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2011-08-02 21:01:29

Residents of Sri Lanka who were internally displaced during the civil conflict that occurred in their country from 1983 to 2009 have a higher prevalence of war-related mental health conditions that include depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Armed conflicts may result in displacement of persons seeking refuge in neighboring countries or secure areas of their own country (internal...

2008-09-29 00:00:19

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI Rameswaram (TN) [Tamil Nadu], 28 September [Sunday]: A fisherman was killed and three others injured in firing allegedly by Sri Lankan naval men who surrounded about 40 boats near Katchatheevu around midnight on Saturday night. About 400 boats were fishing in the area, officials said, adding that the other boats managed to escape the firing. The deceased fisherman Murugan (32) was a native of Madurai. Three others who were fishing with him...

2006-09-04 02:50:29

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's military has taken control of the northeastern area of Sampur from Tiger rebels after days of fighting to secure the southern lip of strategic Trincomalee harbour, a military official said on Monday. The fall comes after days of fierce artillery battles between the foes for control of the area, from which the rebels had been able to shell a major naval base and disrupt a maritime supply route to government-held Jaffna peninsula to the north. "Sampur...

2006-09-02 12:44:37

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's navy said on Saturday it sank 12 Tamil Tiger craft in a pre-dawn naval battle off the island's northern tip, killing dozens of guerrillas including suicide fighters, but the rebels dismissed the claim. The clash at sea near the besieged army-held Jaffna peninsula comes amid five weeks of intense fighting after four years of ceasefire, and as the army seeks to wrest control of rebel territory near a strategic port in the island's...

2006-09-02 01:56:23

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's navy sank 12 Tamil Tiger craft overnight in a naval battle off the island's northern tip and dozens of rebels, including suicide fighters, are believed to have been killed, the military said on Saturday. The clash at sea near the besieged army-held Jaffna peninsula comes amid five weeks of intense fighting after four years of ceasefire, and as the army seeks to wrest control of rebel territory near a strategic port in the island's...

2006-09-01 22:04:08

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's navy sank 12 Tamil Tiger craft overnight in a fierce naval battle off the island's northern tip, the military said on Saturday, adding it believed it had killed dozens of rebel fighters. The clash at sea near the besieged army-held Jaffna peninsula comes amid a five-week-old bout of renewed civil war after four years of ceasefire, and as the army seeks to wrest control of rebel territory near a strategic port in the island's...

2006-09-01 12:25:00

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's army mounted an offensive to capture rebel-held territory south of the strategic northeastern harbour of Trincomalee on Friday, officials said, and a naval battle broke out off the island's northern tip. The army is trying to take the Tamil Tiger-held town of Sampur, from where the rebels are in artillery range of a major naval base and able to disrupt a key maritime supply route to the besieged army-held northern Jaffna peninsula. "We are...

2006-08-28 13:44:53

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said at least 20 civilians were killed and 26 wounded in air force raids on Monday in the island's east, as the army launched a new push into Tiger territory. The military said it had raided identified rebel targets south of the strategic port of Trincomalee 145 miles northeast of the capital, Colombo. It said 8 soldiers were killed and 28 wounded during fighting to take rebel-held villages. "They are continually shelling...

2006-08-28 05:53:55

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's army launched a new push into Tamil Tiger rebel territory in the east on Monday, while in the besieged north an air force transport plane ferried in munitions and took out the dead. At least four soldiers were killed in Monday's fighting. Hundreds have been killed in violence this month, the worst fighting since a 2002 truce, but so far the front lines have barely moved. But the government says it wants the Liberation Tigers of Tamil...

2006-08-28 03:53:23

By Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi ABOARD SRI LANKA AIR FORCE ANTONOV- (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's air force flew munitions to the island's besieged north on Monday and flew out dead troops in white body bags, as fresh fighting flared in the east. Officials said two soldiers were killed and 12 others injured when a patrol was attacked by Tamil Tiger rebels near a camp in the restive northeastern district of Trincomalee -- the second such clash in as many days. Hundreds of people have been...


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  • Boughs or branches.
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