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Story Publication logo August 26, 2008

Military Moving in on Tamil Capital, Sri Lankan Officials Say



Sri Lanka is a byword for beauty and tragedy. Even the wholesale devastation of the Asian tsunami...


For the first time in more than a decade, Sri Lankan government forces are deep inside the Tamil Tigers' northern stronghold and within striking distance of the Tamil capital, according to military officials who insist an end to one of Asia's deadliest civil wars nears by the day.

Some observers say it's still too soon to talk of the end of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's 25-year armed struggle for a Tamil state. ...

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