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2005-08-27 20:42:38

By Simon Gardner JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Displaced four times by Sri Lanka's two-decade civil war with the Tamil Tigers, 22-year-old Nirmalashanthi Vijayakanth is ecstatic to finally settle into the first home she can call her own.

2005-08-20 20:27:39

By Simon Gardner JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Buildings lie in ruins, signs warn of landmines, people watch heavily-armed army patrols with suspicion: the scars of war have yet to heal in Sri Lanka's ravaged north and fears it will re-ignite are palpable.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.