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Commonwealth calls for investigation of Sri Lanka war crimes

Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 5:13 pm | TamilNet

The Commonwealth has called on Sri Lanka to conduct “a full, credible, and thorough investigation" of the atrocities detailed in Channel 4s documentary, Sri Lanka's Killing Fields. More >>

LTTE: "We have decided to silence our guns"

Monday, 18 May 2009, 9:37 am | TamilNet

“Despite our plea to the world to save the thousands of people in Vanni from the clutches of death, the silence of the international community has only encouraged the Sri Lankan military to execute the war to its bitter end. In the past 24 hours, ... More >>

The situation Monitoring Reports

Thursday, 3 May 2007, 4:58 pm | TamilNet

The situation in Sri Lanka worsening day by day. It is the innocent civilians; mostly the Tamils living in the North & East, who are severely affected. the statistics paint a totally different picture of the reality. over 65,000 civilians, mostly Tamils, ... More >>

Jaffna: 67 shot , 29 abducted, 68 missing

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 10:23 am | TamilNet

Sixty-seven persons were killed and twenty-nine abducted by unidentified armed men while sixty-eight had been reported missing in Jaffna peninsula during the period from January to March 2007, according to a report by Human Rights Organisations in ... More >>

UN fact-finding team in Jaffna

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 10:21 am | TamilNet

A team of four persons representing UNHCR, UNICEF, Sarvothaya, Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Sri Lanka and Child Protection Authority of Sri Lanka arrived in Jaffna Monday on a fact-finding mission with the aim of submitting a special report to the ... More >>

GoSL paying scant regard to peace efforts

Wednesday, 9 August 2006, 10:14 am | TamilNet

"It is the plea of the Tamil people to the international community that it understands the stark truth behind these actions of the GoSL," the Peace Secretariat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said Monday as Norwegian Special Envoy Jon-Hanssen Bauer ... More >>

SLA shelling kills 15 civilians, injures 20

Tuesday, 8 August 2006, 2:21 pm | TamilNet

At least 15 Tamil civilians were killed and 20 others were seriously injured when artillery shells fired by the Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Navy Sunday hit Nallur and Upooral villages in the Muttur east and Eachchilampathu division in the south ... More >>

Tamil Tigers leader appeals to new Sri Lanka Govt

Thursday, 2 March 2006, 10:36 am | TamilNet

The leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in his annual Heroes’ Day statement made an urgent appeal to the new Sri Lanka Government of Mr Mahinda Rajapakse to offer a reasonable political solution to the ethnic conflict without ... More >>

Death anniversary of twenty four Tamil civilians

Tuesday, 14 February 2006, 5:56 pm | TamilNet

People of Kumarapuram, a village in Killiveddy area, Saturday observed the 10th death anniversary of twenty four Tamil civilians, including children massacred by a group of soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army ( SLA ) on 11th February 1996. Thirty Tamil villagers ... More >>

Sri Lanka hard-line sinhala military brutal terror

Thursday, 9 February 2006, 2:35 pm | TamilNet

“Sri Lanka hard-line sinhala military has from time to time unleashed brutal terror, The recent violence in the name of ‘Karuna group’ is a continuation of this terror by the SLA,” said Mr. E. Kausalyan, the political wing leader of the Liberation Tigers ... More >>

The Urgency to Resolve this Burning Problem

Wednesday, 8 February 2006, 1:44 pm | TamilNet

many years now passed since the ceasefire agreement, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), struck between the Sri Lanka and Liberation Tigers of the Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in order to discuss a political settlement to end nearly 20 years of civil war.the ... More >>

Sri Lanka: Violations of the Cease Fire Agreement

Friday, 3 February 2006, 1:50 pm | TamilNet

"The [Sri Lanka] government claimed that it had nothing to do with this [Karuna] group and was not aware of their existence. But when we visited the spot in the east and asked the Sri Lankan army where we could find Karuna, they told us where to go. ... More >>

TamilNet News Brief

Friday, 3 February 2006, 1:47 pm | TamilNet

NGO Consortium urges immediate action to release kidnapped TRO staff The Consortium of Non Governmental Organisation in Vavuniya, representing 43 NGOs in Vavuniya District, on Tuesday, appealed to the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, the representative ... More >>

Another five TRO staff reported missing

Wednesday, 1 February 2006, 3:03 pm | TamilNet

[TamilNet, January 31, 2006 17:17 GMT] Five persons, four Tamils Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) Pre School Education Development Center (PSEDC) personnel, and their driver, have been reported missing in the East, the TRO said in a press release issued Tuesday ... More >>

Tamil Civilians Deliberately Killed, Brutal Forces

Wednesday, 18 January 2006, 3:09 pm | TamilNet

The Nilaveli-Trincomalee road near a bus depot towards east port town at the third mile post junction Tuesday around 10:05 a.m. Sri Lanka troops fired in retaliation killing two Tamil civilians and injuring several Tamil civilians, four of them have ... More >>

Tamil Women Appeal to Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, 11 January 2006, 1:58 pm | TamilNet

Two young women from Malusandi in Vadamaradchi have lodged complaints with the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission on 02.01.2006 about attempted rapes by the Sri Lankan armed forces. More >>

Investigating massacre of 100s of Tamil citizens

Wednesday, 11 January 2006, 1:55 pm | TamilNet

The ex-soldier told a court that hundreds of Tamil civilians were buried in Chemmani by the Sri Lankan army after the takeover of Jaffna. More >>

TamilNet: Civilians burnt to death in Pesalai

Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 3:13 pm | TamilNet

[TamilNet, December 25, 2005 10:25 GMT] Remains of burnt bodies including a four-year-old boy were discovered inside a house of the Victoria Hundred Houses resettlement in Pesalai Sunday at 10:30 a.m. by residents who reached the site for the first time ... More >>

TamilNet: Atrocities on Innocent Civilians

Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 3:10 pm | TamilNet

Five innocent Tamil youth have been deliberately shot and killed in cold blood by security forces around 7.45 p.m. on 2nd January 2006 on the road close to the beach abutting Dockyard Road and the road leading to Fort Frederick at Trincomalee. Two ... More >>

Sri Lankan Army working to derail peace process

Thursday, 14 July 2005, 12:22 am | TamilNet

"The ceasefire now in operation has become a question mark because of the complicity and collusion of a section of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with paramilitaries in attacking unarmed LTTE cadres doing political work in army controlled areas," said Mr.S.Elilan, ... More >>