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dna
Book Review: A Long Watch – War, Captivity and Return in Sri LankaA Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka is the story of a soldier,
Book Review: A Long Watch – War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka
dna / Posted 16 hours ago
A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka is the story of a soldier, held prisoner of war for eight years by the Tamil Tigers, first as a trophy catch to parade before their compatriots and international media, and later as a bargaining... Read more
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asianage
EU court moves to keep Tamil Tigers, Hamas off terrorism listof Hamas and the LTTE. The European Union's top court took a step toward confi
EU court moves to keep Tamil Tigers, Hamas off terrorism list
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
of Hamas and the LTTE. The European Union's top court took a step toward confirming the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government. An advocate... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism listLUXEMBOURG: The European Union's top court took a step toward confirming the re
EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism list
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
LUXEMBOURG: The European Union's top court took a step toward confirming the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government. An advocate general at the... Read more
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Reuters
EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism listLUXEMBOURG The European Union's top court took a step toward confirming the rem
EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism list
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
LUXEMBOURG The European Union's top court took a step toward confirming the removal of Hamas, as well as the Tamil Tigers, from an EU terrorism blacklist despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government. An advocate general at the... Read more
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asianage
Prachanda, Prabhakaran hold lessonsearlier and save thousands of innocent lives. Unlike the Maoists whose attacks
Prachanda, Prabhakaran hold lessons
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
earlier and save thousands of innocent lives. Unlike the Maoists whose attacks were mostly restricted to Nepal, the Tamil Tigers wrought terror across the subcontinent through suicide bombings and the assassinations of various political... Read more
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Billboard
M.I.A. on Standing Up for Refugees, Working With Zayn & Making Her 'Breakup Album'with everyone from Justin Bieber to Lady Gaga, and she can’t seem to get a U.S.
M.I.A. on Standing Up for Refugees, Working With Zayn & Making Her 'Breakup Album'
Billboard / Posted 10 days ago
with everyone from Justin Bieber to Lady Gaga, and she can’t seem to get a U.S. visa (perhaps due to past support of the Tamil Tigers separatist group), which makes touring stateside difficult. The previous evening, M.I.A. had flown back to... Read more
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DW
France arrests show terror isn't just a male pursuit |the past decade. Women have staged attacks in South Asia, Africa and elsewhere,
France arrests show terror isn't just a male pursuit |
DW / Posted 15 days ago
the past decade. Women have staged attacks in South Asia, Africa and elsewhere, as well. "It's extremely frequent with the Tamil Tigers, and Boko Haram is doing this almost every day," the French criminologist Alain Bauer said, referring to the use... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Pakistan�s Security and Political Situationcalamitous for Indian military, as had happened in Sri Lanka in 1987, where it
Pakistan�s Security and Political Situation
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
calamitous for Indian military, as had happened in Sri Lanka in 1987, where it had to beat a hasty retreat in the face of Tamil Tigers onslaught. Criticality of security situation in Afghanistan has impelled USA to maximize pressure on Pakistan to... Read more
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Daily News
Moved by captivityfrom a dark ocean after a battle at sea, Commodore Boyagoda became the highest-
Moved by captivity
Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
from a dark ocean after a battle at sea, Commodore Boyagoda became the highest-ranking prisoner detained by the Tamil Tigers. For eight years, he lived at close quarters with his declared enemy, his imprisonment punctuated by high-level... Read more
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The Columbian
U.N. chief says Sri Lanka killings led to self-scrutinyto shelling by government troops in the final months of the fighting, which end
U.N. chief says Sri Lanka killings led to self-scrutiny
The Columbian / Posted 22 days ago
to shelling by government troops in the final months of the fighting, which ended in May 2009 with the defeat of the rebel Tamil Tigers. The rebels had been fighting for an independent state for the ethnic Tamil minority complaining of systematic... Read more
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Daily News
What’s amiss with OMPto go before it and cry all over again?’ she persisted. But the truth is, thous
What’s amiss with OMP
Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
to go before it and cry all over again?’ she persisted. But the truth is, thousands died in this hideous war against the Tamil Tigers. And those who advocated and assisted this war are also responsible for these disappearances. That means the US,... Read more
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Boston Herald
UN chief says Sri Lanka killings prompted self-scrutinyto shelling by government troops in the final months of the fighting, which end
UN chief says Sri Lanka killings prompted self-scrutiny
Boston Herald / Posted 22 days ago
to shelling by government troops in the final months of the fighting, which ended in May 2009 with the defeat of the rebel Tamil Tigers. The rebels had been fighting for an independent state for the ethnic Tamil minority complaining of systematic... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
UN chief says Sri Lanka killings prompted self-scrutinyto shelling by government troops in the final months of the fighting, which end
UN chief says Sri Lanka killings prompted self-scrutiny
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 23 days ago
to shelling by government troops in the final months of the fighting, which ended in May 2009 with the defeat of the rebel Tamil Tigers. [Article continues below] The rebels had been fighting for an independent state for ethnic Tamil minority... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN chief urges Sri Lanka to redress wrongs of warhave accused the military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, dur
UN chief urges Sri Lanka to redress wrongs of war
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 days ago
have accused the military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, during the final weeks of the conflict. The Tamil Tigers were also accused of widespread abuses during the conflict, such as using child soldiers and targeting civilians... Read more
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Reuters
U.N. chief urges Sri Lanka to redress wrongs of warhave accused the military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, dur
U.N. chief urges Sri Lanka to redress wrongs of war
Reuters / Posted 23 days ago
have accused the military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, during the final weeks of the conflict. The Tamil Tigers were also accused of widespread abuses during the conflict, such as using child soldiers and targeting civilians... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Sri Lanka nationalists protest against UN chief visitagreed last year, through a U.N. resolution, to address the alleged war crimes
Sri Lanka nationalists protest against UN chief visit
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 24 days ago
agreed last year, through a U.N. resolution, to address the alleged war crimes and make efforts towards reconciliation. The Tamil Tigers were also accused of violating human rights during the conflict. Ban met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on... Read more
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Reuters
Sri Lanka nationalists protest against U.N. chief visitagreed last year, through a U.N. resolution, to address the alleged war crimes
Sri Lanka nationalists protest against U.N. chief visit
Reuters / Posted 24 days ago
agreed last year, through a U.N. resolution, to address the alleged war crimes and make efforts toward reconciliation. The Tamil Tigers were also accused of violating human rights during the conflict. Ban met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on... Read more
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dna
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon faces protests in Sri Lankafocussed on reconciliation efforts. This is Ban's second visit to the country s
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon faces protests in Sri Lanka
dna / Posted 24 days ago
focussed on reconciliation efforts. This is Ban's second visit to the country since 2009, when the Lankan troops defeated Tamil Tigers, following which the country has come under close UN scrutiny for its warcrimes accountability. Protesters held... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Day of the Disappeared: South Asia's torturous wait for the missingcan be biased, flawed and lengthy. In Sri Lanka, some 65,000 people are missin
Day of the Disappeared: South Asia's torturous wait for the missing
Bdnews24.com / Posted 25 days ago
can be biased, flawed and lengthy. In Sri Lanka, some 65,000 people are missing from its civil conflict with separatist Tamil Tigers which ended in 2009 as well as a Marxist insurrection between 1987 and 1989, according to government... Read more
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Reuters
Day of the Disappeared: South Asia's torturous wait for the missingcan be biased, flawed and lengthy. In Sri Lanka, some 65,000 people are missin
Day of the Disappeared: South Asia's torturous wait for the missing
Reuters / Posted 25 days ago
can be biased, flawed and lengthy. In Sri Lanka, some 65,000 people are missing from its civil conflict with separatist Tamil Tigers which ended in 2009 as well as a Marxist insurrection between 1987 and 1989, according to government... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Day of the Disappeared - South Asia's torturous wait for the missingcan be biased, flawed and lengthy. In Sri Lanka, some 65,000 people are missin
Day of the Disappeared - South Asia's torturous wait for the missing
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 25 days ago
can be biased, flawed and lengthy. In Sri Lanka, some 65,000 people are missing from its civil conflict with separatist Tamil Tigers which ended in 2009 as well as a Marxist insurrection between 1987 and 1989, according to government... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lanka: A beautiful but blood-soaked country ( - newkerala.com #110474John made his way, he could feel a lingering tension beneath the city's jollity
Sri Lanka: A beautiful but blood-soaked country ( - newkerala.com #110474
New Kerala / Posted 29 days ago
John made his way, he could feel a lingering tension beneath the city's jollity. Why not? Between 1983 and 2009, when the Tamil Tigers fought and lost their war, explosions became part of Colombo's routine, a sort of anti-landscape in which... Read more

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