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Sri Lanka to free 1,200 former rebels


September 19th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka will free 1,200 more rehabilitated former Tamil Tiger guerrillas by September-end, Xinhua reported Monday.This would take to 17,000 the number of former members of ... 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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No LTTE infiltration into India


August 4th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) There has been no infiltration into India of Tamil Tiger guerrillas since the Sri Lankan military crushed them in May, parliament was told Tuesday. Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Europe gets it wrong on Sri Lanka: N. Ram


June 2nd, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) An Indian newspaper editor has faulted European countries for their reaction to the Sri Lankan army's defeat of Tamil Tiger guerrillas, saying they have been wrong to equate ... 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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LTTE ends armed struggle; questions remain about Prabhakaran (Nightlead)


May 17th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas announced dramatically Sunday they were calling off their quarter-century long armed struggle citing the deaths of thousands of civilians as speculation gripped the ... Read more...

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LTTE ’silences’ guns, says war has reached ‘bitter end’ (Second Lead)


May 17th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas Sunday dramatically announced that they were silencing their guns, ending a dragging armed struggle for a Tamil state that has killed thousands since ... Read more...

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LTTE decides to end its bloody armed struggle (Lead)


May 17th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas announced Sunday that they had decided to "silence" their guns amid intense rumours that their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was dead. In a statement posted ... Read more...

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LTTE asks Ravi Shankar to facilitate ceasefire


May 5th, 2009 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi May 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka's beleaguered Tamil Tiger guerrillas Monday urged Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to facilitate a ceasefire in the island nation. The appeal was made in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka ends combat operations


April 27th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government Monday said it was ending its combat operations against Tamil Tiger guerrillas. An official statement said the security forces would end the use of heavy ... 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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31 Tamil Tigers killed, LTTE positions smashed: Sri Lanka


March 19th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) At least 31 Tamil Tiger guerrillas were killed and many more reported wounded during fresh clashes with troops in Sri Lanka's north-eastern Mullaitivu district, the defence ministry said ... Read more...

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19 civilians killed, 75 wounded in LTTE firing


February 10th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 10 (IANS) At least 19 civilians were killed and 75 wounded when Tamil Tiger guerrillas fired at hundreds of civilians fleeing Sri Lanka's war zone, the defence ministry said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Students return to Bihar from Tamil Nadu


February 5th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 5 (IANS) Hundreds of students from Bihar studying in Tamil Nadu have returned home fearing violence in the wake of Sri Lanka's military offensive against the Tamil Tigers. Many of ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka, LTTE to stop fighting


February 5th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday voiced "deep concern" over the situation in Sri Lanka and called upon both Colombo and the Tamil Tigers to end their hostilities.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Tamil man recounts tales of horror in Sri Lanka war


February 5th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Tamil civilians trying to flee Sri Lanka's war were blown up and some bled to death on the streets due to shelling by the military, an elderly ... 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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120 Tigers, 25 soldiers die in Sri Lanka


December 16th, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 16 (IANS) At least 120 Tamil Tiger guerrillas and 25 soldiers were killed and over 400 wounded on both sides in heavy fighting Tuesday between the advancing troops and the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan army seizes strategic LTTE stronghold


November 13th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 13 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Army announced Thursday that it had captured a strategically important coastal village along the western coast from Tamil Tiger guerrillas after overcoming fierce resistance.The army ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers in guise of beggars in Sri Lanka?


November 7th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 7 (IANS) Tamil Tiger guerrillas, facing a military onslaught in Sri Lanka's north, have let loose suicide bombers in the guise of beggars and pregnant women in Colombo, a media ... Read more...

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High Court wants fresh board to hear Nalini’s plea


September 24th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Madras High Court Wednesday ordered the constitution of a fresh advisory board to hear the demand of convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case who are seeking ... Read more...

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65 killed in Sri Lanka fighting: Military


September 22nd, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 22 (IANS) At least 58 Tamil Tiger guerrillas and seven soldiers were killed and some 40 wounded in heavy fighting in the island's north, military officials said Monday.The Media Centre ... Read more...

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27 LTTE guerrillas killed in Sri Lanka


September 21st, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 21 (Xinhua) At least 27 Tamil Tiger guerrillas were killed in fighting in northern Sri Lanka Saturday, military officials said Sunday.Government troops killed nine rebels each in Vavuniya, Kilinochchi and ... 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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49 LTTE fighters killed by Sri Lankan military: army


August 11th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 49 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed when confronted by advancing government troops in Sri Lanka's Wanni battlefront, the military claimed Monday. A soldier was also killed ... Read more...

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18 killed, 45 wounded in Sri Lanka fighting


August 8th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 8 (IANS) At least 15 Tamil Tiger guerrillas and three government soldiers were killed and 45 wounded Thursday in fierce clashes in Sri Lanka's north, the defence ministry said Friday. ... Read more...

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Eight LTTE rebels killed in Sri Lanka


July 31st, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) At least eight Tamil Tiger guerrillas have been killed and 19 injured in an offensive by government troops in northern Sri Lanka, the defence ministry said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka conducts air raid on LTTE training camp


July 30th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Air Force carried out an air raid on a suspected training facility of the Tamil Tiger guerrillas in the rebel-held Wanni region early Wednesday, the ... Read more...

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LTTE offers 10-day truce, Sri Lanka rejects it (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Tamil Tiger guerrillas have offered a 10-day truce from July 26 to Aug 4 to coincide with a South Asian summit here, but Colombo has rejected it after ... Read more...

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LTTE offers unilateral truce for SAARC summit


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) The Tamil Tiger guerrillas Monday night offered unilateral truce to the Sri Lankan government between July 26 and Aug 4, as a goodwill gesture for the upcoming SAARC ... Read more...

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15 Tigers die, army seizes fresh rebel territory (Lead)


July 20th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) At least 15 Tamil Tiger guerrillas were killed and several wounded as government troops seized Sunday a rebel base in Sri Lanka's north-western Mannar district after 20 long ... Read more...

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32 killed in Sri Lanka clashes: military


July 13th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 13 (IANS) At least 30 Tamil Tiger guerrillas and two soldiers have been killed and 33 wounded on both sides during clashes in the northern theatre of battle in Sri ... Read more...

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Jets pound suspected LTTE base amid fighting


July 8th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 8 (IANS) Amid reports of sporadic clashes between the advancing government troops and Tamil Tiger guerrillas, Sri Lanka's air force bombed a suspected rebel training base Tuesday, officials said. "The ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka warns of imminent major rebel attack


July 7th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Colombo, July 7 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government Monday warned the public to be vigilant against a possible major attack by Tamil Tiger guerrillas "in the next two days". Media Minister Lakshman ... Read more...

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