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April 25, 2009

AP – WH: Sri Lanka must stop shelling neutral areas

The White House says the government of Sri Lanka must stop shelling neutral areas and allow international aid groups to work during the nation’s civil war.

Harpers – Washington Lobbyists Cash In On War in Sri Lanka

Tehelka – Tigers And Jackals

THE AIADMK cadres could scarcely believe their ears at what their supremo, J Jayalalithaa was saying. She raged against the Indian government, appearing almost to be speaking for the beleaguered LTTE, the rebel group fighting for a Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka.

The Times of India – Lanka hears India out but won’t stop fight

With the LTTE on Friday further relegated to an area measuring no more than 5-6 sq km, the Sri Lankan government has ruled out any halt in the offensive against the Tigers. 

Reuters – U.N. council to Sri Lanka: Let U.N. into conflict zone

The Security Council urged Sri Lanka on Friday to cooperate with a U.N. humanitarian mission that wants to visit the conflict zone in northern Sri Lanka, where tens of thousands of civilians are trapped.

MSF – It has been bedlam here – MSF doctor in Sri Lanka

This blog is by Paul McMaster, a surgeon working with Medecins Sans Frontieres at Vavuniya hospital in northern Sri Lanka which is treating civilians from the conflict zone.

Hindustan Times –  China is fishing in troubled waters in Lanka: Chidambaram

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