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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

Troops killed in Sri Lanka blast

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 11:54

Tamil rebels kill at least 10 Sri Lankan soldiers in a roadside bomb attack in the north, the military say.
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Breakaway rebel will not disarm

Friday, July 20th 2007, 18:57

A breakaway Sri Lankan rebel leader says he has no plans to disarm his fighters in the east.
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Lanka president attacks 'cowards'

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 9:20

The Sri Lankan president blames the Tamil Tigers for the killing of the senior official in the east of the island.
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Murali captures 700th Test wicket

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 9:45
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Muttiah Muralitharan claims his 700th Test wicket as Sri Lanka seal an innings win over Bangladesh.
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'War victory party' in Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 14:14

The Sri Lankan government plans victory celebrations after troops seized the last Tamil Tiger base in the east.
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Tamil Tiger eastern base 'taken'

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 14:00

The Sri Lankan military say they have captured the last Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold in the east of the country.
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'Tamil rebel' arrested in Sydney

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 7:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian police detain a man on suspicion of fundraising for Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka beat B'desh

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 5:29
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka take just 30 minutes on day four of the first Test in Colombo to complete a crushing victory over Bangladesh.
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S Lanka rejects death probe claim

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 3:52

Sri Lanka rejects allegations that evidence relating to the killing of 17 aid workers last year was tampered with.
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Friday, June 22nd 2007, 15:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Media reports in Sri Lanka say that two men arrested in London have suspected links to the rebel Tamil Tigers.
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Sri Lanka troops 'kill 30 rebels'

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 18:47

About 30 Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed in overnight clashes in the east of Sri Lanka, the army says.
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Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 12:26

A popular pro-Tamil website accuses the Sri Lankan government of blocking access to it.
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Sri Lankan navy in 'Tiger clash'

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 18:56

The Sri Lankan navy attacks rebel Tamil Tiger boats off the island's northern coast, sinking five, officials say.
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Sri Lanka warned probe may fail

Friday, June 15th 2007, 9:13

A international panel set up to monitor a Sri Lankan probe into rights abuses warns it could end in failure.
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Sri Lanka accuses 'bullying' West

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 16:09

The international community is bullying Sri Lanka over human rights, the country's defence secretary says.
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Sri Lanka troops 'kill 30 Tigers'

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 9:05

The Sri Lankan military says at least 30 Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed in fierce fighting in the country's east.
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Court halts expulsion of Tamils

Friday, June 8th 2007, 15:35
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ordered an immediately halt to further eviction of minority Tamils from Colombo.
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Police evict Tamils from Colombo

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 10:41
related places: Colombo

Police in Sri Lanka force hundreds of minority Tamils out of the capital, citing security concerns.
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Fears for Sri Lanka human rights

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 16:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Campaigners at a hearing in Brussels fear Sri Lanka's human rights situation is fast deteriorating, reports the BBC's Priyath Liyanage.
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Blast derails train in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 8:45

Tamil rebels in eastern Sri Lanka are blamed for a landmine blast which derailed a train, injuring four people.
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'Casualties' in Sri Lanka clashes

Monday, June 4th 2007, 4:46

Both sides claim heavy casualties in fresh fighting between the Sri Lankan forces and Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Sri Lanka Red Cross staff killed

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 11:51
related places: Colombo

Two Sri Lankan Red Cross staff abducted from the capital Colombo have been killed, the aid group says.
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Casualties in Sri Lanka explosion

Monday, May 28th 2007, 16:13
related places: Colombo

A blast near the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, leaves six people dead - the government blames the Tamil Tigers.
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Tamil rebels launch naval attack

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 12:13

Tamil Tiger rebels say they have killed 35 sailors in an attack on a naval base in northern Sri Lanka.
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Cricket: S Lanka consolation win

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 20:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 115 runs in their third and final one-day international in Abu Dhabi.
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Cricket: Pakistan get series win

Sunday, May 20th 2007, 20:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Pakistan take an unassailable 2-0 lead over Sri Lanka in their three-match, ODI series after a 98-run win in Abu Dhabi.
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Sri Lanka clash kills '15 rebels'

Friday, May 18th 2007, 14:57

The Sri Lanka government says 15 Tamil Tiger rebels have been killed in clashes in the past 48 hours.
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Tamil 'rebels' held in Maldives

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 12:00
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Coastguards in the Maldives open fire on a boat carrying suspected Tamil Tiger rebels from Sri Lanka.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka coach quits

Monday, May 14th 2007, 6:42

Tom Moody resigns as Sri Lanka coach to take up a similar position with Western Australia.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka coach resigns

Monday, May 14th 2007, 6:42

Tom Moody resigns as Sri Lanka coach to take up a similar position with Western Australia.
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Sri Lanka truce 'needs reviewing'

Monday, May 7th 2007, 13:29

Sri Lanka's government says a 2002 ceasefire with Tamil Tiger rebels needs to be re-examined.
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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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