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Sri Lanka
  Last Updated: May 19, 2007 - 1:28:39 PM

Sri Lanka
Seven rebels killed in Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 18 - At least seven Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in separate clashes with government troops in Sri Lanka, military officials said Friday.
May 18, 2007 - 2:33:47 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka claims boat transporting LTTE arms destroyed
Colombo, May 17 - A fishing boat transporting weapons and explosives for Tamil rebels has been destroyed off Maldives and at least four people have been arrested, the Sri Lankan government said Thursday.
May 17, 2007 - 5:19:15 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka calls for review of truce pact
Colombo, May 7 - The Sri Lankan government said Monday its truce agreement with Tamil Tiger rebels signed in February 2002 needs to be reviewed in the light of over 10,000 violations since its implementation.
May 7, 2007 - 6:19:37 PM

Sri Lanka
Three cops killed in Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 6 - At least three cops of the Special Task Force - were killed due to a mine explosion in eastern Sri Lanka Sunday, official sources said.
May 6, 2007 - 5:55:24 PM

Sri Lanka
Rajapakse favours smaller unit for devolution
Colombo, May 2 - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has said that a smaller unit of devolution would be the key to resolving the island's separatist armed conflict.
May 2, 2007 - 8:01:35 PM

Sri Lanka
Fighting escalates in Sri Lanka, 16 killed
Colombo, May 2 - At least 16 people including two civilians and a paramilitary guard were killed in sporadic clashes in the north and eastern parts of the country where fighting has escalated, military officials said Wednesday.
May 2, 2007 - 6:38:44 PM

Sri Lanka
SLFP ready to be 'flexible' over power sharing: Sri Lankan minister
New Delhi, May 2 - A Sri Lankan minister overseeing the preparation of a power sharing formula to end the ethnic conflict says the ruling party will be 'flexible' over its devolution proposal that has not enthused the minorities.
May 2, 2007 - 11:08:10 AM

Sri Lanka
LTTE dismantles seized Jordanian ship
Dubai, May 1 - A company whose ship was hijacked by Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers late last year says the vessel is gone for good - the guerrillas have ripped it apart besides stealing its cargo of 14,000 tonnes of Indian rice.
May 1, 2007 - 6:25:30 PM

Sri Lanka
12 killed in escalated fighting in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 30 - At least 12 people were killed in northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka as fighting escalated between government troops and Tamil rebels, military officials said Monday.
Apr 30, 2007 - 5:54:00 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Air Force bombs rebel targets
Colombo, April 29 - Sri Lankan Air Force jets attacked several identified targets of the Tamil Tigers, hours after rebel aircraft dropped bombs on the outskirts of the capital Colombo Sunday.
Apr 29, 2007 - 10:15:57 AM

Sri Lanka
Rebel aircraft drop bombs near Colombo
Colombo, April 29 - Suspected rebel Tamil aircraft dropped two bombs on the outskirts of the capital Colombo Sunday morning, triggering panic in the city as the military activated its air defence system and fired at the intruders.
Apr 29, 2007 - 9:18:50 AM

Sri Lanka
LTTE suffers a major blow in Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, April 28 - A mysterious vessel drifting in the sea, quick thinking by the Coast Guard, police doggedness, political will - all these have merged to make Tamil Nadu allege for the first time that Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers killed five fishermen from the state.
Apr 28, 2007 - 1:39:05 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan air force bombs LTTE post
Colombo, April 26 - Air force fighter bombers have bombed a Tamil Tiger position in northern Sri Lanka, defence officials said here Thursday.
Apr 26, 2007 - 12:35:17 PM

Sri Lanka
21 rebels killed in Sri Lanka's north
Colombo, April 25 - Twenty-one Tamil Tigers were killed Wednesday in Sri Lanka's northern Mannar district during clashes between government troops and the rebels, defence officials said.
Apr 25, 2007 - 10:01:51 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankans seek divine help before World Cup final
Colombo, April 25 - Several multi-religious ceremonies will be organised here Friday, in the presence of many sports personalities, to wish the Sri Lankan cricket team for their World Cup final in the West Indies Saturday.
Apr 25, 2007 - 5:33:55 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka vows to destroy rebel air capability
Colombo, April 25 - The Sri Lankan government Wednesday vowed to destroy the Tamil Tigers' air capability after a pre-dawn air attack by the rebels that killed at least six soldiers in the northern Jaffna peninsula.
Apr 25, 2007 - 3:13:06 PM

Sri Lanka
LTTE claim air attack on military base in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 24 - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - claim to have used light aircraft to bomb a Sri Lankan military air base in the north of the country early Tuesday, inflicting heavy damages and casualties.
Apr 24, 2007 - 10:00:18 AM

Sri Lanka
Norwegian ambassador cancels visit to LTTE rebels
Colombo, April 23 - The Norwegian Ambassador in Sri Lanka has cancelled his scheduled visit to the Tamil Tiger territory in the north, government officials said Monday.
Apr 23, 2007 - 2:28:26 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka bombs rebel's air defence position
Colombo, April 19 - The Sri Lankan Air Force here Thursday said that an anti-aircraft weapon position of the rebel Tamil Tigers was destroyed in air raids carried out in the island's Northern Province.
Apr 19, 2007 - 6:28:43 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan air force bombs suspected rebel targets
Colombo, April 18 - The Sri Lankan air force Wednesday bombed suspected Tamil rebel targets in the northern part of the country for the second successive day as they stepped up attacks on the rebels after the traditional new year, military officials said.
Apr 18, 2007 - 8:15:32 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka to probe human rights violations
Colombo, April 18 - Sri Lanka has appointed a ministerial panel to probe growing accusations of human rights violations in the country, defence spokesman and Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said Wednesday.
Apr 18, 2007 - 6:34:44 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Air Force pounds Tamil Tiger training base
Colombo, April 17 - The Sri Lanka Air Force carried out air raids against a Tamil Tigers training base north of the island Tuesday, said the military.
Apr 17, 2007 - 11:24:49 PM

Sri Lanka
Four civilians killed in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 14 - Four civilians were killed by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka's eastern district of Batticaloa, police said Saturday.
Apr 14, 2007 - 1:43:05 PM

Sri Lanka
21 killed in fighting in northern Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 11 - At least 20 rebels and a government soldier were killed in fighting in northern Sri Lanka Wednesday, a day after rebels attacked the forward defence lines of the security forces, closing down a key highway into rebel-controlled areas, a military spokesman said.
Apr 11, 2007 - 7:45:03 PM

Sri Lanka
LTTE only an irritant: Indian air chief
New Delhi, April 9 - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas are not a threat to India even though they posses an air wing but only an irritant, the new Indian Air Force - chief said Monday.
Apr 9, 2007 - 6:48:26 PM

Sri Lanka
Seven killed, 26 injured in Sri Lanka blast
Colombo, April 7 - Seven people were killed and 26 were injured in a Claymore mine attack against a civilian bus in northern Sri Lanka Saturday morning, said the military.
Apr 7, 2007 - 3:37:30 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil rebels clash at sea
Colombo, April 6 - The Sri Lankan Navy Friday said it had destroyed a Tamil Tiger rebel sea wing suicide boat off the north western coast while the navy's gun boats chased four other boats.
Apr 6, 2007 - 3:30:48 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka urges Amnesty to halt campaign
Colombo, April 5 - The Sri Lanka government Thursday urged the London-based human rights watchdog Amnesty International to halt a campaign coinciding with the cricket World Cup calling on Sri Lanka to stop human rights abuses, the foreign ministry said.
Apr 5, 2007 - 11:01:15 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan rebel navy headquarters destroyed, says military
Colombo, April 4 - The Sri Lankan air force Wednesday destroyed the headquarters of the Tamil rebel Sea Tigers on the north-eastern coast, a military spokesman said.
Apr 4, 2007 - 9:34:55 PM

Sri Lanka
Five cops suspended over Sri Lanka blast
Colombo, April 4 - At least five policemen have been suspended over a bus bomb blast in Sri Lanka that killed 16 people, officials said Wednesday.
Apr 4, 2007 - 3:13:29 PM

Sri Lanka
23 rebels killed in Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 3 - At least 23 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed by Sri Lanka security forces in a fresh fighting in the island's east during the last 24 hours, the defence authorities claimed Tuesday.
Apr 3, 2007 - 4:48:44 PM

Sri Lanka
No differences with India over LTTE: Sri Lanka
New Delhi, April 2 - Sri Lanka Tuesday announced that a devolution package for Tamil speaking areas would be announced in the next eight weeks to move towards a negotiated settlement of the ethnic conflict.
Apr 2, 2007 - 8:23:45 PM

Sri Lanka
Bomb blast in Sri Lanka, 15 civilians killed
Colombo, April 2 - About 15 civilians were killed and over 18 injured as suspected Tamil Tigers blew off a private bus Monday in Sri Lanka's east, defence officials said.
Apr 2, 2007 - 5:16:09 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Air Force bombs LTTE positions
Colombo, April 1 - More air raids were carried out Sunday on identified Tamil Tiger positions in Northern and Eastern provinces of the country, the Sri Lankan Air Force said.
Apr 1, 2007 - 4:30:33 PM

Sri Lanka
EPRLF seeks merger of Sri Lanka's northeast
Colombo, March 30 - A Sri Lankan Tamil political party has called for re-merger of the northern and eastern provinces to create a larger Tamil-majority unit as part of steps to end the island's ethnic conflict.
Mar 30, 2007 - 9:51:09 AM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan navy sinks 3 rebels boats, kills over 20 rebels
Colombo, March 29 - The Sri Lankan navy said Thursday that over 20 rebels were killed Wednesday night as the navy sank three boats of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - in the island's north-eastern coast.
Mar 29, 2007 - 10:10:05 PM

Sri Lanka
Ammunition found, India ups coastal security
Chennai, March 29 - Ammunition that may have been meant for Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas have been discovered hidden in coconut groves in hamlets on the Tamil Nadu coast, officials said Thursday.
Mar 29, 2007 - 1:13:42 PM

Sri Lanka
India concerned over escalating violence in Sri Lanka
New Delhi, March 28 - Pressing for a negotiated solution to the ethnic conflict, India Wednesday expressed its concern over rising violence in Sri Lanka but stopped short of condemning the spectacular air strike by Tamil Tiger guerrillas on a military airfield in the island's capital.
Mar 28, 2007 - 8:28:29 PM

Sri Lanka
India does not condemn LTTE air strike
New Delhi, March 28 - India Wednesday voiced concern over rising violence in Sri Lanka but stopped short of condemning the spectacular air strike by Tamil Tiger guerrillas on a military airfield in the island's capital.
Mar 28, 2007 - 8:19:12 PM

Sri Lanka
On to Tamil Eelam: From bicycle to aircraft
Way back in 1983, Velupillai Prabhakaran, on the alert, rode a bicycle through Jaffna to oversee a spot near the university his colleagues had picked to ambush Sri Lankan troops. Few people knew him then, and fewer had heard of the Tamil Tigers. A quarter century later, the same man, now a legend, has made history by using Tamil ingenuity to transform two light aircraft into stealthy bombers to target the air base of his enemy right in the heart of Sri Lanka.
Mar 27, 2007 - 7:03:23 PM

Sri Lanka
Suicide bombing kills six in Sri Lanka
Colombo, March 27 - At least six people, including four civilians, were killed in a suicide attack by suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - rebels in eastern Sri Lanka Tuesday morning.
Mar 27, 2007 - 11:13:21 AM

Sri Lanka
Rebel-raided Colombo airport to be normal soon: official
Colombo, March 26 - The Sri Lankan government Monday said that the country's only international airport will be back to normal very soon after being affected in an air raid carried out by suspected Tamil Tigers rebels on a major air force base next to it.
Mar 26, 2007 - 10:28:47 PM

Sri Lanka
Tamil rebels kill three in Colombo air strike
Colombo, March 26 - Tamil rebels for the first time used aircraft to attack a Sri Lankan Air Force base adjoining Colombo's international airport, killing three airmen and injuring 17 others, military officials said Monday.
Mar 26, 2007 - 7:25:52 PM

Sri Lanka
Three killed in Colombo airbase air strike
Colombo, March 26 - Tamil rebels for the first time used aircraft to attack a Sri Lankan Air Force base adjoining Colombo's international airport, killing three airmen and injuring 17 others, military officials said Monday.
Mar 26, 2007 - 12:10:27 PM

Sri Lanka
India concerned over LTTE air attack in Sri Lanka
New Delhi, March 26 - India views with serious concern the air attack on Sri Lanka's only international airport by the Tamil Tigers, a giant leap for an insurgent group that has again proved its unlimited resilience even amid severe adversities. It is the first time a rebel outfit in the world has carried out an aerial attack without external support.
Mar 26, 2007 - 11:52:16 AM

Sri Lanka
LTTE air attack at Colombo airport
Colombo, March 26 - Tamil rebels for the first time used light aircraft to attack a Sri Lankan Air Force base adjoining Colombo's international airport, military officials said Monday. The rebel assault killed at least two airmen and wounded 17 others as the airport suspended operations temporarily.
Mar 26, 2007 - 8:11:42 AM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan army, LTTE clash, 44 killed
Colombo, March 24 - At least 44 people including soldiers, Tamil Tiger rebels and civilians have been killed in clashes in Sri Lanka's trouble-torn north and east since Friday, defence officials here said Saturday.
Mar 24, 2007 - 10:28:09 PM

Sri Lanka
Fighting continues, death toll rises to 33 in Sri Lanka
Colombo, March 24 - Fighting continued between government troops and Tamil rebels in north-west Sri Lanka as the two-day death toll climbed to 33 with the deaths of nine more soldiers, a military spokesman said Saturday.
Mar 24, 2007 - 10:18:33 PM

Sri Lanka
Court frees journalist from Sri Lankan police
Colombo, March 22 - A journalist detained by the police for four months on allegations of maintaining links with Tamil rebels was freed Thursday after a court ruled there was no evidence, court officials said.
Mar 22, 2007 - 2:27:37 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka devolution package may be ready in 60 days: minister
New Delhi, March 22 - A senior Sri Lankan minister tasked with preparing a credible power sharing formula with the consent of all major parties wants the exercise to be completed over the next 60 days.
Mar 22, 2007 - 10:48:19 AM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka devolution package may be ready in 60 days: minister
New Delhi, March 22 - A senior Sri Lankan minister tasked with preparing a credible power sharing formula with the consent of all major parties wants the exercise to be completed over the next 60 days.
Mar 22, 2007 - 10:05:48 AM

Sri Lanka
Rebels, Army clash kills 21 in Sri Lanka
Colombo, March 21 - Fighting between army troops and Tamil rebels killed 21 dead and more than 80 injured, including civilians, in the north and eastern parts of Sri Lanka, military officials said Wednesday.
Mar 21, 2007 - 9:13:45 PM

Sri Lanka
Twelve killed in Lanka clashes
Colombo, March 21 - At least four soldiers and eight Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in a clash in Sri Lanka's troubled eastern Batticaloa district early Wednesday.
Mar 21, 2007 - 11:15:59 AM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan navy destroys LTTE ship
Colombo, March 18 - Sri Lanka's navy destroyed suspected Tamil Tiger ship off the country's eastern coast Sunday, officials said.
Mar 18, 2007 - 2:09:48 PM

Sri Lanka
After hard talk in US, Sri Lanka foreign minister visits India
New Delhi, March 18 - Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama begins Monday his second visit to India in two months, after making it clear in the US that the world must shed 'semantics' while backing Colombo's bid to end the ethnic conflict.
Mar 18, 2007 - 10:07:10 AM

Sri Lanka
Four Sri Lankan soldiers killed in clash with rebels
Colombo, March 16 - At least four soldiers were killed and 12 sustained injuries in Sri Lanka's northern district of Vavuniya in a fight with Tamil Tiger rebels, defence officials said Friday.
Mar 16, 2007 - 10:49:48 PM

Sri Lanka
Navy not targeting Indian fishermen: Sri Lanka
Colombo, March 11 - Sri Lanka Sunday denied that its navy was targeting Indian fishermen, saying the media reports could be 'instigated' by Tamil Tiger rebels with 'vested interests' and offered to cooperate with New Delhi to probe the allegations.
Mar 11, 2007 - 7:02:10 PM

Sri Lanka
Husband dead, Tamil woman wants to return to Sri Lanka
New Delhi, March 11 - A Sri Lankan Tamil woman who sailed to India in search of a new life is now pining to return home, unable to bear the drowning of her husband when he tried to swim to Tamil Nadu's coast to seek help for their ailing daughter after a boatman dumped them on a remote sand dune.
Mar 11, 2007 - 12:01:31 PM

Sri Lanka
Eight bodies found in Sri Lanka's wild life park
Colombo, March 10 - Eight bodies, including those of four Army personnel, were found Saturday in Sri Lanka's Wilpattu Wild Life Sanctuary, said the military.
Mar 10, 2007 - 4:25:05 PM

Sri Lanka
US backs Sri Lanka's action against terrorism
Colombo, March 10 - A top US official says Washington will fully back Sri Lanka's battle against terrorism but said the island's separatist conflict needs to be resolved politically, the Daily News reported Saturday.
Mar 10, 2007 - 12:40:11 PM

Sri Lanka
Abducted Sri Lankan academic alive
New Delhi, March 10 - A top Sri Lankan academic who dramatically went missing from the heart of Colombo when he was a university head remains untraced but is believed to be alive, Tamil sources say.
Mar 10, 2007 - 9:11:27 AM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan refugee flow to India nearing 18,000-mark
New Delhi, March 9 - The number of Sri Lankan Tamils fleeing to India is picking up again after a relative lull and is set to cross the 18,000-mark amid fears of renewed fighting in the island nation.
Mar 9, 2007 - 9:56:00 AM

Sri Lanka
Indian fishermen seek safety against Sri Lankans
New Delhi, March 5 - A grouping of Indian fishermen has urged the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard to protect them from attacks by the Sri Lankan Navy which they say have left 400 people dead or wounded in the last two years.
Mar 5, 2007 - 10:15:03 AM

Sri Lanka
More Sri Lankan refugees move to south India
Colombo, March 3 - Sri Lankan Tamils affected by the conflict in the north and east moving to the neighbouring south India is on the increase, Sri Lankan Naval authorities said Saturday.
Mar 3, 2007 - 6:29:06 PM

Sri Lanka
Karunanidhi urged to help settle Sri Lankan crisis
New Delhi, March 2 - Sri Lanka's top moderate Tamil leader and a strong critic of the Tamil Tigers Friday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and pressed him to advocate devolution of powers to the island's provinces on the lines of Indian states so as to end the ethnic conflict.
Mar 2, 2007 - 1:50:12 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Air Force bombs rebel camp
Colombo, March 1 - The Sri Lankan Air Force bombed a Tamil rebel training camp in the north of the country Thursday, amid reports of a recent rebel military build up in the area involving intensified training, amassing of arms and ammunition and conscription of local teenagers.
Mar 1, 2007 - 8:41:47 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan navy destroys Tamil rebel boat, killing 15
Colombo, Feb 28 - The Sri Lanka Navy destroyed two Tamil rebel boats off the north-eastern coast, killing at least 15 rebels, a military spokesman said Wednesday.
Feb 28, 2007 - 1:28:01 PM

Sri Lanka
US envoy escapes LTTE attack on diplomats
Colombo/New Delhi, Feb 27 - US ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert Blake Tuesday narrowly escaped a Tamil Tiger attack when the military tried to show Western diplomats a part of the island's east captured from the rebels. Indian diplomats were invited to the tour but they politely declined.
Feb 27, 2007 - 7:31:47 PM

Sri Lanka
US envoy in Sri Lanka survives LTTE attack
Colombo/New Delhi, Feb 27 - US ambassador Robert Blake Tuesday escaped a Tamil Tiger artillery attack when the Sri Lankan military tried to show Western diplomats a part of the island's east seized from the rebels. Indian diplomats were also invited to the tour but they politely turned it down.
Feb 27, 2007 - 5:17:52 PM

Sri Lanka
India concerned over LTTE explosives smuggling
New Delhi, Feb 27 - Massive smuggling of explosive material from India to Sri Lanka by the Tamil Tigers has raised serious concerns here, with one official warning the problem may be bigger than previously thought of.
Feb 27, 2007 - 8:44:36 AM

Sri Lanka
The LTTE cannot be defeated militarily, US tells Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Feb 25 - Describing the situation in Sri Lanka as 'serious', the US envoy to the island nation has warned against attempts to underestimate the Tamil Tigers and asserted that they cannot be defeated militarily.
Feb 25, 2007 - 10:11:07 AM

Sri Lanka
Norway reiterates support to Sri Lanka peace process
Colombo, Feb 22 - The Norwegian government Thursday expressed willingness to continue to support Sri Lanka's peace process amidst calls by a Marxist party and a group of Buddhist monks to abrogate the five-year-old Cease Fire Agreement - with Tamil rebels.
Feb 22, 2007 - 5:07:39 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan air force bombs rebel positions in north
Colombo, Feb 16 - Sri Lankan air force raided Tamil Tiger positions in the northern Jaffna peninsula Friday.
Feb 16, 2007 - 5:18:36 PM

Sri Lanka
Three ministers sacked by Sri Lanka president
Colombo, Feb 9 - Three Sri Lanka ministers were stripped of their positions Friday evening amid allegations that they were working against President Mahinda Rajapakse.
Feb 9, 2007 - 11:16:25 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka and China to 'stand by each other' in 2007
Colombo, Feb 9 - Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka has said that Sri Lanka is China's friend and the two countries 'will always stand by each other.'
Feb 9, 2007 - 6:04:02 PM

Sri Lanka
Rajapakse vows to do justice to Tamils
Colombo, Feb 4 - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse said Sunday that the ultimate goal of the present military action against Tamil Tigers was to do justice for the Tamil minority.
Feb 4, 2007 - 2:05:13 PM

Sri Lanka
Rajapakse renews talks invitation to Tamil rebels
Colombo, Feb 3 - Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse Saturday renewed his invitation to the Tamil rebels to return to the negotiating table in a bid to end the country's two-decade-old ethnic conflict.
Feb 3, 2007 - 10:44:33 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan minister seeks greater Indian role in conflict
New Delhi, Feb 2 - A Sri Lankan Tamil minister is here urging India to play a greater role to help his country resolve the ethnic crisis.
Feb 2, 2007 - 11:44:22 AM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka recruits more soldiers
Colombo, Jan 31 - The Sri Lankan military said Wednesday it has had very encouraging response to its latest recruitment drive to take more soldiers to fight against Tamil Tiger rebels.
Jan 31, 2007 - 10:40:45 PM

Sri Lanka
Blast kills nine in eastern Sri Lanka
Colombo, Jan 31 - Five policemen, three soldiers and a civilian were killed Wednesday when suspected Tamil rebels set off a claymore mine against a bus carrying security personnel on leave, police said.
Jan 31, 2007 - 3:57:04 PM

Sri Lanka
War material seizure signal LTTE bracing for guerrilla war
New Delhi, Jan 30 - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers may be preparing for a sustained guerrilla war if the growing seizures of war materials in India are any indication, say official sources.
Jan 30, 2007 - 8:42:28 AM

Sri Lanka
US asks Sri Lanka to share power with Tamils
Colombo, Jan 29 - The US Monday asked Sri Lanka to weave a power-sharing formula to talk to the Tamil Tigers in a bid to end the dragging ethnic conflict, saying there could be no military solution.
Jan 29, 2007 - 6:30:55 PM

Sri Lanka
Suspected rebel attack on Colombo port averted
Colombo, Jan 27 - A major search operation was mounted around Colombo harbour after a possible attempt by suspected Tamil rebels to attack the port was averted, military officials said Saturday.
Jan 27, 2007 - 12:15:31 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan leaders head to India amid war, frustration
New Delhi, Jan 26 - Sri Lankan leaders from the government and the opposition are heading to India at a time when there is intense frustration here and in other countries over the failure to bring peace to the island.
Jan 26, 2007 - 7:35:42 AM

Sri Lanka
Adele may be LTTE's new international spokesperson
New Delhi, Jan 21 - The Australian-born Adele Balasingham, wife of the late Tamil Tigers ideologue Anton Balasingham, is likely to be the new international spokesperson for the group, informed sources say.
Jan 21, 2007 - 10:13:46 AM

Sri Lanka
War-weary Tamils flee in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Jan 19 - Thousands living in and around a hospital in northeastern Sri Lanka have started fleeing the area in fear of government troops recapturing the rebel region, reports said Friday.
Jan 19, 2007 - 3:52:22 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's abduction industry has top academic in its grip
New Delhi, Jan 18 - The distraught family of Sri Lanka's most high profile kidnap victim is begging the authorities to accept his resignation as vice-chancellor of a university, the key demand of abductors who seized him from under the very nose of the government over a month ago.
Jan 18, 2007 - 8:49:16 AM

Sri Lanka
Six civilians killed in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Jan 17 - At least six civilians, including a woman, were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Sri Lanka's northern town of Vavuniya, police said Wednesday.
Jan 17, 2007 - 11:41:19 AM

Sri Lanka
Tamil leader seeks Indian delegation for Sri Lanka
Colombo, Jan 17 - A leading Tamil politician has urged the Indian and Tamil Nadu governments to send an all-party delegation to Sri Lanka 'to directly see what is happening in this country'.
Jan 17, 2007 - 10:15:52 AM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Air Force bombs key rebel target
Colombo, Jan 16 - Sri Lankan Air Force conducted an air strike early Tuesday at a strategic target of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - in the east, the military said.
Jan 16, 2007 - 2:19:22 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka for defence pact with India, says envoy
New Delhi, Jan 16 - Despite India's polite 'no', Sri Lanka is still for a defence agreement with India. But Colombo's envoy here points out: 'It takes two to tango.'
Jan 16, 2007 - 11:47:55 AM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka military takes more rebel camps in east
Colombo, Jan 14 - Sri Lankan military has seized more camps of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - in the island's troubled eastern province as rebel mortar fire killed four soldiers, defence officials said Sunday.
Jan 14, 2007 - 11:05:27 AM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka peace talks now a mirage, India feels
New Delhi, Jan 12 - Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is back from Sri Lanka with one clear understanding: peace talks between the Tamil Tigers and Colombo are highly unlikely in the near future.
Jan 12, 2007 - 9:11:46 AM

Sri Lanka
Tamil Nadu to beef up coastal security against weapon smuggling
New Delhi, Jan 10 - Amid raging violence in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu is setting up 12 Marine Police stations as part of heightened coastal security to check smuggling of weapons and explosives to the island nation.
Jan 10, 2007 - 8:39:28 AM

Sri Lanka
Misery, epidemic go hand in hand in troubled Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Jan 9 - A widow at 20, she trekked through forests nine-month pregnant, gave birth to a daughter in a refugee shelter and almost got drowned with her baby. There is no end to misery in Sri Lanka's blood-soaked northeast, now enveloped by an epidemic that Tamils are calling a second tsunami.
Jan 9, 2007 - 8:42:39 AM

Sri Lanka
Indian foreign minister to fly to turbulent Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Jan 7 - External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee travels to Sri Lanka Tuesday amid burgeoning violence that has begun to trigger calls from Tamils for India's intervention in the unending ethnic conflict.
Jan 7, 2007 - 10:20:53 AM

Sri Lanka
Amid violence, food from India reaches Jaffna
New Delhi/Colombo, Jan 5 - A total of 3,500 tonnes of food bought in India have arrived in Sri Lanka's scarcity-hit Jaffna peninsula, and a minister said Friday that more shipments were expected in the coming weeks.
Jan 5, 2007 - 1:22:04 PM

Sri Lanka
10 killed in Sri Lanka violence
Colombo, Jan 1 - The new year dawned with a fresh wave of violence in Sri Lanka, claiming the lives of 10 people in the northern and eastern parts of the island, a military official said Monday.
Jan 1, 2007 - 9:13:22 PM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka president open to talks with rebels
Colombo, Dec 31 - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse said Sunday his government was committed to keep the process of negotiations with the Tamil Tiger rebels open in order to solve the ethnic separatist conflict.
Dec 31, 2006 - 10:52:08 PM

Sri Lanka
It's time for India to act on Sri Lanka, says Tamil party
New Delhi, Dec 30 - Sri Lanka's main Tamil political party, which is aligned with the Tamil Tigers, is asking India to take the initiative to resurrect the island's battered peace process, saying the world is bound to back such a move.
Dec 30, 2006 - 8:59:22 AM

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