Hawks calling the shots in Sri Lanka: analysts

Analysts say the real reasons for the fierce fighting could run deeper than the government’s explanation that it has launched a “humanitarian gesture” aimed at ending the Tamil Tiger blockade of the Maavilaru waterway.

Fighting shatters strained ethnic relations

‘Now we cannot trust them’

Refugee flow into Tamil Nadu unrelenting

“The number reaching Tamil Nadu each day is less than a hundred but they continue to come non-stop.”

Eyes ‘gouged out’ in mockery

Over fifty Tamil detainees were massacred by Sinhala inmates and jailors in Welikade prison.

Anatomy of a pogrom

The International Commission of Jurists observed: “the evidence points clearly to the conclusion that the violence of the Sinhala rioters on the Tamils amounted to acts of genocide.”

Icon of 1983

The image of the lone Tamil boy cornered by a group of Sinhala youth touched a nerve in a beleaguered minority.

Where are the ‘missing’ Tamils?

Western officials, rights watchdogs sound alarm

‘They took me to Colombo and tortured me’

Tamils who fled Sri Lankan military harassment are in limbo amid rising violence

‘Undeclared’ war takes toll in Jaffna

“Anything can happen at any time,” M. V. Kanamylnathan, chief editor of the Tamil-language newspaper Uthayan said from his offices.

Balasingham: Sri Lanka can still avert new war

In a wide ranging interview, the Liberation Tigers’ theoretician and chief negotiator, Mr. Anton Balasingham elucidated the LTTE’s view on the recent controversy stirred by the international ceasefire monitors comments on the Sea Tigers, on the performance of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) and on the escalating cycle of violence.