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These articles were published before, during and after the 2006-2009 war that resulted in the decisive defeat of Tamil fighters (LTTE). 

After the 2006-2009 war

20090903 International Community, Terrorism, War Crimes and Human Rights in Sri Lanka: The Story of Guard Dogs and Mad Dogs (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, September 2009 (7 KB) (te)

A short story reflecting the situation in Sri Lanka immediately after the defeat of Tamil fighters ( LTTE) in 2009.

20090801 Try the Sri Lankan Trio for War Crimes in Western Courts (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, August 2009 (7 KB) (te)

Try Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Army Chief General Sarath Fonseka for war crimes in 2009. (This article was published just a few months after the 2006-2009 war.)

20100802 Sri Lanka, Interpol and the United Nations (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, August 2010 (6 KB) (te)

A brief article on how the Sri Lankan government refuses to cooperate with the United Nations panel on war crimes but expects help from Interpol to destroy alleged LTTE network abroad. (Written about a year after the end of the 2006-2009 war in which war crimes by both sides were alleged.)

20091102 To Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa's Head is through Sinhala Voters (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, November 2009 (10 KB) (te)

This article was published six months after the end of the 2006-2009 war. Sri Lankan President was refusing to listen to calls from western democracies and humanitarian agencies on the treatment of tens of thousand of Tamil civilians in camps.

During the 2006-2009 war

20080502 Place an Arms Embargo on Sri Lanka (Sri Lankan Ethnic Conflict) (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 2008 (12 KB) (te)

This article was published almost a year before the end of the 2006-2009 war.

20090501 International Community Should Protect Tamil Civilians in War-Torn Sri Lanka (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 2009 (15 KB) (te)

The international community gave a "safety net" to the Sri Lankan government at the beginning of the 2002 ceasefire, now it should at least provide a "protective cover" for the Tamils in IDP camps. Author proposes a two-phased, two-pronged approach. (This article was published as tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were involuntarily put in barb-wired camps near the end of the 2006-2009 war.)

20061101 A Plea to the International Community on Sri Lanka (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, November 2006 (17 KB) (te)

As war raged in Sri Lanka in 2006, author urges the international community to prevent the Sri Lankan government from seeking a military solution to the ethnic conflict. Author suggests three options.

20061202 International Community Should Balance the Military Equation in Sri Lanka (2006) (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, December 2006 (19 KB) (te)

This article was published during the early stages of the 2006-2009 war.

20080101 Why India, Pakistan, China and America are all Arming the Sri Lankan Military Against Minority Tamils? (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, January 2008 (13 KB) (te)

Why did all the major players in the region helped Sri Lanka during the 2006-2009 war? Author explains. There are lessons to be learned.

Before the 2006-2009 war (well before the war)

19990502 Lessons for USA from Kosovo and their Applications to the Sri Lankan War (by S. Sivalingam), TAMIL TRIBUNE, May 1999 (13 KB) (te)

This article was published in 1999 sometime after the European Union and America resolved the Kosovo situation in Yugoslavia.

20010102 Dichotomy of Sri Lankan Foreign Policy (by Thanjai Nalankilli), TAMIL TRIBUNE, January 2001 (15 KB) (te)

Although published in 2001, Sri Lanka's behavior is the same even after a decade.

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