NEWS - August 2008

LTTE explodes a parcel bomb in Pettah; 45 wounded - Colombo - Aug31
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Civil Defence Force thwarts LTTE move - Padawiya - Aug31
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Wanni operation continues; 18 terrorists killed, 25 wounded - Aug31
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12 terrorists killed in clashes - Kilinochchi - Aug30
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Heavy fighting at Vavuniya-Mullaittivu front: 20 terrorists killed, 10 injured - Aug30
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Twin air raids target terror positions - Kilinochchi - Aug30
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Wanni IDPs: Minster refutes BBC story; Bishops disclaim communication to UNSG - Aug30
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Lanka military leaflets civilians - Aug30
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LTTE Kanthan commits suicide; police - Aug30
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"Have taken the first steps to remove Ranil Wickremasinghe" – MP Lakshman Senevirathna - Aug29
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Summary of cabinet decisions
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STF Arrests Batticaloa-area LTTE Leader - Aug29
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SLAF raids two LTTE defences - Kilinochchi, Welioya - Aug29
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LTTE suffers heavy damages in yesterday's clashes; 46 terrorists killed 20 wounded. - Aug29
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Army captures Palamoddai and Ulathuvely areas - Aug29
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LTTE receives heavy beating at Mullaittivu front - Aug28
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SLAF raids LTTE bunker positions - Kilinochchi - Aug28
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Foreign Minister acknowledges Russian support in the fight against terrorism - Aug28
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SAARC Convention to help in combating terrorism - Aug28
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Four Sailors injured due to LTTE bombs - Aug27
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THUN SITHAKA RAVAYA musical show with Amarasiri Pieris, Pradeepa Dharmadasa and Luxman Wijesekera, was held at Yarra Valley Grammar School, Ringwood - Victoria on 24th August. Proudly organised by Pahana Newspaper.
Potos - Oscar Perera
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LTTE terrorists launch abortive air raid at Trincomalee navy camp - Aug27
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Sri Lankans in Sweden demonstrate against LTTE & TRO - Aug27
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Use of chemical weapons, regardless of place, user and context, is an act of terrorism - Aug27
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Troops make further progress in Wanni battlefronts; 18 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Aug27
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Wanni operation continues; 7 terrorists killed, 8 wounded - Aug26
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Janaka lost his reputation by propping up UNP – Govt. - Aug26
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Sri Lanka opposition appoints Ranjan and Janaka to its Working Committee - Aug26
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People in East receive new health facilities from UNICEF - Aug26
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Troops endure heavy resistance in Kilinochchi; 4 terrorists killed in clashes - Aug26
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NFF must show their political stability says Somawansa - Aug26
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Ranil urged to resign from party and opposition leader posts - Aug26
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2 LTTE bodies handed over to ICRC- Vavuniya - Aug25
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Wanni civilians in the jaws of LTTE horror! - Aug25
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28 LTTE terrorists killed, 19 wounded in Wanni fighting - Aug25
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Aquinas College helps Sri Lanka
Aquinas College, Ringwood, Victoria, donated 110 used computers to the Dharmavijaya Foundation to distribute among rural & distance schools & organizations in Sri Lanka.
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Exceptional Beijing Olympics ends! - Aug25
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President's Message on North Cenral and Sabaragamuwa Polls - Aug25
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Ranjan receives highest number of preferential votes from Sabaragamuwa - Aug25
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Final Results of Provincial Councils - Aug25
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Polls peaceful, over 70% turnout - Aug24
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Troops poised in striking distance to Kilinochchi: 27 terrorists killed, 42 wounded - Aug24
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Prabhakaran Confined to a Bunker Waits in vain for US or India to Intervene - Aug24
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Worst human rights abuses by LTTE exposed in Toronto - Aug24
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3 LTTE terrorists killed sniped at Thunukkai - Aug24
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Accessories of suicide jackets found - Colombo - Aug23
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SLAF fighters pound LTTE logistic base - Mullaittiuvu - Aug23
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Wanni operation continues causing more damages to LTTE; 19 killed, 32 wounded - Aug23
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Army liberates Thunukkai and Uilankulam Towns - Aug23
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Commander Speaks High of Ground Achievements - Aug23
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A bomb found in Kandy - Aug23
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Sabaragamuwa, NCP go to polls today - Aug23
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A Sinhala student of Eastern University killed - Aug23
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Army encircles Tunukkai town; troops march amid heavy resistance - Aug22
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SLAF MI-24 Helicopters raid LTTE gathering point - Omanthai - Aug22
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Liberation operations continue; 14 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes in Wanni - Aug22
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Air Force pounds terror strongholds in Tunukkai - Aug22
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Troops reach outer LTTE defences of Nachchikudha - Aug22
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Four successive air raids targeting LTTE defences - Kilinochchi - Aug21
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Wanni offensive moves further northwards; 29 terrorists killed, 35 wounded - Aug21
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Grip on civilians in Wanni tightened by LTTE and use of a human shield probable, fleeing civilians claim - Aug21
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LTTE about to be destroyed - Strategy Page - Aug20
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Six innocent Tamil civilians escaped from LTTE brutality - Aug20
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15 LTTE terrorists killed, 13 wounded in Wanni clashes - Aug20
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Handbills dropped from air in Vanni urging people to cross to government controlled territory - Aug20
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War Heroes’s daughter needs help

Thirteen-year-old D.W.P. Madara Maduwanthi of 56/4B, Sirimalpura Gunnepana, a Grade Eight student of Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya, Kandy is diagnosed with a deformity in her spine called, scoliosis.

According to consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Vasantha Perera of the National Hospital, she needs to undergo surgery to correct this condition. A daughter of a War Hero who sacrificed his life for the Motherland, she and her mother is unable to shoulder the high costs involving the purchase of necessary implants (Rs. 1 million).

They appeal to donors for help donations can be credited to Bank of Ceylon Savings Account No. 8242346/ People’s Bank Savings Account No. 003-2-001-4-1220420.
(Daily News)

Mervin surrenders to Court - Aug22
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Amnesty International asked to withdraw its claim - Aug22
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Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers preventing people moving to safety – Amnesty International - Aug22
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Sri Lanka's Beijing Olympic dream over
Susanthika Jayasinghe failed to enter the finals of the women’s 200m event at the Beijing Olympics 2008.She clocked 22.98 seconds coming seventh in the first semi finals. - Aug21
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Tens of thousands at risk in Sri Lanka as fighting escalates - Amnesty - Aug21
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Susanthika into the Semi Finals in Olympic women's 200m - Aug20
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LTTE chemical weapons contain Ammonium Nitrate, Karuna exposes - Aug20
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Farmers allowed cultivating lands in HSZ in Jaffna - Aug20
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VASS Members complete training in Voice and Performance:

Melbourne Singers who are members of the VASS (Victorian Association of Sri Lankan Singers) have received their Certificates from Nadha Roo Academy of Performing Arts on Friday, 15th August, after completing a series of Training Workshops conducted by Music Director Tharupathi Munasinghe and Actress Gayani Gisanthika.
- Aug18
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Police uncovers safety fuse in night mail train - Anuradhapura - Aug19
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21 LTTE terrorists killed, 31 wounded in yesterday's clashes at Wanni - Aug19
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LTTE's Jeevan Base in photos - Aug19
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Pakistani President Musharraf announces his resignation - Aug19
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Sri Lankan Tamil teenager - a street gang member, stabbed to death in a London street - Aug19
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Judge orders Police to arrest Sri Lanka's rogue Minister for attack on media - Aug19
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Uma Oya Multi Purpose Project could put the hill country in danger - Aug19
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Mahanayake Theros laud Govt's moves to eradicate terrorism - Aug19
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Terrorists suffer heavy beatings; 14 terrorists killed, 40 wounded in yesterday's clashes - Aug18
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SLAF MI-24 Helicopters raid LTTE gathering point - Kilinochchi - Aug18
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LTTE's 'Jeevan Base' falls to Security Forces- Welioya - Aug18
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Two soldiers killed in claymore mine explosion- Vavuniya - Aug17
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19 LTTE terrorists killed, 13 wounded in yesterday's clashes - Aug17
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Kandy Esala Perahera ends today - Aug17
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Amnesty International condemns LTTE's use of civilians as a human shield - Aug17
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Sri Lanka's 400 waterfalls now on online access - Aug17
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Successful air support missions help army advance to Nachchikuda - Aug16
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A Partial lunar eclipse - Aug16
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Holy Mass at Sacred Madhu Shrine Draws over 500 Devotees - Aug16
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Final Maha Randoli Perahera today - Aug16
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Sri Lankan Expats urge EU action against LTTE - Aug16
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This little girl, Lin Miaoke, who starred at the Olympic opening ceremony was miming and only put on stage because the real singer, Yang Peiyi (inset) was not considered attractive enough.
(Fairfax Media)

Pope thanked for role in return of Madhu Statue - Aug15
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Final Maha Randoli Perahera today - Aug15
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Daniel Lee finishes 5th in 50m free style heat - Aug15
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Learn to be Lankans, that is the winning point, says Defence Secretary - Aug15
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Commander reviews progress in Wanni fronts - Aug15
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Wanni operation continues; 27 terrorists killed, 20 wounded in yesterday's clashes - Aug15
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SLAF raids LTTE resistance points - Mullaittiuvu - Aug15
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LTTE engineering human catastrophe for propaganda purpose in Wanni - Aug14
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Police arrests 6 LTTE suspects: Recovers 13kgs of high explosives- Matale - Aug14
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LTTE garrison towns Kalvilan & Mulankavil falls to security forces - Wanni - Aug14
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Elimination of Terrorism will not be stopped - Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama - Aug14
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Police Seek public assistance to arrest an LTTE terrorist - Aug14
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British High Commission launches an interactive website for Sri Lanka - Aug14
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Lakshman Kadirgamar: Ardent campaigner against terrorism - Aug13
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Sting operations continue: Indian Police arrests another LTTE suspect - Aug13
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Madhu shrine opens from August 12 to 17 - Aug13
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Sri Lanka's controversial government minister organizes an anti-media protest and calls for ban on TV station - Aug13
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Defeat inevitable for the LTTE - TMVP leader - Aug13
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SLAF raids LTTE strongpoint at Kilinochchi - Aug13
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LTTE continue to suffer heavy beating in Wanni theatre; 24 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Aug13
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Chinthana Vidanage
salutes after lifting 125 kilograms in the snatch of the Group C of the men’s 69 kilograms category of the weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. Vidanage finished first in his group. (AP Photo) - Aug12
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Unveiling of Robert Evans and his agenda - Aug12
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LTTE losing support of expats says 'Strategy page' - Aug12
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Wanni Liberation Operation continues; 25 terrorists killed, 15 wounded in yesterday's clashes - Aug12
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SLAF MI-24 helicopters raid LTTE gathering place - Vavunikulam - Aug12
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Civil Defence Force officer killed in LTTE claymore attack - Ampara - Aug12
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Troops continue advances despite heavy resistance: 7 LTTE bodies recovered - Welioya - Aug11
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LTTE receives heavy beating at Kilali defences: 15 terrorists killed, many injured - Aug11
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LTTE pistol group cadre shot dead at Kathankuddy - Aug11
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Civilians, LTTE cadres suffer while hierarchy makes merry - Aug11
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Wanni battlefront remains active; 32 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Aug10
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Air Force destroy 3 LTTE nerve centers in Wanni - Aug10
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Soldiers overpower stiff terror resistance in Mullaittivu; 15 terrorists killed in Welioya battles - Aug9
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LTTE continue to conscript children, fleeing civilians reveal - Aug9
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UAV landed due to technical fault - Aug9
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Tigers Do another "Vakare" on Mullattivu Hospital - Aug9
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New Sri Lankan record
Spinner Ajantha Mendis breaks record of most number of wickets on debut in a three test series by taking 25 wickets in the ongoing series against India


'Missing person' turned LTTE suicide bomber  - A True Story - Aug11
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Heroes of our times
The 16th death anniversary of the late Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, the legendary War Hero of our times and eight other military leaders including Major General Wijaya Wimalaratne and Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha falls on August 8. - Aug9
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Chinese President Hu Jintao declares open Beijing Olympic Games - Aug9
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Chinese president meets president of Sri Lanka - Aug9
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People in the Wanni can seek hope for the future from the Eastern example – Chief Minister - Aug6
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Live telecast of Kandy Perehera to 150 countries - Aug6
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Prabakaran can lay down arms and enter political mainstream -- Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane - Aug7
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President visits Olympic village - Aug7
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Public help sought to trace Black Tiger - Aug7
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LTTE supporter jailed for cloning British credit cards - Aug8
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No Madhu feast this year - Bishop - Aug8
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I am ashamed by Mervin's actions - Anura Priyadharshana Yapa - Aug8
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China accelerates development projects - Aug8
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SUMMARY OF CABINET DECISIONS
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LTTE's smuggling mastermind arrested in Tamil Nadu - Aug6
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March continued in the shadowy Mullaittiuvu forest; troops capture more LTTE strongholds - Welioya front - Aug6
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SLAF MI-24 helicopters raid LTTE gathering place - Aug6
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SLA thrashes LTTE offensive attempt; over 20 terrorists killed - Vavuniya - Aug6
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SLAF jets raid LTTE sea tiger base: 2 boats destroyed- Mullaittivu - Aug7
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Military raids Muhamalai LTTE forward defences: 5 terrorists killed, 25 injured - Jaffna - Aug7
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U.S banned TRO alleged for using NZ tax money to fund LTTE - Aug7
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Troops continue offensives in Wanni despite heavy resistance: 37 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Aug7
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Fighting sparks at Mullaittiuvu jungles: 10 terrorists killed, 36 wounded - Aug8
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Secretary Defence contended with arrangements in Jaffna - Aug8
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Air Force Raids LTTE strongpoint North of Vellankulama - Aug8
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Fighting continues; 46 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Aug5
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Navy raids LTTE make-shift camp on Iranathivu Island - LTTE Boat destroyed, 4 LTTE cadres killed - Aug4
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4 LTTE terrorists killed in Wanni fighting - Aug4
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At least 9 LTTE terrorists killed, 6 wounded in clashes - Aug4
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Oh Mervin ….
Photo - Daily Mirror

Minister Mervyn Silva was at it once again today going head to head with the private media during the opening of the second instalment of the Kelaniya flyover. Picture shows the Minister attempting to forcefully remove the camera of the Sirasa TV crew, over which a police complaint was also lodged. - Aug5
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Sri Lanka President thanks all for the success of SAARC summit - Aug5
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Ranil's and Akhila's bodyguards engage in robbery - Aug5
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Nalini says regrets Rajiv killing - Aug5
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White Van Death Squad exposed; police suspect political conspiracy to discredit Defence Secretary - Aug5
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15th SAARC Summit concludes: Strong focus on eradicating terrorism - Aug4
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Kingpin in deadly import racket missing - Aug4
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8 LTTE terrorists killed in clashes - Vavuniya front - Aug3
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Troops capture LTTE's last stronghold in Mannar District - Aug3
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High explosive found on civilian information - Chilaw - Aug3
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Redouble collective efforts to combat terrorism - President to SAARC - Aug3
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Sri Lankan Psychologist Wins Ramon Magsaysay Award for an Emergent Leader for the Year 2008 - Aug3
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President bans pornographic material distribution through Internet in Sri Lanka - Aug3
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WFP Representative apologises for misleading statement - Aug3
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Prosperity of India and Sri Lanka closely linked - Manmohan Singh - Aug2

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Manmohan Singh arrives for SAARC - Aug2
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The fourth SAARC journalists’ summit concluded in Colombo on 31st July with delegates reminding the eight State leaders of the need to move forward from pledges to actual implementation of the commitments they have already pledged, mainly ensuring the safety of journalists and visa free cross border movement. - Aug2
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Luncheon at Government House Canberra in honour of His Excellency Senaka Walgampaya and Mrs. Dilrukshi Walgampaya - Sri Lanka's new High Commissioner to Australia - Aug2
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Soosai's nephew arrested in Tamil Nadu - Aug2
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Heavy clashes erupts in Wanni, troops encounter stiff resistance from terrorists - Aug2
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Triple Air Raids target LTTE gatherings to facilitate advancing troops - Wanni - Aug2
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Troops march into Kilinochchi district; 20 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Aug2
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Sea Tiger's arms buyer Daniel arrested in Chennai, India claims breakthrough in unraveling LTTE arms racket - Aug2
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SAARC nations set to deal with terrorism severely - Aug1
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New UN human rights chief speaks of personal understanding of discrimination - Aug1
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New UK TV channel a pro-LTTE move? - Aug1
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IASC urge LTTE to hand over stolen NPA vehicles - Aug1
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Security forces pound LTTE bunker positions: 8 terrorists killed, 19 wounded- Palamoddai - Aug1
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Chennai Police nets top LTTE cadre - India - Aug1
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Top Woman Tiger Cadres Die in Fresh Clashes - Aug1
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SLAF MI-24 helicopters raid LTTE defences - Mannar - Aug1
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Fierce gun battle in Mannar front; 7 LTTE bodies recovered - Aug1
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Secretary Defence pays tribute to valiant soldiers in Mannar & Wanni - Aug1
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SPORTS

Bowlers power Sri Lanka to consolation win - Aug30
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Vaas takes 400th ODI wicket - Aug28
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India seal maiden series triumph in Sri Lanka - Aug28
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Rain forces fourth one dayer to be put off for today - Aug27
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 Seamers and Dhoni script 33-run win - Aug25
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India level series with hard-fought win - Aug21
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Remorseless Sri Lanka thrash India - Aug19
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Yuvraj Singh steers India to victory - Aug16
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Boxer Ratnayake beaten, Vidanage finishes 16th - Aug13
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Rising cricket star Ajantha Mendis breaks a 62 year old record - Aug13
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Clinical Sri Lanka clinch series - Aug12
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Relentless Sri Lanka seize control - Aug11
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Sangakkara (107 not out) puts Sri Lanka in strong position - Aug10
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Mendis, Prasad star as India fold up for 249 - Aug9
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Dharmasena to debut as international umpire in Dambulla ODI - Aug8
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Resurgent India level series - Aug4
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India strengthen position against Sri Lanka - Aug3
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Mendis 6-117 troubles India once again - Aug2
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Shewag, Gambhir help India reach 214-4 - Aug1
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