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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

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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Cricket World Cup Live - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 13:10
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

Sanath Jayasuriya gives Sri Lanka an excellent start in the key Group B game against Bangladesh.
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Heavy fighting in east Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 10:49

At least 12 people are killed in fighting between troops and rebels in eastern Sri Lanka, the military says.
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UN warns of Sri Lanka food crisis

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 16:49

The UN's World Food Programme warns that it is running out of money to feed displaced people in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka sinks 'Tigers vessels'

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 11:21

Sri Lanka's navy says it has sunk two cargo vessels believed to be carrying weapons for the Tamil Tigers.
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Sri Lankans to be sent to Nauru

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 9:46
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Australia is to send a group of 83 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru.
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Fighting closes Sri Lanka schools

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 16:31

Fighting in Sri Lanka's east closes more than 100 schools, with some now housing displaced people, officials say.
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New clashes in eastern Sri Lanka

Sunday, March 11th 2007, 18:50

Sri Lanka's defence ministry says soldiers have recovered the bodies of 14 Tamil Tigers after a battle in the east.
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Thousands flee Sri Lanka clashes

Sunday, March 11th 2007, 7:57

Thousands are fleeing villages in eastern Sri Lanka amid fighting between Tamil Tigers and government forces.
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Civilians flee Sri Lanka fighting

Saturday, March 10th 2007, 6:17

Thousands abandon their homes as fighting between Tamil Tigers and the army worsens in eastern Sri Lanka.
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Tamil Tiger bases 'are captured'

Friday, March 9th 2007, 9:52

Sri Lanka's military says it has overrun four Tamil Tiger bases in the north-east after three days of fighting.
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Thousands flee Sri Lanka fighting

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 18:01

Thousands of civilians flee heavy fighting between troops and Tamil Tiger rebels in eastern Sri Lanka.
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Police held over S Lanka kidnaps

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 14:42

A top Sri Lankan policeman says police and troops have been arrested over civilian abductions.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka beat Scotland

Monday, March 5th 2007, 21:08
related countries: Barbados Barbados, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland battle hard but suffer defeat by a wide margin in their World Cup warm-up match against Sri Lanka in Barbados.
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Sea clashes off Sri Lanka coast

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 11:34

Sri Lanka's navy says it has sunk a vessel smuggling arms and killed at least 15 rebels in a separate sea battle.
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Diplomats hurt in S Lanka attack

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 14:35
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The ambassadors of Italy and the US are slightly injured as they are caught up in a mortar attack in Sri Lanka.
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Australia reassures Sri Lankans

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 6:22

Australia says a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers will not be repatriated if they face persecution back home.
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Tamil Nadu CM in Tiger warning

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 19:50
related countries: India India

The chief minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu warns people not to have links with Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebels.
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