Sri Lankas government has ordered aid groups operating in the Wanni to move out saying their security cannot be guaranteed in the future, the Associated Press reported quoting Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka’s military is now two months into a full-on offensive against the Tamil Tiger rebels in their northern base. An end finally may be in sight to the war that has roiled the country for a quarter century. The government claims control of large areas in the region and could soon take the Tiger […]
Around 12.00 midnight on 3 September, Sri Lanka military fired artillery shells that hit a Co-operative store behind the FORUT building on A9 road in the heart of Kilinochchi. Just 200 meters from this Co-operative building is the WFP compound where UN trucks that carry humanitarian aid from the south are parked and the UN […]
At least 45 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed and more than 51 wounded in Naachchikkudaa when Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) confronted the SLA in a stiff fighting throughout Monday night, and on Tuesday, 30 more SLA soldiers were killed in another front, along 8th, 9th and 10th Mile Posts, located between Akkaraayan […]
Five civilians, including two children, displaced recently from Mannaar district were killed Saturday evening when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched artillery attack on Puthumu’rippu village, situated 7 km southwest of Ki’inochchi town. Three civilians were rushed to Ki’inochchi hospital in critical condition, according to medical sources. The SLA attack, targeting the village, densely populated by […]
Heavy explosions rocked the Trincomalee Harbour around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and the Sri Lanka Navy sources confirmed that at least one LTTE aircraft had dropped bombs, but refused to comment on the casualty details. However, latest reports before the communication was cut off with the East port city indicated heavy explosions inside the harbour and […]