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2006-01-17 08:55:17

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tigers launched several attacks on Sri Lankan troops on Tuesday while Nordic truce monitors said they were suspending operations in the east because of security fears.

2006-01-12 06:52:38

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed 8 sailors in a fragmentation mine ambush on a main supply route in the island's north on Thursday, the Navy said, amid growing fears of a return to civil war.

2006-01-11 10:22:50

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Unidentified men kidnapped two Sri Lankans working for a Danish mine clearing charity in the north on Wednesday, the charity said, while the army said it had foiled an ambush amid rising fears of a return to war.

2006-01-10 19:55:02

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - If Sri Lanka's two-decade-old civil war flares again, as many fear it will, Tamil Tiger rebels are likely to launch an assault on northern Jaffna as well as hit-and-run guerrilla attacks on supply lines, analysts say.

2006-01-08 06:33:30

By Peter Apps JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Speeding along the rough roads of the Sri Lankan army-held Jaffna peninsula, guarded by armored vehicles front and back, convoys transporting troops near Tamil rebel-held areas take no chances.

2006-01-08 00:44:17

By Peter Apps JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Speeding along the rough roads of the Sri Lankan army-held Jaffna peninsula, guarded by armored vehicles front and back, convoys transporting troops near Tamil rebel-held areas take no chances.

2005-12-29 22:45:36

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels fired at police in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north before dawn on Friday, the military said, as Norway's top peace envoy planned to visit the island amid surging fears of a return to civil war.

2005-12-28 08:20:00

By Simon Gardner POLIKANDY EAST, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Watching a fish auction in Sri Lanka's tsunami-battered North, closely watched by troops, ex-London disc jockey Mahendrakumar Visvanathapillai is sick of what he sees as the military occupation of his homeland.

2005-12-28 00:38:57

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Troops searched for Tamil Tiger rebels and claymore mines in military-held areas in Sri Lanka's north and east on Wednesday as the toll from a deadly ambush that raised fears of a return to civil war rose to 12.

2005-12-27 23:40:26

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Troops searched for Tamil Tiger rebels and claymore mines in military-held areas in Sri Lanka's north and east on Wednesday as the toll from a deadly ambush that raised fears of a return to civil war rose to 12.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.