The Government of Sri Lanka announces a complete victory against the LTTE. Its military forces recaptured all remaining LTTE controlled territories in the Northern Province, including notably Killinochchi (2 January), the Elephant Pass (9 January) and the ultimately the entire district of Mullaitivu (18 May).
Timeline of events under "Civilian deaths" issue
A suicide bomb blast in Anuradhapura kills at least 27 people, including Major General Janaka Perera, a former military commander in the 1990s.
A bomb explosion on a passenger bus in Moratuwa, near Colombo kills at least 21 people and wounds 47 others.
At least 25 civilians are killed and more than 40 injured when a suspected Tamil Tiger bomb is detonated on a commuter bus travelling from Piliyandala to Kahapola, on the outskirts of Colombo.
A suicide bomb blast kills Highways Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle. The military blamed the attack on the LTTE and said that 10 people were killed and 25 injured by the explosion.
20 civilians, including 11 children, are killed and 14 others injured in a claymore mine attack of a bus near the Madhu shrine, in LTTE-controlled north-western Mannar district. The LTTE blamed the attack on the 'Deep Penetration Unit (DPU)' of the Sri Lanka military; the military denied any involvement.
A suspected LTTE bomb attack of a civilian bus traveling in the town of Buttala (150 miles south east of Colombo) kills 27 people and injures 67 others. Reports that most of the victims were shot by LTTE cadres.
A bus heading north from the town of Kebithigollewa is hit by a claymore mine blast, allegedly by the LTTE, killing 16 people and wounding 22 others.
Two Red Cross volunteers are found dead in the outskirts of Colombo after attending a workshop. The Sri Lanka Red Cross later calls for a probe into the murders.
The Sri Lankan military claims that the LTTE attacked a bus in front of a military checkpoint near Ampara, killing at least 16 civilians and wounding 25 others.
SLMM reports that nearly 4,000 people have been killed in Sri Lanka in the previous 15 months, compared with 130 conflict deaths from the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement until the end of 2005. Total conflict related deaths: 69,000.
The LTTE is accused of involvement in a second bomb on a Sri Lankan passenger bus near the tourist resort of Hikkaduwa, which killed at least 11 people and injuring dozens more.
The Sri Lankan air force claims it aerial bombed a Sea Tiger base in Mannar. The LTTE spokesmen said the air raid had killed 15 civilians, including four children, in a fishing village.
The United Nations asks both the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE to cease hostilities and resume peace talks, following the aerial bombing on 2 January.
At least 45 Tamil civilians are killed in Vaharai, Batticaloa by the Sri Lankan military. The Sri Lankan government defends the allegation on the basis that the LTTE was using civilians as 'human shields'.