NEWS - June 2008

43 LTTE terrorists killed, over 30 wounded in yesterday's clashes - June30
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13 Tamil civilians flee LTTE areas seeking security forces protection - Mannar - June30
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LTTE receives heavy beating: Troops takeover Mannar 'Rice Bowl' - June30
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'Indian military to protect Manmohan during SAARC summit' - June30
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Public servants must pass second language test within 5 years - June30
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Cheaper CFLs for four million consumers - June30
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32 LTTE terrorists killed, 6 soldiers wounded in Mannar clashes - June29
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Troops make another breakthrough; Parappakkadantan falls to troops - Mannar front - June29
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Eastern Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan shaking hands with the leaders of Jathika Nidahas Peramuna, Nandana Gunatilake and Wimal Weerawansa at the meeting held on 28th June. - Daily Mirror


The Path to A Political Solution Is Now Open – Minister Devananda - June29
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Army Commander Reviews Security Situation in Yala - June29
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25 corpses of LTTE uncovered: consolidate defences in Vavauniya - June28
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LTTE casualties on the rise: Troops force into terrorist defences in Mannar - June28
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SLAF raids LTTE training facility - Oddusuddan - June28
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Soldier killed, one injured in LTTE claymore bomb attack - Jaffna - June28
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No pressure from India to stop military action, Cabinet Spokesman assures - June28
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Return Madhu Shrine immediately - Bethlehem Catholics urges Church in Sri Lanka to pressurize LTTE - June28
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Periyamadhu falls to troops - Mannar front - June27
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LTTE receives heavy beating: 12 terrorists killed as troops force into Papamoddai - June27
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Wanni operation continues; 10 terrorists killed, 14 injured - June27
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Twin air raids destroy LTTE training base and Forward Operating base - Mannar - June27
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Late Lieutenant General Parami Kulatunge Remembered - June27
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LIOC again reduces diesel price by Rs.10 - June27
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Foreigner stabs two policemen - June27
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Sunmmary of cabinet decisions - June26
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150 LTTE cadres including child soldiers killed in one month - LTTE posters reveal - June26
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Investigation on the massacre of 401 unarmed Police Officers to be expedited - June26
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LTTE suffers heavy losses in yesterday's clashes in North; 40 terrorists killed - June26
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Multiple air strikes at LTTE positions in Wanni and North - June26
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New Task Force to accelerate Wanni liberation mission - June26
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US Embassy temporary closed after detection of suspicious powder at its premises - June26
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EPDP Eravur leader arrested in connection with abduction - June26
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Actor Ranjan Ramanayake ready to replace Sannasgala ? - June26
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Anjan Umma to join NFF - June26
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Whole country a Peace Zone after Northern liberation - President - June25
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CEB Chairman steps down with the board of directors - June25
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Lanka Indian Oil Company reduces its diesel prices by Rs. 10 - June25
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Air forces raids LTTE's training base - Oddusuddan - June25
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Fierce battle in Mannar front; troops capture 3 Sq Km, 18 terrorists killed - June25
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20 civilians fleeing LTTE areas seek security forces protection- Welioya - June25
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Jane McGrath dies aged 42
Jane McGrath, the wife of former Australia cricketer Glenn McGrath, has died after complications resulting from surgery. McGrath, 42, battled breast, hip and brain cancer and became well-known for setting up with her husband the McGrath Foundation, which aimed in part to increase nursing care for breast cancer sufferers. Cricinfo - June24
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Sannasgala resigns before nomination - June24
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India to expand military ties with Lanka - June24
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LTTE to train Muslim youths in the East: Thamilenthi in Amparai for groundwork - June24
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Seven Tamil gang members convicted in London's sword crime - June24
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Sri Lanka Cricket team captain Mahela Jayawardane and leading batsman Sanath Jayasuriya in conversation just before their departure to Pakistan. The Maha Sangha blessed the Sri Lanka Cricket team at Sri Lanka Cricket.
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Progress of Wanni theatre of operations - June24
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3 Police constables killed, one injured in bomb explosion - Batticaloa - June24
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4 LTTE terrorists killed, bunker destroyed in Mannar - June24
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31 LTTE terrorists killed, scores wounded in yesterday's clashes - June24
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Tsvangirai pulls out of Zimbabwe ballot - June23
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No military solution to the conflict! – India tells Sri Lanka - June23
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Former DIG declines to contest - June23
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Sri Lankan Expatriates in Canada protest against LTTE terrorism - June23
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Terror Propaganda television Tharisanam suspends its Euro Broadcasts - June23
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Sri Lanka's military has launched a campaign to track down and arrest army deserters - June23
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Police Commandos gun down LTTE cadre - Batticaloa - June23
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CID nets Tiger bomb squad - June23
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Wanni operations continues ; 15 terrorists killed 12 wounded in yesterday's operations - June23
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LTTE claymore mine explosion kills two policemen - June23
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SLAF MI-24 helicopters raid LTTE gathering - Mannar - June22
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A Claymore mine uncovered - June22
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A Black Tiger and the LTTE Handler arrested in Colombo - June22
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Film Corporation director behind Colombo civilian massacres arrested - June22
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PM targeted for assassination at drama festival on Friday? - June22
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Commander sits with his Wanni commanders - June22
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Sri Lanka Opposition nominates candidates for provincial council Chief Minister posts - June22
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Wanted man arrested - June22
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Supreme Court Rejects Fundamental Rights Petitions - June21
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Narayanan here unannounced - June21
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Dinesh Gunawardena takes oaths as Chief Government Whip - June21
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How 'traitors' become US Presidents: A lesson for Sri Lanka - June21
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Sri Lanka female Muslim MP requests security over Marxists' threats - June21
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No interim agreements. UNP rebels insist Ranil should go - June21
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Arms dealers upset over loss of commission - Minister Rajitha Senaratne - June21
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Prabhakaran’s son credited with new devastating chemical bomb - June21
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Army guns down 3 LTTE cadres - Mannar - June21
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17 LTTE terrorists killed, 20 wounded in yesterday's confrontations - June21
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Remembering greatness

UNP Chairman and nephew of the late Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake, Rukman Senanayake garlanding to the Statue of the late Premier on his 97th Birth Anniversary at the New Town Hall, Colombo. June20
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Aung San Suu Kyi's 63rd Birthday today: Burma monks urges UN Security Council to safeguard Burmese people - June20
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'Men of the Armoured Corps had made many sacrifices for the country' - Major Gen. Chandrasiri - June20
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'3.5 million British Pounds raked for LTTE' says Italian Police - June20
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"We respects Sri Lanka's sovereignty and territorial integrity" Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister - June20
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Hong Kong Government agrees to provide legal assistance in criminal matters - June20
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150 ex-Servicemen join Rail Security Force - June20
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LTTE intelligence leader for Trincomalee south killed - June20
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Wanni operations continue; 5 terrorists killed over 11 wounded in yesterday's clashes - June20
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2 Police constables killed by alleged LTTE gunmen- Ampara - June20
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Lorry nabbed with over 1300 battery cells at Medawachchiya road block - June19
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2 LTTE terrorists killed in SLA ambush- Mannar - June19
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23 terrorists killed, 9 wounded in Wanni and Northern clashes - June19
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Italian Police arrests 33 LTTE terror suspects - June19
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Police seek public assistance to identify suicide bomber - June19
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Public vigilance averts disaster, hand grenade found inside a bus - June19
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2 terrorists killed, 3 killed or wounded in yesterday's clashes - Jaffna front - June18
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Wanni liberation operation continues; 6 terrorists killed, 14 injured - Wanni front - June18
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Rohitha Bogollagama invited Indian leaders for the 15th SAARC Summit in Colombo - June18
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Portraits of seven remarkable politicians unveiled in parliament - June18
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Sri Lankan Marxist party MP to function independently - June18
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Sri Lanka welcomes listing of WTM by Canada as a terrorist organization - June18
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Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Peace Quest Deserves the Nobel Prize - June17
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Minister Dinesh Gunawardena new Chief Govt. Whip - June17
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Canada outlaws World Tamil Movement under Anti-Terrorism Act - June17
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North Central and Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councils election nominations: June 27 to July 04 - June17
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Johnston and Lakshman revolt in the UNP Executive Committee meeting - June17
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12 Police personnel killed, over 20 injured in LTTE suicide attack - Vavuniya - June17
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Army attacks 3 LTTE bunkers; 11terrorits killed - Mannar - June17
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Air Force targets LTTE positions- Wanni and Jaffna - June17
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Troops spearhead from Vavuniya front; 29 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - June17
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Sri Lankan Ayurvedic Centers to be set up in Australia, Sweden and Cuba - June16
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Serbia stops Tiger transmission to Europe, Africa and Middle East - June16
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Mastermind behind LTTE credit card fraud arrested - June16
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Two Police constables shot dead by LTTE gunmen- Batticaloa - June16
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SLAF jets destroy key LTTE combat-logistic facility- Mullaittivu - June16
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Six LTTE suspects' arrested in Wattala - June16
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There are no good terrorists, says Sri Lankan president in UK - June15
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Dr. Liam Fox calls for international help to develop SL - June15
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My Dear Thamby,My worry is about the people who suffer - June15
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Army continues to attack terror bunker defences in Jaffna - June15
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More civilians seek refuge with security forces - Mullaittiuvu - June15
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Periyamadu Tank area falls to troops - Vavuniya - June15
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Members of Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force who are fighting with the terrorists on battlefronts in the Jaffna Peninsula have been blessed with Jaya Piritha. An assembly of Buddhist monks visiting battlefronts since 11th of June to 13th June conducted a series of religious activities to invoke blessings to the soldiers. - June14
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Soldier creating history in International cricket
Gunner Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis (S/158405) of Sri Lanka Artillery created history in the Sri Lanka Army by being the first-ever to enter the National Cricket Team of the country, now played in the West Indies. - June14
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Sri Lanka calls on EU to list TRO and other LTTE front organizations - June14
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No Talks with Tamil Tigers before they agree to disarm – President Mahinda Rajapakse - June14
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“Terrorist are trying to create ethnic disharmony” – Minister Devananda - June14
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Battle continues; 15 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - June14
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SLAF raids LTTE FDL in Muhamalai - June12
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Opposition Leader's Statement in India despicable – Defence Spokesman - June12
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Navy thwarts LTTE attack at Erukkalampiddi in Mannar Island - June12
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Three LTTE suspects gunned down in cordon operation - Akkaraipattuwa - June11
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16 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes in Jaffna and Wanni - June11
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Second air raid launched at Terror FDL in Muhamalai - June11
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President meets British PM - June11
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President Rajapaksa meets British Leader of the Opposition - June11
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SLAF fighters raid sea tiger base - Nayaru - June10
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LTTE bunker line destroyed in air raid - June10
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Fierce battle in Mannar front; 9 terrorists killed, 3 bodies found - June10
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Sri Lanka Government dissolved two Provincial Councils - June10
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JVP protest campaign attacked again - June10
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Heart-renching story of an underage young Tamil girl forcefully recruited by LTTE - June10
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Government condemns Ganeshan’s irresponsible statement - June10
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A special bodhi pooja was held at the Kingsbury Buddhist Temple to commemorate Ranaviru Day and to acknowledge the supreme sacrifice made by almost 20,000 troops over the past 3 decades in defending the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Motherland against the threat of terrorism.
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Do not betray victory of the nation - President at National War Heroes day - June9
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Police calls for Public support
Terror suspect Sunmugan Suriyakumar alias Kutti - aged 35 - June9
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President arrives in London for Commonwealth Summit - June9
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Enemy's days are numbered - Army Chief - June9
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Main challenge country now faces is to identify strategies employed by LTTE - NLF - June9
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UNP split to three factions challenging Ranil's leadership - June9
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28 LTTE terrorists killed, over 20 wounded in clashes - June9
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6 satellite receivers found in Mannar - June9
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17 terrorists killed, over 35 wounded: Troops force into LTTE defences in Welioya - June9
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Air Force attacks LTTE leaders' meeting place - Puthukkudiyiruppu June8
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LTTE continues to suffer heavy losses in Wanni; 13 terrorists killed in yesterday's clashes - June8
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Sri Lankan war heroes will be remembered as fighters against international terrorism – Mahinda Rajapakse - June8
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Acts of terrorism never justifiable, says Pope - June8
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Death toll rises 22 in LTTE bomb blast in Katubadda - June8
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05 LTTE cadres killed &18 wounded in Welioya battle front - June7
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09 LTTE cadres killed & 13 wounded - June7
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21 victims killed in LTTE claymore attack identified - June7
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LTTE terror: President calls for vigilance and calm - June7
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2 innocent civilians killed, 20 injured in LTTE bus bomb - Polgolla - June7
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"Why talk (again) now?" Peace Secretariat asks Religious Superiors - June7
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Bomb found near electrical transformer- Ragama - June6
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Air Force targets terror bunker defence on the Mannar warfront - June6
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46 Terrorists killed, 26 wounded in yesterday's clashes in Wanni and Jaffna - June6
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20 civilians killed, over 60 injured

20 civilians killed, over 60 injured in cowardly terror attack- Moratuwa
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MiG-27s raid LTTE stronghold - Mannar - June6
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LTTE terrorist behind Wellawatta bomb attack arrested - June6
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Summary of the cabinet decisions
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Tiger Terrorist Hideouts Strafed - Kilinochchi - June5
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17 terrorists killed 12 wounded in Wanni operations - June5
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Bomb explosion in Wellawatta
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Police seeks public assistance to arrest terror suspect
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UN Food Summit Sri Lanka moots Global Food Crisis Fund “No food land for biofuels” - President Rajapaksa - June4
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Killing Mahinda not solution : LTTE June4
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Nadesan's exclusive interview with BBC Sandeshaya

Mystery deepens on the death of Balaraj and on the selective leaks of LTTE leaders’ movements - June4
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Toot horns to get fuel prices down! – Ranil tells vehicle owners - June4
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SPUR expresses displeasure over Western hypocrisy on Sri Lanka's strife - June4
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Wanni operation in progress; 10 terrorists killed, 6 wounded - June4
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MI 24 Helicopter Gunships pound terror bunker line - Periyamadhu - June4
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Deputy Chairman of local council and council member murdered - Batticaloa - June3
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Tigers must be demilitarised - Lankan Envoy - June3
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15 terrorists killed yesterday's clashes in Wanni and Jaffna - June3
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Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia. H.E. Kusumasiri Balapatabendi leaves for Sri Lanka at the end of this week. This photograph was taken at the final farewell dinner at Harry Balapatabendi's (HE's son) residence in Melbourne. - June3
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at Da Vinci Airport International Airport on yesterday (June2) to attend conference of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on today(June3). Ambassador Hemanttha Waranakulasooriya and official of the FAO. Minsters Maithreepala Sirisena, C.B.Rathnayake, Secreatry to the President Lalith Weeratunga are also in the picture - June3
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Mother of murdered children to be sent a psychiatrist hospital following primary assessment - June3
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Pulidevan under house arrest, say Wanni sources - June3
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Leadership change in UNP likely
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9 terrorists killed, 6 wounded in yesterday's clashes - June2
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LTTE would have stolen 17,000 detonators from a Tamil Nadu warehouse- TN Police - June2
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Sri Lankan Tamil couple arrested for murder of two children - London
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Reggie Ranatunga's funeral on today - June2
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LTTE woman military leader Selvi dies mysteriously - June2
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Jaffna tour of the UN Australian and Norwegian diplomats - June2
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APRC to include TMVP - June2
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Reggie Ranathunga passes away - June 1
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Chandrakanthan Heads Chief Minister's Forum - June 1
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Explosion in electric transformer - Colombo - June 1
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2 killed, 9 injured in hand grenade explosion - Wellawatta - June 1
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Counter terrorist ops continue, 26 LTTE killed, 23 wounded in fighting - June 1
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SPORTS

Sangakkara ton sets up 64-run win - June30
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Sri Lanka to put up their best effort against Pakistan - June29
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Australia hammer undisciplined Windies - June28
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Reminiscing Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup win in 2004 - June25
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Olympic torch held in sealed-off Tibet - June22
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Mahela wants SL to remain a force in world cricket - June21
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Lankan athletes off to Bangkok - June20
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Murali can end up with 1000 wickets - Arjuna - June18
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Shoaib Akhtar free to appeal - June17
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The Maldives win maiden SAFF Championship title - June16
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Sanath on IPL, Sachin, money in cricket and Test Matches by Rex Clementine - June15
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Immovable Chanderpaul guides West Indies - June14
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Gayle may return for Windies - June11
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Superb Sarwan century seals Windies draw - June6
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Kapil's Devils to mark - June6
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Pathan powers Rajasthan Royals to IPL triumph - June3
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No retirement plans yet, asserts Tendulkar - June2
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St. Josephs's College cricket tour to Melbourne - June1
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