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Carry on in Colombo: Tamils have high expectations from the Prime Minister

Tamils fear retribution as war reaches its climax

LTTE 'will still operate' despite military defeat

Hunger striker 'critical' as Tamil crisis grows

Sri Lanka pressed ahead with its military onslaught against the Tamil Tigers last night despite calls from Britain and France for an immediate ceasefire to allow thousands of civilians to escape the conflict zone.

Sri Lanka ends 'combat operations' on Tamil rebels

President claims victory and calls off air strikes to focus on 'rescuing' civilians

Leading article: The Sri Lankan government should show restraint

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

Surrender or you die, Tamil Tigers warned

The Tamil Tigers declared a unilateral ceasefire yesterday, but Sri Lanka dismissed it as a "joke" and said only a surrender would stop troops from finishing the last battle in Asia's longest modern war.

Nirmala Rajasingam: The Sri Lankan government has won – let it stop fighting

To legitimise the LTTE's conduct now will be inimical to the Tamil interests

Tamil rebels surrender – but hunt for their leader goes on

Prabhakaran warned that he 'must now face the consequences of his actions'

Charu Lata Hogg: Victory will be hollow without constitutional reforms

Along with many other Sri Lankan observers, I have watched recent events unfold in the country in disbelief, horror and despair.

Last push to drive out Tamil rebels

Fears of a 'bloodbath on the beach' as Sri Lankan troops advance further into Tiger territory

Rebels using villagers as human shields, says defence chief

Just before yesterday's offensive, Sri Lanka's Defence Minister said he had approved a mission to save civilians trapped inside the war zone.

Tamil protest continues in central London

Thousands of Tamils blocked streets outside the Houses of Parliament today, accusing the Sri Lankan government of disregarding civilians caught up in its war against Tamil Tiger rebels and demanding a ceasefire.

Deal may allow Tiger leader exile escape

The Sri Lankan government is attempting to broker a deal with the Tamil Tiger rebels that could see their veteran leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran, allowed to lay down his arms and escape into exile in the hope of ending the island’s bitter conflict.

Tamil protester suspends hunger strike

One of two protesters staging a hunger strike will suspend his fast today as thousands of people take to the streets to march in protest against the Sri Lankan government's offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels and alleged human rights abuses.

A fight to the death in Westminster

London student says he is starving himself to death outside the Houses of Parliament in protest at Sri Lankan attacks on Tamils
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