member summoned by Sri Lanka police for involvement in commemorating Tamil war dead 05/04
dailynews.lk Start of a US-Sri Lanka ‘Reset’? 05/04
dailynews.lk Be more inclusive, Kerry urges Tamil, Sinhalese leaders 05/04
stripes.com 6 years after war, Tamil families want to know where their loved ones are 05/04
reuters.com Kerry heading to Middle East this week -State Department 05/04
zeenews.india.com John Kerry holds talks with Tamils in Sri Lanka 05/03
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: 16 Batticaloa Tamils arrested within last 100 days at Colombo airport 05/03
tamilnet.com Sri Lanka: Gajendrakumar urges Tamils not to succumb to invisible designs of genocide 05/03
aljazeera.com Kerry urges Sri Lanka cooperation in war-crimes probe 05/03