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2006-05-05 07:26:18

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's navy and air force hit rebel Tamil Tiger targets on land and sea in the island's northwest on Friday, officials said, further straining a battered 2002 ceasefire and possibly putting peace talks further out of reach.

2006-05-05 04:45:45

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's navy and air force sank two Tamil Tiger rebel boats in battle on Friday, officials said, further straining a battered 2002 ceasefire and possibly putting peace talks further out of reach.

2006-05-04 13:22:25

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's army said it killed seven suspected Tamil Tigers after an attack on a checkpoint on Thursday, while the rebels raised new objections to a government plan aimed at ending the deadlock over peace talks.

2006-05-03 07:21:04

By Joe Ariyaratnam JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - People stayed off the streets in Sri Lanka's north on Wednesday after gunmen killed two in an attack on a Tamil newspaper, prompting calls by journalists for greater protection.

2006-05-03 03:51:18

By Joe Ariyaratnam JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - People stayed off the streets in Sri Lanka's north on Wednesday after gunmen killed two in an attack on a Tamil newspaper, prompting calls by journalists for greater protection.

2006-04-21 03:41:41

By Lindsay Beck COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sinhalese civilians attacked a Tamil village in Sri Lanka's northeast on Friday after a mine attack blamed on the Tamil Tigers killed a policeman.

2006-04-16 23:18:13

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed four Sri Lankan soldiers in a claymore fragmentation mine ambush on Monday, an army source said, as violence on the island continued to worsen.

2006-04-03 00:16:16

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - A breakaway faction of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers vowed on Monday to shoot dead supporters of the mainstream rebel group unless they return thousands of homes and businesses appropriated from Muslims in the 1990s.

2006-03-17 15:05:09

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. court ordered the government on Friday to release a Sri Lankan who has been imprisoned for five years after he tried to enter America seeking asylum from alleged torture in his home country.

2006-02-17 00:24:57

By Peter Apps JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Normality is returning to northern Sri Lanka after the region went to the brink of war in January, residents say, but coming talks between government and Tamil Tiger rebels in Geneva will decide if the peace will last.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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