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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: Lankan troops will not be prosecuted for ending war: ex-Prez 03/26 Sri Lanka's justice minister says war crimes inquiry will harm reconciliation 03/24 Sri Lanka: Speeding SL Navy boat kills Tamil fisherman in Vidaththal-theevu, Mannaar 03/23 Indian government feels anguish over Sri Lanka's war crimes says minister 03/23 UN presses Sri Lanka to meet commitments on war crimes investigations, reforms 03/23 UN urges Sri Lanka to investigate civil war atrocities 03/23 UN condemns Sri Lanka over war probe 03/22 U.S. drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan 03/21 Gotabhaya responds to ‘death squads’ allegation 03/21 Sri Lanka will not join ICC: PM 03/21 Former MP Sarath Weerasekera never sought meeting with UNHRC Chief 03/21 D.S. Senanayake's 65th death anniversary : Statesman without equal 03/21 US Warship Arrives in Myanmar for First Visit Since Second World War 03/21 Navy warship stops in Myanmar for first time since WWII 03/21 Sri Lanka: Colombo deploys Sinhala Military Intelligence personnel as CEB workers in Battialoa 03/20 The great betrayal 03/20 Avoid hysteria for UNHRC 03/20 Racism Still Haunts Humanity Despite International & Constitutional Guarantees 03/20 The Opportunity In Geneva For A Fresh Start 03/20 President expresses gratitude to China for its support 03/20 Vaiko arrested while attempting to besiege Lankan embassy 03/19 Mangala calls Sri Lankan Army General's book detailing war crimes 'biggest betrayal' 03/18 Former US ambassador calls for 'time frame and benchmarks' on accountability in Sri Lanka 03/18 SC grants leave to proceed with FR filed by Ukrainian captain 03/17 Writ petition filed seeking legal action against KP fixed for support 03/17 Geneva and the message of transitional justice 03/17 China pledges firm response if Japan interferes in South China Sea 03/16 Sri Lanka: SL Military Intelligence wages shadow war against Champoor people 03/16 Media pivotal in forging national unity 03/16 Protest in Jaffna demanding international judges 03/16 Sri Lanka: Resettling families in Pulavuk-kudyiruppu complain about lack of assistance 03/15 Former LTTE cadre arrested in Wellawaya 03/14 EU court rejects case against Tamil Tigers 'terror' label 03/14 WEBCAST: A Voice from the Field 03/14 Exclusive: Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say 03/13 Japan to send largest warship to South China Sea 03/13 In huge show of force, Japan to send helicopter carrier Izumo to South China Sea 03/13 'Lanka seeks 2 more yrs from UN for LTTE war probe' 03/13 Japan sending largest warship for biggest show of force since WWII in S. China Sea – report 03/13 South China Sea: Japan to deploy largest warship 03/13 Japan to Send Warship to Disputed South China Sea: Reuters Sources 03/13 Trevor Grant Stood With The Tamil People Until The End 03/13 MSF On the Road: A Voice from the Field in Miami 03/13 TNA insists on international mechanism to probe war crimes 03/11 Sri Lanka: Sinhala homeguards grab lands for colonisation in Cheddi-ku'lam, Vavuniyaa 03/10 Sri Lanka risks censure as president falters on war legacy 03/10 Is There A Case For A Private Medical School In The Health Planning Of Sri Lanka? 03/09 Women, International War Crimes & Impunity: A Feminist Critique Of Traditional Approaches To Justice 03/08 Trail of truth 03/08 Chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu) of Sri Lanka : War on kidney 03/08 Women’s contribution to the nation invaluable: Opposition Leader 03/07 MR accuses Govt. of harassing women 03/07 Sri Lankan court deems 'confessions' of 2 LTTE cadres legitimate 03/06 Sri Lanka rejects UN call for foreign judges in war probe 03/05 A vote of confidence in Judiciary 03/05 Unprecedented security ahead of PSL final in Lahore 03/05 Sri Lanka says no to foreign judges in war crimes probe 03/05 ‘Unprecedented’ security for high-risk PSL final 03/04 SLMC Is Falling Down 03/04 Anton Balasingham Predicted A Bloody End For The LTTE 03/04 Sri Lanka: Wickramasinghe protects unpunished war criminals of SL Military Intelligence 03/04 Airport work cuts Sri Lankan tourism for first time since civil war 03/03 UN raises concerns over abuses, torture in Sri Lanka 03/03 Dealing with country’s post war issues: NO “HYBRID COURT”: PM 03/03 British shadow foreign secretary calls on UK to lead action on Sri Lanka 03/02 Sri Lanka's Tamil party asks for U.N. pressure over alleged war crimes 03/01 International HR Law Experts Refer Sri Lanka To ICC, If It Continues To Act In Bad Faith 03/01 India’s Vicarious Involvement In Sri Lanka’s ‘Tamil Question’ – Merger Of North & East Or Not 02/28 Journey to heal our souls 02/28 Tamils hold protest in Lanka as UNHRC begins session 02/28 Sirisena says government won 'international honour' for security forces 02/27 Government committed to welfare of war heroes: President 02/27 No foreign judges reiterates Sirisena 02/26 Sri Lanka: Chemical weapon in KLIA and cluster bomb in Vanni 02/25 MR calls on President to condemn CBK 02/24 CBK Now Says She Did Not Accuse Military Of Sexually Exploiting Women In The North 02/23 MR Slams CBK For Revealing Army Sexual Abuse Against Tamil Women 02/23 Activists Demand End To Discrimination Against Sri Lankan Women 02/23 Lankan scribe asked to appear in court to identify abductors 02/23 Modular housing: Making housing affordable 02/23 Jaffna university students shooting: Five policemen re-remanded 02/22 SriLankan Airlines: Disregarding President Sirisena’s Promise Chairman Sacks Pilot 02/21 Hotel Nippon opens after refurbishment 02/21 SLFP won’t support Constitutional amendments which require referendum: SB 02/21 The root cause of ethnic war 02/20 Udith Narayan to perform in Sri Lanka 02/20 Five Army personnel suspended 02/20 The Crisis Of Constitution-Making  02/19 3 Sri Lanka soldiers arrested for abducting journalist 02/18 Sri Lanka arrests soldiers over journalist's abduction during war 02/18 What The Trump Election Could Mean To Sri Lanka 02/18 Chandrika says Tamil war widows face sexual exploitation 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