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Summary.     Click for More > Deadly strike on hospital S Lanka tells civilians to leave President predicts rapid win Tamil Tiger planes raid Colombo Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team   At least 7 security people were killed and at least 8 members of the cricket team were wounded in a well-coordinated attack Fears grow for trapped Sri Lanka rejects Tamil Tigers cease-fire Shelling kills 378 civilians in 'no-fire' zone UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath' War zone hospital 'hit'  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people President says civil war in 'final phase' Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels 70 Tamil Tigers 'killed' by army Rebels 'call ceasefire' Sri Lanka battles Tiger remnants Four senior Tamil Tigers 'dead' Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory' Sri L-ka: We provide enough for refugees Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war U.N. secretary-general in Sri Lanka visit
Sri Lanka troops enter rebel HQ Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Map of Mullaittivu Sri Lanka
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B. 01-01 Sri Lanka troops enter rebel HQ Sri Lanka
C. 01-03 2nd bomb blast in 24 hours hits Colombo Colombo, Sri Lanka
D. 01-08 Troops continue advance on rebels Jaffna, Sri Lanka
01-25 Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka
5. 01-27 Red Cross: Crisis unfolding in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
6. 01-28 UN evacuates Sri Lanka civilians Sri Lanka
7. 01-30 Fears over war children Sri Lanka
8. 02-01 Deadly strike on hospital Sri Lanka
9. 02-02 S Lanka tells civilians to leave Sri Lanka





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  Sri Lanka troops enter rebel HQ  Soldiers have entered the Tamil Tiger rebels' de facto capital Kilinochchi in the north for the first time in a decade Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Map of Mullaittivu Sri Lanka


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  
Jan.3  2nd bomb blast in 24 hours hits Colombo
Jan.8  Troops continue advance on rebels
Jan.25  
  The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack
 Lt Gen Sarath Fonsek said troops had 'completely captured' the last Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Mullaitivu after a month of fighting
Jan.27  Red Cross: Crisis unfolding in Sri Lanka Jan.28  UN evacuates Sri Lanka civilians Jan.30 Fears over war children

February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Deadly strike on hospital  The UN says many people, including children, have been killed by shells landing on a hospital in rebel-held territory in the north-east Feb.2     S Lanka tells civilians to leave  International humanitarian aid agencies called for increased access to northern Sri Lanka, where government and Tamil rebels are locked in b...  Hospital 'attacked again' Feb.3 Sri Lanka Tigers urged to end war
  President predicts rapid win  Mahinda Rajapaksa has said the Tamil Tiger rebels will be 'completely defeated in a few days' and asked people who fled the country to return Feb.5  Sri Lanka rejects dialogue appeal  Rebel naval base captured Feb.9  Bomber kills 17 in refugee camp Feb.16  Tamil Tigers 'target civilians' Feb.18  70,000 trapped in Sri Lanka war zone Feb.20   Tamil Tiger planes raid Colombo   2 planes belonging to rebels have attacked the capital Colombo, killing two people and injuring about 45. Both planes were downed Feb.22  Tamil rebels ready for cease-fire

March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team
  At least 7 security people were killed and at least 8 members of the cricket team were wounded in a well-coordinated attack.    Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team on its way to pl...
Mar.3 ICRC warns of S Lanka 'disaster'
Sri Lanka cricketers arrive home Mar.4  Cricketers praise bus driver as lifesaver

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.12  Holiday truce begins Apr.15  U.N.: Sri Lanka ceasefire 'inadequate' Apr.19 Red Cross 'worn out' in Sri Lanka
Apr.20  'Thousands flee' combat  Army accused of carnage Apr.21 Deadline passes for Tamil rebels Apr.22  Tamil Tigers urged to surrender Apr.23   Fears grow for trapped   The UN is sending a humanitarian team to northern part of the country, where it says 50,000 people are trapped by fighting Apr.24  India 'reads riot act' over Sri Lanka war Apr.25  UN envoy makes Sri Lanka aid push Apr.26   Sri Lanka rejects Tamil Tigers cease-fire  Officials rejected a proposed cease-fire from the rebels, warning instead that government troops intended to continue a new offensive  Rebels call ceasefire Apr.27  Army 'to stop shelling'

May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.1 UN images show Sri Lanka damage
May.2 Hospital 'hit by Sri Lankan army' May.9 British journalists held after news report May.10     Shelling kills 378 civilians in 'no-fire' zone  Nearly 400 people were killed overnight Saturday by government shelling in what is supposed to be a 'no-fire' zone May.11   UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath'
Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  UN spokesman in Colombo Gordon Weiss: more than 100 children died during the 'large-scale killing of civilians' May.12   War zone hospital 'hit'
  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people
Sri Lankan minister blasts U.N. comments May.13 Tamil war zone hospital hit again Red Cross worker killed in conflict zone U.N., U.S. call for end to Sri Lanka fighting May.14 'Exodus' from war zone May.15   President says civil war in 'final phase'  Quarter-century-long civil war is in its final phase, the government suggested, as its troops pounded Tamil Tiger rebels in the country's no...   Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels.    The seizure marks the total capture of coastlin...
May.16 President: Sri Lanka army 'defeats rebels'
    70 Tamil Tigers 'killed' by army  The army says 70 LTTE rebels have been killed trying to escape from a tiny enclave in the north-east of the country May.17   Rebels 'call ceasefire'  Tamil Tigers (LTTE) rebels trapped in a tiny enclave of northern Sri Lanka have declared a ceasefire     Sri Lanka battles Tiger remnants  International concern is growing over the fate of civilians as fighting continues despite reports of a Tamil Tiger ceasefire     Four senior Tamil Tigers 'dead'  4 senior Tamil Tiger leaders have been killed, including the head of the political wing, Balasingham Nadesan, as fighting continues May.18   Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee
  Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory'   In a speech to the parliament, Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared the country 'liberated' from Tamil Tiger rebels after a 26-year war May.19 U.N. demands full access to refugees May.21     Sri L-ka: We provide enough for refugees  Sri Lanka has rejected criticism that it is not doing enough to provide for the 250,000 refugees following the end of its war with the Tamil... May.22   Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war  The deafening roar of drums and horns rose as thousands of people took to the streets for a victory parade marking the end of the decades-long war UN to press for Sri Lankan access May.23     U.N. secretary-general in Sri Lanka visit  Ban Ki-moon toured a displacement camp of Manik Farm, days after the country declared victory in a 25-year civil war against rebels May.25 Sri Lanka rejects Tigers' offer May.29 Paper: 20,000 killed in conflict May.31 Tamils 'facing misery'

July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.30  Muralitharan reveals retirement plans

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.8 Upset in post-war polls
Aug.26 Video shows purported atrocities

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.6 UNICEF: Sri Lanka expels official
Sep.18 UN warning over displaced Tamils

November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1 US 'to quiz Sri Lanka army chief'
Nov.20 Refugee camps 'to be opened next month' Nov.30 War refugees free to leave military camps