Clashes between Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger separatist fighters and the Sri Lankan military have intensified in recent days, with new accusations of hundreds of civilian deaths surfacing in the long-running dispute.
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
In a blow to the goals of the separatist Tamil Tigers, Sri Lankan government troops captured the northern town of Kilinochchi Friday, which has served as a de facto headquarters for the rebels in their fight for an independent homeland.
Landmines in northern Sri Lanka ripped through a crowded bus Thursday morning, killing 64 people, including 15 school children, and wounding 78.
By PBS NewsHour
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar was shot and killed early Saturday morning in the capital of Colombo, a murder that could strain already tense relations between the government and separatist rebels in the north.
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga declared a state of emergency Wednesday, a day after firing three top ministers, suspending Parliament for two weeks and deploying troops in the capital to prevent separatist attacks.
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