NEWS - December 2007


33 terrorists killed, 38 wounded: SLA overruns LTTE stronghold- Mannar - Dec31
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Troops recover 1350 AP mines: intermittent clashes continue at Wanni and Northern defences - Dec31
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"Our daily target is to kill at least 10 LTTE terrorists and for the last few months over 500 LTTE carders have been killed by the armed forces.
" All the citizens are waiting to see an end to terrorism. The President very clearly announced his firm opinion about wiping out terrorism and bringing political solutions to address the problems of the Tamil people", Lt. Gen. Fonseka - more --->

the Security Forces in Wanni emerge victorious in many battles against LTTE - Dec30
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SLA overruns LTTE stronghold: several LTTE leaders injured- Mannar - Dec30
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Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayaka asserted that the country can anticipate to dedicate and celebrate 2008 as the year in which terrorists will be comprehensively defeated and totally eliminated. - Dec30
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Elango, the new Head of the Tamileelam Police - Dec30
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Ban LTTE, end truce - Gotabhaya
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LTTE declares names of 18 sea tigers killed in Delft sea battle - Dec29
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SLAF pounds LTTE strategic location - Kilinochchi - Dec29
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The suspect, in plain clothes with a tinted hair style, is now identified as Nuwan alias “Kudu Nuwan,” a close ally of “Kudu Lal” who was earlier convicted on narcotics charges and is a close associate of Minister Mervyn Silva.
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The Judiciary in Sri Lanka has expressed dissatisfaction over police investigations into an alleged attack on journalists by minister Mervyn Silva. Dec29
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Heavy clashes erupted in Mannar; terrorists beaten off form Narikkulama - Dec28
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P 413 sinks after destroying two suicide boats; salvage operations are in progress - Dec28
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Benazir killed

Pakistani Opposition Leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated yesterday (27thDec) in a gun and bomb attack as she left an election rally in the city of Rawalpindi.
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Sri Lanka condemns Bhutto’s killing
The Government condemned the killing of Pakistani’s Opposition political leader Benazir Bhutto describing her as a south Asian leader who successfully stood up for democracy.

SLFP condemns Mervyn’s actions
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Sri Lanka: War against Terrorism towards a new Dimension - Dec27
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Tamil shops in London forced to display : Anton Balasingam poster
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Navy apprehends suspicious vessel off Arugambay - Dec27
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LTTE takes heavy beating in Wanni: 15 terrorists killed, many injured - Dec27
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After the tense situation following the assault on the News Director, Mervyn Silva has taken refuge in the Chairman’s room. more --->

Eleven LTTE attack boats were destroyed including two suicide craft during a heavy sea battle erupted on December 26, in seas south off Delft.more --->


Terrorists continue to take heavy beating as troops hold out at Northern Defences - Dec26
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Popular film & teledrama actor Asoka Peiris passes away. Funeral will be held at Moratuwa on 28th December.

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Two French journalists arrested for photographing road block - Dec26
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Speaker justifies crossovers
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Tsunami 3rd Anniversary
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President approves Rs.50 m for flood relief - Dec26
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Gnanakone rubs shoulders with UNP MPs at party inaugural meeting in LA
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Troops take Thampanai - Dec25
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Tiger leadership split amidst continuous attacks
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LTTE abuses Tamils and the Truth – Peace Secretariat reiterates - Dec25
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Wanni liberation in progress, 28 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes in North - Dec25
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Thummansala wishes

"A Merry Christmas"

to all our viewers.

 



Prabha lives 40 ft. under in the Alampil jungle - Adele
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Troops overrun LTTE's 'VIETNAM base': terrorists on the flight - Vavuniya - Dec24
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LTTE gunmen shot dead Police Sergeant in Mannar - Dec24
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Major floods in five districts - Dec25
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Missing baby found in Thalapathpitiya - Dec25
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Sri Lanka under flood: Major roads inundated, houses destroyed, thousands of acres of paddy field under water - Dec24
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LTTE defences in Mannar and Vavuniya fall to army; terrorists on the run with soaring casualties - Dec23
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"Don't draw parity between UN member and terrorist group" -- SL rep to UNESCO - Dec23
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Anura moves his goods out of Visumpaya - Dec23
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Indian knife disemboweling Prabhakaran
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LTTE trying to smuggle out injured Prabhakaran - Dec22
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Forces inflicting maximum casualties to weaken enemy; more manpower for Army as LTTE faces cadre shortage

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Over dozen terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes as Troops hold out at Northern Defences - Dec22
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The denim vest is a simple garment, tailored to fit the young woman’s body. Narrow shoulder straps hold the midsection in place. It’s not high fashion, but that doesn’t matter, since the first time it’s worn will also be the last.


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Lankans in Paris protest over UNESCO DG's statement - Dec22
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IGP out to nab big time racketeers and criminals
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Karuna 'to be charged' in UK - Dec22
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Security Round up - Dec21
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On the occasion of celebrating Hajj I wish to extend my best wishes to the Muslim community in Sri Lanka.
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P M Leelaratne Secretary Ministry of the tourism passed away on Wednesday night after a brief illness. He was a senior officer in the Sri Lanka administrative service and has served as secretary to several other Ministries including Railways and Transport, Environment and Natural Resources and Home affairs. more --->

Doctors serving in North and East to be given preference when awarding scholarships - Dec21
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"Sri Lanka the world's greatest learning lab for counter-terrorism" says Dr. Leitner - Dec20
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In a Desparate Move Prabhakaran Grooms His Wife As Successor?

Prabakaran and Mathivathani were married in a simple temple ceremony at Murugan Temple at Thiruporur on the 1st October 1984.
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Sri Lanka’s ICC Match Referee stopped over in Melbourne on Monday 17th on his way to Hobart for the third CHAPPELL-HADLEE cricket match and was guest of honour at a lavish Christmas party at Narre Warren.

Pics - Sanath Kaluperuma & Johann Jayasinha

The lion's Club of Dandenong Supper held a fund-raiser dinner dance at the Workers club in Dandenong on the 8th of December 2007.
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Clear titles for Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu lands before long - President - Dec20
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Prabhakaran injured in air attack intelligence sources confirm - Dec20
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Pre-emptive strikes at identified LTTE positions: 11 terrorists killed- Mannar - Dec20
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LTTE could be banned if attacks continue President - more --->

Indian delegation visits MoD - Dec19
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Russian defence ministry officials meet Defence Secretary - Dec19
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LTTE in unsuccessful bid to blow up train near Kantale - Dec19
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India readies to counter LTTE threats - Dec19
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LTTE ‘air power’ is a concern not only for Sri Lanka… - Dec19
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President assures lasting peace to Sri Lanka - Dec18
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Sri Lanka declares no-fly zones - Dec18
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Tamil Nadu asked to act against pro-LTTE leaders - Dec18
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India readies to counter LTTE threats - Dec18
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11 LTTE cadres killed in clashes with troops in Mannar and Vavuniya - Dec18
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Reopened Galle International Cricket Stadium
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the oldest person in the world, has died at the age of 116 in Ukraine
Hryhoriy put his long life down to the fact he never married

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Siddalepha plans to introduce 15 varieties of herbal beverages into local and international markets. - Dec18

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TNA MPs barred from entering Canada - Dec18
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Prabaharan is actively trailed and his activities in the jungle hideouts closely monitored - Dec18
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Both government and the UNP lose in the budget fray – JVP - Dec18
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Happy B’day Sir Arthur Clarke!

Sir Arthur C. Clarke who turned 90 today cuts the birthday cake as President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama looks on at a function at the Central Bank Auditorium.

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courtesy DailyMirror.lk

Prabhakaran injured slightly in Air Force bombing - Dec17
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Beyond the Budget
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Congress leader wants Tamil Nadu Govt. to crack down on LTTE - Dec17
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11 terrorists killed, 12 injured in clashes - Dec17
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Nine LTTE cadres killed in clashes at Mannar fronts - Dec17
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Indonesian involved in arms procurement for LTTE sentenced to 3 years in US prison - Dec16
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Anura Bandaranayake ousted from his ministerial portfolio - Dec16
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"It's a victory of the patriotic masses" – Minister Anura P. Yapa
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Kalabhooshana Awards Festival - Dec16
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"A danger to the region" - Daily News editorial - Dec16
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Party membership of Muslim Congress MP's who supported the government Suspended. - Dec16
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LTTE will not be allowed to establish base in Kerala : ADGP - Dec15
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Four LTTE terrorists killed in pre-emptive attack - Mannar - Dec15
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Government wins Budget 2008 by majority of 47
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A clear victory for the fight against terror - Dec15
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Australian Court commits three LTTE activists to stand trial in the Supreme Court - Dec15
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President Rajapkse returned to the country - Dec15
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Minister of National heritage Mr. Anura Bandaranaike crossed over to opposition. - Dec15
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Two Tigers killed themselves to avoid arrest - Dec14
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29 LTTE cadres killed in Yesterday's fighting in North says army - Dec14
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LTTE Heavily Involved In Fund Raising For Hilary Clinton In New Jersey
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Ranatunga set to head Sri Lanka Cricket - Dec14
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No changes in JVP stance in respect of budget – Lal Kantha - Dec14
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Govt. confident of getting budget passed– Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa - Dec14
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"Prabhakaran dreams cannot be fulfilled - Minister Devananda "
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A Cricket Pitch in Memory of a Mate - Sonal De Mel
Photos - Johann Jayasinha
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Muslim congress is now with the opposition

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A musical show in London to raise funds for Tigers - Dec13
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“One can not draw a line between a suspect and an innocent unless properly investigated” - Dec13
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Rosewood Down's Resident's in Christmas sprit
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LTTE losses swell in Wanni as troops hold out in Mannar and Vavuniya - Dec13
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More arrested in Tamil Nadu for connections with LTTE - Dec13
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 TULF, PLOTE, EPRLF (Pathmanabha Faction) condemn brutal killings of the LTTE - Dec12
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Terrorism has no place in modern history - President - Dec12
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Fighting continues in Wanni and Mannar causing heavy losses to LTTE - Dec12
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Prof. Munasinghe first Sri Lankan to win Nobel honours
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Sri Lanka Parliamentarian Mano Ganesan wins U.S. Human Rights Honor - Dec12
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National Integrity Award winners to become sources of inspiration for Anti Corruption - Dec12
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Two Kochs are better than one..!
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“My battle will continue until we completely eradicate terrorism in Sri Lanka” - President reiterates in Japan - Dec11
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Eastern Tamils rally against alleged LTTE, TNA coalition - Dec11
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Intermittent clashes at Wanni and northern defences: 08 terrorists killed - Dec11
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Laptops for primary school students at US $ 100 each - Dec11
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6 students hospitalized 10 arrested, after Police attack - Dec11
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Top LTTE terrorists arrested in India - Dec10
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Army destroys three LTTE bunkers; at least 15 more LTTE cadres killed - Dec10
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The ‘Official’ tribute song for Muralidaran
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Madugalle scores a different kind of century - Dec10

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Security Situation - Dec9
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Sri Lankan Justice Christopher Weeramantry a recipient of Right Livelihood Prize
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Sri Lanka’s stand unshaken
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LTTE leaders' meeting attacked by air - Dec8
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17 LTTE cadres killed and over 18 wounded in Narrikkulam - Dec8
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Murali's father beign introduce to President Mahinda Rajapaksha.
President felicitated Muttaiah Muralitharan for the achievement in cricket and contribution to cricket in Sri Lanka at Temple Trees. Dec8
Pic by Sudath Silva

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Take offensive measures to defeat and finally eradicate tiger terrorism! – JVP
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UNESCO will re-examine statement on VoT attack – Director General - Dec8

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Defence Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said in Parliament that whatever the circumstances the Government faces, it will not deviate from the decision taken to combat terrorism. - Dec8
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Estimates for National Security and Home Affairs Ministries passed
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LTTE terrorists attack civilian bus killing 16, injuring 23 civilians - Kebethigollawa. - Dec7
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Wednesday the 5th of December evening, ANZ Bank branch Endeavour Hills - Victoria had their annual Cocktail party for their customer at the branck in Enderavour hils.
Photos courtesy of Johann Jayasinha
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Christmas Carols - 2007
held at Hampton Park - Victoria on 1st December. Proudly presented by Australia-Sinhala Catholic Association.
Photo courtesy of Shenali Perera
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Body of female LTTE cadre found - Yala - Dec6
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Security situation - Dec6
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LTTE terrorists attack civilian bus killing civilians - Kebethigollawa
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UNESCO's Matsuura -- latest broadcaster for Voice of Tigers - Dec6
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Happy Birthday...
Maestro WD Amaradeva is reaching his 80th birthday on the 5th of December. Congratulations....
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Foreign Minister says Sri Lanka will exert all possible pressure to get UNESCO Director General to retract his stament - Dec6
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Arjuna-Ranil secret talks!
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Sprint queen Susanthika Jayasinghe was commended by President Mahinda Rajapaksa for her achievement at the World and Asian Athletic Championships. Dec5
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Troops confront LTTE terrorists in Yala - Dec5
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Shane Warne has congratulated Muttiah Muralitharan on becoming the leading wicket-taker in Test match history.

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LTTE intelligence cadre killed - Vavuniya - Dec4
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Bomb near TNA parliamentarian’s house defused - Dec4
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Army foils LTTE's abortive attempts regain lost ground in Wanni; terrorists turn tail with heavy losses - Dec4
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa offered his congratulations Muttiah Muralidharan on breaking Shane Warne’s record for the highest number of test wickets.

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Velupillai Prabhakaran, the man who set out to build his sand castle on the shores of illusive and elusive Eelam, is now facing the insurmountable problem of preventing the second tsunami (epicenter: Rajapaksa) sweeping away the shaky structures erected to please his infantile fantasies. - Dec3
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Pre emptive operations
At least 60 terrorists were killed and over 87 injured in the confrontations took place on Muhamalai, Mannar, Vavuniya and Welioya fronts on December 1. Also, six soldiers were killed and 37 injured in the incidents. Dec3

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Congratulations Murali...

Muralitharan to Collingwood, OUT, that's the world record and it's so simple a dismissal ... Collingwood plays down the wrong line and the ball clips the top of middle and off stumps, sparking celebrations in the middle, dancing in the stands and firecrackers are set off all over the place. more--->
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"Terrorists are a threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, therefore we will eliminate them. Our officers and soldiers are doing this at the moment and we will continue do so and our officers and soldiers are in high moral."

Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka


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Possibly the world's first videoed suicide killer blast. - Devananda's suicide attempt
Prabhakaran has brain washed this women to kill herself while he is having a luxurious life in a safe haven in Wanni. Dec1
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Prabakaran could be behind Tamilselvan's death: TN Cong. leader - Dec2
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Battles in North intensify; Terrorists continue to take heavy beating - Dec2
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Court orders removal of fasting Sabaragamuwa students - Dec2
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Tiger agents disguised as diplomats interfere in internal affairs of the country! - Dec2
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Tamil duo interrogated by Swiss Police for filming Sri Lanka’s Geneva Mission - Dec2
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Murali equals Shane Warne's world record
Sri Lanka's super spinner Muththaia Muralitharan equaled Australian Shane Warne's record of 708, the highest individual test wickets, at Asgiriya in Kandy on yesterday (Dec2)

LTTE Leader in Desperate appeal for support - Dec1
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Devananda thanks security, sorry for those who died - Dec1
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Birthday boy - Arjuna
Arjuna stopped over in Melbourne on the way to Colombo from South Australia where he played a 'charity' cricket match for late Aussie legend David Hooks Foundation with fellow Lankans Asanka Gurusinghe and Athula Samarasekara. Dec1
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Japan pledges its fullest support for Sri Lanka's negotiated settlement. Dec1

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SPORTS


Kumble looks to Sydney after India's painful loss - Dec31
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Lee proud to join 250 Club - Dec31
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Yuvraj Singh not guilty of Code of Conduct breach - Dec30
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Romesh meets his number one hero - Ponting - Dec30
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Michael Schumacher drives taxi in airport dash - Dec29
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India hard to write off - Dec29
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Aussies well on top - Dec28
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Warne accepts development role with Cricket Australia - Dec28
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Rudd gets a guernsey
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Boxing day test - Australia vs India at MCG.
Photos - Johann Jayasinha
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Ponting prepared for India - Dec26
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DS to take on Jaffna lads! - Dec26
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Dravid, Jaffer to opener for India in MCG Test - Dec25
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ICC donates US$250,000 to Bangladesh Relief Fund following devastating Cyclone Sidr - Dec24
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India must match Aussies' aggression, says Laxman
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Dream Test debut for Welegedara- Dec23
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Rain robs Sri Lanka a certain victory - Dec23
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Rain to England’s rescue - Dec22
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Sana boy’s favourites - Dec22
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England need miracle to save test, says Collingwood
- Dec21
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Slow pitch for India’s warm-up tie - Dec21
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Conditions will decide selection: Ponting - Dec21
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Unstoppable Jayawardene brings series closer
- Dec20
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Sanga reaches milestones while Rauf appears to have blundered - Dec19
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Upul Tharanga rises out of tsunami wreckage - Dec18
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Mubarak dropped for third Test - Dec17
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Muttiah Muralitharan – A tribute - Dec17
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Prasanna brings added value to the cause
- Dec14
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England batsmen deny Sri Lanka win in second test - Dec14
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Cricket officials threaten to resign over dubious TV deal - Dec13
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Symonds blitzes Black Caps - Dec12
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Sri Lanka's Jayawardene shines as England toil
- Dec12
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Vandort and Mahela perform rescue act - Dec11
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Sri Lanka's Muralitharan calls for second spinner to share workload - Dec11
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ICL bats to save the tiger - Dec11
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So brightly fades our Matara Mauler - Dec11
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Clarke ready to lead country - Dec11
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SL begins a new era after Jayasuriya’s retirement - Dec10
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Ponting & Co can't bully us: Ganguly - Dec10
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MCC to open new facilities in Sri Lanka - Dec9
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Into the jaws of death rides brave Sri Lanka Cricket… - Dec9
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All credit to Sangakkara – Peter Moores - Dec8
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Gary Kirsten 'likely' to be next India coach - Dec8
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Sangakkara knocks Ponting off top spot in LG ICC Player Rankings - Dec7
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Sri Lanka defeats England by in cricket Test - Dec6
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Kumar Sangakkara sets a world record
- Dec5
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Touring Sri Lanka is tougher than Australia - Dec5
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Murali breaks World Record as SL consolidate - Dec5

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Sanath Jayasuriya
'Master Blaster' announces retirement from Tests. Dec4
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Murali’- Highest Wicket Taker in Test Cricket - Dec4
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Test wicket world record breaker Muralitharan says he never dreamed of such an achievement - Dec4
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MURALI OUR HERO


Sri Lanka wobble after electing to bat - Dec2
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A true hero of our times - Dec2
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How England can avoid falling under the spell of Murali magic - Dece1
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