The Sri Lankan government declares victory in its decades-long fight against the Tamil Tigers, saying the army has killed rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and three other rebel leaders. The International Committee of the Red Cross remains blocked from entry to assess civilian casualties.
The trial of democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi begins in Burma. She is charged with breaching the terms of her house arrest after an American man swam to her compound and stayed for two days. Suu Kyi faces up to five years at Insein prison in Rangoon if convicted. The EU discusses sanctions.
Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Guatemala protesting the death of Rodrigo Rosenberg, a lawyer investigating corruption in the government. Before he and his daughter were shot to death last week, Rosenberg created a video accusing President Alvaro Colom of complicity in his assassination.
Insurgents in Somalia take another town north of the capital Mogadishu.
Madhav Kumar Nepal, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal, is expected to become Prime Minister after twenty-two parties agreed to form a coalition government. Former rebel Maoists previously in power are obstructing formation of a new government.