NEWS - January 2008


LTTE's first bunker line falls as Army foray terror defences in Jaffna - Jan31
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Wanni liberation in progress; terrorists on the run in Vavuniya and Mannar - Jan31
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Indian defence boats sent to Palk bay to stop LTTE - Jan31
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Defence spokesman denies army involvement in Madhu bomb blast - Jan31
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Lankan Maid Dies Aboard Flight Home - Jan31
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Two foresters found hacked to death at Wasgamuwa - Jan30
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SLA overruns LTTE bunker defence - Mannar - Jan30
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Over dozen killed in a bomb blast at LTTE dominated Wanni area - Jan30
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22 terrorists killed, 05 LTTE bodies recovered - Mannar - Jan30
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Stop Israel's Nazi practices against Palestinians! – Somawansa tells Arbour

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‘Rupavahini' director manhandled by Minister Mervin Silva removed! - Jan30
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Thugs attack another journalist in Sri Lanka
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Informatics reaches quarter century milestone with excellence in IT - Jan30
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Police Recovers C-4 Explosive Hidden in Lorry - Jan29
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LTTE Fire Artillery - Jan29
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Fighter jets and army-gunners pound LTTE gun positions in Jaffna - Jan29
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42 terrorists killed, 12 injured in clashes at Wanni and Northern battle fronts - Jan29
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“Innovation to Engage”
The Medal Awarding ceremony of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment - Jan29

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I didn't help Karuna - Gotabhaya
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WFP food packs meant for LTTE?
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Eight terrorists killed in clashes at Welioya defences - Jan28
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Troops advance into LTTE defences: 03 bunkers destroyed-Mannar - Jan28
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Legendary Screen Actress Malini Fonseka Honoured in Los Angeles
Sri Lankans gathered in large numbers in Los Angeles to honor legendary actress Malini Fonseka at a special dinner hosted by the Consular General of Sri Lanka Jaliya Wickramasuriya and Mrs. Wickramasuriya and the Consulate staff -
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Prabhakaran and His Cohorts will be Destroyed - Army Commander - Jan28
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Health official pressurizing police to release ‘high protein' food stock! - more --->

Lorry with 39,000 packets of high protein food stooped at road block - Jan28
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JVP rejects solution based on Indian model - Jan28
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Waua Temple needs help...........

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Scores of LTTE flee battle lines: 16 killed in fresh clashes- Wanni - Jan27
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Air Force bangs at LTTE's Sea Tiger nerve centre - Mullaithivu - Jan27
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Commander Flies to Mannar & Wanni - Jan27
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Lal Hemantha Mawalage's car was stopped in Athurugiriya at about 23:00 SLT by two assailants and started stabbing....

International human rights watchdogs have condemend the stabbing of a leading journalist in the state-run Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) - Jan27
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LTTE continues to recruit children – Ban Ki-Moon - Jan27
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Terrorism must be eliminated - Jan27
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Indian Congress urges banning of parties supporting LTTE - Jan27
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Karuna moves from the East to prison in London - Jan27

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Farewell call
Dr.Greg French High Commissioner of Australia farewell call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on 25th of January.
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Troops attack LTTE defences; seven bunkers destroyed - Mannar - Jan26
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Navy destroys LTTE Hide-out in Peraru Jungles and recovers a large Cache of Arms and Ammunitions - Jan26
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SLAF pounds LTTE transport base - Kilinochchi - Jan26
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Tamil Nadu Police tracking 50 more Tigers - Jan26
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'Karuna' given 9 month sentence in UK
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Eastern mini poll on March 10; seven parties and 831 candidates - Jan26
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JVP not contesting in eastern local elections - Jan26
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Minister Devananda welcomes the devolution proposals - Jan26
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India welcomes APRC proposals - Jan26
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Interim Advisory Council for the North - Jan26
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Group of youth hacked to death by LTTE terrorists - Jan25
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22 LTTE terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Jaffna and Wanni - Jan25
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Sri Lanka's latest peace proposals push for the Indo-Lanka pact, wants polls in East - Jan25
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Prabhakaran's fate not known
after decapitation air strike Deadly bunker busters used to inflict maximum damage Tigers maintain radio silence, order closure of shops Tip-off rattles LTTEintelligence unit
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Summary of the cabinet decisions
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Army claims 23 LTTE terrorists killed in clashes - Jaffna and Wanni defences - Jan24
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Sri Lanka air force fighter jets have raided the terror hub in Kilinochchi, known as "X-ray base" around 11.15am, on January 23. Air Force fighter jets in a low flying mission have targeted the base located East of Iranamadu Tank in the Kalmadukulama area, with the pin point accuracy.
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Group of 21 assures collective commitment on Disarmament - Jan24
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Pilleyaan group & UPFA sign MoU - Jan24
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Sixteen terrorists killed - Jan23
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LTTE fronts intensifying extortion in Tamil Nadu over phone messages - Jan23
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Two soldiers injured in LTTE attack- Thanamalwila - Jan23
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All CTB depots to be networked soon - Jan23
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If the government is getting ready to introduce devolution proposals ... - Jan23
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Sri Lankan Cricket legends will be the spotlight at the welcome dinner - His Excellency K Balapatabendi - Jan 22

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15 terrorists killed, over 30 wounded- Jaffna - Jan22
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Three Police personnel killed in LTTE attack- Thanamalwila - Jan22
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Troops force into LTTE defences: 33 killed in clashes at Wanni and Northern fronts - Jan22
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Dr Dayan Jayathileka elected Chairperson of UN Anti-Racism Conference - Jan22
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Supreme Court gives green light to LG elections in Batticaloa - Jan22
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LTTE area leader killed - Jan21
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Heavy Clashes Erupt in  Wanni; terrorists beaten off from Pallaikuli - Jan21
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Army claims 22 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes in North - Jan21
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His Excellency pays last respects to civilians killed by terrorists - Jan21
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LTTE on the Run with Heavy Casualties: Government Warns People: Rumours Mongers trying to Instill Fear - Jan21
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Thaipongal Ceromony at Temple Trees

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Hambantota hospital donations
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Nineteen terrorist killed in Vauniya and Mannar confrontations - Jan20
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LTTE flee with soaring casualties in fighting at Wanni and Northern defences - Jan20
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Simon Hughes insists that Sri Lanka reinstate the Ceasefire Agreement violated (98%) by the Tamil Tigers - Jan20
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Sashikala was brought from Deniyaya to the Unuwatuna Beach Resort in Galle to have afternoon tea with the medical team. Maggie Pathirana - the estate welfare officer- and Sashikala travelled in a three wheeler that took almost five hours to reach UBR.
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11 terrorists, 02 soldiers killed in clashes ahead of Wanni and Northern defences - Jan19
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Justice..............................

When I was sent to prison a loaf of bread was only 15 cents and most of our food we obtained in our own village from our rice fields and lands. I feel I have come to some other country as all things and people around me have changed almost beyond recognition.
Jan19
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A group of LTTE terrorists have carried out a cowardly attack at the civilians at Kalawalgala, a remote village in the Thanamalwila area around 10pm on Jan 17. According to the available information 10 innocent civilians have been butchered during the night raid carried out by the terrorists. more --->

British Minister hopes President will take bold step via APRC - Jan19
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LTTE attempt to kidnap EPRLF Leader foiled - Eight suspects remanded
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Clashes continue in the North; 17 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Jan18
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SLAF Pounds on LTTE gathering - Killinochchi - Jan18
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Troops confront with LTTE group - Buttala - Jan18
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SLMM concludes activities in Sri Lanka
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Human Rights Minister rebuts Louise Arbour's Statement on CFA abrogation - Jan18
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Summary of the cabinet decisions
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TULF condemns 'LTTE's brutal and cowardly act'
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Air force destroys LTTE weapon factory and storage - South of Puthukkudiyiruppu - Jan17
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Army gives heavy beating to LTTE; 18 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Jan17
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Army guns down LTTE intelligence leader for Southern Trincomalee region - Jan17
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LTTE terrorists run amok; five Chena farmers killed in Monaragala - Jan17
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LTTE terrorists attack civilians, killing 26 and injuring over 60 - Jan17
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United States Condemns Attack on Bus in Uva Province -Press release - Jan17
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"There is a definite distinction between Terrorists and Tamils" – Defence Spokesman - Jan17
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British Tamils urge boycott of Sri Lankan Airlines -Jan17
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05 terrorists killed, 04 wounded in skirmishes- Welioya - Jan16
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40 terrorists killed: clashes intensify at Wanni and Northern fronts - Jan16
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SLA overruns LTTE bunker defences: 22 terrorists killed - Mannar - Jan16
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C-4 high explosives recovered near Hindu Kovil- Modara - Jan16
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Wake Up Call For Rajapakse
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Akashi meets President - Jan16
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SLFP probe team sleeping on Mervyn’s case - Jan16
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UK urged to ban LTTE 'charity' front - Jan16
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LTTE TV channel tries to hoodwink French telecom - Jan16
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LTTE heavy artillery gun damaged in air raid- Mannar - Jan15
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LTTE takes heavy beating at Wanni and Northern fronts:26 terrorists killed - Jan15
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SLAF pounds LTTE intelligence hideout - Mullaittivu - Jan15
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LTTE claymore attack targeting vehicle: three people killed- Vavuniya - Jan15
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President's Thai Pongal Message
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TRO Organized mega musical show in Paris to fund construction of lunatic asylum was cancelled indefinitely - Jan15
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Lanka can act against terrorism - India - Jan15
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Nine terrorists killed, 13 claymore mines recovered - Jan14
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Troops avert LTTE infiltration attempt: terrorist commits suicide- Jaffna - Jan14
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LTTE vehicle destroyed in heavy gunfire attack- Vavuniya - Jan14
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The role of co-chairs ends with the abrogation of the CFA – Wimal Weerawansa - Jan14
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Yashushi Akashi back in Sri Lanka - Jan14
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If apprehended, LTTE Chief Prabaharan would be handed over to India - Jan14
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Maheswaran killing: more details surface - Jan14
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LTTE takes heavy beating in yesterday's clashes in North - Jan13
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Over dozen LTTE terrorists killed in skirmishes - Mannar - Jan13
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Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger Arms Purchase Agent Sentenced to Prison in U.S. - Jan13
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Without CFA Negotiated Settlement and Lasting Peace Harder to Achieve in Sri Lanka - U S Ambassador Robert Blake - Jan13
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Fleeing Tigers will not be allowed shelter in India says Defence Minister A.K.Antony - Jan13
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SLAF pounds Sea Tiger base - Mullaithivu - Jan12
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India arrests seven Tiger suspects - Jan12
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Four LTTE bunkers destroyed, 13 terrorists killed- Mannar - Jan12
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Wanni Commanders Brief Visiting Army Chief - Jan12
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FBI warns not to donate for bogus LTTE charities
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The United States' top intelligence agency, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) says that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is the most dangerous and deadly extremist organization in the world.
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Sri Lankan government rejects Tamil rebel call to revive 2002 cease-fire - Jan12
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Minor Bomb explosion in Colombo Fort Railway station - Jan12
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa who paid his last respect to late Minsiter D.M.Dassanayaka at his Anamaduwa residence on 11th morning. The Minister was killed in an LTTE claymore blast. Mrs.Indrani Dissanayaka wife of the Minister also in the picture.
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'White Pigeon' to raise funds for LTTE in musical event - London - Jan12
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LTTE infiltration attempt averted - Jaffna - Jan11
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Continuous losses to LTTE; 14 terrorists killed - Mannar - Jan11
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World bowling champion cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan and the Sri Lanka team were yesterday (Jan10) felicitated by Sri Lanka Parliament.
Cricket Sri Lanka CEO Dulip Mendis & former Sri Lanka test captain Aravinda De Silva also in the picture
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Pic Courtesy of- Dimuthu Premarathne Divaina

Immediately remove the ban - LTTE appeals to the international community - Jan11
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Slain Minister Dassanayake’s Funeral in his Native Place with State Honours - Jan11
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Four burnt bodies found from Yala Wildlife Park - Jan11
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Summary of cabinet decisions
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The daily mirror & the journalism of falsification - Jan11
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Australian star Alston Koch storms the charts with the Murali Song - Jan11
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Clashes erupt in Jaffna defence; army claims five terrorists killed - Jan10
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An LTTE cadre surrenders - Kalmunai - Jan10
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19 LTTE terrorists killed, over 30 wounded - Mannar - Jan10
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SPUR rejects the Statement made by Nordic Ministers
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Senior LTTE leader Shankar gunned down by STF- Batticaloa
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Government to take over the management of SriLankan - Jan10
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Annual Alms giving at ‘SEWA’
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Ten terrorists killed in clashes: LTTE nerve centre destroyed- Wanni - Jan9
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Bomb blast in Colombo Fort; no harm to civilians
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Defeated Tigers target civilians
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Former Norwegian PM, Jagland, blames Norway for the failure of peace in Sri Lanka - Jan9
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Assassination of Minister Dassanayaka is a further call for unity against terror - President Rajapaksa - Jan9
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According to the police sources, the blast has taken place at a location close to the famous Rukmani Devi statue on the Negombo- Colombo main road. The terrorists have targeted the Minster's vehicle which was plying towards Colombo - Jan9
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Troops Recover heavy mortar gun in Thoppigala - Jan8
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Clashes continue in the North; army says nine terrorists killed - Jan8
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Army claims 16 terrorists killed yesterday's clashes in North - Jan8
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Minister D.M Dassanayake and his body guard succumb to injuries- Ragama - Jan8
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New IT park at Malabe
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Posters against LTTE's evacuation of NGOs
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Abrogation of CFA brings no benefits to country! – UNP - Jan8
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Intention of international community is to give Elam to tiger terrorists! – Vijithe Herath
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Australia concerned at recent developments in Sri Lanka - Jan8
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Ceasefire Agreement with the LTTE is a Joke – Dr Palitha Kohona - Jan8
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Peace Secretariat regrets historical statement of Nordic Ministers - Jan8
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LTTE's 'military' intelligence head killed in ambush - Mannar
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Four terrorist and two soldiers killed in clashes - Jaffna - Jan7
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Suspect arrested on charges of smuggling fuel for LTTE - Tamil Nadu - Jan7
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LTTE suffers heavy losses at Wanni fronts, 10 terrorists killed - Jan7
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TULF leader welcomes CFA abrogation - Jan7
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Sri Lanka president's peace advisor quits as truce ends - Jan7
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Anura to re-join ‘Carnival of Clowns’, gets enhanced security - Jan7
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Large haul of claymore and AP mines recovered - Thoppigala - Jan6
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Security forces dismantle LTTE offensive: 10 terrorists killed-Mannar - Jan6
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Nominations for Eastern Polls from Jan. 18-25
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Tiger sentenced to five years jail in US
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Burying the Ceasefire Agreement killed by Velu & Solheim - Jan6
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Wounded assassin key to MP’s killing: Hulugalle - Jan6
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Six LTTE bunkers overran, warlike items uncovered - Mannar - Jan5
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Five terrorists killed in clashes - Wanni - Jan5
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Death toll rises to five in LTTE bomb blast -Slave Island - Jan5
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Abrogation, though late in implementing, is a victory for the people! – JVP - Jan5
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UN, US, Canada, and Norway blast Sri Lanka on CFA withdrawal - Jan5
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Termination of the CFA does not hamper the process of moving towards a negotiated political settlement- FM - Jan5
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Government takes a policy decision to abrogate failed CFA - Jan4
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Army overruns LTTE bunker defence at Pallaikuli, Mannar - Jan4
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Military reports claim 14 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes in North - Jan4
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Two soldiers killed, four wounded in pressure mine explosion- Welioya - Jan4
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Eleven suspects arrested into assassination of MP Maheswaran - Jan4
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Erik Solheim cautions Sri Lanka for its decision to withdraw from the Ceasefire Agreement with Tamil Tigers - Jan4
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SLFP CC appoints committee to probe Mervyn
The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party this evening decided to appoint a top level committee comprising Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, John Seneviratne and Governor Alavi Moulana to inquire into the incident at Rupavahini Corporation involving Minister Mervyn Silva.(DailyMirror)

Summary of the cabinet decisions
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New Delhi’s Asian Age commented editorially that in the 25 year old sepratist war in Sri Lanka , for the first ime the hunter has become hunted and Tamil Tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran is on the run.
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Government takes a policy decision to abrogate failed CFA - Jan3
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US condemns terror bomb blast in Colombo and murder of UNP MP - Jan3
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Air Force pounds terror targets in North; two terrorists leaders killed - Jan3
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LTTE terrorist carryout indiscriminate bomb explosion in Colombo; four people killed - Jan2
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12 terrorists killed, 05 wounded in clashes at Wanni and Northern defences - Jan2
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"the time has now come at another year. The thrust and goal in 2008 should be to further build on these achievements. Our President H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa mentioned in a speech on 26 December '07 that "military victories will surely pave the way to push the LTTE to seek a political solution to the problem" - Minister Rohitha Bogollagama - Jan2
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Alleged Tamil gunman arrested on killing of UNP parliamentarian - Jan2
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Rajabdeen to fill the vacancy of slain MP Maheswaran? - Jan2
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Terrorists target security forces personnel going on leave - Mannar- Jan1
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Fighting continues in North; 25 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - Jan1
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Air Force pounds LTTE training camp- Mulaithiuvu - Jan1
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UNP parliamentarian T. Maheswaran shot dead - Jan1
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The Tri-Forces Commanders expressed confidence that 2008 would be a decisive year in their effort of eliminating terrorism from Sri Lanka since they were already on course towards accomplishing this task by next year. - Jan1
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Who let the dog out?
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former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga will take charge as the new Chairman of the Cricket Interim Committee effects from January1.
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SPORTS

Dilshan steers Sri Lankans to satisfying win - Jan31
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Sri Lanka treating tour match seriously - Jan30
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Adelaide draw gives Australia series - Jan29
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Lanka under 19 in seven-wicket win over England - Jan28
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Ponting, Clarke put Australia ahead - Jan28
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India accuse Aussies of playing "scared" - Jan27
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Gilchrist announces retirement - Jan27
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The original’Maverick: Aravinda de Silva - Jan26
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Gilchrist sets world wicketkeeping record - Jan26
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Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to get Padma Vibhushan - Jan26
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Tendulkar hundred caps India's day - Jan25
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Aussies fined - Jan24
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Tendulkar tipped for knighthood - Jan23
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Warne doesn't believe Australia's reign is coming to an end - Jan23
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Conditions stump Punter in Perth - Jan22
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Sehwag’s advice to Kumble sees Ishant make Ponting his bunny - Jan22
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Widespread resentment over dropping of Ganguly, Dravid - Jan22
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Indian magic tames Oz in Perth - Jan22
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Rohan de Silva appointed Davis Cup Captain - Jan21
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Kumble - one who loves to prove critics wrong - Jan21
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Inspired India end Australia's streak - Jan20
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India takes stranglehold of third Test - Jan19
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“You don't think of such a landmark when you start but it is a big number. I never dreamt of reaching here,” Kumble said after becoming the first Indian bowler and the third in the world to claim 600 test wickets at WACA. more --->

Aussies' worst nightmare Jan18
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SLC bans three players Jan18
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Gavaskar denies calling Procter a racist - Jan18
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Arjuna at the helm - Jan18
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India 297-6 at stumps as Lee takes three - Jan17
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Murali VS Bradman - Jan17
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Royal Australian Air Force fly into Aussie camp! - Jan15
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Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga feels more local umpires should stand in international matches. - Jan14
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Hogg hearing today - Jan14
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'Ganguly worst offender of ICC code of conduct' - Jan13
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Ponting was not willing to listen - Jan12
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Marvan pulls up stumps - Jan12
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Murali invited to parliament for felicitation - Jan11
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India tour of Australia resumes as impasse lifted - Jan10
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Brad Hogg charged with offence under ICC’s Code of Conduct - Jan9
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ICC takes practical steps ahead of third Test between Australia and India - Jan9
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Ranatunga plans more India-Lanka Tests - Jan9
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Arjuna plans display a clear bold vision - Jan8
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India risks a 2.3 million dollar fine for suspending its cricket tour of Australia - Jan8
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Australia beat India in thriller - Jan7
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A taste of their own medicine - Jan7
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ICC delays Harbhajan racism case - Jan6
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Hayden hundred propels Australia to 213-run lead - Jan6
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Wasim eyes coaching job - Jan6
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Tendulkar scores 38th Test hundred Guides India to 69-run first innings lead - Jan5
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SCG: Laxman masterclass defies Australia - Jan4
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Dilhara’s way to recovery - Jan4
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Roy gives India a ton of trouble - Jan3
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Time to open with Virender Sehwag - Jan2
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