Dead or alive? Fate of feared Tamil leader remains a mystery

He had become emblematic in the bitter Tamil separatist struggle and yesterday, as the Sri Lankan government claimed final victory in the civil war, there were reports that Vellupillai Prabhakaran has been killed in the last few days of the fighting.

The bitter end: Tamils lay down arms

After 26 years, Sri Lanka claims it has defeated the feared Tamil Tigers, but the tide of refugees driven into internment leaves legacy of hate

Sri Lanka rebels offer to lay down arms

The Tamil Tiger rebels admitted defeat in their 25-year-old war with the Sri Lankan government today, offering to lay down their guns as government forces swept across their last strongholds in the northeast.

UN calls Sri Lanka attack a 'bloodbath'

The United Nations said a weekend attack in Sri Lanka that killed hundreds was the bloodbath it had feared, while the Tamil Tigers and government traded blame ahead of UN Security Council talks over the war.

'75 die' as Sri Lanka forces are accused of shelling hospital

Government noose tightens around rebel Tamil Tiger enclave amid growing fears for trapped civilians

Miliband meeting ends in sharp exchange

By all accounts, Foreign Secretary David Miliband's meeting with Sri Lanka's powerful Defence Minister was not the smoothest encounter.

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Sri Lanka's rebels declared a unilateral cease-fire today, but the government refused to halt its offensive into the last strip of land the insurgents hold despite concerns for tens of thousands of civilians trapped there.

Minister wounded as suicide bomber kills 14

A suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber killed 14 people and wounded 35, including Sri Lanka's telecommunications minister, during a Muslim festival in the island's south yesterday.

Sri Lanka assistant thankful to be alive



Sri Lanka's British assistant coach Paul Farbrace said he was thankful to be alive after five policemen and a driver were killed in an attack on his team's bus today.

Upset as Sri Lanka editor seized

The Sri Lankan government was condemned by media campaigners today after police seized a Tamil newspaper editor at a family funeral and accused him of supporting a kamikaze attack by rebel forces.

One dead as Sri Lankan rebels stage daring air raid on capital

Group calls for an end to the ‘slaughter of civilians’

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