Nirmala Rajasingam: Sri Lanka's silenced dissenters still speak volumes

"What has happened to this country? Will the rivers of blood stop? Will not the long shadow of the guns leave us? Life is much more worth than to be snuffed out like a candle."

The bitter end: Tamils lay down arms

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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'

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'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

Tamils fear retribution as war reaches its climax

LTTE 'will still operate' despite military defeat

Miliband meeting ends in sharp exchange

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Leading article: The Sri Lankan government should show restraint

The war is won, but the peace with the Tamils is anything but secure

Sri Lanka rebels declare cease-fire

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’

Leading article: A military victory that will sow the seeds of hatred

The Tamil Tigers might be crushed, but this will not heal a divided island

Pictures show human toll of Sri Lankan offensive

First views from inside war zone reveal large number of civilians killed and wounded
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