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Credible allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka war: UN report


April 26th, 2011 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 26 (IANS) A UN panel of experts' report released Monday has found "credible" allegations of serious human rights violations committed by both government forces and the Tamil ... Read more...

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Lanka PM says LTTE network still active


April 9th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr. 9 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister D M Jayaratne has warned that the international network of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) is still active and could revive ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka releases 100 LTTE rebels held in military-run camps


December 26th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec 26(ANI): The Sri Lankan government has released 100 former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels during a ceremony held in Vavuniya district in Northern Province.Vavuniya used to be ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka court frees ex-army chief’s aides


September 25th, 2010 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 25 (IANS) The magistrate's court of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo ordered the release of four aides of the former army chief Sarath Fonseka who was convicted of corruption and ... Read more...

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Ex-LTTE rebels to apply for university courses


July 20th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 19 (IANS) Over 300 former Tamil Tiger rebels, currently under rehabilitation, will sit for an examination that would prepare them for higher education in the universities, the government said Monday. Brigadier ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army commander appears before military court


March 16th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 16 (DPA) Sri Lanka's former army commander, retired general Sarath Fonseka, appeared before a military tribunal Tuesday on charges of high treason, defence authorities said. Military spokesperson Major General Prasad Samarasinghe ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects UN plan to form human rights panel


March 7th, 2010 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has rejected the UN proposal to set up a panel to probe into alleged human rights abuse during the final phase of armed battle between the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu fishermen attend a church festival at Kachchativu in Sri Lanka


March 1st, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 1 (ANI): Tamil Nadu fishermen participated in a festival at St Anthony's Church on Kachchativu island in Indian Ocean, which was at one time a stronghold of the now defunct ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora elusive over its role in Sri Lanka after Rajapaksa’s re-election


January 28th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan. 28 (ANI): Mahinda Rajapaksa's re-election as Sri Lankan President has come as a disappointment for the Tamil Diaspora, which is still reeling from LTTE rebels' defeat in the country's ... Read more...

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India hopes Rajapaksa will fulfil Tamil promise


January 27th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) With Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa heading for a landslide win in the first election after the LTTE rout, India is hoping he ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka discuss resettlement of Tamils


September 23rd, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sept 23 (IANS) India has pressed for quicker rehabilitation and resettlement of some 300,000 Tamils displaced in Sri Lanka. External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday met his Sri Lankan counterpart ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka extends emergency to deal with Tamil Tiger remnants


June 9th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 9 (DPA) Sri Lanka's parliament Tuesday extended the state of emergency in the country to deal with the "remnants" of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that was ... Read more...

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UN Security Council to discuss Sri Lanka situation


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 3 (DPA) The UN Security Council plans to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this week to discuss the situation in Sri Lanka for the first time since ... Read more...

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Lanka Government says aid access only after screening LTTE rebels


May 24th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 24 (ANI): The Government of Sri Lanka on Sunday said that it would allow UN aid workers access to Tamil refugees housed in camps after weeding out elements suspected of ... Read more...

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Families in Lanka camps search for missing children


May 22nd, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 22 (ANI): A report by the Save the Children charity has suggested that a fifth of all children were either missing or separated from one or both of their parents ... Read more...

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Tamils block railtracks at German railway hub


May 18th, 2009 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, May 18 (DPA) German-based Tamils protesting against the Sri Lankan army's crushing of Tamil rebels blocked railway tracks for two hours Sunday in Frankfurt Railway Station, one of Germany's main rail ... Read more...

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Tamils block railtracks at main German railway hub


May 17th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, May 17 (DPA) German-based Tamils, protesting the Sri Lankan Army's operations against Tamil Tiger rebels in the island nation, Sunday blocked the tracks at the Frankfurt Railway Station, one of Germany's ... Read more...

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70 LTTE rebels killed


May 17th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
70 LTTE rebels killed as rumors circulate of Tamil Tiger leadership suicide pactThe Sri Lankan army says it has killed up to 70 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), or Tamil ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 civilians held hostage by LTTE rescued: Sri Lanka


May 17th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops have rescued more than 10,000 civilians held hostage by the Tamil Tigers in a small strip of land on the island's north, the defence ministry ... Read more...

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44 LTTE rebels, one ICRC worker killed in Sri Lanka


May 13th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 13 (ANI): At least 44 LTTE rebels and one International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) worker are reported to have been killed during fresh clashes between the Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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No cease-fire with LTTE, says Lanka President


May 7th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 7 (ANI): Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday ruled out any possibility of a cease-fire with the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE), adding that such step would ... Read more...

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Tamil activists protest against Govt. inaction for trapped Tamilians’ cause


April 30th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 30 (ANI): As a mark of protest against Indian government's failure to pressurise the Sri Lankan government to cease the attack on the LTTE endangering innocent Tamilians in the island's ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Army claims capture of another LTTE post


April 29th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr.29 (ANI): The 58th division of the Sri Lankan Army has reportedly captured another LTTE post in Rettavaikkal.Army officials said that the Rettavaikkal is a tactically important location considering the LTTE's ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Navy kills 25 Tamil Tigers


April 29th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 29 (Xinhua) Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday said they had killed at least 25 Tamil Tigers and destroyed six of their boats in a pre-dawn attack. Navy spokesman Capt D.K.P. Dassanayake said ... Read more...

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British, French ministers to visit Sri Lanka battle zone


April 29th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 29 (DPA) The foreign ministers of Britain and France were Wednesday set to visit thousands of displaced people in northern Sri Lanka, while government officials said the army was concentrating ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka has 200,000 refugees displaced by conflict, says UN


April 29th, 2009 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (DPA) Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans are still trapped in conflict zone while some 200,000 others remain in swollen refugee camps waiting for relief assistance, the top ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka army launches airstrikes: Tamil rebels (Lead)


April 28th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 28 (DPA) Tamil rebels Tuesday accused Sri Lankan troops of breaking assurances the army would refrain from using heavy weaponry while an estimated 50,000 civilians remain trapped in the last ... Read more...

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Tamil rebels resume fighting after truce call rejected (Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (DPA) Sri Lankan military and Tamil rebels started fighting again around the last LTTE-held area in north-eastern Sri Lanka, where thousands of civilians remain trapped, after the government rejected ... Read more...

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Military push for last LTTE area in Sri Lanka: Rebels


April 27th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (DPA) Government forces have stepped up operations to capture the last LTTE-held area in northern Sri Lanka after rejecting a unilateral ceasefire offered by the Tamil Tigers, a ... Read more...

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US ‘deeply concerned’ over civilian safety, calls for Lanka ceasefire


April 25th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 25 (ANI): Expressing deep concern over human rights violations and rising civilian causalities in Sri Lanka, the United States has called for an immediate ceasefire in the North-Eastern region of ... Read more...

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Troops take on LTTE targets in Sri Lanka (Lead)


April 23rd, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (DPA) Government troops Thursday thrust further into the last areas held by Tamil rebels on Sri Lanka's north-eastern coast, military officials said, as the UN Security Council called on ... Read more...

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Red Cross staff member killed in Sri Lanka


April 9th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 9 (Xinhua) A staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been killed in Sri Lanka's conflict area, the Geneva-based organisation said. Sinnathurai Kugathasan was working for ... Read more...

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Two LTTE rebels arrested in Chennai


April 4th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Four people, including two Tamil Tigers from Sri Lanka, were arrested here Saturday, Tamil Nadu Police sources said. The four men were arrested from the southeastern suburb of Thiruvanmiyur ... Read more...

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96 LTTE rebels killed in Sri Lanka: military


April 4th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 4 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops killed 96 Tamil Tigers in close-quarter ground battles Saturday, as fighting in the last rebel strongholds in the island's northeast intensified, a military official here ... Read more...

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13 Tamil Tiger rebels killed in Sri Lanka


April 3rd, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 3 (Xinhua) Thirteen Tamil Tiger rebels were killed Friday by security forces in Sri Lanka's Ampara district, the military said. The troops attacked a group of LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil ... Read more...

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