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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.