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Two prominent LTTE leaders missing after arrest in 2009, wives tell war panel


October 11th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 11 (ANI): The wives of two prominent Tamil Tiger leaders in Sri Lanka have claimed that their husbands went missing right after they were arrested by the army last year. ... Read more...

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LTTE remains a threat, says India


May 17th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India extended its ban on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers because the group continues to pose a threat to New Delhi and is now blaming Indian leaders for ... Read more...

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Malaysia admits deporting LTTE members


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 23 (IANS) Malaysia "held and quickly deported" several key Tamil Tiger guerrillas in August 2009 and in March this year, it was announced Friday. Federal Special Operation Force director Fuzi ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka president ‘war criminal’, try him, demand Tamils


December 14th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada have called for an international trial of the Sri Lankan president for allegedly ordering the killing of surrendering LTTE leaders during the ethnic ... Read more...

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Post-LTTE, Jaffna beaches get ready for tourists (Lead)


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Das Colombo, July 22 (IANS) For decades it lay at the heart of Sri Lanka's Tamil conflict. Now that the Tamil Tigers have been crushed, Jaffna's once tranquil beaches are getting ... Read more...

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Major changes in Sri Lanka’s military command: Report


July 12th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 12 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has effected a major reshuffle in the country's military command appointing new army and navy commanders just two months after the military won ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran’s parents in government custody


May 28th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 28 (IANS) The parents of the now dead Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran are in the "protective custody" of the Sri Lankan government, a media report said Thursday. Thiruvenkatam Velupillai (76) ... Read more...

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Top LTTE leaders killed while trying to surrender: Report


May 24th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Two top Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leaders had tried to negotiate their surrender but were killed by the Sri Lankan army while "holding white flags", a ... Read more...

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Were LTTE leaders killed as they sought to surrender?


May 24th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): A Sunday Times report has claimed that two senior leaders of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam had begged their correspondent to initiate moves for their surrender ... Read more...

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British diplomats failed in securing safe surrender of LTTE leaders


May 23rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23 (ANI): British diplomats' plans to secure the safe surrender of two senior LTTE leaders of the political wing backfired as they were reportedly killed by the Sri Lankan Army ... Read more...

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LTTE political wing leaders asked to surrender were shot dead


May 20th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Army has been reportedly accused of killing two senior LTTE leaders of the political wing, who were trapped in the war zone and wanted to ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora vows to bring Sri Lanka to its knees


May 19th, 2009 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 19 (IANS) The end of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) simply marks the beginning of a new phase in their struggle for independence, the Canadian Tamil ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi seeks Centre’s intervention to save Lankan Tamils


May 18th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 18 (ANI): Hours later the Sri Lankan Army claimed that it has won the final battle in a separatist conflict seen as one of the world's most intractable wars, ... Read more...

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Celebrations in Sri Lanka as news of Prabhakaran’s death spreads


May 18th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's death, bringing down the curtains on his 25-year-old armed struggle for a separate Tamil state, sparked off celebrations in the island nation Monday. People poured ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan President to address nation at 6 pm


May 18th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 18 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will address the nation today at 6 pm after the Lankan Army declared victory in his nation's over quarter of a century civil ... Read more...

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LTTE defeated, Sri Lanka free from terror: army chief


May 18th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan armed forces have "militarily defeated the LTTE and freed the nation from three decades of terror", army chief Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka said Monday after ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran, top aides killed in Sri Lanka’s war zone (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Velupillai Prabhakaran, the elusive leader of Sri Lanka's feared Tamil Tigers, was killed Monday while trying to escape the battlezone in the island's north along with two of ... Read more...

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LTTE chief Prabhakaran is dead (Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Velupillai Prabhakaran, the elusive leader of Sri Lanka's feared Tamil Tigers, was killed Monday while trying to escape the war zone in the island's north, military sources said. ... Read more...

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Bodies of Prabhakaran’s son, six LTTE leaders found (Third Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) In a macabre end to one of the world's longest running insurgencies, the bodies of Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's son and six key rebel leaders have been ... Read more...

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3 senior LTTE leaders killed: Sri Lanka army


May 18th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 18 (ANI): The Sri Lanka army has claimed to have killed three senior Tamil Tiger leaders, as its fight against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam continued in the northern ... Read more...

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Bodies of Prabhakaran’s son, three LTTE leaders found (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) A body suspected to be of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's elder son Charles Anthony and the bodies of three senior rebel leaders, including the outfit's political head ... Read more...

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President Rajapaksa returns to Colombo, two top LTTE leaders killed


May 17th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 17 (ANI): A visibly jubilant President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka from Jordan on Sunday where he announced his military's victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 civilians held hostage by LTTE rescued: Sri Lanka


May 17th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops have rescued more than 10,000 civilians held hostage by the Tamil Tigers in a small strip of land on the island's north, the defence ministry ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan military takes last stretch of LTTE-held coast (Second Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 16 (DPA) Sri Lankan military Saturday took the final strip of coast held by Tamil Tigers during their offensive to defeat the guerrillas and end the more than 25-year conflict, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka captures last stretch of rebel-held coast (Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 16 (DPA) The Sri Lankan security forces Saturday took the final strip of coast held by Tamil Tigers during the final phase of their offensive to defeat the guerrillas, a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka vows to capture Prabhakaran, dead or live (Second Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka has vowed to capture cornered Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran "dead or alive" even as it turned down appeals for a ceasefire from Britain and France.The ... Read more...

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War won’t stop until Prabhakaran is taken dead or alive: Sri Lanka (Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (IANS) Firmly rejecting the calls for ceasefire and access for aid workers to the civilians trapped in the war zone, Sri Lanka has said that it would "not stop ... Read more...

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India did not supply offensive equipment to Sri Lanka: Chidambaram


April 28th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India has not provided any help to the Sri Lankan Army that could assist them in the military operations against the Tamil Tigers in the island ... Read more...

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It is impossible for Prabhakaran to flee now: Military (Lead, Changing dateline)


April 24th, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Puthumathalan (Mullaitivu), April 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's military strongly believes that Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is still holed up in a small coastal strip in the north and has ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran still in Sri Lanka, vows to fight on


April 24th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Kilinochchi, April 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's feared Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is still holed up in a coastal strip in the north and has told his cadres that he ... Read more...

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Two LTTE leaders surrender, over 100,000 flee war zone (Intro Roundup)


April 22nd, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Two Tamil Tiger leaders surrendered to the Sri Lankan military as the mass of distraught Tamil civilians fleeing the war zone crossed the 100,000 figure Wednesday, the authorities ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran has spurned last chance of pardon: Rajapaksa


April 22nd, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday warned that Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran will now have to "face consequences for his acts" against the state during the past ... Read more...

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Two LTTE leaders surrender, over 95,000 flee war zone (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Two second-rung leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) surrendered to the Sri Lankan military as the civilians fleeing the no-fire-zone in the rebel-held ... Read more...

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Two LTTE leaders surrender, 95,000 flee war zone (Lead)


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Two second-rung leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have surrendered to the Sri Lankan military as the number of civilians fleeing the no-fire-zone ... Read more...

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Two LTTE leaders surrender


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Two second rung leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have surrendered to the Sri Lankan military, a military spokesman said Wednesday. The two were identified as ... Read more...

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