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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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Police killed in Sri Lanka blast

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 9:42

At least six policemen and a civilian are killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Sri Lanka, the military says.
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Donors warn on Sri Lanka violence

Monday, January 29th 2007, 13:19

International donors urge Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels to halt worsening violence.
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Rebel boats sunk, says Sri Lanka

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 6:57
related places: Colombo

Three suspected Tamil Tiger suicide boats are sunk by Sri Lanka's navy, the defence ministry says.
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Tamil group 'recruiting children'

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 16:39

Sri Lankan forces are accused of colluding with breakaway rebels in the abduction of children for combat.
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Civil war haunts Sri Lanka again

Saturday, January 20th 2007, 12:04

Chris Morris reports on the grim political mood in Sri Lanka as international mediation flounders and the civil war is reawakened.
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Sri Lanka troops 'take key town'

Friday, January 19th 2007, 14:02

The Sri Lankan army says it has captured a key Tamil Tiger stronghold - thousands of civilians are fleeing.
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Five Sri Lanka soldiers 'injured'

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 8:02

Sri Lanka's military says five soldiers are wounded in attacks by Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Bomb hits second Sri Lankan bus

Saturday, January 6th 2007, 10:46

A bomb explodes on a crowded bus in Sri Lanka, the second in two days, killing at least 15 people.
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Sri Lankan bus blast 'kills five'

Friday, January 5th 2007, 15:57

At least five people are killed and 50 injured in a bomb attack on a bus in Sri Lanka, officials say.
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Sri Lanka raid 'kills civilians'

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 16:56

At least 15 civilians are killed in a bombing raid by the Sri Lankan air force, Tamil Tiger rebels say.
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Cricket: NZ take series lead

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 5:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in a low-scoring match in Christchurch.
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NZ claim dramatic last-ball win

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 6:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hit a four off the last ball to secure a narrow win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international.
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Astle steers NZ to Twenty20 win

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 4:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

Nathan Astle's unbeaten 40 guides New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Auckland.
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S Lanka rebels free ship crew

Monday, December 25th 2006, 13:52
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Tamil Tiger rebels hand over the crew of a Jordanian ship captured in their stronghold in northern Sri Lanka.
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Blast kills Sri Lankan policeman

Monday, December 25th 2006, 11:51

One policeman has died in a grenade attack near a church in north-western Sri Lanka, the defence ministry says.
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Germany suspends Sri Lankan aid

Monday, December 25th 2006, 5:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany says it has frozen aid to Sri Lanka because of the continuing violence in the country.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka beat NZ

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 8:42
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Sanath Jayasuriya hits an unbeaten 51 as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in a rain-affected Twenty20 game.
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Tamil Tigers free abducted boys

Thursday, December 21st 2006, 15:05

Seven boys abducted by the Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers on Monday are finally reunited with their families.
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Sri Lanka tea strike called off

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 17:08

Sri Lankan tea unions call off a two week strike which officials say brought the industry to a virtual standstill.
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Tamil Tigers kidnap 21 children

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 15:48

Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka admit kidnapping at least 21 students in the east of the country.
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Sri Lanka set NZ mammoth target

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 6:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand need 428 runs to win the second Test after Chamara Silva's century put Sri Lanka in charge.
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Death for killing tsunami victim

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 10:19
related places: Galle

A Sri Lankan judge sentences two men to death for murdering a tsunami victim in the coastal town of Galle.
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UN fears for Sri Lanka civilians

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 13:16

The UN says it is "deeply concerned" that civilian areas are being shelled by both sides in Sri Lanka's conflict.
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Fighting rages in east Sri Lanka

Monday, December 11th 2006, 12:13

Sri Lanka's army and Tamil rebels say there have been many casualties in clashes in the east.
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Sri Lanka invokes anti-terror law

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 14:01

Sri Lanka announces tough anti-terror laws amid worsening violence between troops and Tamil rebels.
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Cricket: Sri Lanka upbeat

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 8:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

Sri Lanka are hopeful of improving a dismal Test record in New Zealand when they meet in Christchurch.
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Norway puts off Tamil Tiger talks

Monday, December 4th 2006, 10:15
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's peace envoy to Sri Lanka agrees to a government request to put off talks with the Tamil Tigers.
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Bomb targets Tamil Tigers' critic

Friday, December 1st 2006, 10:22
related places: Colombo

The Sri Lankan president's brother escapes a suspected suicide bomb attack in the capital, Colombo, officials say.
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Aid reaches trapped Sri Lankans

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 11:24

Aid destined for thousands of people cut off by fighting in eastern Sri Lanka finally begins to arrive.
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Sri Lankan aid convoy turns back

Tuesday, November 28th 2006, 18:35

An aid convoy to eastern Sri Lanka turns back because of fighting between the government and Tamil rebels.
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Tamil statehood 'is only option'

Monday, November 27th 2006, 17:07

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have "no option" but to push for an independent state, their leader says.
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Death toll in Sri Lanka goes up

Friday, November 24th 2006, 11:42

The Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers say that fighting on Thursday has left more than 30 dead.
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More violence in east Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 9:49

Sri Lanka's military says seven soldiers have been wounded in fresh fighting with Tamil Tiger rebels in the east.
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Sri Lanka jets bomb 'rebel camp'

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 6:40

The Sri Lankan military says it has carried out an air raid on a Tamil Tiger "rebel training camp" in the north.
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'Eight die' in Sri Lanka violence

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 13:09

Four Sri Lankan soldiers and four Tamil Tiger rebels are killed in renewed violence, the military says.
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Sri Lanka youth 'seized to fight'

Monday, November 13th 2006, 21:18

A UN envoy accuses the Sri Lankan army of helping a breakaway rebel faction to abduct children as soldiers.
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Protest over Tamil MP's killing

Monday, November 13th 2006, 12:54

Thousands march in Sri Lanka in protest at the killing of pro-Tamil Tiger politician Nadarajah Raviraj.
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Sri Lankan MP killed in Colombo

Friday, November 10th 2006, 16:48
related places: Colombo

A pro-Tamil Tiger politician dies in hospital after being shot by unidentified gunmen in the Sri Lankan capital.
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Further sea clashes off Sri Lanka

Friday, November 10th 2006, 4:35

The Sri Lankan navy says it has sunk two Tamil Tiger boats, killing a number of rebels, in fresh sea clashes.
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Anger over Lanka civilian deaths

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 18:16

The Sri Lankan government is heavily criticised for artillery strikes that killed dozens of civilians in the island's east.
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Sea battle erupts off Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 13:29

A fierce battle between the navy and Tamil rebels is taking place off the northern coast of Sri Lanka, the two sides say.
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