Sri Lanka denies killing militant's son

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan army dismissed as a lie a documentary that reportedly shows the killing of the 12-year-old son of the leader of the separatist Tamil Tigers.

Civilian Tamils held with rebels

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Civilians ensnared by the Tamil Tigers are among thousands of Tamil prisoners still held by the Sri Lankan government, human rights activists said.

Tamil Tigers say leader was killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 24 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebel group has acknowledged that its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead.

Sides duel over whether Tamil leader alive

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 19 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan TV aired photos of what officials identified as the body of Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, who rebels claimed was still alive.

Sri Lanka sinks rebels boats, killing 25

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 29 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan Navy says it sank six Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam boats, killing 25 rebels aboard, in a pre-dawn Wednesday attack.

Tamil Tiger leader believed in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 16 (UPI) -- The head of the rebel Tamil Tigers remains in Sri Lanka and is leading attacks from his hideout, the country's army officials say.

21 civilians dead in Sri Lankan violence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan police claimed Sunday Tamil Tiger rebels had killed 21 civilians in a village in the country's Eastern province.

Tamil Tigers leader possibly killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa suggested an air strike may have wounded or killed Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Sri Lanka says 16 Tiger rebels killed

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan Defense Ministry on Friday claimed at least 16 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in clashes with government security forces.

Sri Lanka rebels driven from key town

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan troops are reportedly advancing along a strategic coastal road against light resistance from Tamil Tiger rebels.

Suicide bomber strikes Sri Lanka convoy

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber attacked a Sri Lanka convoy carrying the defense secretary and brother of the president, it was reported Friday.

Tamil Tigers threaten to renew hostilities

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's LTTE have threatened to renew hostilities if the government does not make a "reasonable" political deal by the end of the year.

Tsunami stopped Sri Lankan rebel war

NEW DELHI, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The LTTE chief has said that he was prepared to leave cease-fire talks and declare war with Sri Lanka until the Dec. 26 tsunami struck.

Sri Lanka seeks India's help on peace

NEW DELHI, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapkse sought India's help for a fresh effort at peace with the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Tamil Tigers leader makes rare appearance

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers has made a rare public appearance to refute local media reports that he had died in the tsunami.

Tamil Tigers warn of resumed violence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger insurgency is threatening to resume armed struggles unless the government accepts the rebels' blueprint for self-rule.

India won't mediate in Sri Lanka talks

NEW DELHI, April 12 (UPI) -- India Thursday rejected a plea for mediation in Sri Lanka's separatist conflict, a day after the head of the Tamil Tiger rebel group asked for New Delhi's role

Sri Lanka rebel boss makes rare appearance

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka, April 10 (UPI) -- Rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran said Wednesday his Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are honestly committed to the peace process in Sri Lanka initiated by th

Tamil rebel movement not 'separatism'

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 27 (UPI) --