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Sri Lanka clash over Tamil rebel remembrance

Students in Sri Lanka’s former war zone clashed with troops and police on Wednesday over celebrations to commemorate defeated Tamil Tiger guerrillas, residents said.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 9:35pm 2 comments

Sri Lanka must face up to war crimes

One of the worst atrocity crime stories of recent decades has barely registered in the world's collective conscience. We remember and acknowledge the shame of Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. We agonise about the failure to halt the atrocities in Syria.

31 Oct 2012 - 2:43am

Briefs, October 18, 2012

Aquino hoping for improved Beijing ties

18 Oct 2012 - 2:51am

Sri Lanka frees Tamil Tiger leader: official

The last leader of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers, who is wanted by India over the assassination of former premier Rajiv Gandhi, has been freed from military custody, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.

17 Oct 2012 - 6:34pm

Civilians the victims in Sri Lankan conflict

The Sri Lankan government's 25-year fight against separatist Tamil rebels has had a tragic toll: at least 70,000 people have been killed and many more injured, the majority of them civilians. This is despite humanitarian law dictating that the combatants in war have to take every feasible precaution to protect innocent lives.

30 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Blurry line between crime and terrorism

The law finally caught up with Viktor Bout in Thailand this month. The former Soviet air force officer and alleged head of an organisation that US and UN officials say has trafficked arms to rebel and terrorist groups in South America, Asia, Africa and Europe since the 1990s is now in police custody in Bangkok, awaiting formal charges.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Televised trials the answer to an outdated system

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

UN must intervene in Sri Lanka's bloodshed

No matter how justified the sides involved in a conflict may believe their cause to be, civilians must never be the target of their aggression. The international laws of war are clear on the matter.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Why pressure has to be placed on Colombo

The unrelenting conflict in Sri Lanka has been described as an undeclared civil war. By formally ending a five-year-old ceasefire, the government has put an end to the charade that it was interested in a diplomatic solution with the Tamil Tiger rebels.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

5 Tamil Tigers killed, say military

COLOMBO - Five ethnic Tamil separatist rebels, including a regional leader, were killed in clashes with government troops in Sri Lanka, the military said. The violence occurred across the de facto border that separates government-controlled areas and the Tamil Tigers' northern mini-state, the Defence Ministry said. AP

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am