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49 Tamil Tigers killed in Sri Lanka (Lead)


May 9th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) At least 49 Tamil rebels, including 14 Sea Tigers, were killed in two clashes with Sri Lankan forces, the defence ministry said Saturday. Two Sea Tiger boats, including an ... Read more...

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35 killed as troops break through LTTE defence line: Sri Lanka


May 9th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) At least 35 Tamil Tigers were killed when Sri Lankan troops successfully smashed through an earth bund built by the rebels in their last stronghold after days of ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa rules out truce with Tamil Tigers


April 30th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday ruled out halting the fight-to-finish military campaign against the Tamil Tigers and said the time was running out for the rebels to ... Read more...

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52,000 flee rebel-held area as LTTE ignores surrender deadline (Fourth Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Men, women and children, some sick and some too old to even walk... It was a mass exodus from the Tamil Tigers held area in Sri Lanka's north ... Read more...

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Over 49,000 flee LTTE-held area as deadline to surrender ends (Third Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Men, women and children, some sick and some too old to even walk... It was a mass exodus from the Tamil Tigers held area in Sri Lanka's north ... Read more...

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LTTE fails to meet Sri Lanka’s ultimatum to surrender (Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Tamil Tigers Tuesday failed to meet the noon deadline set by Colombo to surrender, as the terror outfit faces an unprecedented military thrust in its last stronghold in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka asks Prabhakaran to surrender by Tuesday noon (Lead)


April 20th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 20 (IANS) Closing in on the last Tamil Tiger stronghold, Sri Lanka Monday ordered elusive rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and his fighters to surrender by Tuesday noon or face death. "We ... Read more...

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30,000 civilians flee LTTE-held areas, 17 killed in blasts (Third Lead)


April 20th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 20 (IANS) Over 30,000 civilians Monday fled Sri Lanka's northern war-zone while 17 people were killed in three suicide bomb attacks by the Tamil Tigers as troops advanced ... Read more...

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17 Tigers killed as troops move closer to no fire zone: Sri Lanka


April 19th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) At least 17 Tamil Tigers were killed and 22 wounded in fierce clashes when troops advanced towards the last stronghold of the rebels as part of their "hostage ... Read more...

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Air Force choppers escape LTTE missile attack: Sri Lanka


March 25th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) The Tamil Tigers Wednesday fired surface-to-air-missiles (SAM) at two Sri Lankan Air Force helicopters over the northern battle zone but the choppers narrowly escaped the attack, military authorities ... Read more...

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LTTE intelligence chief’s hideout captured: Sri Lanka


March 25th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops forcing their way into the last strongholds of the Tamil Tigers have captured a hideout of the rebels' intelligence wing chief, Pottu Amman, in the ... Read more...

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Strategic junction ahead of last LTTE stronghold captured: Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 17th, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 17 (IANS) Advancing Sri Lankan troops captured a strategically important junction lying ahead of the last stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels, the defence ministry said Tuesday. Troops engaged "in ... Read more...

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LTTE pushed into 50 sq km area, claims Sri Lankan army (Lead)


March 8th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 8 (IANS) Over 100 Tamil Tigers have been killed in fierce fighting with Sri Lankan forces since Friday and the rebels are now cornered in a less than 50 sq ... Read more...

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‘Over 100 Tiger rebels killed, Mullaitivu battles reach final phase’


March 8th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 8 (IANS) Fighting between the ground troops and the Tamil Tiger rebels has left over 100 guerrillas killed and scores wounded in the past couple of days with the battles ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan troops foil LTTE infiltration bid


March 5th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 5 (IANS) A major bid by the Tamil Tiger rebels to break into the forward defences of the troops along the north-eastern coastal belt was foiled by Sri Lankan troops ... Read more...

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Photos of Tamil Nadu politicians found in LTTE camps (Lead)


March 2nd, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops inching into Tamil Tiger territory have found photographs and videos showing politicians from Tamil Nadu in the company of guerrilla leaders, it was announced ... Read more...

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Photos of Tamil Nadu politicians found in LTTE hideouts


March 2nd, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military has found photographs and videos showing politicians from India's Tamil Nadu state in the company of Tamil Tiger leaders in the island's north, it ... Read more...

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10 civilians killed by suspected LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka (Lead)


February 22nd, 2009 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) At least 10 civilians including two children were killed and five wounded in a village in Sri Lanka's eastern Amparai district by a group of suspected Tamil Tiger ... Read more...

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Security forces nail LTTE’s rudimentary ‘air wing’: Sri Lanka


February 21st, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) Claiming that Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's plans to "showcase a stunt out of his sleeves Friday night in the Colombo skies" had ended in total failure, Sri ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka warns diplomats, media, NGOs to act ‘responsibly’


February 1st, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 1 (DPA) Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa warned ambassadors, news agencies and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to act "with responsibility" as security forces were set to defeat the Tamil ... Read more...

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Troops capture Black Tiger base, huge haul of arms made


February 1st, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 1 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops fighting their way into the Tamil Tiger rebel-held areas in the island's north have captured a "Black Tiger" camp complex along with a large haul ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka steps up attacks on LTTE after taking rebel headquarters


January 3rd, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka pressed ahead with its air and ground assaults against the Tamil Tiger rebels Saturday, a day after seizing control of the guerrillas' political hub Kilinochchi, defence ... Read more...

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56 Tamil Tigers, 10 soldiers killed in Sri Lanka (Second Lead)


December 22nd, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 56 rebels and 10 government soldiers were killed after troops operating on the outskirts of Tamil Tiger guerrillas' Kilinochchi stronghold launched a "massive offensive" Monday, military ... Read more...

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Troops capture fresh rebel-held territories in north: Sri Lanka


November 20th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) The Sri Lankan army has captured the forward defensive positions of the Tamil Tiger rebels in the island's north Thursday after fierce fighting, the defence ministry said. The ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka may ban Tamil Tigers soon: PM


November 19th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka has said the government may ban the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) even before the people ask for it.According to reports ... Read more...

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Week-long felicitation to mark Sri Lankan military victories


November 15th, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday announced a week-long felicitation to mark island-wide the victories of the security forces, who captured the last major naval bastion of Tamil Tiger rebels in ... Read more...

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Heavy fighting erupts in Sri Lanka’s north


November 7th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 7 (IANS) Heavy fighting broke out in Sri Lanka's north as Tamil Tigers gave fierce resistance to government troops trying to reach a highway that cuts across rebel territory, authorities ... Read more...

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LTTE suicide attack on two merchant vessels off Jaffna coast


October 22nd, 2008 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 22 (IANS) The Tamil Tiger rebels Wednesday morning attacked two merchant vessels of the Sri Lankan government off the Kankesanthurai harbour in northern Jaffna peninsula, defence officials here said."LTTE terrorists ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa’s brother to visit New Delhi on Tamils’ issue


October 21st, 2008 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama Tuesday informed parliament that presidential advisor Basil Rajapaksa would fly to New Delhi as the government's special envoy to brief the Indian ... Read more...

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LTTE blast in Colombo wounds 44 (Second Lead)


August 30th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 44 people, including four women and two children, were wounded in a terror blast carried out by the rebel Tamil Tigers in a busy commercial area ... Read more...

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Army-LTTE clashes leave 32 dead in Sri Lanka


August 12th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 12 (IANS) Fresh clashes between advancing Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tiger guerrillas have left at least 26 rebels and six soldiers dead and 47 wounded on both sides, military ... Read more...

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LTTE’s combat-logistic facility destroyed: Sri Lanka


June 15th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan military claimed Sunday that air force supersonic fighter jets have bombed and destroyed "a key combat-logistic facility" of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in ... Read more...

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21 killed, 60 injured in blast near Colombo (Third Lead)


June 6th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, June 6 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed and 60 injured Friday when a powerful bomb ripped through a packed public transport bus near the Sri Lankan capital ... Read more...

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Seven killed, over 60 wounded in Colombo train blast (Second Lead)


May 26th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, May 26 (IANS) At least seven civilians were killed and over 60 wounded Monday evening when a powerful bomb ripped through a crowded train coach at the edge of the Sri ... Read more...

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Over 60 killed in Lanka’s fierce fighting (Lead)


May 9th, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, May 9 (IANS) At least 63 people, including 33 Tamil Tiger rebels, were killed and over 50 wounded when Sri Lankan government troops launched a fresh offensive into the ... Read more...

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