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163 civilians die at Sri Lanka’s relief camps


July 17th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 17 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government Friday said 163 people have died between May 15 and July 14 at the relief camps in the country's north. The health ministry has rejected ... Read more...

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Police told to protect belongings of Sri Lankan war-displaced


May 10th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 10 (IANS) The Sri Lankan police have been ordered to protect the belongings of thousands of war-displaced civilians who escaped fighting between the troops and Tamil Tigers in the island's ... Read more...

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5,000 civilians flee Sri Lanka’s war-zone: Military (Lead)


April 20th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 20 (IANS) Over 5,000 civilians Monday fled Sri Lanka's northern war-zone and entered the government-held areas as troops continued to advance towards the last stronghold of the Tamil Tigers as ... Read more...

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19 LTTE rebels killed as troops capture fresh areas: Military


April 1st, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 1 (IANS) At least 19 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed Wednesday when the troops forcing their way into the last LTTE strongholds captured fresh territories from the rebels in the ... Read more...

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45 killed as Sri Lankan military battles LTTE (Lead)


March 30th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 30 (IANS) At least 44 Tamil Tiger guerrillas and a naval sailor were killed and four LTTE boats were destroyed Monday when the Sri Lankan troops fought fierce battles with ... Read more...

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27 killed in sea clash with LTTE: Sri Lankan military


March 30th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 30 (IANS) At least 26 Tamil Tiger guerrillas and a Sri Lankan Navy sailor were killed, and four rebel boats were destroyed in a clash off the coast of Mullaitivu ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa to discuss political situation with parties


March 24th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited all Tamil and Muslim political parties, including the pro-LTTE Tamil National Alliance (TNA), for an interaction this week on the prevailing ... Read more...

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29 Tamil Tigers killed: Sri Lanka


March 17th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 17 (IANS) At least 29 Tamil Tigers were killed and scores were wounded when fierce clashes broke out between the advancing troops and the rebels in the island's north, military ... Read more...

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Rebels attack ship in Sri Lanka


March 9th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 9 (Xinhua) Tamil Tiger rebels Monday fired mortar shells at a ship carrying essential commodities for civilians in Sri Lanka's Mullaitivu district, the military said. Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara said ... Read more...

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Indian medical team in Sri Lanka next week


March 6th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 6 (IANS) India will send a medical team to Sri Lanka next week to provide emergency care to civilians displaced by the fighting between security forces and Tamil Tiger rebels ... 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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Japan to send its special peace envoy to Sri Lanka


January 20th, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's single largest donor, Japan is sending its special peace envoy to Colombo to "encourage a political solution to the ethnic conflict" in the country, at a ... Read more...

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UN food convoy for war displaced people enters LTTE-held areas


October 2nd, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 2 (IANS) A 50-truck UN food convoy for civilians, displaced due to the escalation of clashes between the advancing government troops and the Tamil Tiger rebels, has entered the rebel-held ... Read more...

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Two Indian radar technicians wounded in LTTE attack


September 9th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) Two Indian radar technicians were wounded when Tamil Tiger rebels launched a major pre-dawn assault "coordinated with artillery fire and an air raid" on a key military base ... Read more...

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LTTE attacks air force base, rebel aircraft destroyed


September 9th, 2008 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) Light-wing aircraft of the Tamil Tiger rebels have carried out a pre-dawn air raid Tuesday targeting the Sri Lankan Air Force base in northern Vavuniya district, and the ... Read more...

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LTTE heavy weapon deployment, boats bombed: Sri Lanka Air Force


July 18th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka Air Force Friday claimed that its supersonic fighter jets have carried out two consecutive early morning air raids targeting suspected heavy weapon deployment and logistic boats ... Read more...

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20 killed in fresh clashes in Sri Lanka


July 6th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 6 (IANS) At least 19 Tamil Tigers and a government soldier were killed Saturday as Sri Lankan troops in the northern Vavuniya and northwestern Mannar defences fought sporadic gun battles ... Read more...

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26 killed in Sri Lanka’s fresh fighting


June 24th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) Twenty-one Tamil Tiger guerrrillas and five security personnel were killed while over 40 wounded in fresh fighting in Sri Lanka's northeast, official sources said Tuesday. The Media Centre ... Read more...

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12 killed, 23 injured in Sri Lanka suicide blast (Lead)


June 16th, 2008 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, June 16 (IANS) At least 12 policemen were killed and 23 others injured when a motorcycle borne Tamil Tiger rebel blew himself up opposite the office of the senior ... Read more...

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36 killed in clashes between LTTE, Sri Lanka Army


June 9th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) At least 28 Tamil Tigers and eight soldiers were killed and over 60 injured in fierce clashes in Sri Lanka's northern Wanni region, the defence ministry said Monday. ... Read more...

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LTTE refutes government claims of destroying arms boats


April 20th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, April 20 (IANS) The Tamil Tiger rebels Sunday disputed Sri Lankan Air Force claims that it has bombed and destroyed three arms boats of the Sea Tigers south of Mullaitivu in ... Read more...

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Lankan security forces kill 75 LTTE militants


March 30th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, Mar 30 (ANI): At least 75 militants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were killed in fierce battles, as Sri Lankan Air Force fighter planes on Sunday attacked ... Read more...

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