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Former Sri Lanka presidential hopeful gets new prison term

Sarath Fonseka has been handed a three-year sentence for 'false statements' he made about a state order to kill separatist Tamil fighters.

Sri Lanka rules out visas for UN war-crimes panel

Sri Lanka on Thursday ruled out giving visas to members of a United Nations panel looking into possible war crimes.

Sri Lankan leader gambles on January election

Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections on January 26, officials said on Friday.

Sri Lanka to probe US charges of possible war crimes

Sri Lanka's president will appoint a committee to probe a US report of possible war crimes at the end of Sri Lanka's war against the Tamil Tigers.

Slain Tiger chief’s phone led Sri Lanka to successor

Sri Lanka's successful manhunt for the new head of the Tamil Tigers began with the phone of the dead man he succeeded, Vellupillai Prabhakaran.

Tamil Tiger leader is dead, says Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's army chief said Tamil Tiger leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran's body was found on Tuesday.

US urges Sri Lanka to reach out to Tamils

As Sri Lanka declared victory in one of the world's most intractable wars, the EU and US urged its government to reach out to its Tamil population.

Sri Lanka declares victory over rebels, kills leader

Sri Lankan troops won the final battle in one of the world's most intractable separatist wars, and put the island nation under government control.

Sri Lanka’s long war in bloody final climax

Tamil Tiger rebels launched suicide attacks against Sri Lankan troops fighting on Sunday to deliver a death blow to the separatists.

Thousands cross lagoon to flee Sri Lanka fighting

Thousands of Sri Lankans under fire waded across a lagoon to escape the island's war zone, where the military has surrounded Tiger rebels.

Sri Lanka suicide bomb kills 17 as thousands flee

A Tamil Tiger who was among among thousands of civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's war zone into army-controlled areas set off a blast that killed 17.

Sri Lanka war rages, thousands trapped

Sri Lanka's navy rescued more than 640 people who fled the war zone in a clutch of small boats as Tiger rebels fired, the military said on Wednesday.

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