Regions / Sri Lanka

The S Word

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in India earlier this month making promises to resettle the war-displaced Sri Lankan Tamil minority one year after his government's forces won a crippling victory over the Tamil Tiger insurgency.

When Ceasefires Fail

Violent clashes have destroyed a four-year ceasefire in Sri Lanka. Here’s one place where the United States (and the UN) could make a difference before it’s too late.

Sri Lanka’s Long War

Termed the “No Mercy War” by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), it has caused at least 65,000 deaths, displaced up to one million people, resulted in severe human rights abuses, and slowed Sri Lanka’s once-promising development.