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News: Sri Lanka

We have started to collect the most important news related to Sri Lanka in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Sri Lanka: news

Rebels die in Sri Lanka navy raid

Saturday, May 5th 2007, 10:14

A number of Tamil Tiger rebels are killed in a naval confrontation off the north-eastern coast.
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Sri Lankans in human rights award

Friday, May 4th 2007, 10:48

Two Sri Lankan teachers win international awards for their work in highlighting human rights abuses.
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Colombo airport in night closure

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 15:18

Officials at Sri Lanka's only international airport announce that it will close at night time following rebel air strikes.
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UK warns of 'Tamil Tiger fraud'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British government warns of widespread fraud scams, which it says could be funding terrorist acts in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka troops 'kill 13 rebels'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 8:26

The Sri Lankan military says it has killed 13 Tamil Tiger rebels in clashes in the north in the past 48 hours.
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Sri Lankan team is stranded in UK

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 11:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Sri Lanka's World Cup team is stranded in London after airline suspends flights in wake of Tamil Tiger air raids.
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Australia holds 'Tamil Tiger' duo

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 5:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Two men are detained in Australia, accused of fundraising for Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Airlines cancel Sri Lanka flights

Monday, April 30th 2007, 17:56
related places: Colombo

Three airlines cancel or change flights to Sri Lanka after rebels carried out an air raid around Colombo.
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Sri Lanka rebels in new air raid

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 16:25
related places: Colombo

Tamil Tiger rebels stage an air raid on Sri Lanka's capital as large crowds gathered for cricket's World Cup final.
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Live - Australia v Sri Lanka

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 22:39
related countries: Barbados Barbados

Australia beat Sri Lanka in the World Cup final in Barbados.
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Gilchrist stars in Aussie Cup win

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 22:32

Adam Gilchrist hits a brilliant century as Australia win their fourth World Cup amid farcical scenes in Barbados.
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Air raid scare spooks Sri Lanka

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 21:07

Sri Lanka cuts power to the capital and shuts its airport, fearing an airborne attack by the Tamil Tigers.
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Top 'US Tamil Tiger' is arrested

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 17:19
related countries: United States United States

A senior member of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers rebel group is arrested in the US for 'terror' activities, officials say.
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Cricket: Australia 'not afraid'

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 6:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Ricky Ponting says Australia have no fear of Sri Lanka in Saturday's World Cup final.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka into cup final

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 21:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Mahela Jayawardene's century leads Sri Lanka through to the World Cup final as they beat New Zealand by 81 runs.
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Live - New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 16:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Stephen Fleming falls in the second over as New Zealand chase a formidable 290 against Sri Lanka in the semi-final.
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Tamil Tigers in deadly air attack

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 15:37

Tamil Tiger rebels kill six soldiers in their second-ever aerial assault, on an air base in northern Sri Lanka.
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Lanka aid killings probe 'flawed'

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 17:07

A Sri Lankan police investigation into the killing of 17 aid workers is seriously flawed, legal experts say.
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Sri Lanka's president meets Pope

Friday, April 20th 2007, 8:23
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse is to meet Pope Benedict in the Italian capital, Rome.
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Cricket: Poor Ireland thumped

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 15:40
related countries: Grenada Grenada, Ireland Ireland

Ireland's World Cup comes to a sorry end as Sri Lanka beat them by eight wickets with 40 overs to spare in Grenada.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka beat Kiwis

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 21:16
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scott Styris' century is not enough for New Zealand as Sri Lanka inflict the Kiwis' first defeat of this World Cup.
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'Many dead' in Sri Lanka clashes

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 7:35

Sri Lankan troops and Tamil rebels both say they have inflicted heavy casualties on each other in the north.
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Road crash kills 17 in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 5:55

At least 17 people are killed after a passenger bus collides into a truck carrying beer bottles in Sri Lanka.
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Seven die in Sri Lanka bus attack

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 6:08

A roadside bomb hits a bus in northern Sri Lanka killing seven and injuring 26, security officials say.
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Cricket: England pipped by Sri L

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 21:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A seventh-wicket stand of 87 between Ravi Bopara and Paul Nixon almost snatches victory but England fall two runs short against Sri Lanka.
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Tamil Tigers' sea HQ 'destroyed'

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 11:51

The Sri Lankan air force says it has destroyed the headquarters of Tamil Tiger rebels' sea force.
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Tamil Tigers 'never backed truce'

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 7:59

A breakaway Sri Lankan rebel leader says the Tamil Tigers were never serious about the 2002 ceasefire.
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Sri Lanka army 'kills 23 rebels'

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 8:28

The Sri Lankan army says it has captured four Tamil Tiger bases and killed 23 rebels in the east of the island.
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Sri Lanka blast 'kills civilians'

Monday, April 2nd 2007, 14:50

The Sri Lankan government accuses Tamil Tiger rebels of bombing a civilian bus and killing at least 16 people.
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Cricket: Third defeat for Windies

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 21:34

Hosts West Indies are thrashed by Sri Lanka as their World Cup ambitions suffer a major blow.
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Many deaths in Sri Lanka fighting

Friday, March 30th 2007, 12:33
related places: Batticaloa

Eight civilians and five soldiers are reported killed in the latest violence in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka clash 'kills 15 rebels'

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 3:30

Sri Lankan navy troops sink three Tamil Tiger boats, killing at least 15 rebels, the military says.
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Cricket: S Africa beat Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 21:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Lasith Malinga takes four wickets in four balls but Sri Lanka lose by one wicket to South Africa.
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Troops 'capture' Tamil rebel base

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 11:12

Sri Lankan troops drive Tamil Tiger rebels from a major base in the east of the island, the army says.
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'Suicide attack' on S Lanka army

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 11:26

Sri Lanka's military says eight die in a suicide attack, a day after the Tamil Tiger rebels' first air raid.
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Sri Lankan rebels launch air raid

Monday, March 26th 2007, 15:06
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers carry out their first aerial attack, bombing a military base by the main international airport.
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'Gun battle' at Colombo airport

Sunday, March 25th 2007, 20:06
related places: Colombo

The international airport in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo is under attack by Tamil Tiger rebels, reports say.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka trounce India

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 21:32
related countries: India India, Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

India are facing elimination from the World Cup after losing by 69 runs to Sri Lanka in Trinidad.
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India v Sri Lanka as it happened

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 17:23
related countries: India India, Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

India are facing the prospect of going out of the World Cup after being thrashed by Sri Lanka in Trinidad.
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Major battle in north-west Lanka

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 17:10

Hundreds of troops move into Tamil Tiger-controlled territory in north-west Sri Lanka, the rebels say.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka through

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 21:11
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Sri Lanka trounce Bangladesh by 198 runs under the D/L method in Group B in Trinidad.
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