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2011-01-20 15:17:00

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ChildFund is assisting children and families in Sri Lanka following flash floods resulting from ongoing heavy rains. More than 1 million people have been affected, and, at the peak of the floods, more than 360,000 evacuated from their homes.

2010-11-18 09:43:00

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, Nov.

2010-01-13 06:41:00

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, January 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This time of year is a period for reflection for many people around the world.

2008-08-30 09:00:49

Text of report by Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law and Order website on 30 August The Japanese government has extended further support for humanitarian de-mining activities in Sri Lanka and has provided a grant assistance of 1.6m dollars (approximately 170m rupees) to FSD (Swiss Foundation for Mine Action) and DDG (Danish De-mining Group) to accelerate de-mining activities in the conflict-affected areas, particularly Jaffna, Batticaloa and Trincomalee, so that the...

2006-09-04 02:50:29

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's military has taken control of the northeastern area of Sampur from Tiger rebels after days of fighting to secure the southern lip of strategic Trincomalee harbour, a military official said on Monday.

2006-09-01 12:25:00

Sri Lanka's army mounted an offensive to capture rebel-held territory south of the strategic northeastern harbour of Trincomalee on Friday, officials said, and a naval battle broke out off the island's northern tip.

2006-08-31 07:50:08

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - The United Nations threatened overnight to suspend aid operations in Sri Lanka after international truce monitors accused government troops of executing aid workers.

2006-08-31 01:25:22

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - The United Nations threatened overnight to suspend aid operations in Sri Lanka after truce monitors accused the security forces of executing aid workers.

2006-08-30 22:43:25

By Simon Gardner COLOMBO (Reuters) - The United Nations threatened overnight to suspend aid operations in Sri Lanka after truce monitors accused the security forces of executing aid workers.

2006-08-29 07:58:12

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops battled Tamil Tiger rebels on Tuesday in a new offensive, jeopardizing the evacuation of foreign nationals from the besieged north of the island and threatening an escalation of the conflict.


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