NEWS - November 2008


Troops of the 59 Div enters Otiyamalai: LTTE beaten off with heavy casualties - Nov30
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SLAF raids LTTE positions in Kilinochchi - Nov30
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59 Div troops advance towards Mullaittivu, LTTE suffers heavy beating - Nov30
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Schools to close for vacation on December 5 - Nov30
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Police curfew in Eastern Sri Lanka to track down infiltrated LTTE cadres - Nov30
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Sri Lanka government slams dissident MP over his critical remarks against the Army Chief - Nov30
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5 more Tamil civilians escape from LTTE hell hole in Wanni - Nov30
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51 families, 134 civilians seek protection with security forces- Omanthai- Nov29
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Civilian information helps to avert disaster- Kandana - Nov29
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Troops brave weather; floods wash mines, booby traps- Kilinochchi - Nov29
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Air Force pounds LTTE communication centre - Paranthan - Nov28
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President condemns terrorist attacks in India - Nov28
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Hindu Priest shot dead by LTTE gunmen- Batticaloa - Nov28
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Canadian Authorities stop LTTE Suicide Bombers' Day celebrations - Toronto - Nov28
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Prabakaran stop short of laying down arms for a cease fire and future talks - Nov28
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How Mr. Mano Ganeshan fits in LTTE agenda and his Canadian Tour - Nov28
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Rs. 500 million to upgrade recently liberated land route to north - Nov27
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Prabakaran’s 54th birthday celebrations cancelled - Nov27
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We be happy when the war heroes kill Prabhakaran and bring his head - SB - Nov27
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“Mihin Lanka’ to take off from the 15th of December - Nov27
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Troops heading towards Mullaittivu; LTTE losing terrain daily - Nov27
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LTTE suffers heavy beating, 5 bodies recovered- Mullaittivu - Nov27
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Australia celebrates their relationship with Sri Lanka at the Victorian Governor's residence - Nov26
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Army check point moved from Omanthai to Oddusudan - Nov26
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Vaiko denied British Visa - Nov26
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Wanni liberation unchecked by monsoon; soldiers ready to take the challenge - Nov26
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Troops attack terror movement; warlike items found - Horowupotana - Nov26
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Nedunkerni is unreachable for Terrorists - Nov26
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Troops capture Olumadu village - Mullaittivu - Nov26
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Troops withstand stiff terrorist resistance; LTTE flexing last muscles in Kilinochchi - Nov25
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Hasty retreat by LTTE supporters in Paris - Nov25
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JVP sacks 11 Parliamentarians from party & requests UPFA to remove them as well! - Nov25
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Steady flow of essential items to the North - Nov25
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Mangala is working on an agenda to inflate the collapsing propaganda machinery of the LTTE- Government spokesman - Nov24
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Sri Lankan doctors put conditions to work in Northern and Eastern Provinces - Nov24
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Sri Lanka's new thermal power plant to commence operations on 30th - Nov24
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50 more civilians seek protection with security forces - Vavuniya - Nov24
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Troops consolidate defences North of Omanthai - Nov24
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Army lays siege to Kilinochchi; LTTE defences fast falling apart - Nov24
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Commander congratulates his Pooneryn & Wanni heroes - Nov23
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Troops consolidate on newly captured terror defences; one LTTE body found - Nov23
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Moragoda to return to UNP, Sri Lanka media speculate - Nov23
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Over 40 civilians reach to Omanthai escaping terror grip - Nov23
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TF 1 displays LTTE weapons captured in Nachchikuda and Pooneryn - Nov23
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Battle begins in Kilinochchi outskirts; TF1 captures 3 LTTE bunkers - Nov22
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Wanni Prison gates crumbles; civilians breaking out terror rule - Nov22
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'Tallest Tower' in Sri Lanka to come up in Battaramulla - Nov22
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Accidental Explosion - Nochchiyagama - Nov22
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Pro-LTTE group, Mano Ganeshan stopped from glorifying suicide bombers in Canada campus - Nov22
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Jaffna Tamils in Thousands celebrate Pooneryn victory - Nov22
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Task Force 1 captures LTTE Airstrip – Pooneryn - Nov21
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Army goes offensive at Northern FDL; terrorists to lose their first line of defence - Nov21
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Sri Lanka Govt. rejects AI charges of aid blockade - Nov21
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Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada stop LTTE Suicide Bombers Day celebration in Toronto - Nov21
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Summary of cabinet decisions
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574 Brigade Troops Closing in on Famous Kokavil Centre - Nov20
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Central Bank forfeits Rs. 71 million from TRO accounts - Nov20
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Janaka Perera killer's picture released - Nov20
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The Murder of Sinhalese MO in Vavunathivu and the blatant hypocrisy of HR activists in Sri Lanka - Nov20
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Army hands over 18 LTTE bodies to ICRC - Nov20
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LTTE receive heavy casualties in confrontations - Kilinochchi - Nov20
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More Tamil civilians escape terror clutches - Jaffna - Nov19
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2 LTTE boats destroyed, 6 terrorists killed in sea battle off Nayaru - Mullaittivu - Nov19
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The Committee for Sri Lanka with the support of several community and religious organizations held a very successful Multi-faith Dialogue workshop /seminar on Sunday the 16th November 2008 at The Ashwood Reception Centre in Victoria - Australia.
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FM seeks assistance of diplomatic missions to help boost tea exports - Nov19
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Yamuni Rashmika Best Female Photographer, 2008 - Nov19
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Heavy damages to LTTE at Northern FDLs- Jaffna - Nov18
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Troops overrun Mankulama: LTTE flee amidst heavy casualties- Mullaittivu - Nov18
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Army Commander receives extension of tenure from C-in-C - Nov18
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Businessman in Sri Lankan capital stabbed to death - Nov18
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Doctor killed in Eastern Sri Lanka - Nov18
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Indian relief supply ship arrives in Colombo - Nov17
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Red Cross opens new Nurses Training School in Ampara - Nov17
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11 civilians seek protection with security forces - Kilinochchi - Nov17
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Air Strikes at LTTE positions - Muhamalai - Nov17
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Security forces continue advances towards Kilinochchi: LTTE body recovered - Nov17
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Mop up operations in progress in Pooneryn salient; Air Force comes to troops assistance - Nov16
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Commander In chief Congratulates valiant troops - Nov16
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Second reading of Budget 2009 passed with majority of 42 votes - Nov16
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Sri Lanka Government feeding Prabakaran, his wife children, his men for more than a quarter of a century -V.Anandasangare - Nov16
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Legal action against four including Minister Mervin - Nov16
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Lay down arms at least now and negotiate
President tells Prabhakaran

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, while congratulating the security forces for retaking Pooneryn, urged Velupillai Prabhakaran to at least now lay down arms and come forward for negotiations as it would be the greatest service to those in the north and elsewhere. - Nov15


Pooneryn Terrorist Bastion falls
Army Task Force 1 - Task accomplished. - Nov15

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Task Force 1 nearing Task Accomplished; terrorists fast loosing the battle of Pooneryn - Nov15
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Artistes respond to concerns of Tamil Nadu counterparts - Nov15
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Eastern province Chief Minister's secretary gunned down - Nov15
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Movie director face charges in Sri Lanka - Nov15
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Army 57 Div maneuvering to Kilinochchi - Nov15
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Twin blows to LTTE; Army enters Devil's Point and Vallaipadu - Nov14
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JVP commemorates November Heroes - Nov14
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Sri Lanka wholly with BIMSTEC against terrorism and organized crime - President Rajapaksa - Nov14
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India appreciative of efforts to provide relief to civilians in North and East -- Dr. Singh - Nov14
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Captured Terrorist-turned English teacher narrates harrowing realities - Nov13
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Urge Sri Lanka to come forward for an immediate ceasefire agreement with Tamil Tigers - Tamil Nadu State Assembly - Nov13
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Wanni Liberation speeds up; Terror chief to avenge Wanni civilians for his own demise - Nov13
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Heavy fighting at Wanni fronts; Troops recover 9 LTTE bodies - Nov12
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Troops dominate part of Kumulamunai village - Mullaittivu - Nov12
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India extends ban on LTTE - Nov12
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Prices of essential items will not increase as a result of the new budget proposals says the Trade Minister - Nov12
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President attends inauguration ceremony of new Maldivian President - Nov12
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LTTE should be defeated militarily says Gota - Nov12
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Security forces are getting closer to the LTTE stronghold in Pooneryn. - Nov12
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Sri Lanka signed off beat Thailand - Nov12
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Mangala cannot understand the difference between nationalism and racism says Lal Kantha - Nov12
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Sri Lanka’s emerging middle order batsman Chamara Kapugedara became the third national cricketer to launch a website in his name. The official launching of the website took place on 7th November at Taj Samudra Hotel. - Nov11
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Sri Lankan government rules out a ceasefire with the LTTE terrorists - Nov11
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Libya to recruit 1,000 doctors and 1,000 nurses from Sri Lanka - Nov11
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LTTE bastion Kiranchi falls; LTTE suffers heavy casualties - Kilinochchi - Nov11
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Fifteen Tamil civilians escaping LTTE areas reach Jaffna - Nov11
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Twin Air raids target LTTE positions - Kilinochchi - Nov10
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Navy uncovers haul of weapons - Trincomalee - Nov10
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The fall of Pooneryn imminent - Minister Keheliya Rambukwella - Nov10
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NFF will support Budget - Wimal - Nov10
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Civilians denounce LTTE, seek speedy political solution - Nov10
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Ministry of Defence to donate houses for 100 war heroes - Nov10
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Twin Air raids target LTTE positions - Kilinochchi - Nov10
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Navy uncovers haul of weapons - Trincomalee - Nov10
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Troops pound LTTE resistance at Wanni fronts - Nov9
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Troops ambush LTTE movement, seize tractor- Kilinochchi - Nov9
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Troops destroy two 40meter and 30 meter stretches of LTTE defence lines in Muhamalai - Nov9
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Captain - from hospital bed to lead fight
Commanding Officer Col. Ravipriya greets his eight - man team. - Nov9
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Sri Lanka Marxists to hold 19th November Hero Commemoration - Nov9
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Air assault at LTTE gathering point off Pooneryn- Kilinochchi - Nov8
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US commends military operations against LTTE - Nov8
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2 Civil Security personnel, one Policeman killed by LTTE gunmen - Ampara - Nov8
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Bus fares reduced from Monday (11) - Nov8
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O/L Exam from December 8-20 - Nov8
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Tough actions against Sri Lankan fuel station owners who sell for old prices - Nov8
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Budget at a glance - Nov7
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Automated fingerprint system to be introduced - Nov7
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Counter terrorist operations continue in Mullaittivu - Nov7
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SLAF Helicopter Gunships attack terror resistance point - North of Nachchikuda - Nov7
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Troops overun Akkarayankulam built-up in Kilinochchi - Nov6
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28 Tamil civilians including 6 children escape LTTE held areas - Nov6
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5 LTTE bodies handed over to ICRC-Vavuniya - Nov6
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President congratulates Obama - - Nov6
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Katina puja & Bodhi Maluwa opening ceremony was held at Yuroke temple Victoria, Australia, on 2nd of November 2008.
Photos courtesy of Jayasiri Athuraliya
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Army Task Force 3 comes into action; pounds LTTE positions in Mankulam - Nov4
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Navy Commander commends Navy elites - Nov4
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Air Force Fighter jets destroy two Sea Tiger bases- Vettalaikerni - Nov4
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"Army to Open a Land Route to Jaffna Soon" - Commander Tells Gajaba Regiment Silver Jubilee - Nov4
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'No end till we get Prabhakaran' - President - Nov4
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Russia and Czech Republic agree to help Sri Lanka government to destroy Tiger war planes - Nov3
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Counter terrorists operations continue: LTTE suffers heavy beating at Wanni fronts - Nov3
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SLAF pounds LTTE training and logistic base - Iranamadu - Nov3
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President's Security now Comes Under New Army Unit - Nov2
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Sri Lanka to have island wide power cuts - Nov2
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Troops capture 2Km terror trench line - North of Nachchikuda - Nov2
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Navy elites crush LTTE seaborne offensive; fighter jets target fleeing terrorist boats - Nov2
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Wanni operation continues; less terror resistance on troops - Nov1
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Sri Lanka opposition leader ordered to appear before court - Nov1
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Sri Lankan Supreme Court dismisses Sakvithi depositors' FR petition - Nov1
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Aussie Senator gives reasons to justify proscribing LTTE - Nov1
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US jails S'porean for conspiracy to provide material support to LTTE - Nov1
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Congress will never forgive LTTE - TNCC - Nov1
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Jayalalitha's convoy attacked by pro-LTTE group - Nov1
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SPORTS

Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Harare - Nov29
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Terrorist attacks in Mumbai - Champions League postponed - Nov28
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Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane - Nov24
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Sri Lanka V Zimbabwe - Second ODI - Nov23
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Sri Lanka V Zimbabwe - first ODI - Nov21
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Mubarak boosts Sri Lankans before rain - Nov18
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Sri lanka Vs Zimbabwe XI- Nov16
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Sri Lanka dominate betwee n the rain - Nov15
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India V Australia, 4th Test - Nov11
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Anil Kumble retires from cricket - Nov3
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India v Australia, 3rd Test, Delhi - Nov2
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