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2005-12-27 11:02:50

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Fuelling fears of a return to civil war, suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed 11 soldiers in the island's far north on Tuesday in the second mine attack in less than a week, the military said.

2005-12-27 07:02:18

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Fuelling fears of a return to civil war, suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed 10 soldiers in the island's far north on Tuesday in the second mine attack in less than a week, the military said.

2005-12-26 02:15:00

By Peter Apps PASIKUDAH, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - A year after the tsunami swept away his house, building materials for fisherman R. Alagodurai's new home have finally arrived. But he fears escalating violence could reignite Sri Lanka's two-decade civil war and he might never live there.

2005-12-08 02:00:53

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Ethnic tension between Sri Lanka's minority Tamil and Muslim communities is rising in the island's east after a November grenade attack on a mosque killed seven and as observers fear the island's 2002 truce is falling apart.

2005-12-06 08:13:36

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels killed seven Sri Lankan soldiers in a mine blast on Tuesday, the second such attack in three days, the government said, sparking fears of a return to a civil war that has killed tens of thousands.

2005-12-06 03:57:13

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil rebels killed seven Sri Lankan soldiers in a claymore mine blast on Tuesday, the second such attack in three days, sparking fears of a return to a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people.

2005-12-04 04:26:33

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Six soldiers were killed in a claymore fragmentation mine attack by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka's war-torn north on Sunday, the military said -- the deadliest in a spate of attacks since a 2002 ceasefire.

2005-12-02 06:07:20

By Joe Ariyaratnam JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Protesters burned barricades and blocked major roads in Sri Lanka's government-held Jaffna peninsula on Friday as part of a general strike over the killing of two Tamil men.

2005-11-21 04:31:48

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Hopes for lasting peace in Sri Lanka have dimmed after the Tamil Tigers ruined the chances of the presidential candidate seen most likely to clinch a deal, analysts say, fearing rising violence could spiral into war.

2005-08-30 07:10:18

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.


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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.