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LTTE Engage in Act of Piracy – Against Jordanian Merchant Vessel MV FARAH III, Anchored Off the Coast of Mullaittivu due to Engine Failure

Dec 26, 2006

Captain Ramaz Abdul Jabar and Bosun Mohamed Abdul Aziz Ahmed Alsiturman of the Jordanian merchant vessel MV FARAH 111 confirmed at a meeting with the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM),



U.S. Nominates Member for the Independent International Group of Eminent Persons

Dec 22, 2006

The United States Government welcomes the Government of Sri Lanka's efforts to establish a Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights abuses in Sri Lanka



Peace and the Tamil Tigers?

Dec 17, 2006

A successful peace accord cannot be reached in Sri Lanka until the financial support for the terrorist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam can be altogether strangled



Life and Supplies Fast Returning to Normal in Jaffna

Dec 13, 2006

Life in Jaffna is fast returning to normal following successful action by the Government to provide a regular supply of essentials to the people there, despite the many obstacles placed by the LTTE



LTTE Attack on School is a Grave Violation of Rights of Children

Dec 12, 2006

Amidst reports of increasing clashes in the north and east of Sri Lanka leading to many casualties and the movement of internally displaced persons, Radhika Coomaraswamy, the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, calls for the respect of humanitarian law



LTTE Ignores Humanitarian Needs of the People in Jaffna by Rejecting GOSL Offer

Dec 08, 2006

The Norwegian Envoy Jon Hanssen Bauer and the Norwegian Ambassador Hans Brattskar met with Dr. Palitha Kohona the Secretary General of SCOPP at the Peace Secretariat tonight for a debriefing on their visit to Killinochi today. (December 8 th)



Government Asks the LTTE to Allow Jaffna Shopkeepers to Function Without Intimidation

Dec 07, 2006

The Norwegian Special Envoy Jon Hanssen Bauer and the Norwegian Ambassador Hans Brattskar met with Dr. Palitha Kohona, Secretary General of SCOPP, at the Peace Secretariat today for a discussion prior to their visit to Kilinochchi tomorrow (December 8th).



Karuna Commits to Work with the UN to Prevent Recruitment and Use of Children

Dec 07, 2006

On Monday 4th December 2006, Colonel Karuna a.k.a V.Muralidharan, leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) in Sri Lanka contacted the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict regarding the listing of his group (Karuna faction-TMVP) in Annex 2 of the latest report of the Secretary General to the Security Council on children and armed conflict



U.S. Calls for Protection of Civilians

Dec 07, 2006

The United States is deeply concerned over reports that fighting on December 7 between government forces and the LTTE in the Vakarai area has occurred dangerously close to civilian populations



New Regulations to Combat Terrorism

Dec 06, 2006

The Government has promulgated Regulations as of December 6, 2006, to combat acts of terrorism in the country




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