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2006-08-22 07:23:40

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Bomb squad officers defused explosives strapped to a vegetable-laden pushbike at a market in Sri Lanka's capital on Tuesday, hours after officials in the U.S. said they had arrested suspected rebel arms procurers in a surface-to-air missile sting.

2006-08-22 04:18:36

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Bomb squad officers defused explosives strapped to a vegetable-laden pushbike at a market in Sri Lanka's capital on Tuesday, just hours after officials in the U.S. said they had arrested suspected rebel arms procurers.

2006-08-22 02:13:29

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Bomb squad officers defused explosives strapped to a vegetable-laden pushbike at a market in Sri Lanka's capital on Tuesday, just hours after U.S. officials said they had arrested suspected rebel arms procurers.

2006-08-21 21:46:29

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Thousands of hungry Sri Lankan Tamils, trapped by a new bout of war between the Tamil Tigers and the military, desperately waited on Tuesday for aid to be shipped north, as suspected rebel arms procurers were arrested in the United States. U.S.

2006-08-21 08:35:52

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's foreign ceasefire monitoring mission will temporarily withdraw to the capital, it said on Monday, as aid staff and officials loaded a first ship headed for the besieged northern Jaffna peninsula.

2006-08-21 06:37:17

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan officials and aid staff on Monday loaded the first supply ship to the besieged north after weeks of fighting between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels.

2006-08-21 01:38:39

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - The shops are nearly empty, electricity is available for an hour a day and only a few telephone lines work in the besieged Sri Lankan town of Jaffna.

2006-08-19 03:12:29

By Jonathan Lyons, Asia Security Correspondent CO

2006-08-18 06:54:37

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan jets hit the Tamil Tiger front line on Friday as fighting raged on the northern Jaffna peninsula, cut off by the rebels, and residents with foreign passports begged their embassies to get them out.

2006-08-18 01:27:34

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka sent additional troops to the northern front lines in its fight with Tamil Tiger guerrillas, as some aid workers pulled back on Friday to escape ever closer artillery fire.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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