Latest Kingdom of Kandy Stories

2006-04-25 21:13:23

COLOMBO (Reuters) - New explosions were heard from Tamil Tiger territory in Sri Lanka's east on Wednesday in what appeared to be more air strikes on the rebels, but a military spokesman had no information on the attacks.

2006-04-25 03:37:24

By Lindsay Beck COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers called on mediator Norway on Tuesday to pressure the government to accept its conditions for returning to peace talks and said Colombo was fomenting violence by backing paramilitary groups.

2006-04-22 00:28:03

By Peter Apps SERUNUWARA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Attacks by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels and ethnic riots are fuelling rising tension in Sri Lanka's multi-ethnic east, making peace talks more difficult than ever.

2006-04-20 23:49:48

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A claymore mine blast killed a guard and wounded a police officer in northeast Sri Lanka on Friday, in an attack the army blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels, the latest violence threatening the island's fragile truce.

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.

2006-03-01 02:08:17

By Peter Apps KARAKADAICHANI, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Residents of this thin strip of rebel territory look across to government-held land, just a few hundred meters away across a no-man's land of mined scrub and lagoons, and regard it with a mixture of envy and fear.

2006-02-27 01:11:45

By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - People have returned to the streets in Sri Lanka's multi-ethnic east after talks between the government and Tamil Tigers pulled the island back from the brink of war, but distrust remains.

2006-01-23 04:57:34

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels ambushed and killed three soldiers in Sri Lanka's restive east on Monday, as a Norwegian peace broker flew in to begin a last-ditch bid to avert a slide back into civil war.

2006-01-22 22:00:17

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels attacked a Sri Lankan army patrol in the island's restive east on Monday with a claymore fragmentation mine, killing three soldiers and wounding two as a new peace initiative was due to start.

2006-01-20 23:18:19

By Peter Apps SAMPOOR, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels will return to war unless progress is made soon in the island's deadlocked peace process, a senior rebel said just days ahead of a visit by Norwegian peace broker Erik Solheim.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.