NEWS - October 2007

President calls parties to unite to end terrorism - Oct31
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SASHIKALA is the seven year old girl who ceased going to school because she could not see.

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Memories of another weekend Trip of ‘SEWA’

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Air Force Pounds gathering place of LTTE intelligence leaders- Puthukuduiruppu - Oct30
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TULF President V. Anandasangaree while strongly condemning the LTTE terrorist attack on Anuradhapura last Monday, urged LTTE leader V. Prabakaran to stop his senseless murders of innocent people and stop the sacrificing of innocent children and agree for talks accepting a reasonable solution. - Oct30
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Ranil Wickremesinghe jumps out of the declaration to defeat terrorism in Sri Lanka - Oct30
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Little Rasa is a Tamil Boy around 10 years old and born after the war. He has never seen a Train in his life, he quest from his Mother what is TRAIN, after he encountered a destroyed railway line in the war zone jungle and his mother’s efforts to tell him how a train looks like. While he dreams about his train he asks from his Mom, whether only Soldiers can go by Train? more --->

VERNON ACHILLES CELEBRATING HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY - 26.10.2007

He is the Oldest Surviving Wesleyite and also the Oldest Y.M.C.A. Member and is possibly the oldest Sri Lankan Gentleman in Australia. He is currently a resident at the RADFORD PRIVATE NURSING HOME, Radford Road, RESERVOIR.

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Army destroys terror bunker; six terrorists killed - Wanni - Oct29
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02 LTTE heavy guns damaged, 03 bunkers destroyed and 10 killed in pre-emptive strikes at Wanni FDLs - Oct28
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Anuradhapura terro attack , nothing withheld - Defence Spokesman - Oct27
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Keep away from false and irresponsible news broadcasts - Oct27
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Sri Lanka government suspended the broadcasts of five radio stations belonged to ABC Network Ltd. sinceOctober 26th. The disbanded radio channels are Hiru FM, Sha FM, Gold FM, Suriyan FM and Sun FM. A false news broadcast by these radio channels resulted the suspension. Oct27
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Japan extends her hands in the "Reawakening East" - Oct26
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New Court Complex in Jaffna inaugurated - Oct26
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Eight air craft destroyed in Anuradhapura attack - Air Force - Oct25
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Navy on alert in the wake of LTTE’s air attack - Oct24
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Prabhakaran’s latest fireworks aimed at hitting headlines - Oct23
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Sri Lanka: Flying Tigers' fox Lankans - Oct23
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Don’t cry! Your dada will come soon…
Pic by Kamal Wanniarachchi
Here is an agitated little son of Muttiah Muralitharan saying bye to his father, from his mamma’s arms,
when the Sri Lanka cricketers’ team bus left the cricket headquarters last morning. Little Naren should be certain that he will miss his father, this
great off-spinner, for a long time.



But what the little one doesn’t know is that his famous father is eyeing for a world conquering feat down under.
Murali needs only nine wickets, in two Tests, in Australia to become the highest wicket taker in Tests.

ARMED escort . . . a security guard ushers Murali Muralitharan through the arrivals hall as the Sri Lankan team arrives at Adelaide airport yesterday . Picture: Matt Turner
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Brave defenders' mortal remains taken to native places
Mortal remains of fourteen valiant members of the Air Force & Army who laid their precious lives for the defence of Anuradhapura Air Force Base were released to their next of kin Tuesday (23) for final rites and subsequent military funerals.
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Terrorism is a cancer and has to be eradicated.
Defence Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella at a special news briefing held in Colombo
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Photos of the LTTE terrorists killed by the security forces at the SLAF base in Anuradhapura.

DISCLAIMER
The following link contains photos displaying graphic details of the LTTE causalities of the Anuradhapura attack that some viewers may find offensive.
Please do not open if you are light hearted.

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Terror Attack at Anuradhapura Airbase; Situation Taken Under Control - Oct22
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11.58am Oct22
The two pilots and two gunners who were onboard the helicopter, have died in the incident. 8 airmen admitted to the hospital. A major search operation has been launched in the area by army and police personnel.

Air Force Base Under Terror Attack
10.30am Oct22
Army spokesman Brigd Udaya Nanayakkara

SL Air Force base at Anuradhapura has come under terrorist attack since 3 a.m this morning (October 22). According to available information a small group LTTE terrorists has infiltrated the air base and launched the initial attack. Two MI 24 are damaged.

Bell 212 Helicopter crashed & forced landed in Doramadalawa - Anuradhapura.

'No peace possible until Prabhakaran dies' - Oct21
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09 terrorists killed, 03 bunkers destroyed in clashes at Wanni & Northern defences - Oct21
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LTTE 'killing machine' is now a global issue - Oct20
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Louise Arbour came. She traveled, she listened, and she spoke. She turned increasingly abject. She pronounced a judgment of sorts. But her main objective – to set up a UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Sri Lanka – came to naught. - Oct22


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In the four decades of confrontation not a single Tamil leader has been murdered by the Sri Lankan Security Forces - Douglas Devananda - Oct22
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Lanka a success story in battle against terror - Oct20
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Heavy casualties to LTTE in Wanni clashes - Oct18
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ALSTON KOCH FOR COMMAND PERFORMANCE

It was announced by the artistic director of the Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation that Sri Lankan born singer-songwriter ALSTON KOCH has been invited for a special performance in the evening at the symposium for H.E The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia Major General Michael Jeffry AC CVO MC.



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U.S. Teams with IOM and Sri Lankan Government to Help Combat Human Trafficking
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Sri Lankan-born Chamila Fernando is the youngest person to have been short-listed by a mainstream political party to be a mayoral candidate for London.



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JVP petition that the appropriate bill is illegal
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No injuries to passengers of aircraft collision at Heathrow - Oct17
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Superior Vocalist Somathileke Jayamaha celebrated his surprised birthday at "Sarasa Wasanthaya" stage, Robert Blackwood Theatre - Monash University - Melbourne on 14th October. Organised by Shakya Events.

Photos courtesy of Oscar Perera.
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LTTE linked gang busted in ATM heist plot - Oct17
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Army in pre-emptive strikes kills over 30 LTTE terrorists Wanni and Jaffna - Oct17
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Six brave soldiers sacrifice their lives defending isolated post against terror attack- Thalgasmankada - Oct17
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Two policemen killed, two injured in terror attacks-Vavuniya and Mannar - Oct16
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President Mahhinda Rajapaksha met Mrs Sonia Gandhi during his recent visit in India. - Oct16

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International White Cane Day

The theme of this year’s International White Cane Day is “Give them your eyes…..give them an opportunity to ‘see’ the world as you see”.
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Transfer Malaka Silva from Prison Hospital to Remand, says Chief Justice
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India-Lanka hail excellent ties - Oct16
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UN high Commissioner regrets lack of opportunity to convey deep concern of LTTE's HR violations - Oct15
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President ready to talk with genuine negotiators
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Derrick Junkeer, the popular TV and recording artist now based in Australia comes home this month to perform in Colombo on October 27 for his large Lankan following. Appearing at the BMICH concert with Derrick will be two well known female Australian singers. - Oct15
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Hoteliers Gala Nite 2007 in Melbourne
Saturday 13th of October, Ex Intercontinental fellows Association in Melbourne, had their Sixth Hotelier's Ball, at the Springvale town hall. - Oct13
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Governor House Reception 2007
Sagara and Manel Karunasagara with Victoria Governor David De Krista at the Governor House.
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Sporadic clashes continue in Wanni amid heavy rains; over nine terrorists killed - Oct13
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SL Navy attacks two LTTE boats; finds two remote controlled aircraft- Mannar Sea - Oct12
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Navy ceremonially welcomes the ships engaged in the latest sea operations - Oct14
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Visiting United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Louise Arbour stressing a point during yesterday’s press conference in Colombo. At left is Disaster Management and Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe.
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Courtesy - The Island

Pic by Nihal Chandrakumara

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour visits Ministry of Defence. Oct11

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Sri Lanka Army, as the most leading defender of this island-nation is 58 years old on October 10th 2007 and its birthday coincides with the annual Army Day, which is commemorated on a grand scale giving pride of place to religious observances and recognition of dedicated commitment of soldiers. - Oct11
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Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga visits "Namal Uyana" with her son Vimukthi Kumaratunga. Oct11
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The leader of the Ceylon Worker’s Congress (CWC) S.A.R.Thondaman and another four Deputy Ministers of the CWC sworn-in on11th October before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees. Oct12 more --->
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Sri Lanka's ex-president awarded government minister's entitlements, could draw upto $ 925 per month - Oct11


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Hi-tech Radar Network for accurate weather warning. Oct11
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Trividha and the Prospects for Sri Lankan Dramatists in Melbourne.
Gamini Ranasinghe's short drama festival was held at Kelwatson theatre - Victoria on 6th October.
Reports - D.B. Kuruppu & Sisira Dissanayake
Photos courtesy of Prasanna Namal Kurukularathne
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Commemorating Vijaya's 62nd birthday - 09.10.1945

Victorian Government grant to LTTE sparks protests
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Civilian assistance leads troops to uncover more weapons Trincomalee and Jaffna - Oct10
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Ground & Aerial Attacks on LTTE Passing out Parade Confirm 69 Terrorists Dead - Kilinochchi - Oct10
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Jayalath Jayawardene meets a tiger leader in Switzerland! -Oct9
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SL Navy destroyed another LTTE arms carrying ship in the high seas 1,700 km off Dondra Head, the southern extremity of Sri Lanka on 7th Oct.
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"Sri Lanka looking beyond terrorism: A Road Map to Peace", FM provide insights to LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka. - Oct8
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Troops thwart LTTE advances in Mannar defence lines; Ten terrorists killed - Oct7
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Two army soldiers injured in shooting incident - Colombo - Oct6
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Clashes in Wanni FDL leave 16 LTTE cadres killed - Army - Oct5
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A police officer helps a woman graduate who collapsed on the road when riot police squads tear-gassed thousands of agitators who blockaded the Colombo Fort demanding a meeting with the President to find jobs. Police obtained an order from the Colombo Magistrate to disperse the protesters, led by the Tharuna Aruna Trainee Graduates Association.

(Pic by Kamal Bogoda)

Courtesy - The Island

Sri Lankan Government will respond to SLMM repeatedly violating agreements - Government Spokesman - Oct6
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There is a vicious degrading campaign being aimed at Buddhism all over the world for sometime now. The latest desecration of a Buddha statue is in the UK, promoted by Royal Academy of Arts, which all these years we thought to be a prestigious place for art.

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Cabinet Decisions - 4.10.2007
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Tigers deny taking money from Rajapakses! - Oct4
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Mr. Iqbal Athas, stop insulting our soldiers' sacrifices
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Mount Lavinia magistrate Darshika Wimalasiri ordered to further remand Malaka Silva, the son of Sri Lanka Minister of Labor Mervin Silva until October 17 - Oct4
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Sri Lankan scholar awarded ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ - Oct4
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa visit Darma Vijaya Buddhist Temple in Los Angelese.
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JVP tells US don’t preach, help wipe out terrorism - Oct2
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Air Force targets top LTTE leader; confirms hideout destroyed Vishvamadu more --->


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Extensive action plan for Jaffna humanitarian aid - Oct2
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"Sunday Times Situation Report", misleads general public -more--->

Dr. Mervin not worried about SLFP Gen. Secy’s warning - Oct1
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SPORTS


Series win sees South Africa maintain pressure on Australia at top of LG ICC ODI Championship Table - Oct31
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Dravid dropped from India's one-day squad - Oct30
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Dyson dances with a cobra as Dav slips into a new role - Oct30
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Kick out racism - Oct29
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BLACKCAPS complete early win
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Sri Lanka win Hong Kong Sixes
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Bermuda's Lionel Cann banned after ICC Code of Conduct breach
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Warne ready for record to tumble
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Tourists will ignore crowd - Oct26
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Aleem Dar becomes 10th umpire to stand in 100 ODIs - Oct26
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Sangakkara says tour success is target - Oct26
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Won't let Murali surpass Warne on Aussie soil: Ponting - Oct26
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Murali can have my record – Warne
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Mahela joins Derbyshire
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Murali's exclusive interview

Muralidharan 'ignores' Arjuna Ranatunga's advice to skip the Australian tour :
"it (crowd abuse) may motivate me more to take on the challenge", says Murali - Oct24
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India safe from Aussie racism says Warne - Oct23
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Former Sri Lanka Skipper Arjuna Ranatunga Slams Selectors For The Atapattu Episode - Oct23
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The mirror has two faces - Oct22
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Blow for BCB - Oct22
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India's Yuvraj Singh Is Leading Six-Hitter With 15 In Twenty20 International Cricket - Oct21
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It’s now or never in Australia – Aravinda - Oct20
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Lankans angry over Gillespie's remarks - Oct19
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Sangakkara bullish over Tests - Oct19
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Cricket: Start of a new era for Vettori - Oct19
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Yasas is back - Oct18
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Marsh blames complacency - Oct16
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33rd National Sports Festival begins in Colombo - Oct16
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I never said Marvan didn't support me - Oct16
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Indian, Australian teams reach Mumbai safely - Oct16
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Sachin back into top 10 - Oct16
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Fernando fires Sri Lanka to consolation win - Oct15
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Aussies see off India - Oct12
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England make history - Oct11
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Sri Lanka will not risk Murali despite mounting pressure - Oct10
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England 2-1 lead in the five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka - Oct9
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Symonds upset with Sreesanth’s actions - Harbhajan attacks ‘vulgar’ Australia
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Punjab lawyer sues T20 Champs
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Warne and Lara join Kumble for HK Sixes
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England notch up first ODI win in Sri Lanka in 25 years
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Sri Lanka Cricket ‘sells’ SLBC commentary box - Oct4
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ICC refutes Aussie umpire's racial discrimination claims - Oct3
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I was used as a scapegoat, says umpire - Oct3
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South Africa runs in nine tries to beat Eagles - Oct3
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Sri Lanka bat and Mustard debuts - Oct3
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ri Lanka 269/7 at the end of the inning -
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Ganguly to miss second one-dayer - Oct1
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Pakistan set sights on overtaking South Africa in
LG ICC Test Championship table - Oct1
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Sri Lanka flying high - Oct1
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