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2006-07-31 00:09:31

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's four-year ceasefire is now void and the island's two-decade civil war is back on, a top Tamil Tiger rebel told Reuters on Monday as the guerrillas and the military entered a sixth straight day of fighting. S.

2006-07-30 22:34:55

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's four-year ceasefire is now void and the island's two-decade civil war is back on, a top Tamil Tiger rebel told Reuters on Monday as the guerillas and the military entered a sixth straight day of fighting. S.

2006-07-29 08:38:50

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan air force jets killed seven Tamil Tiger fighters and injured many more in a fourth day of aerial bombings on Saturday in a bid to wrest control of a reservoir in the restive east, the rebels said.

2006-07-29 05:28:20

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan air force jets killed seven Tamil Tiger fighters and injured many more in a fourth day of aerial bombings on Saturday in a bid to wrest control of a reservoir in the restive east, the rebels said.

2006-07-14 05:50:10

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said on Friday they killed 22 soldiers in a firefight in potentially the worst military clash since a 2002 truce, but the army said the number of fatalities would be far lower.

2006-07-14 03:26:12

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's navy rained mortar shells on Tamil rebel positions in the island's restive east on Friday, after suspected snipers killed one sailor and injured another as sporadic attacks raise fears of renewed war.

2006-06-22 07:29:29

By Simon Gardner TALAIMANNAR, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Maduraweeran Kantharajah was so desperate to flee conflict between Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels he sold his furniture and wife's jewelry to pay smugglers to sail his family to India.

2006-05-02 00:19:30

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said they were being shelled on Tuesday morning by government forces near the northeastern port of Trincomalee, but the army denied taking any action.

2006-05-01 00:23:07

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's navy said it came under attack from the Tamil Tiger rebels early on Monday and five sailors were wounded in an exchange of fire off the northeastern coast. "They have opened fire and attacked our Dvora," said navy spokesman D.K.P.

2006-04-28 02:00:54

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's military halted air strikes on Tamil Tiger rebel targets for a second day on Friday, as aid workers assessed the number of people displaced by government attacks and suspected rebel violence continued.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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