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No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

No Fire Zone is an investigatory documentary about the final weeks of the Sri Lankan Civil War.
by

Callum Macrae

on 3 June 2014

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Transcript of No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

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Tamils
Sinhalese
NO FIRE ZONE
THE KILLING FIELDS OF SRI LANKA
May 18
Tigers Defeated
1983
1984
THE KILLING FIELDS OF SRI LANKA
NO FIRE ZONE
www.nofirezone.org
SRI LANKA
Black July
13 soldiers killed by Tiger ambush

& 3000 Tamils then massacred
on the streets by pro-government supporters within a week
July 23
photo by: AP
Child Soldiers
Forcible
Conscription
Suicide Bombers
Tigers are lead from the start by young revolutionary Velupillai Prabhakaran
Internationally Brokered Ceasefire Agreed
Ceasefire Press Conference
UN reports estimate 40-70 thousand (or more) civilians were killed in those final months due to government shelling.
February 4
1948
Sri Lanka Gains Independence
1949
Sinhala made official language
Tamil access to university restricted
Economic discrimination grows
Anti-Tamil riots leave hundreds dead
1970s
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Becomes President of Sri Lanka.
November
He Launches a Military Campaign against the Tigers.
September
350,000
Civilians

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
26 Year Civil War
2003
2004
2002
NO FIRE ZONE
Sri Lankan Government Tells UN to Leave Tiger Controlled Areas
Journalists
The UN does what they are told
138 days
Tiger Crimes:
Child Conscription
Executions
Shooting at Escaping Civilians
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