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Sri Lanka President Sirisena orders release of all Tamil civilian lands by December 31

Sri Lanka witnessed three-decades-long civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during which the military occupied civilian lands in the northern and eastern provinces for military purposes.

280 Lankan Tamils, including 29 children, disappeared in one day: ITJP

280 Lankan Tamils, including 29 children, disappeared in one day: ITJP

The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) website has listed 280 names of enforced disappearances of people in Sri Lanka which included at least 29 children, a release from the ITJP said.

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Sri Lanka: Troops who committed warcrimes at behest of politicians would be punished, says President Sirisena

According to the UN figures, up to 40,000 civilians were killed by the security forces during former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime that brought an end to the brutal conflict with the defeat of the LTTE 2009

Parliamentarian proposes setting up common memorial for Tamils

Devananda said since a majority of the victims came from north and eastern districts the defence ministry felt that the monument could be constructed at the north central capital of Anuradhapura. The third Friday of May could be kept as the day of commemoration.

‘Lankan Army ready to share anti-terror experience with others’, says Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake

Over 90 foreign military and civil scholars are attending the two-day seminar with 800 participants, including 15 foreign and 12 local guest speakers.

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‘Not treated like criminal but common courtesies were lacking’: MDMK’s Vaiko on detention at Malaysia airport

Despite an explanation by Vaiko that he was an Indian citizen, the authorities reportedly paid no heed to his claims.

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Human shields elsewhere

Both terrorists and governments are alleged to have used them — in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Syria and Israel

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Sri Lanka President Sirisena vows to eradicate LTTE ideology

He said since being elected he had been able to cultivate friendships with all world leaders. He would rely on their assistance to achieve reconciliation.

Don’t Look Back in Anger

Why an outspoken memoir by an LTTE fighter and head of its women’s political wing has the Tamil community divided.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa denies giving money to LTTE

The former Sri Lankan President said that the ruling coalition leaders have been trying to “mislead voters” ahead of the parliament elections next month.

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LTTE’s international network, financial support still active: US terror report

LTTE was responsible for an integrated battlefield insurgent strategy that targeted key installations and senior Sri Lankan political and military leaders, report says.

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The Fascist impulse

It is necessary to distinguish between honest and dishonest, and correct and incorrect, decisions.

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To win the peace

Post-conflict Sri Lanka needs to start talking of demilitarisation

In Sri Lanka, underworked army runs resorts, shops, salons and travel agencies

After the end of the war with the LTTE, 300,000-strong armed forces don’t have enough to do

Sirisena govt brings change to Jaffna, raises peace hope

In post-war Jaffna, thousands of Tamils are rebuilding lives, slowly, gradually.