NEWS - April 2008

Launch of "Celebrations! Sinhalese & Sri Lankan women in Canberra: Testimonies & Memories" was held in Canberra on 24th April 2008. The book compiled by AM Badra Karunarathna.
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A two day visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Apr30
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Minister Mervyn Silva injured
Minister of Labour, Mervyn Silva has suffered injuries in an accident in Aralaganwila and is being airlifted to Colombo for treatment. Chairman of Kelaniya Pradeshiya Saba died from the accident
. Apr30
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Wimal and Nandana join hands against Somawansa - Apr30
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At least 10 LTTE killed in Wanni clashes - Apr30
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LTTE building complex adjacent to Iranmadhu air stripe bombed - Apr29
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Wanni operation continues: LTTE cadres killed in clashes - Apr29
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Iranian President arrives in Sri Lanka - Apr29
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Vigilant civilians avert terrorists attack - Galgamuwa - Apr29
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Bad weather to continue -- Met. Department - Apr29
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Australia Sri Lanka Medical Aid Team to make 15th post Tsunami trip to Sri Lanka - Apr29
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President Ahmadinejad arrives in Colombo on State visit - Apr28
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Madhu church open to public soon - Apr28
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Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama calls for effective action against terrorism by the Commonwealth - Apr28
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Eastern PC poll incident free - PAFFREL - Apr28
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Fighting in Welioya continues with 25 terrorist killed - Apr28
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6 terrorists killed in Mannar front - Apr28
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Wanni liberation continues; 34 terrorists killed, 18 wounded - Apr28
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LTTE drops 3 bombs in Welioya: no damages caused - Apr27
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SLAF raids LTTE artillery positions - Welioya - Apr27
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Wanni advances continue: 18 LTTE killed in clashes - Apr27
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LTTE terrorists unable to face troops, target innocent lives' – President Rajapaksa - Apr27
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Piliyandala bus blast leaves 26 dead, 40 injured - Apr27
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Muhamalai attack: LTTE's defeated aim - The end is nigh for terrorists - Army Chief - Apr27
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Madhu Liberated; LTTE leaves unable to withstand the army advance - Apr27
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SLAF bombards Black Tiger training facility- Mankulama - Apr25
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Film 'Prabhakaran' will be screened in Sri Lanka and Internationally - Apr25
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Over 150 killed: LTTE beaten off as troops capture defence positions- Jaffna Mar24
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LTTE offensive attempt thrashed: 52 LTTE killed, many injured - Jaffna - Apr24
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Daya Group of Companies bombed-Two injured - Apr24
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EU decides to proscribe Internet use by terrorist organisations including LTTE - Apr24
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Triple air raids target terror positions on Mumamlai FDL - Apr24
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LTTE suffered heavy casualties in clashes- Mannar - Apr23
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Wanni liberation continues; 28 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Apr23
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Olympics from Beijing to London, and protests from Tibet to Iraq - Apr23
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LTTE mortar launching pad destroyed in MI-24 attacks- Mannar Apr22
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LTTE's "Lima Base - 3" Falls on Troops - Mannar Apr22
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Army flatly denies hand in rev. father Karunaratnam's slaying Apr22
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"Father Keeli" was with ex Sea Tiger leader at the time of explosion Apr22
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What is up between Murugan and Nalini – Rajiv Gandhi assassins? Apr22
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Jayanthe Wijesekera set free on bail Apr22
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Distribution of poll cards for the Eastern Provincial Council has begun from yesterday Apr22
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Indian disregards LTTE proxy party protests and agrees for power plant in Sampur Apr22
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Melbourne Bakmaha Ulela
Biggest new year celebrations in Australia - Proudly organised by The Ceylon German Technical Training Institute's Old Boys Association for the 25th consecutive year. The festival was held at the Dandenong show grounds - Victoria on 20th sunday 2008. His Excellency Sri Lankan High Commissioner Mr. Kusumsiri Balapatabendi & Victorian Member of Parliament Hon. Jude Perera were among the guests.

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Melbourne farewells outgoing Sri Lankan High Commissioner Mr. Kusumsiri Balapatabendi on 18th of April at "The Grand", Wantirna South - Victoria.

Photographer - Oscar Perera


Five Tamil youth seek protection with security forces- Mannar - Apr21
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Troops move ahead in Mannar front; 13 terrorists killed - Apr21
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Rev Fr Karunaratnam was killed by a claymore attack inside LTTE controlled area - Apr21
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Mahanayake urges Wimal Weerawansa to support the government - Apr21
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Racing car driver killed in Nuwara Eliya Motor Cross - Apr21
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Railway to get 20 new power-sets for long distance travel - Apr21
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More foreign jobs for LTTE surrendees - Apr21
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21 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Jaffna and Wanni - Apr20
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Majority of Tiger conscripts against LTTE hierarchy - Apr20
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Air Force bombs LTTE boats - Mullaithivu - Apr20
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Sri Lanka fights off tough resolution at IPU -- Mahinda Samarasinghe - Apr20
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After meeting Priyanka - Nalini and Murugan attempted to commit suicide - Apr20
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Government launches English Language Skills initiative - Apr20
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JVP confident of isolating Wimal before next Parliament sitting - Apr20
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LTTE looting medical supplies: Hospitals in North face shortages - Apr19
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Editorial cautions India to be aware of LTTE tactics - Apr19
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9 terrorists killed in clashes - Mannar - Apr19
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Clashes in Vavuniya kill 8 terrorists - Apr19
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LTTE wants UNOCHA and INGOs to team up for anti Sri Lankan propaganda - Apr19
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Another nail in the LTTE coffin - Apr20
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Iranian President to visit Sri Lanka - Apr19
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Tamil Nadu back as Tiger's safe haven? - Apr19
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Jayantha Wijesekara MP further remanded till 21st April - Apr18
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Government reiterates guaranteed price for rice comes in to forces from today - Apr18
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'Our Lady of Madu' spirited away to bring govt into disrepute internationally-Defence Spokesman - Apr18
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16 LTTE killed, 65 injured in fighting at Wanni and North - Apr18
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Police averts probable disaster - Kandy - Apr18
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LTTE's key logistic complex and engineering yard attacked - Visuvamadu - Apr18
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Air Force pounds terror targets in Muhamalai and Oddusuddan - Apr17
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Clashes kill 12 terrorists in the Northern battlefronts - Apr17
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16 Tamil civilians seek refuge - Apr17
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Fathers allowed to be present at childbirth
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World Tamil movement offices in Canada shut down under a warrant issued by a federal judge - Apr17
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Sri Lankan Armed Forces Will Liberate North During This Year - Lt. General Sarath Fonseka - Apr17
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Govt.'s ties with Slovakia irks LTTE - Apr17
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LTTE protested outside Slovakian Embassy in London - Apr17
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Italy- Lanka Anti-Terrorist Organisation launched - Apr17
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Wanni operations continue: 5 LTTE killed, 20 wounded in clashes - Apr16
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LTTE claymore injures two Civil Security force personnel - Kebethigollewa - Apr16
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SLAF pounds LTTE covert communication facility - Mullaittivu - Apr16
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7 terrorists killed in Mannar front - Apr16
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Priyanka confirmed meeting with Nalini, one of Rajiv Gandhi assassins - Apr16
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IGP turns down request to free Wijesekara - Apr16
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Govt. strongly protests screening of 'My daughter the terrorists' - Apr16
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'All Tamils are not LTTE' - Consul General in Toronto - Apr16
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Madhu Church: A Message to the Vatican - Apr16
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Tigers Infiltrate Amnesty International ! - Apr15
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Vaiko meets Eric Solheim and begs of him to give life back to the abrogated ceasefire agreement - Apr15
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8 LTTE bunkers destroyed, 5 terrorists killed and 16 wounded in clashes - Apr15
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Soldier killed one injured in LTTE hand grenade attack in Jaffna - Apr14
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LTTE gets heavy beating in Mannar; 77 LTTE cadres killed - Apr14
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14 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes in Vavuniya and Welioya - Apr14
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Investigation of assault and sexual harrasement suspected to be influenced - Apr14
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Difference between "Tamils" and "Tamil Tigers" by a Tamil who had insights into Tamil Tigers - Apr14
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Wanni liberation on progress; 11 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Apr13
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President's New Year Message - Apr13
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Norwegian Government Funding for LTTE Film - My Daughter the Terrorist - Apr13
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Air Chief Marshal Harry Goonethileke passes away - Apr12
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Jayantha Wijesekara MP, remanded on charges of high jacking vehicles of dissident JVP parliamentarians - Apr12
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Government’s need to arrest Parliamentarian Jayanthe Wijesekera is to sabotage JVP role in Eastern PC election! – Vijithe Herath - Apr12
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Dissident JVP MP rejoins with the Party - Apr12
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Pakistan ready to assist Sri Lanka to defeat terrorism - President Musharaff - Apr12
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Arbour condemns Weliweriya bomb attack - Apr12
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Another assassination: Eye openers for the International Community - Apr12
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10 LTTE killed, 19 wounded in Wanni and Northern fronts - Apr12
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Auspicious times, Sinhala and Tamil New year
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Military drive to wipe out Tiger terror will continue - PM - Apr11
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China will stand by Sri Lanka against terrorism - Apr11
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Arab League BACKS Sri Lanka's candidacy to UN Human Rights Council - Apr11
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Thugs assault the MPs of the Weerawansa Faction - Apr11
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United States Welcomes Release of Children - Apr11
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Summary of the cabinet decisions
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Army attacks LTTE boats with armour and artillery- Jaffna - Apr11
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Air Force raids LTTE sea Tiger camp - Mulaithiuvu - Apr11
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Wanni liberation operation in progress - Apr10
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Tigers appeal to Norway to stop Wanni operations - Apr10
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Two soldiers and a civilian killed in Sri Lanka when elite police mistakenly targets Army troops - Apr10
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at Sanya Phoenix International Airport at 11 am (Chinese time) on April 9.
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Government will not waver in fight against terrorism - President - Apr10
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Petition against LTTE terrorism submitted to Canada House of Commons - Apr10
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Tigers could have made use of Jeyaraj: TULF leader - Apr10
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Wimal has not been expelled! – Somawansa Amarasinghe - Apr10
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Terrorists continue to take heavy beating, 17 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes in North - Apr9
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Wimal Weerawansa states his case
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Drama at Breakaway JVP Press Conference: One rebel MP returns to fold - Apr9
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Speaker adjourns Parliament three times amid continuous disruption - Apr9
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US Condemns Attack on Minister: How Tragic “My Daughter the Terrorist” Movie Glorified Suicide Bombing - Apr9
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The Removal of the Sacred Statue from the Madhu Shrine - Apr9
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Film Prabhakaran does not discredit Tamil Race says Sri Lankan Tamil Leader - Apr9
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SLAF destroys black tiger base - Mankulam - Apr8
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LTTE set up US branch - Apr8
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President paid last respect to late Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle. - Apr8
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United States strongly condemns terrorist attack in Weliweriya - Apr8
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EU condemns suicide blast which killed a Catholic Christian Minister - Apr8
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IAAF condemns LTTE suicde attack of marathon in Sri Lanka - Apr8
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Australian Chief Government Whip expresses his sadness
on the death Jeyaraj Fernandopulle - Apr8
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Marathon Karu, National Coach and officials perish in LTTE attack - Apr8
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Jeyaraj's final moments
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Wanni liberation operation continues causing damages to LTTE - Apr7
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7 terrorists killed in clashes - Mannar - Apr7
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View breaking news - Apr6


Death toll rises to 14 in LTTE suicide attack - Weliweriya - Apr7
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President condemns LTTE act of savagery - Apr7
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Final rites of Fernandopulle on Thursday - Apr7
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Only alternative is to completely defeat separatist tiger terrorism!
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- Apr7
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'Marathon Karu' and National Athletic Coach Lakshman De Alwis among dead - Apr7
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Chief Organiser of the government and Minister of Highways Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was killed in an LTTE suicide bomb attack this morning. The blast occurred at around 7.30 am while the Minister was at a marathon race in a Weliveriya. Apr6
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Death Wishes of
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle
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Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle dead
Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was killed following the blast in Welliweriya this morning. The blast occurred when he was about to flag off a marathon run as part of a Sinhala New Year celebration event. Apr6

Jaffna tour of the UK Parliamentary delegation - Apr6
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British MPs cautioned against LTTE sympathisers - Apr6
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JVP commemorates April Heroes
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Hakeem Wanted to Protect the UNP and Gave up His Tree Symbol, M.L.M. Hisbullah Expalins His His Reason for Joining the UPFA - Apr6
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Another flyover in Panadura
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Madhu: LTTE losing ground, says Army Chief - Apr6
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8 terrorists killed in clashes: Wanni ops, continue - Apr6
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Family of five report to Navy - Apr6
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Removal of sacred statue of 'Our Lady of Madhu' orchestrated by LTTE? - Apr5
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Fighting continues in Mannar; 4 terrorists killed - Apr5
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Air Force helicopter gun ships attack LTTE mortar position - Mannar - Apr5
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LTTE terrorists occupy Madhu church, surrendered LTTE cadres reveal - Apr5
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SLAF fighter jets destroy LTTE training base - Muhamalai - Apr5
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JVP 'suspends' Weerawansa
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Veteran Journalist Mallika Wanigasundera passes away - Apr5
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FM optimistic about establishing democracy in North after defeating terrorism - Apr5
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Operation to liberate Wanni in progress, heavy damages to enemy - Apr4
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SL Navy apprehend 3 boats with 55 cement bags - Mannar - Apr4
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No one can dictate the freedom to live....The choice begins from childhood - Apr4
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa was chief guest at the Ceremony of hand over the administration of sriLankan Airline to the government on 3rd at Bandaranayake Internationla Airport. - Apr4
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1342 candidates for Eastern PC election; Hakeem, Hisbulla, Jayathissa fight for CM post - Apr4
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Pots and pans smashed at Nugegoda to protest the curse of the 'Satake' - Apr4
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Teenage Maid Rizana Nafeek in Death Row Still Awaiting Justice - Apr4
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SUMMARY OF THE CABINET DECISIONS
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Troops overrun LTTE defence line: 13 killed, over 40 wounded - Apr3
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Air force targets secret rendezvous place of LTTE kingpins - Visuamadu - Apr3
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Two civilians shot dead in Nochchiyagama - Apr3
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Hakeem, 2 other SLMC MPs resign from Parliament - Apr3
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Sri Lanka Foreign Minister on holding secure and credible elections to the East Provincial Council - Apr3
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Ban "My daughter, the Terrorist" A Black Tiger Propaganda Movie from being Featured at the Film Festival, EROS Urges US - Apr3
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SLAF pounds LTTE covert base in Mullaittivu - Apr2
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LTTE shells Murunkan Government hospital - Apr2
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UNP & SLMC join to contest Eastern PC - Apr2
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Chief Ministership in Eastern Provincial Council to be Shared in Rotation by A Tamil and a Muslim-for Two Year Period Each - Apr2
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US Report critical and judgmental, not objective and impartial - FM - Apr2
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Dhammila Kitulgoda appointed Acting Secretary General of Parliament - Apr2
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Lightning Struck to Minneriya training camp - Apr2
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Wanni ops' continue: 18 LTTE killed in clashes - Apr2
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Terrorist fire mortars on Madhu shrine complex - Apr2
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Government prepared to rehabilitate LTTE cadres who surrender - Apr1
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SLAF raids LTTE 'runway' in Mullaittivu - Apr1
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Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy on 1st of April with Vannila Eththo.

SLMC Hisbullah crosses over to the Govt
SLMC Batticaloa district strongman M.L.A.M. Hisbullah crossed over to the government and placed his signature for the UPFA nomination list for the Eastern Polls at the President’s House. Apr1

Sri Lankans in Sweden urge EU to take tangible measures against LTTE - Apr1
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Government will not postpone PC Elections - Minister Rambukwella - Apr1
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Dhammika Kithulegoda is acting Secretary General of Parliament - Apr1
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"Tharunyata Hetak" donates two new wards to A' Pura military hospital - Apr1
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SPORTS

Harbhajan banned for rest of IPL season - Apr29
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Harbhajan provisionally suspended from IPL - Apr28
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Pink cricket ball trial succeeds - Apr24
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Pietersen eulogises IPL, laments missing out on the money - Apr21
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16 sixes by Chennai equal world Twenty20 record - Apr21
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Fireworks expected as Knight Riders face Deccan Chargers - Apr20
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Mahela cans Derbyshire stintDerbyshire chief executive Tom Sears has confirmed that Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will now not be joining the county during the 2008 domestic season. - Apr18
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Night when cricket triumphed - Apr18
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Don't even think of giving up country for IPL: Bindra - Apr18
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3rd ODI abandoned, Windies win series - Apr17
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Murali, the team-man, to the fore - Apr16
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West Indies on top but rain hammers down - Apr13
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Chanderpaul clinches final-ball thriller - Apr12
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Yarra Valley Under 16s first win in KL'Malaysia - Apr12
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Gayle leads West Indies chase - Apr11
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Yarra Valley under 16s to KL’ Malaysia - Apr10
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Inzy and Moin threaten Shoaib - Apr10
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Sarwan ton helps West Indies square series - Apr8
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Samaraweera fifty rescues Sri Lanka - Apr6
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'We want to know reasons behind Akhtar's ban' - Apr6
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Tendulkar ruled out of third Test - Apr6
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Lara Bingle, Michael Clarke celebrate their engagement - Apr6
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Shoaib Akhtar: Pakistan cricket's bad boy - Apr3
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DS – Mahanama ends in draw - Apr2
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