NEWS - November 2007

Disinformation of the claymore attack at Killinochchi is a prelude to Nugegoda incident – Anandasangaree - Nov30
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Terrorists Targeted Our Children ! - Nov30
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UN chief condemns Sri Lanka attacks - Nov30

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A cannibalistic fascist cannot be allowed to destroy Tamil people’s democratic rights! – Douglas Devananda - Nov30
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Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front, V. Anandasangaree exposes Tiger - Nov30
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U.S. Government condemns cycles of escalating violence
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While many children might wish to curl up with a dog or cat, a young Cambodian boy prefers to spend his time with a 4.8-metre-long python. - Nov30

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LTTE terrorists carried out a cowardly bomb attack targeting innocent civilians in the densely populated Nugegoda town around 5.50p.m, this evening (November 28).

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A female LTTE suicide bomber blew herself inside the office of Social Services and Social Welfare Ministry, on the Isipathana road, Narahenpita, in the Colombo city limits around 8.05 this morning said the police sources.

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Ambassador Jayatilleka responds to IFJ, RSF criticism on bombing of Voice of Tigers - Nov29
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Schools closed on Thursday & Friday
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Prabakaran to call for all out war, while Sri Lanka is on the offensive - Nov28
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Air Force pounds LTTE radio station in Kilinochchi - Nov28
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On arriving in Iran, President Mahinda Rajapaksa was welcomed by President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and accorded a guard of honour.
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This is Praba’s last B’day celebration!
Gotabhaya Rajapakse
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Propping up the genocidal Sinhala State is counterproductive - International community should change its approach - Nov28

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Building of the Voice of Tigers flattened by Sri Lanka Air Force, Many killed - Nov28
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Sinhala/Tamil News alerts through Mobitel - Nov28
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“Innocent civilians brutally killed by LTTE terrorists at Mahawilachchiya, Anuradhapura, on 26th November, 2007. It has been the outfit's strategy since its inception to flush out Sinhalese and Muslim people from North and East by bloody ethnic cleansing raids”. - Nov27
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Commonwealth leaders united on the need to combat terrorism - Nov27
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Prabhakaran's annual speech will be delivered from a deeper hole in the ground - Nov27
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SLAF raids high profile LTTE hideouts - Kilinochchi - Nov27
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LTTE shells 'Roman Catholic school': 07 injured including 05 children - Mannar - Nov27
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Keppettipola: A true national hero
Mark the 189th anniversary of the execution at Bogambara, Kandy of patriot and national hero Monarawila Keppettipola. - Nov26
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Air Force destroys LTTE ‘satellite centre’ - Nov26
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Arjuna in Melbourne
Arjuna Ranatunga was the guest of honour at a gala dinner at the residence of David and Cathy Cruse on Saturday 24th November.
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Situation Report - Nov25
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Marvan Atapattu made his final goodbye to Sri Lankan cricket on today(25) with another scathing attack on the selectors he had earlier described as "muppets headed by a joker."
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Aravinda’s father passes away
Pinnaduwage Sam de Silva, the father of Aravinda de Silva passed away after a brief illness at a private hospital in Colombo yesterday.
His remains will be at 85/5, Sri Dhammadara Mawatha, Ratmalana until Monday the November 26th 12.30 pm and there after the cortege will leave to the Medical Faculty. (SNNI)

President Mahinda Rajapaksha meets a number of leaders of the Common wealth - Nov26
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Interactive election map--->
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Navy Defends Mannar Island successfully; 17 LTTE cadres killed - Nov24
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Australia set to head to polls

Photo courtesy ABC
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Commonwealth suspends Pakistan
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Sri Lanka objects to suspension of Pakistan from Commonwealth - Nov24
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President receives red-carpet welcome in Uganda

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Copies of Tamil weekly Thuglak was burnt in Paris, France for carrying editorial criticizing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for his elegy on the death of S.P.Tamilselvan, a former head of the political division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam. - Nov24

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Sri Lanka bans TRO - Nov23

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President off to Uganda for common wealth leaders Summit - Nov23
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53 Commonwealth Leaders meet in Uganda from 23 to 25 - Nov23
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Mahinda Rathnathilaka sworn in as Minister of Textile Development - Nov23
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Situation report……. Nov23
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LTTE bunkers destroyed, 60mm mortar gun seized- Jaffna - Nov23
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20 terrorists killed, 11 injured in skirmishes at Wanni and Northern defences - Nov22
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Marvan announces retirement from international cricket - Nov22
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Govt committed to full devolution, minority rights SCOPP Chief tells BBC World - Nov22
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Mangala congratulates Basil on leading Govt. to victory - Nov22
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We will vote against the third reading of the budget unless........
Somawansa Amarasinghe - Nov22
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Umpire Koertzen robs Sanga his seventh double hundred

Brett Lee, reverse swing, the new ball or even Hercules wouldn't have been able to dismiss Sangakkara yesterday with the way he batted, but the fatal finger of Rudi Koertzen eventually did the job for the Australians! - Nov22

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Brazilian embassy reopens in SL - Nov22
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The Sunday Leader printing press burned - Nov22
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Army counter terror offensives continues; senior terror leader killed and bunker destroyed - Wanni - Nov21
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Chamila’s Tale? – Suspected Doctor accused with similar cases - Nov21
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“Those who criticize defence expenditure, did nothing towards peace” – Leader of EPDP, Douglas Devananda
Nov21
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Anandasangaree urges Leaders and people of Tamil Nadu to demonstrate against Prabaharan - Nov21
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JVP too will be labeled as Tiger associates, says Gayantha - Nov21
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Budget - 2008: We will vote against even on the third reading – JVP Leader - Nov21
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Opening of a road named H.E.MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA ROAD in Palestine
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Budget-2008 passed by a comfortable majority
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We will win at third reading - Rukman
UNP Chairman Rukman Senanayake says anything can happen in the run up to the third reading of budget and the UNP will defeat the budget on December 14. "We'll table our trump cards on that day" he said. (Daily Mirror)

Mahinda Vs Prabhakaran
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Sripathi and Mahindananda change fisticuffs at parliament lobby.

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Nadesan seeks support from Tamil Nadu and India for liberation struggle - Nov20

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Budget 2008 passed by the Parliament: Boost for Government's Peace efforts - Nov20
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LTTE supporters are traitors to India - Jayalalitha - Nov19
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Navy apprehends 3.5 T consignment of cement - Mannar - Nov19
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President Rajapaksa and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in conversation at the funeral of Mrs Elina Jayewardene - Nov19
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Former President DB in ICU
Former President D.B. Wijetunga, who was admitted to the Kandy General Hospital yesterday, has been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit this morning. He is suffering from Parkinson's disease. (Daily Mirror)

UNP collects signatures for impeachment - Nov19
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Happy Birthday
62nd birthday of Mahinda Rajapaksha
President - Sri Lanka

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“All Tamils not identical with blood thirsty LTTE” V. Anandasangaree

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LTTE Leader Prabhakaran orders TNA parliamentarians to return and vote against the budget - Nov18
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Army destroys two LTTE bunkers, 5 killed and 2 wounded- Jaffna - Nov18
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No point talking to the President who has not comprehended the issue! - JVP - Nov18
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Mrs. J.R. Jayewardena passes away
The wife of former President J.R. Jayewardena, Elena Jayewardena passed away this morning.(Nov17)
One of the most respected first ladies of the country, Mrs. Jayewardena was receiving treatment at the Asha Central Hospital and had been in state of coma for the past few days. The funeral is slated to take place tomorrow. (Daily Mirror)
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SLAF bombs LTTE boats manufacturing yard - Iranamadu - Nov17
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Defensive operations continues; troops dislodge more terror bunkers in Jaffna front - Nov16
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LTTE banned?
Ceasefire abolished?
President to address nation

Nov17
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Chamila’s Tale? - Doctor attempts suicide
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Freezing of TRO assets aimed at isolating terrorist financing – Blake - Nov17
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Foreign Minister hails US decision to freeze TRO assets - Nov17
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Wanni -The cruel heartland women in bondage - Nov15
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Air Force pounds LTTE bases in Mullaithivu - Nov15
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Army ambushes LTTE vehicle; LTTE's artillery expert killed -Wanni - Nov15
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US freezes TRO assets
The US today designated Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) under Executive order 13224 - which is aimed at financially isolating terrorist groups and their support -and froze the US held assets of the organization. Nov15 (Daily Mirror)

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Defensive operations continues causing heavy losses to LTTE- Wanni & Northern FDLs - Nov14
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TamilNadu Police arrests tribal leaders Vaiko, Nedumaran in Chennai - Nov14
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Dilan Perera resigned from The SLFP Central Committe in protest of Mahinda Rathnathileke & will not join UNP or SLFP(M).  Nov16 


UNP Parliamentarian for Ratnapura District Mahinda Ratnatileke has joined the government. Nov16
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Political sources say that Colombo district MP Arjuna Ranathunga will crossover to the opposition prior to the vote on the second reading of the budget. - Nov15
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Government national list MP President's Counsel Wijedasa Rajapkse crossed over to the opposition today (14) morning at the parliament. Nov15
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Two more follow Duminda
Two UNP members of Western Provincial Council had gone and expressed support to the President along with Duminda Silva. The two members are Janaka Mallimarachchi, son of former minister Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi and Anil Kumara Wijesinghe. Nov15
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Duminda Silva joins government. UNP provincial councilor and brother of the head of the suspended ABC Radio, Duminda Silva has joined the government today. Nov14
(Daily Mirror)

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27 three-wheelers were distributed among families of disabled service personnel on 13th November. A total of 201 three-wheelers have already been distributed to families of disabled soldiers. Nov14
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A Sinhala speaking group of Black Tigers in the city - Nov13
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STF confronts LTTE group; three LTTE bodies found - Pothuvil - Nov13
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Tamil Nadu probes sale of diesel to Tigers - Nov13
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Another Melbourne Cup Has Been Run and Won in an Extremely Efficient Manner
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A Ministry Secretary to be grilled on the attack at Anuradhapura airbase - Nov12
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Clashes continue in Wanni; LTTE terrorists deploy heavy weapons in Madhu No fire Zone - Nov12
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Remembrance Day is especially dedicated in honor of the members of the Armed Forces who laid down their lives during the "Great War". It is remembered in some countries as Armistice Day and is observed traditionally on 11th November at the 11th hour of the 11th month because it was on this day, month and time when the Armistice became effective - Nov12


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Five top UNP MPs to cross over
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Army overruns LTTE bunker; terrorist take flight leaving six dead female cadres - Periyathampanai - Nov12
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New twist to probe on A’pura attack - Nov11
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Crew Cab Comes Under Suspected LTTE Claymore Attack - Yala - Nov11
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Budget has failed because there is no local growth – Somawansa Amarasinghe Nov11

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No tears for Brig. Tamilselvan or bouquets for Ranil
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50th Birthday of Douglas Devananda - Leader of the EPDP - Nov11
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The annual Peace Prize of the International Peace Bureau (IPB), also known as the ‘MacBride Prize ‘is to be awarded to Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala, the IPD announced.
Nov10

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Court dismisses Chandrika's appeal
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Karuna charged with violations of immigration laws not human rights Maxwell Keegal, Sri Lankan diplomat - Nov10

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Loudspeakers banned after 10.00 p.m. - Nov10
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Preemptive strikes continues causing heavy losses to LTTE - Wanni FDL- Nov10
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Tigers using Tamilselvan`s death to gain sympathy abroad - Nov10
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LTTE 'sledge hammers' truce monitors for neutral reactions - Nov9
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Security Forces and the Police have commenced search operations in the Tissamaharama area - Nov9
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Child soldier next to Tamilselvan’s coffin speaks loud and clear - Nov8
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LTTE suffers heavy beating; Troops neutralize offensive advance- Muhamalai - Nov8
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U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake, Jr. formally handed over a radar-based maritime surveillance system and several Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) to the Sri Lankan Navy on November 8 at the Naval Dock Yard in Trincomalee.Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda,

Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, received the equipment on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government.
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Mahinda Rajapakse:

“I am pleased to send greetings to all Sri Lankan Hindus on the occasion of Deepavali."

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United States Senator Patrick Leahy recently delivered a statement on Sri Lanka which has been described as damning. The use made of the international community by local elements which, as an American put it, have an 'unhealthy nostalgia for the Wickremesinghe regime', is not surprising. However Senator Leahy must be taken seriously since he seems to have been behind an amendment in the Senate that 'attached three conditions to our assistance to the Sri Lankan military'. Nov8

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President Rajapakse unveils 3rd budget
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as Minister of Finance, presented his third budget to parliament this morning. Described as a people-friendly budget, the President unveiled a number of measures to strengthen the local economy and improve the quality of life of the people. The full text of the Budget Speech is given below. Nov7

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Tiger agents in UK change their minds about charging Karuna with war crimes - Nov7
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LTTE continues to take heavy beating at Wanni FDL - 5 more terrorists either killed or wounded - Nov7
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Three Civilians hacked to death - Thissamaharamaya - Nov7 more --->

On an invitation extended by US Chief of Army Staff General George W. Casey and the Government of USA, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka made history by talking to a large gathering of middle rung officers of the US Army on "Counter Terrorist Operations"- Nov7
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Post-mortem on Tamilselvan - Nov6
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Prabhakaran has no one to blame but himself - Nov6
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Emergency extended by a majority of 120

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Thamilselvan no peace dove - Defence Affairs Spokesman
'HE HAD NO INCLINATION FOR NEGOTIATIONS'
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The Exceptional Performance by a Young Professional at the 5th Annual SLF Awards Ceremony was awarded to Susantha Sisilachandra, a Sri Lankan Entrepreneur based in Dallas, Texas, USA. - Nov7
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Karuna’s paramilitary cadres ambushed: 1 died , 7 injured - Nov5
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President pays tribute to our war heroes - Nov4
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Air Force pounds LTTE arms storage - Mullaittivu - Nov4
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LTTE should renounce violence before it's too late - Nov4
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Thamilselvam is not the ‘dove of peace’
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Air Force to hunt top Tigers. No pause in anti-terror operations, says PM - Nov6

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Thamilselvan’s final journey
The funeral of LTTE political wing Leader S.P. Thamilselvan was held yesterday at Kanagapuram in Kilinochchi with the participation of senior LTTE leaders and other rebel cadres, informed sources said. It is also learnt that at least four Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarians had participated in the funeral. Here, the slain LTTE political Leader’s coffin is being carried by senior rebel leaders.
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SLMM silent on Anuradhapura air attack, issues statement on Thamilchelvan killing..
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Prabakaran pays last respects to Chelvan
Thamil Chelvan, 43, is a father of one child. He joined the LTTE in early '80s and one time worked as a security guard of Tiger leader Prabakaran. He led the LTTE political wing since 1994 and represnted LTTE at Geneva talks. Nov4
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Solheim mourns the loss of Tamilselvan
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Lecture Series of Anandians of NSW and ACT
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Pottu Amman behind leaking Information?
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LTTE terror leader Thamilchelvan and 05 others killed in SLAF air raid more --->

Army foils LTTE infiltration bid; 22 terrorists killed - Mannar - Nov2
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Karuna arrested at London
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US condemns the LTTE attack on Anuradhapura.
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Wanted
Yogachandran Vagishan


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A reply to Mr. President by LeN
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SPORTS


Muttiah Muralitharan is seeking the sweetest of homecomings in Kandy by breaking Shane Warne's Test bowling record. Nov30
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Pietersen primed for battle - Nov30
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Murali targets wickets milestone - Nov30
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Sanga bats for umpire Koertzen
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England-Sri Lanka Test Series - A keen contest - Nov27
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Murali will break the record in Kandy – Mahela - Nov25
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SLC President’s XI Vs. England 3-dayer Tharanga, Kapu and Kandamby score tons - Nov23
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Not winning in Australia will be one of my few regrets - Nov23
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Australia win despite Sangakkara's 192
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Sangakkara digs in for big climb - Nov20
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Mixed feelings for Mahela
- Nov20
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Despite Mahela hundred, SL heading for embarrassing defeat - Nov20
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A hero's burden
- Nov19
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Gilly wants his ball back - Nov18
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We have no illusions of the task ahead - Bayliss - Nov18
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Chandana joins rebel Indian league - Nov18
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Inzamam favours Malik as captain - Nov18
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25 years of Sri Lanka-Australia Test cricket celebrated Nov17
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Sri Lanka toil after losing toss - Nov17
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"Yes, I have been boosting his morale. I am always supporting him. He keeps a balanced mind and is a hard worker. And his immediate thoughts are not about the record", she said. Nov15
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Warne-Murali trophy unveiled
Nov16
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Shut it Shane, you miserable man - Murali - Nov16
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Pitch in Sonal's honour - Nov15
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Mahela wants Marvan to continue the tour - Nov14
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We lost the Test with our first innings batting - Mahela - Nov14
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Atapattu to continue the tour
Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee had decided to allow Marvan Attapattu to complete the tour in Australia and to decide on his return whether any action should be taken against him.(Daily Mirror) Nov13

Interim committee to decide on Marvan's fate
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Marvan Atapattu made a scathing attack on the national selection committee and in particular its chairman Ashantha de Mel speaking at the post match media conference - Nov12
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'Selectors are muppets headed by a joker' - Atapattu
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SL heading for an embarrassing defeat
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Aussies cheat out Jayasuriya
- Nov10
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New racism code for Sri Lanka series - Nov10
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Controversy surrounds first Test - Nov10
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Australia v Sri Lanka Murali insists a Test win his greatest priority - Nov9
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Jaques shows ton of class - Nov9
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Jayawardene questions Australia’s bowling
- Nov8
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Bulls down Sri Lanka - Nov5
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Recognition long overdue for Murali - Arjuna
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New Warne-Muralidaran Test trophy announced - Nov4
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Gabba wait for pace pair - Nov3
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Pace to skittle Sri Lanka - Nov3
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ICC launches Development Program Annual Awards 2007 - Nov2
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Illegal zoo owner surrenders, allowed bail Zoo to get animals, birds - Nov2
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Australia, Lanka to vie for Warne-Murali trophy - Nov1
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Sujeeva called as replacement for Welegedara
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