UN evacuates wounded civilians from Sri Lanka war zone

[AFP] The United Nations evacuated hundreds of severely wounded civilians from behind rebel lines in Sri Lanka on Thursday as government troops fought to secure final victory over the Tamil Tigers. Human rights bodies have called for immediate steps by both the Colombo government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to save up […]

US Condemns Attacks on Media in Sri Lanka

[ VOA News ] Policemen investigate site of shooting of newspaper editor Lasantha Wickramatunga in suburbs of Colombo, 08 Jan 2009 The U.S. State Department has condemned the murder of a Sri Lankan newspaper editor critical of the Colombo government, as well as a separate attack earlier this week on a private broadcasting network. Spokesman […]