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

Tamils bring their fight to Westminster

Demonstrators take over Parliament Square to highlight war in Sri Lanka

More flee as Sri Lanka rebels mount suicide attack

Tamil Tiger separatists counter-attacked with a failed suicide bombing in heavy clashes that killed at least 14 rebels, as hundreds more refugees fled Sri Lanka's war zone, the military said today.

Sri Lanka fighting surges

Sri Lankan soldiers killed at least 180 elite Tamil Tiger fighters carrying out waves of counterattacks, and the pace of refugees fleeing the tiny war zone picked up speed, the military said today.

Escape routes planned amid Sri Lanka fighting

Sri Lanka's military today said it killed dozens of Tamil Tiger separatists mounting a heavy counterattack and was moving ahead with plans to create safe routes for civilians to flee the war zone.

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

Wounded trapped in Sri Lankan war zone

The Tamil Tigers blocked a convoy carrying hundreds of wounded people from leaving the site of heavy fighting in Sri Lanka's north, the United Nations said yesterday.

Natalie Samarasinghe: Rulers in Colombo must reach out to the whole island

"People throughout the country are brimming with patriotic fervour," read the front page of yesterday's Sri Lanka Daily News. It is unlikely that any of them are located in the Wanni region, where an estimated 250,000 civilians are trapped as the government advances on the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE), otherwise known as the Tamil Tigers.

Leading article: Offer the hand of reconciliation

Last year Sri Lanka's hardline President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, shook the international community by abandoning the Norwegian-brokered ceasefire with the rebel Tamil Tigers and declaring that only outright military victory could ensure peace for the island. A year later, he seems to be close to his ambition.

Army takes final Tamil city

Sri Lankan soldiers captured the last major town held by Tamil Tiger separatists yesterday, moving a step closer to finishing off one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies, the army commander said.

Sri Lanka says troops enter final rebel stronghold

Sri Lankan forces fought their way into the Tamil Tiger rebels' final stronghold of Mullaittivu on Sunday and were battling to take control of the town, the military said.

England fined for slow-going in Chennai

England have been fined by the ICC for a slow over-rate during the six-wicket defeat to India in the first Test.

England will learn lessons says Pietersen

England captain Kevin Pietersen admitted his side had "a lot to learn" from the tour of India after salvaging a draw in today's final Test.

Stephen Brenkley: India's Sixties revival a complete turn-off

What should India have done? Backed themselves as they had in Chennai

Stephen Brenkley: England return driven by need to protect IPL cash cow

The reaction at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai a week today will be as deafening as it is moving. India and England will step out to play a Test match that might never have taken place.

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