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2011-02-16 13:39:36

A top official said Wednesday that Sri Lanka is planning its first ever census of elephants as the animals increasingly come into conflict with villagers. Government wildlife director Chandrawansa Pathiraja said a head count would start in August to better aid the planning of conservation and minimize clashes between elephants and humans. "We will carry out the census within a 48-hour period," Pathiraja told AFP. "We expect dry weather at this time." He said a meeting of enumerators would...

2010-11-18 09:43:00

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sri Lanka's new pounds Sterling 226 million deep sea port at Magampura harbor, Hambantota, on the south coast of the island has today been officially opened with the ceremonial docking of the first vessel to use the port facilities. In a ceremony presided over by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as part of the week-long festivities surrounding his official inauguration for his second term in office, a traditional sailing yacht,...

2010-08-27 14:50:00

Despite Military Defeat, the LTTE's International Network Remains "Intact" COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has advocated greater international cooperation on maritime security to combat the threat posed by global terrorists like the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) whose financial, logistical and supply chain networks operate with impunity on the high seas because of lax enforcement and outmoded legal systems....

2010-01-14 11:25:00

Op-ed Details Sri Lanka's Arduous Struggle and Positive Steps Toward Reconciliation WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an opinion piece recently published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa lauded his country's unfettered commitment to winning a 25-year war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a militant group seen as one of the world's most violent terrorist organizations. In How Sri Lanka defeated terrorism, President...

2009-06-26 13:20:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands died in the fighting, and many more thousands fled in search of peace. Now, hundreds of thousands survive in refugee camps not far from the places they once called home. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090210/DC68397LOGO) After 26 years of bitter civil war in Sri Lanka, this island nation's militarized minority, the Tamil Tigers, laid down their weapons. This transition has opened the door for the Good...

2009-06-19 08:43:00

BALTIMORE, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief (LWR) announced today a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support its emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka. The grant will fund half of LWR's response with local partners to supply food and water, establish community kitchens, and provide hygiene supplies, and educational and other services to children. By providing for the immediate needs of internally displaced persons...

2009-05-12 07:20:00

New account of the history of conflict provides an indispensable resource WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is one of the world's most intractable contemporary armed struggles. The internationally banned LTTE is considered the prototype of modern terrorism, having introduced suicide bombing and becoming the first terrorist organization to acquire an air force. "The Separatist Conflict in...

2009-04-23 10:18:00

BALTIMORE, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of people displaced by fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Armed conflict in Sri Lanka continues to escalate as government forces intensify operations to seize land under the control of the LTTE. The conflict has taken a heavy toll on the civilian population of northern Sri Lanka with more than 300,000...

2008-08-04 18:01:03

By Joshua Norman COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Almost exactly eight months before Hurricane Katrina, Sri Lankans faced one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. About 30,000 Sri Lankans perished when a tsunami created by an undersea earthquake crashed ashore on Dec. 26, 2004. Tens of thousands more were injured or lost property. Yet today, nearly all say they have recovered from the trauma of the disaster. The answer to their recovery lies in their community, most say, specifically their...


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