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Rights group says many Sri Lankan civilians killed

Article Date: 
20 Feb 2009

Civilian casualties in Sri Lanka's civil war have skyrocketed in the past two months, Human Rights Watch said Friday, calling on the government to stop firing artillery indiscriminately into the northern war zone...

Health officials and witnesses have accused the government of launching artillery barrages into areas crowded with civilians, while also accusing the rebels of shooting civilians who tried to flee to safety. Confirmation of the allegations is not possible because independent journalists are barred from the area.

Article Source: 
Associated Press

Sri Lanka says 27 hurt by rebel bombing of Colombo

Article Date: 
20 Feb 2009

Sri Lanka's military said on Friday at least 27 people had been wounded when two Tamil Tiger rebel planes raided the capital Colombo and bombed the country's tax headquarters.

Article Source: 
Reuters

Respond to Rajapaksa’s offer, State government tells Tigers

Article Date: 
31 Jan 2009

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government on Friday urged the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to respond to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s announcement of a 48-hour “ceasefire” to release civilians in the war zone.

Article Source: 
The Hindu

Onus now on LTTE: India

Article Date: 
31 Jan 2009

With Sri Lanka announcing a 48-hour pause in hostilities, India on Friday said the onus was now on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to allow the trapped civilians to move to the designated safe zones.

Article Source: 
The Hindu

War in Northern Sri Lanka: A brief respite, but not quite?

By: on 30 Jan 2009

Here at Pass The Roti, we had a self-imposed moratorium on posting while our brilliant webmaster readied the blog for some major changes. But as I readied myself for bed last night, I found I could not sleep. After some pacing, I become suddently aware that my brow is furrowed, much as it has been over the past two years, since the (most recent) war between the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) began in 2006. So I write in an attempt to unfurl some of that worry.

67 or more Sri Lankan civilians killed in GoSL battle with LTTE

Article Date: 
23 Jan 2009

At least 67 civilians have been killed as Sri Lankan government troops push further into rebel Tamil Tiger territory, according to local health workers.

Article Source: 
Al Jazeera
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