» 08/14/2006, 00.00
Hell in the north: church and children's home destroyed
Clashes between the army and Tamil rebels have shifted to the north. Communication lines are down and the civilian population has been hard hit.
07/01/2008 SRI LANKA
Senior peace adviser to the president resigns
Adviser Dhanapala’s resignation is officially due to “personal reasons” but it comes right after the government announces its intention to pull out of ceasefire agreed with the rebels. The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission is also set to be shut down. For years it monitored violations in the country’s war-torn regions. A Tamil MP says the government wants “to rid the North-East of any witnesses of the carnage that it intends” to carry out.
25/03/2009 SRI LANKA
President Rajapaksa renews talks with Tamil leaders
A meeting with Tamil National Alliance lawmakers is scheduled for tomorrow. President is “interested in knowing the views of all political parties”. National Integration minister says Tamil Tigers lost more than 90 per cent of their forces.
22/02/2011 SRI LANKA
Colombo stops politicians from attending funeral of the mother of former LTTE leader
The funeral service was held this afternoon in a town near Jaffna. Three politicians from a Dalit party are stopped at Colombo airport without reason. Activists say the disgraceful act violates human rights.
20/12/2006 SRI LANKA
Bishops meet defence minister, call for peace
In a meeting with Maithripala Sirisena, representatives of the Bishops’ Conference call on the government to sent food relief to Jaffna. They also want to know what happen to Jim Brown who disappeared four months ago. The government reiterates its commitment to a negotiated settlement with the rebels.
14/12/2009 SRI LANKA
Young Tamils and Sinhalese meet for peace and reconciliation
After decades of separation caused by war, teenagers from the two groups meet to share hopes in a programme for mutual acceptance and sharing.
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