"Kilinochchi within kissing distance". So said the disinformation warriors of Lt.Gen.Sarath Fonseka, the Sri Lankan Army Commander, more than a week ago.
The government says that the 'liberated' east is an example of democracy in action and a model for areas recaptured from the LTTE. The reality is anything but. Killings and abductions are rife, and there is total impunity for horrific abuses.
WHILE the world focuses on the fallout from Mumbai, Sri Lankan government forces are reportedly closing in on the key rebel strongholds of Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu.
The results of the U.S. presidential election this week are more an overwhelming rejection of the way the United States has been run in the recent past, particularly during the Bush administration, than merely a victory for Barack Obama.
Heavy fighting is continuing around the key LTTE-held town of Kilinochchi in northern Sri Lanka, according to the army. Last month, the government told foreign aid agencies to leave areas held by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) because it could not guarantee the security of aid workers. The BBC News website spoke to a doctor in the town who describes the fear as people wait for the war to arrive.
The Tamil Youth Organization (TYO) of Bergen, Norway, launched an exhibition titled "No Home – Just Hope" displaying photos depicting the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Vanni, Sri Lanka
Two thousand plus Eelam Tamils marched in Southern Italy urging awarness of the plight of Eelam Tamils in Vanni and wider Sri Lanka