Topic: Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
The war in Sri Lanka is over, but the military still occupies Tamil areas with a heavy hand. Residents say they still live in fear of security forces, and in fear of speaking out.
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
Sri Lanka police fired tear gas Wednesday at protesters demanding the release of defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka. The factionalized opposition faces dim prospects in just-announced April elections.
02/10/2010 09:17 am
Terrorism & Security UN rights council to take up competing resolutions on Sri Lanka war crimes, aid
Sri Lanka will fight a resolution backed by Western nations calling for an inquiry into possible war crimes during the conflict against the Tamil Tigers.
05/26/2009 01:00 am
Despite the government's declaration of victory, the area remains off limits, raising concerns about human rights violations and getting aid to civilians.
05/20/2009 01:00 am
The military said it shot dead Vellipulai Prabhakaran Monday, a day after the rebels admitted defeat in their 26-year war.
05/18/2009 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
A two-day cease-fire aimed at letting civilians flee ended with little success
04/16/2009 01:00 am
The Army appears on verge of crushing Tiger rebels.
03/06/2009 12:00 am
Just days after a defiant air attack, the LTTE has proposed a cease-fire in the where its fighters are boxed in by a military advance.
02/23/2009 12:00 am
Humanitarian concerns are mounting as government forces bear down on rebel areas.
01/22/2009 12:00 am
The Army seized another key town, Pallai, Thursday, and has squeezed the rebels from north and south.
01/09/2009 12:00 am
While the military is making gains on the Tamil Tigers, it could become mired in guerrilla attacks.
08/28/2008 01:00 am
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