Amid reports of a mounting civilian tragedy on the tropical island, Canada's massive Tamil diaspora takes to the streets.
In the fourth fire here in two years, evacuation has become a well-honed ritual for some.
Aid workers struggle to help war-weary refugees as concerns grow about conditions in the shelters as well as timetables for resettlement.
As the fighting has shrunk to a three-square mile strip of rebel-held land, Sri Lanka's military has framed its offensive as the world's 'largest hostage rescue mission.'
Afghan immigrants often make their way to Patras, where they become entangled in EU asylum laws.
The campaign against the Tamil Tigers appears to be ending. But deep ethnic divides behind the conflict remain.
The government says the war is in its last stages, as thousands of civilians remain trapped in the conflict zone.
A two-day cease-fire aimed at letting civilians flee ended with little success