• Sri Lanka seizes coast, tightens noose on Tigers

    Sri Lankan troops on Saturday seized the entire coastline for the first time in a 25-year war with the Tamil Tigers, the military said, cutting off escape for separatist rebels now facing annihilation.
  • India presses for Sri Lanka truce as casualties rise

    Indian envoys flew into Sri Lanka on Friday to urge a truce in the closing chapter of a 25-year war in which U.N. data showed nearly 6,500 civilians have been killed in the last three months.