Tamils flee war for Indian shore

'The army told us, if there was any incident, any violence by the militants, they would come and kill my wife, kill my child'

War to deepen before any new peace talks

“I can’t see anyone getting back to peace talks until a clear change in the balance of power on the ground has been accepted, and likewise with the ceasefire.”

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