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Prabhakaran's Corpse
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

COLOMBO— President Mahinda Rajapaksa called for national unity Tuesday as he declared victory in the country’s 26-year war against the Tamil Tiger rebels, but provided few details about how he planned to heal the wounds of a conflict that has left more than a generation of ethnic Tamil marginalized.

Injured - Amnesty
BBC
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

International human rights groups have appealed for the release of three Sri Lankan doctors accused of giving false information to the media.

The doctors had been staffing makeshift hospitals on a shrinking patch of land where the Sri Lankan army isolated Tamil Tiger rebels.

EU Guns
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

BRUSSELS - The European Union on Monday (18 May) called for an independent inquiry into alleged human rights violations resulting from the conflict in Sri Lanka and demanded those responsible be held to account.

Hospital After Bombing
Monday, May 18th, 2009

COLOMBO — Three Sri Lankan doctors who treated hundreds of badly wounded civilians in understaffed, makeshift hospitals in the country's war zone were detained on accusations they gave false information about the casualties to the media, a health official said Monday.

Prabhakaran
Monday, May 18th, 2009

The body of the leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger separatists has been found in an ambulance destroyed by troops as it sped out of the war zone, military sources have said.

The news came hours after the military said it had found the bodies of four Tamil Tigers, including that of the son of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
Sri Lanka’s military said all civilians held by the Tamil Tigers were freed and the fate of the group’s founder Velupillai Prabhakaran is unknown, after President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced the defeat of the rebels.

“There is still no news about the LTTE leadership,” military spokesman brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said in a phone interview from the capital, Colombo. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam leaders are believed to be hiding in a 1.5 square kilometers (0.6 square miles) region in northeastern Mullaitivu district, he said.

Army Divisions meet up
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
COLOMBO - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday said the Tamil Tigers had been militarily defeated as soldiers seized control of the entire coastline for the first time in a 25-year war.

Rajapaksa, on a visit to Jordan, said he would return to Sri Lanka on Sunday "as a leader of a nation that vanquished terrorism".

Gordon Brown and Mahinda Rajapaksa
Saturday, May 16th, 2009
British Prime Minister Minister Gordon Brown has warned Sri Lanka to be aware as "there will be consequences for its actions", as its military has taken control of the island's entire coastline.
Navi Pillay
Saturday, May 16th, 2009

GENEVA - U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay backs calls for an inquiry into possible war crimes in Sri Lanka's closed-off conflict zone that may have already become a "killing field," her spokesman said on Friday.

Bill Rammell
Friday, May 15th, 2009
The United Kingdom will support an "early investigation into all incidents that may have resulted in civilian casualties, particularly the reported shelling of hospitals, to determine whether war crimes have been committed," declared British Foreign Minister Bill Rammell, speaking in Parliament, Thursday.
Gota and Nambiar
Friday, May 15th, 2009
HONG KONG — A senior United Nations envoy arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday for possible cease-fire talks with the government as tens of thousands of ethnic Tamil civilians remained in peril in what the Red Cross said was “an unimaginable humanitarian catastrophe.”
Hillary Clinton
Friday, May 15th, 2009
COLOMBO - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to dissuade the International Monetary Fund from considering a $1.9 billion loan for Sri Lanka. "We think it is not an appropriate time to consider that until there is a resolution of this conflict and that is what we are focused on," Clinton told reporters in Washington.
Fleeing Civilians
Thursday, May 14th, 2009

It is too late to warn of a civilian slaughter in north-eastern Sri Lanka. The “bloodbath [predicted] has become a reality,” said the UN’s spokesman in Colombo on May 11th, as news of the latest atrocity emerged from the crowded beach where the army and Tamil Tiger rebels are fighting their last battle.

On May 9th and 10th 480 civilian refugees are reported to have been brought dead or dying to a makeshift hospital in the war-zone, victims of shellfire.

Army Photo - Civilians
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
COLOMBO - The UN is calling on the Sri Lankan government to expedite the screening of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) now staying at dozens of government camps in the north. 

Almost 200,000 Tamil civilians have fled the fighting between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who have been fighting for an independent Tamil homeland for more than two decades.

Civilians Hostages in LTTE Area
Thursday, May 14th, 2009

COLOMBO - Fighting in Sri Lanka's war showed no signs of abating on Thursday despite strong words from Barack Obama and the U.N. Security Council, with both sides refusing to budge in the waning days of a 25-year conflict.

Dr. Bernard Kouchner
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
The United Nations Security Council yesterday issued a hard hitting statement (SC/9659) demanding that the government and the LTTE abide by international humanitarian law, and insisting that the LTTE lay down its arms and allow civilians under its deadly grip to escape to safety.
President Barack Obama
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama has called upon the Sri Lankan government to cease its bombardment of the no-fire zone and allow UN and other humanitarian agencies access to the civilians trapped in fierce fighting between the army and remnants of the LTTE.
May 12 Hospital Attack
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

HONG KONG — At least 50 people were killed Wednesday when a primary school in Sri Lanka that had been converted into a field hospital was shelled for the second day, news agencies reported. Dr. Thurairaja Varatharajah, the top government health official in the war zone, told The Associated Press that the attack killed at least 50 people, including patients and relatives, and wounded about 60 others. He said heavy shelling continued throughout the day.

HRW May 12
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

(New York) - New satellite imagery and eyewitness accounts contradict Sri Lankan government claims that its armed forces are no longer using heavy weapons in the densely populated conflict area in northern Sri Lanka, Human Rights Watch said today.    

Local sources have reported that more than 400 civilians have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded since May 9, 2009, as a result of artillery attacks on the thin coastal strip where fighting continues between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Hillary Clinton and David Miliband
BBC
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
The US and UK have urged Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels to stop fighting "immediately" and allow an evacuation of trapped civilians.