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Tamil Tigers Defeated - 19 Mar 2010
Tamil Tigers Defeated - 19 Mar 2010
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXJI67
May 19, 2009
The body of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran is carried on a stretcher...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
The body of LTTE leader Prabhakaran is carried on a stretcher through a group of Sri Lankan soldiers...
The body of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran is carried on a stretcher through a group of Sri Lankan soldiers at Nanthikadal lagoon, near the town of Mullaittivu in northern Sri Lanka May 19, 2009. Sri Lanka's army chief said Tamil Tiger leader Prabhakaran's body was found on Tuesday, and Sri Lankan TV stations aired video of what appeared to be his corpse, with the top of its head blown off. REUTERS/Stringer (SRI LANKA MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXLCHS
May 22, 2009
Dancers dressed in traditional costumes perform during a street parade in central Colombo May 22, 2009....
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dancers dressed in traditional costumes perform during a street parade in central Colombo
Dancers dressed in traditional costumes perform during a street parade in central Colombo May 22, 2009. The parade of over 200,000 people was part of continuing celebrations to commemorate the victory of government troops over the Tamil Tiger rebels in their 25-year war. REUTERS/David Gray (SRI LANKA MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXJIGL
May 19, 2009
Soldiers of the Sri Lankan army stand over the body of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Soldiers of the Sri Lankan army stand over the body of LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran as it lies...
Soldiers of the Sri Lankan army stand over the body of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran as it lies on a stretcher after being found at Nanthikadal lagoon, near the town of Mullaittivu in northern Sri Lanka May 19, 2009. Sri Lanka's army chief said Tamil Tiger leader Prabhakaran's body was found on Tuesday, and Sri Lankan TV stations aired video of what appeared to be his corpse, with the top of its head blown off. REUTERS/Stringer (SRI LANKA MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXNUQ5
May 26, 2009
Tamil civilians lie on a cardboard box on the ground in the Manik Farm refugee camp located on the outskirts...
Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
Tamil civilians lie on a cardboard box on the ground in the Manik Farm refugee camp located on the outskirts...
Tamil civilians lie on a cardboard box on the ground in the Manik Farm refugee camp located on the outskirts of northern Sri Lankan town of Vavuniya May 26, 2009. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon toured Sri Lanka's largest war refugee camp, located on the outskirts of Vavuniya called Manik Farm and home to 220,000 refugees, on Saturday, pressing for wider humanitarian access to the camps which have become overcrowded since the government declared victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels in a 25-year war. REUTERS/David Gray (SRI LANKA MILITARY POLITICS DISASTER)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXJ83H
May 19, 2009
A Sri Lankan man runs while waving his national flag as fireworks explode behind him during celebrations...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Sri Lankan man runs while waving his national flag as fireworks explode behind him during celebrations...
A Sri Lankan man runs while waving his national flag as fireworks explode behind him during celebrations on the streets in central Colombo May 19, 2009. Sri Lankan troops won the final battle in a 25-year civil war with the Tamil Tiger separatists on Monday, putting the entire nation under government control for the first time since 1983, the military said. REUTERS/David Gray (SRI LANKA MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTXIQ80
May 18, 2009
A slogan is seen written on the hand of a pro-Tamil demonstrator during a protest in Parliament Square,...
London, United Kingdom
A slogan is seen written on the hand of a pro-Tamil demonstrator during a protest in Parliament Square...
A slogan is seen written on the hand of a pro-Tamil demonstrator during a protest in Parliament Square, in London May 18, 2009. Sri Lankan special forces troops killed Tamil Tiger leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran as he tried to flee the war zone early on Monday, state television reported. REUTERS/Stephen Hird (BRITAIN CONFLICT POLITICS)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXIW96
May 18, 2009
Pro-Tamil demonstrators scuffle with police after blocking a road in front of the Houses of Parliament...
London, United Kingdom
Pro-Tamil demonstrators scuffle with police after blocking a road in front of the Houses of Parliament...
Pro-Tamil demonstrators scuffle with police after blocking a road in front of the Houses of Parliament in London May 18, 2009. Sri Lanka declared total victory on Monday in one of the world's most intractable wars, after killing the separatist Tamil Tigers' leader and taking control of the entire country for the first time since 1983. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN CONFLICT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN
RTXFRDQ
May 11, 2009
A Tamil demonstrator is manhandled by a police officer as he gets arrested during a protest in Parliament...
London, United Kingdom
A Tamil demonstrator is manhandled by a police officer as he gets arrested during a protest in Parliament...
A Tamil demonstrator is manhandled by a police officer as he gets arrested during a protest in Parliament Square in London May 11, 2009. Tamil demonstrators blocked streets around Westminster to protest against the conflict in Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN POLITICS CONFLICT)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXI2ZY
May 17, 2009
A Sri Lankan man waves his national flag as he celebrates in front of fireworks in central Colombo May...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan man celebrates in front of fireworks in central Colombo what the government says is the defeat...
A Sri Lankan man waves his national flag as he celebrates in front of fireworks in central Colombo May 17, 2009 what the government says is the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in the north of the country. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday said the Tamil Tigers had been militarily defeated as soldiers seized control of the entire coastline for the first time in a 25-year war. Rajapaksa spoke after troops took control of the Indian Ocean island nation's entire coast for the first time since war broke out in 1983, cutting off the Tigers' last hope of escape from a military advance aimed at crushing separatist resistance. REUTERS/David Gray (SRI LANKA MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXECU6
April 25, 2009
A Sri Lankan government soldier looks across to a trail of smoke coming from inside the 'No Fire Zone'...
Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka
A Sri Lankan government soldier looks across to a trail of smoke coming from inside the 'No Fire Zone'...
A Sri Lankan government soldier looks across to a trail of smoke coming from inside the 'No Fire Zone' near the town of Putumatalan located in northern Sri Lanka April 24, 2009. Government soldiers and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels continue to fight the apparent endgame of Asia's longest-running war despite calls to protect an estimated tens of thousands of civilians still trapped in an area controlled by the LTTE. Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said operations to finish Asia's longest-running war would not let up, adding troops were moving toward the rebel pocket where the LTTE's leader, Vellupillai Prabhakaran, is believed to be hiding. Picture taken April 24, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray (SRI LANKA IMAGES OF THE DAY MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS TOP PICTURE)
BRITAIN-SRILANKA/
RTXDQSB
April 07, 2009
Tamil demonstrators protest in parliament square in London April 7, 2009. Hundreds of Tamil demonstrators...
London, United Kingdom
Tamil demonstrators protest in parliament square in London
Tamil demonstrators protest in parliament square in London April 7, 2009. Hundreds of Tamil demonstrators protested outside Britain's parliament on Tuesday calling for London's help in securing a ceasefire between Sri Lankan forces and Tamil Tiger separatists. REUTERS/Andrew Parsons (BRITAIN POLITICS SOCIETY CONFLICT)
BRITAIN-SRILANKA/
RTXDQYI
April 07, 2009
Demonstrators form a human pyramid during a protest in parliament square in London April 7, 2009. Hundreds...
London, United Kingdom
Demonstrators form a human pyramid during a protest in parliament square in London
Demonstrators form a human pyramid during a protest in parliament square in London April 7, 2009. Hundreds of Tamil demonstrators protested outside Britain's parliament on Tuesday calling for London's help in securing a ceasefire between Sri Lankan forces and Tamil Tiger separatists. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN CONFLICT SOCIETY IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
SRILANKA/
RTXCL5L
March 10, 2009
A police officer speaks with a religious man at the scene where a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber...
AKURESSA, Sri Lanka
A police officer speaks with a religious man at the scene where a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber...
A police officer speaks with a religious man at the scene where a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber attacked this morning, outside a mosque in Akuressa March 10, 2009. A suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber killed at least 10 people and wounded 35, including Sri Lanka's telecommunications minister, during a Muslim festival in the Indian Ocean Island?s south on Tuesday, officials said. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA POLITICS CONFLICT RELIGION)
SRI LANKA-WAR/FRONTLINE
RTXC09O
February 24, 2009
Tamil people, who escaped Tamil Tigers rebels-held area following fighting between Sri Lanka army and...
Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
Tamil people, who escaped Tamil Tigers rebels-held area following fighting between Sri Lanka army and...
Tamil people, who escaped Tamil Tigers rebels-held area following fighting between Sri Lanka army and Tamil Tigers, chat with their relatives over the fence of a temporary refugee camp in Vavuniya, northern Sri Lanka February 23, 2009. Since the beginning of the year, over 35,000 Tamils have fled to government-controlled areas following fighting and been placed in refugee camps. However, these refugees complain that they are not able to leave the camps, a temporary measure the government says will continue until they can weed out the rebels' infiltrators hiding among civilians. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-WAR/FRONTLINE
RTXC08E
February 23, 2009
A Tamil boy, who escaped Tamil Tigers rebel-held area following fighting between Sri Lanka army and Tamil...
Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
A Tamil boy looks at a temporary refugee camp in Vavuniya
A Tamil boy, who escaped Tamil Tigers rebel-held area following fighting between Sri Lanka army and Tamil Tigers, looks at a temporary refugee camp in Vavuniya, northern Sri Lanka February 23, 2009. Since the beginning of the year, over 35,000 Tamils have fled to government-controlled areas following fighting and been placed in refugee camps. However, these refugees complain that they are not able to leave the camps, a temporary measure the government says will continue until they can weed out the rebels' infiltrators hiding among civilians. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-WAR/FRONTLINE
RTXC08C
February 23, 2009
A Tamil woman, who escaped Tamil Tigers rebels-held area following fighting between Sri Lanka army and...
Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
A Tamil woman fixes her hair in a classroom at a temporary refugee camp in Vavuniya
A Tamil woman, who escaped Tamil Tigers rebels-held area following fighting between Sri Lanka army and Tamil Tigers, fixes her hair in a classroom at a temporary refugee camp in Vavuniya, northern Sri Lanka February 23, 2009. Since the beginning of the year, over 35,000 Tamils have fled to government-controlled areas following fighting and been placed in refugee camps. However, these refugees complain that they are not able to leave the camps, a temporary measure the government says will continue until they can weed out the rebels' infiltrators hiding among civilians. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
SRI LANKA-WAR/FRONTLINE
RTXBZQX
February 23, 2009
A soldier is seen in a deserted house in Puthukudiyiruppu, some 1 km from the current front line, which...
PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU, Sri Lanka
A soldier in a deserted house in Puthukudiyiruppu, some 1 km from the current front line, which was captured...
A soldier is seen in a deserted house in Puthukudiyiruppu, some 1 km from the current front line, which was captured in recent days by the Sri Lanka army after fights with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), February 23, 2009. Tamil Tiger rebels told the U.N. and international community on Monday that they are willing to accept a ceasefire with the Sri Lankan government, as Asia's longest-running civil war may be nearing an end. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
SRI LANKA-WAR/FRONTLINE
RTXBZQF
February 23, 2009
A tank drives its way some 1 km away west to the current fighting front line in Puthukudiyiruppu, which...
PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU, Sri Lanka
A tank drives its way west to the current fighting front line in Puthukudiyiruppu
A tank drives its way some 1 km away west to the current fighting front line in Puthukudiyiruppu, which was captured in recent days by the Sri Lanka army after fights with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), February 23, 2009. Tamil Tiger rebels told the U.N. and international community on Monday that they are willing to accept a ceasefire with the Sri Lankan government, as Asia's longest-running civil war may be nearing an end. REUTERS/Nir Elias (Sri Lanka)
SRI LANKA-WAR/FRONTLINE
RTXBZQ6
February 23, 2009
A soldier carries his machine gun some 1 km away west to the current fighting front line in Puthukudiyiruppu,...
PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU, Sri Lanka
A soldier carries his machine gun near Puthukudiyiruppu, which was captured in recent days by the Sri...
A soldier carries his machine gun some 1 km away west to the current fighting front line in Puthukudiyiruppu, which was captured in recent days by the Sri Lanka army after fights with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), February 23, 2009. Tamil Tiger rebels told the U.N. and international community on Monday that they are willing to accept a ceasefire with the Sri Lankan government, as Asia's longest-running civil war may be nearing an end. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
SRI LANKA-WAR/FRONTLINE
RTXBZON
February 23, 2009
A soldier carries his machinegun some 1 km away west of the current fighting front line in Puthukudiyiruppu,...
PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU, Sri Lanka
A soldier carries his machinegun west of the current fighting front line in Puthukudiyiruppu
A soldier carries his machinegun some 1 km away west of the current fighting front line in Puthukudiyiruppu, which was captured in recent days by the Sri Lankan army after fights with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), February 23, 2009. Tamil Tiger rebels told the U.N. and international community on Monday that they are willing to accept a ceasefire with the Sri Lankan government, as Asia's longest-running civil war may be nearing an end. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXBVSZ
February 21, 2009
Soldiers check an airplane flown by a Tamil Tiger pilot that was shot down by Sri Lanka's military on...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Soldiers check airplane flown by Tamil Tiger pilot that was shot down by Sri Lanka's military on Friday...
Soldiers check an airplane flown by a Tamil Tiger pilot that was shot down by Sri Lanka's military on Friday evening, near the international airport of Colombo February 21, 2009. Sri Lanka's military shot down two Tamil Tiger airplanes flying a defiant air raid on the capital Colombo on Friday, and two people were killed when one plunged into a government building. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA/
RTX8MEJ
September 10, 2008
Family members mourn at the funeral of commando regiment Lance Corporal Suminda Malaka in Ragama, 15...
Ragama, Sri Lanka
Family members mourn at the funeral of commando regiment Lance Corporal Suminda Malaka in Ragama
Family members mourn at the funeral of commando regiment Lance Corporal Suminda Malaka in Ragama, 15 km (9.3 miles) northwest from Colombo, September 10, 2008. Malaka was killed during a military offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in in northern Sri Lankan city of Kilinochchi. Sri Lankan jets blasted the Tamil Tigers' intelligence headquarters on Wednesday, striking back the day after a rebel air and ground assault on a major military base killed at least 25 people, the military said. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
CANADA/
RTR242IL
January 30, 2009
Canadian Tamils demonstrate on a downtown street in Toronto, January 30, 2009. Pressure rose on Friday...
Toronto, Canada
Canadian Tamils demonstrate on downtown street in Toronto
Canadian Tamils demonstrate on a downtown street in Toronto, January 30, 2009. Pressure rose on Friday for Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tiger rebels to free thousands of people trapped in the war zone, after the president pledged safe passage and urged the rebels to let people move over the next two days. REUTERS/Peter Jones (CANADA)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXBVSR
February 21, 2009
Soldiers stand guard at the damaged Inland Revenue building in Colombo February 21, 2009. Sri Lanka's...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Soldiers stand guard at the damaged Inland Revenue building in Colombo
Soldiers stand guard at the damaged Inland Revenue building in Colombo February 21, 2009. Sri Lanka's military shot down two Tamil Tiger airplanes flying a defiant air raid on the capital Colombo on Friday, and two people were killed when one plunged into the Inland Revenue building. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-WAR/
RTXBVSE
February 21, 2009
A soldier cleans broken windows at a military installation opposite the damaged Inland Revenue building...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A soldier cleans broken windows at a military installation opposite the damaged Inland Revenue building...
A soldier cleans broken windows at a military installation opposite the damaged Inland Revenue building in Colombo February 21, 2009. Sri Lanka's military shot down two Tamil Tiger airplanes flying a defiant air raid on the capital Colombo on Friday, and two people were killed when one plunged into the Inland Revenue building. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
SRI LANKA-WAR/
RTXBV9Y
February 20, 2009
A fire fighter stands on a truck as he gives orders to his co-workers on a crane spraying water into...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A fire fighter stands on a truck as he gives orders to his co-workers on a crane spraying water into...
A fire fighter stands on a truck as he gives orders to his co-workers on a crane spraying water into one of the floors at the country's tax headquarters, to extinguish a fire following the bombing by Tamil Tigers rebels in Colombo February 20, 2009. Two rebel Tamil Tiger aircraft attacked the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday, bombing a tax building and injuring at least 27 people. REUTERS/Nir Elias (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-EAST
RTR1ROHD
July 10, 2007
A Sri Lankan army multi-barrel rocket launcher fires at a Tamil Tiger rebel position at the Thoppigala...
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan army multi-barrel rocket launcher fires at a Tamil Tiger rebel position at the Thoppigala...
A Sri Lankan army multi-barrel rocket launcher fires at a Tamil Tiger rebel position at the Thoppigala jungle in Batticaloa district in eastern Sri Lanka July 10, 2007. Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers will lose their last foothold in the island's restive east within days after troops captured a strategic plateau overnight, the ground commander in the area said on Monday. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA AIRPORT
RTRQ4OM
July 23, 2001
The body of a Tamil Tiger rebel killed in an exchange of fire with the
Sri Lankan security forces lies...
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of
YEAREND PICTURES 2001 - THE BODY OF A TAMIL TIGER REBEL LIES ON THE
COLOMBO AIRPORT TARMAC.
The body of a Tamil Tiger rebel killed in an exchange of fire with the
Sri Lankan security forces lies on the tarmac of the Katunayake
International Airport after the pre-dawn attack on the airport by
rebels on the 18th anniversary of the country's ethnic war in Colombo
July 24, 2001. The death toll from a pre-dawn attack by Tamil Tiger
rebels that closed Sri Lanka's only international airport on Tuesday
rose to 18 with at least 12 more wounded, the military said. YEAREND
PICTURES 2001 REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi

AL/CP
SRILANKA
RTR1COEN
April 22, 2006
Sri Lankan Tamil villagers flee from their houses to refugee camps on a bullock cart, after 16-year-old...
TRINCOMLAEE, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Tamil villagers flee from houses to refugee camps on bullock cart in Trincomalee
Sri Lankan Tamil villagers flee from their houses to refugee camps on a bullock cart, after 16-year-old Pukiyarasu Baskaran was killed, at the Kanniya village in Trincomalee, eastern Sri Lanka, April 22, 2006. Villagers believe Baskaran was killed by government soldiers, but the army denies this. His body was recovered near one of the Claymore explosion sites called Mihindupura on Friday night. Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers rejected a deal on transport of their commanders on Saturday that could have allowed peace talks with the government to go ahead, as more violence raised fears of renewed civil war. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi
SRI LANKA
RTR1CPVQ
April 25, 2006
Sri Lankan soldiers guard paddy fields, after the killing of six Sinhalese farmers by Tamil rebels, at...
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan soldiers guard paddy fieldss in Trincomalee
Sri Lankan soldiers guard paddy fields, after the killing of six Sinhalese farmers by Tamil rebels, at Kalyanipura village in Trincomalee eastern Sri Lanka, April 24, 2006. Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebels kidnapped and killed six ethnic Sinhalese farmers, police and the army said Sunday, raising fears of communal violence that could lead to renewed civil war. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi
SRI LANKA
RTR1CYM2
May 01, 2006
Tamil refugees seek shelter in a church, as thousands of people flee fighting, in Mutur in eastern Sri...
Mutur, Sri Lanka
Tamil refugees seek shelter in a church in Mutur in eastern Sri Lanka
Tamil refugees seek shelter in a church, as thousands of people flee fighting, in Mutur in eastern Sri Lanka April 30, 2006. Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said they raided camps belonging to renegade ex-rebels the Karuna group in army territory on Sunday, killing 20 as war fears remain high after a suicide bombing and military air strikes. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
SRI LANKA
RTR1CYNO
May 01, 2006
Family members of a man killed in a claymore mine blast cry at the Trincomalee hospital in eastern Sri...
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Family members of a man killed in claymore mine blast cry at Trincomalee hospital in Sri Lanka
Family members of a man killed in a claymore mine blast cry at the Trincomalee hospital in eastern Sri Lanka May 1, 2006. Sri Lanka's navy said it came under attack from the Tamil Tigers' sea wing on Monday and at least four were killed in a separate claymore mine blast, the latest violence to raise fears of a return to civil war. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
SRILANKA
RTR1CYOG
May 01, 2006
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH OR INJURY
The body of a man killed in a claymore...
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Body of a man killed in a claymore mine blast lies in morgue at Trincomalee hospital
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH OR INJURY
The body of a man killed in a claymore mine blast lies in the morgue at a Trincomalee hospital, eastern Sri Lanka, May 1, 2006. Sri Lanka's navy said it came under attack from the Tamil Tigers' sea wing on Monday and at least four were killed in a separate claymore mine blast, the latest violence to raise fears of a return to civil war. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
SRI LANKA
RTR1DX6C
May 30, 2006
Sri Lankan soldiers look at the bodies of 12 ethnic Sinhalese civil construction workers, who are believed...
WELIKANDA, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan soldiers look at bodies of workers who are believed to be killed by Tamil Tiger rebels in...
Sri Lankan soldiers look at the bodies of 12 ethnic Sinhalese civil construction workers, who are believed to be killed by Tamil Tiger rebels in the village of Omadiamadu, on the outskirts of Welikanda, northeastern Sri Lanka, May 30, 2006. Police said on Tuesday that in the latest burst of violence, suspected Tigers shot dead 12 majority Sinhalese labourers in the restive east on Monday. The rebels denied any involvement. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi
SRI LANKA
RTR1EIR5
June 16, 2006
A villager throws sand over a mass grave at the funeral of 64 victims in Kabithigollewa, about 210 km...
KABITIGOLLEWA, Sri Lanka
A villager throws sand over a mass grave at the funeral of 64 victims in Kabithigollewa
A villager throws sand over a mass grave at the funeral of 64 victims in Kabithigollewa, about 210 km (131 miles) northeast of Colombo June 16, 2006. The victims were killed the day before in a landmine blast. The attack was the worst since a 2002 truce and prompted heavy government air raids on Tamil Tiger rebel territory. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
SRI LANKA
RTR1G1WO
August 03, 2006
Muslim children wounded on the Muttur battle-front between the government military and Tamil Tiger rebels...
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Muslim children wounded on the Muttur battle-front between the government military and Tamil Tiger rebels...
Muslim children wounded on the Muttur battle-front between the government military and Tamil Tiger rebels receive medical treatment after being taken to hospital in eastern Trincomalee August 3, 2006. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
BRITAIN/
RTR1KL0K
December 20, 2006
Mourners pay a tribute to Anton Balasingham, chief negotiator and political strategist of Liberation...
London, United Kingdom
Mourners pay a tribute to Balasingham, chief negotiator of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, during his...
Mourners pay a tribute to Anton Balasingham, chief negotiator and political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), during his funeral wake at Alexandra Palace in northern London December 20, 2006. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico (BRITAIN)
SRILANKA-ATTACK/
RTR1KXH1
January 06, 2007
Buddhist monks look at the wreckage after a bomb was set off in the bus in the coastal town of Peraliya,...
Peraliya, Sri Lanka
Buddhist monks look at the wreckage after a bomb was set off in the bus in the coastal town of Peraliya...
Buddhist monks look at the wreckage after a bomb was set off in the bus in the coastal town of Peraliya, around 45 miles (70 km) south of Colombo Sri Lanka 6 January, 2007. A suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew up a bus in Sri Lanka's south coast resort area on Saturday, killing herself and 10 passengers and wounding 50, police said of the second bus attack in as many days. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe (SRI LANKA)
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