Topic: Jehan Perera
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has undertaken few reconciliation measures since defeating Tamil separatists. Current Sri Lanka floods provide a chance for him improve relations.
01/14/2011 01:11 pm
Voters in Thursday's Sri Lanka elections favored President Mahinda Rajapakse's ruling party, which prioritizes economic growth over reconciliation with the rebel Tamils after decades of civil war.
04/09/2010 10:32 am
Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka's former military commander turned political challenger turned prisoner, appeared at a closed-door court martial on Tuesday. Protesters calling for his release were dispersed with tear gas.
03/16/2010 10:42 am
Sri Lanka Tamils may have been freed from camps because of the politics surrounding upcoming elections as much as international pressure.
12/01/2009 12:00 am
In the first election in 11 years Saturday, a pro-rebel party won the most local-council seats in Vavuniya and came in second in Jaffna.
08/09/2009 01:00 am
Speaking at a defense ministry facility, they said they were coerced by the rebel Tamil Tigers to exaggerate the impact of Sri Lanka’s final offensive. Are they telling the truth now?
07/10/2009 01:00 am
The campaign against the Tamil Tigers appears to be ending. But deep ethnic divides behind the conflict remain.
04/24/2009 01:00 am
While the military is making gains on the Tamil Tigers, it could become mired in guerrilla attacks.
08/28/2008 01:00 am
The Army has blamed Tamil Tiger separatist rebels for recent attacks, which have targeted civilians near Colombo.
06/06/2008 01:00 am
Saturday's elections in an old Tamil Tiger stronghold offer the prospect of more autonomy and an end to civil war.
05/09/2008 01:00 am
A rush-hour bomb blast killed dozens near Colombo, Friday. Earlier, the Army announced it had recaptured a key church.
04/25/2008 01:00 am