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Cricket: Australia dominate Test

Friday, November 16th 2007, 7:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Centuries from Phil Jaques and Michael Hussey take Australia to 329-3 in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
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Live - Australia v Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 23:24

Day three of the second Test is in progress in Hobart.
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US to freeze Tamil charity assets

Thursday, November 15th 2007, 18:01
related countries: United States United States

The US government is to freeze the assets of a Tamil charity with links to Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka abuse 'rampant' in Gulf

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 7:20

Gulf states are failing to curb serious abuses of Sri Lankans working as maids, Human Rights Watch says.
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Cricket: Aussies beat S Lanka

Monday, November 12th 2007, 6:23
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Brett Lee takes four wickets as Australia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs in the first Test in Brisbane.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka set for defeat

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 7:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Sri Lanka are bowled out for 211 and then reach 80-2 following on in the first Test against Australia
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Fresh clashes in north Sri Lanka

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 6:50
related places: Vavuniya

The Sri Lankan military says it has killed 17 Tamil Tigers in the northern district of Vavuniya.
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Cricket: Aussies dominate Test

Friday, November 9th 2007, 7:31

Australia hit 551-4 before declaring and reducing Sri Lanka to 31-2 at stumps on day two of the first Test.
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Sri Lanka in false UK visa report

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK refuses to confirm reports that Sri Lanka helped a former Tamil rebel enter the UK on a fake passport.
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Aussies thrive on Jaques century

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 7:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Phil Jaques hits a maiden Test hundred as Australia reach 242-3 at stumps against Sri Lanka.
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Aussies thrive on Jaques century

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 7:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Phil Jaques hits a maiden Test hundred as Australia reach 242-3 on day one against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
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Heavy fighting in Sri Lanka north

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 16:35

Dozens of Sri Lankan soldiers and Tamil rebels are killed or wounded in fighting in the north, the two sides say.
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Tamil Tigers bury political chief

Monday, November 5th 2007, 15:53

Tamil Tiger rebels bury one of their top leaders after he was killed by the Sri Lankan military.
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Tamil rebels vow to strike back

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 0:21

The Tamil Tigers vow revenge after the man thought to be their number two dies in a Sri Lankan air force raid.
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Inquiry into Haiti UN sex claims

Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 8:33
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Sri Lanka promises to investigate allegations that 108 of its UN peacekeepers in Haiti paid for sex.
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S Lanka troops 'abused Haitians'

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 22:15
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The UN sends home 108 of 950 Sri Lankan peacekeepers in Haiti, accusing them of sexual abuse.
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Senior Tamil Tiger leader killed

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 16:39

Sri Lanka's military kills one of the Tamil Tiger rebels' most senior leaders, SP Thamilselvan, in an air raid.
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Clashes 'kill many' in Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 17:57

Sri Lankan troops and Tamil rebels say they have inflicted heavy casualties on each other in the north.
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Australia name squad for new era

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 7:37
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Australia name Phil Jaques, Shaun Tait and Brad Hogg in a 13-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
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Sri Lanka 'drops war censorship'

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 15:26

Sri Lanka's government says it will lift measures to restrict reporting of the civil war, just hours after news of the censorship emerged.
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'Eight Lankan planes' destroyed

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 11:00

Sri Lanka's prime minister admits that a Tamil Tiger attack on an air force base caused far more damage than previously acknowledged.
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Probe into Lanka air base attack

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 12:40

The Sri Lankan military opens an investigation into how a Tamil Tiger suicide squad infiltrated an air force base.
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Rebels attack Sri Lanka air base

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 10:44

Tamil Tigers launch an air and ground attack that leaves nine Sri Lankan military and 20 rebels dead, the government says.
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Sri Lanka troops hunt park rebels

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 6:39

Sri Lankan troops scour a national park for Tamil Tiger rebels who attacked an army outpost there two days ago.
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Sri Lanka troops killed in south

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 9:15

Sri Lanka's military says six soldiers have been killed in a rare clash with Tamil Tiger rebels in the south-east.
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Sri Lankan rights advisers quit

Monday, October 15th 2007, 11:45

Four members of a Sri Lankan government panel resign in protest at the military's human rights record.
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UN concern over Sri Lanka rights

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 9:59

UN human rights chief Louise Arbour criticises Sri Lanka's record as the country returns to the throes of civil war.
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Cricket: England seal series win

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Colombo

Alastair Cook hits 80 to follow a fine England bowling display as the tourists clinch victory in Colombo and a first series win in Sri Lanka.
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Cricket: England beat S Lanka

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 18:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England win a tense, low-scoring match against Sri Lanka to take a 2-1 lead in the one-day series.
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Sri Lanka 'sinks last Tiger boat'

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 15:00

Sri Lanka's navy says it has sunk the last seaworthy Tamil Tiger ship, killing at least 12 people.
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SL v England: Second ODI as it happened

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 16:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Owais Shah top scores with 82 as England beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs to level the one-day series at 1-1.
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Cricket: England level series

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Owais Shah hits 82 as England beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs to level their one-day series.
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Cricket: England defeated

Monday, October 1st 2007, 15:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dambulla

England go 1-0 down in their five-match one-day series with Sri Lanka after a 119-run defeat in Dambulla.
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Cricket: England beat S Lanka XI

Friday, September 28th 2007, 12:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell hits a century in an easy England win over a Sri Lanka Cricket XI ahead of the five-match one-day series.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka suffer setback

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 15:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will miss at least the first three of Sri Lanka's five one-day internationals against England.
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More clashes in Sri Lankan north

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 8:27

Sri Lanka's army says it has killed at least 11 Tamil Tiger rebels in continued clashes in the north.
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Battles flare in Sri Lankan north

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 13:14

Sri Lanka's army claims to have inflicted heavy casualties on Tamil rebels in fighting in the north.
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Cricket: Australia into semi-finals

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 10:26
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Newlands

Australia bowl out Sri Lanka for just 101 before completing a 10-wicket win to reach the last four of the World Twenty20.
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Sri Lanka abuse probe 'set to fail'

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 13:15

A presidential commission in Sri Lanka investigating human rights abuses is in danger of failing, observers say.
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Cricket: Pakistan clinch win

Monday, September 17th 2007, 19:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Three wickets for Shahid Afridi help Pakistan ease to a 33-run win over Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 match in Johannesburg.
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Aggressive Jayasuriya sinks Kiwis

Saturday, September 15th 2007, 15:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Sanath Jayasuriya smashes 61 to steer Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the World Twenty20.
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Sri Lanka army 'takes rebel base'

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 11:38

Sri Lanka's military says it has seized a base of the Tamil Tigers' naval wing, as part of operations in the north-west.
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Sri Lanka army 'begins new push'

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 8:16
related places: Mannar

The Sri Lanka military says it has started a new drive to dislodge Tamil Tiger rebels from Mannar in the north.
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