NEWS - October 2008

SLAF raids LTTE suicide training base ; Heavy damages confirmed- Mullaittivu - Oct31
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Australian Senate condemns Anuradhapura suicide bomb attack - Oct31
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Canadian LTTE front sends death threats to Jayalalitha - Oct31
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China provides new power sets for Sri Lankan Railways - Oct31
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Sri Lanka ruling party member of local council murdered - Oct31
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Nachchikuda falls to troops - Kilinochchi - Oct30
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Kelanitissa employee dies of shock - Oct30
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President spells out 4-D approach to political solution - Oct30
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Troops dominate Akkarayankulam tank bund - Kilinochchi - Oct30
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Troops capture Jeyapuram - Oct30
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Terrorists drop bombs at Kelani-Tissa power station - Oct30
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Brigadier Nanayakkara
says at 10.30 pm LTTE air craft dropped bombs at Thalladi army camp, one soldier injurd and hardly any damages.

Again at 11.30pm another air craft bombed Kelanitiss power station, fire fighters sent and air force intercepters airborn.

CEB officials says Lubrication cooler connected to GT7 Gas turbine at Kelanitissa on fire.

12.30 am 29 Oct (Slk)
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Anti-terrorist photo exhibition in Netherlands - 29Oct
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An Indian delegation will arrive to Sri Lanka on power issue - 29Oct
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Public views and proposals on a proposed national transport policy are now being referred – Dalas - 29Oct
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GOMA assures to provide medical services - 29Oct
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Four workers of TMVP Batticaloa head office killed in shooting - 29Oct
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A new member appointed for late Maj. General Janaka Perera's seat - 29Oct
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Don't ask money for shopping bags - 29Oct
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SLA crush LTTE defences: fall of Nachchikuda imminent - 29Oct
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8 civilians seek protection with security forces - Pulmoddai - 29Oct
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Task Force 1 spearheads Kilinochchi battlefront - 29Oct
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Troops continue to dominate north of Akkarayankulam- Kilinochchi - Oct28
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Troops stick to the mission; offensive march kept on - Kilinochchi - Oct28
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Troops dislodge more terror bunkers in continued counter terror offensives - Mullaittiuvu - Oct28
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Navy rescues six families escaping terror clutches in Wanni - Mandativu - Oct28
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Sri Lankan Tamils safe: Basil assures India - Oct28
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Two Sri Lankan police officers killed in mishap - Oct28
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Khemadasa Master's funeral today - Oct27
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Military offensive against the Tamil Tigers
Karunanidhi assured DMK will not precipitate the issue - Oct27
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India - sri Lanka joint statement on fishing arrangements - Oct27
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A new parliamentary front against LTTE - Oct27
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Alleged LTTE operative lobs grenade on Mosque in Kaththankudi; 4 civilians injured - Oct27
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Wanni liberation operation continues; LTTE suffers heavy beating - Oct27
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Troops capture/destroy bunkers, recover mines etc in Mullaittivu - Oct27
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57 & 58 Division inflict heavy damage to terrorists in Killinochchi - Oct27
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Offensive flanks move towards Iranamadu; Heavy fighting in Kilinochchi - Oct26
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Counter terrorist operations continue at Wanni and North - Oct26
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Sri Lanka's major opposition appoints a shadow cabinet - Oct26
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LTTE leaders planning to flee Wanni - The Hindu reports - Oct26
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Sri Lanka Marxist party rejects President's invitation for talks - Oct26
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Two Indian film directors, Seeman and Ameer arrested on charges of sedition - Oct26
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Maestro Khemadasa passes away - Oct25
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Sri Lanka President updates Opposition Leader on situation in the North - Oct25
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BOI venture to develop high tech software for mobile communication - Oct25
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Do not whitewash LTTE. Will you accuse the government if Ranil will be killed by LTTE tomorrow, Rukman Senanayaka asks from UNP leaders - Oct25
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TMVP leader entering parliament a brilliant political move - Rukman - Oct25
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Sri Lanka reassures UN on IDP welfare - Oct25
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Sri Lanka rejects EU investigation for GSP + extension - Oct25
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Wanni liberation in progress; Kilinochchi battlefront remains active - Oct25
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Navy Commander commends elite Fast Attack Craft Squadron and Harbour Defence Personnel for vanquishing Enemy Suicide Attempts on Two Merchant Vessels - Oct25
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Security forces dominate Gajabapura - Welioya - Oct24
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Counter terrorist offensives continue as LTTE lose grip over strongholds in Wanni - Oct24
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13 civilians reach to security forces fleeing LTTE held areas - Oct24
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Summary of cabinet decisions - 23.10.2008
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No reversal in fighting terror says Defence Spokesperson - Oct24
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Hartal in Jaffna to protest against LTTE attack at the cargo vessels - Oct24
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Vaiko arrested for making pro - LTTE speech - Oct24
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Hello comrade !
Oct24
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Victor Rathnayake - Tribute show
was held at Robert Blackwood hall - Melbourne
8th October 2008
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National Freedom Front MP’s vehicle shot

Police spokesperson says police retaliatery fire killed a supporter of National Freedom Front MP Weerakumara Dissanayake, when they have fired at police in Dankotuwa.

Fighting continues as troops make more inroads in Wanni - Oct23
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Anavelluttan area captured by the troops - Oct23
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LTTE attack merchant ships carrying essential supplies to civilians; Navy captures suicide boat - Jaffna - Oct23
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LTTE should immediately put down their arms says Lord Naseby - Oct23
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Sri Lanka Parliament heats up with Tamil Minister's speech - Oct23
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Vaiko threatens to defy Indian law to support banned terrorist outfit - Oct23
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Delhi will not help LTTE- Official - Oct 22
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Dr. Swamy says persons who stand up for the LTTE will be rejected by the people - Oct 22
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Govt responsible for the welfare of every citizen - President - Oct 22
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A London photo exhibition to open on today depicting LTTE atrocities - Oct 22
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'Save Prabhakaran strategy' will back fire on Karunanidhi Says India's economic Times - Oct 22
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Quick thinking of a bus driver saves over 50 passengers in Sri Lanka - Oct 22
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Rift in LTTE over battle losses as troops surge towards Kilinochchi - Oct 22
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Claymore mine found - Batticaloa - Oct 21
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Troops commence mop up operations in Vannerikulam - Oct 21
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Congress does not support LTTE aspirations – Media Chief - Oct 21
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LTTE launched poisonous gas attacks at Akkarayankulam: Soldiers died and many injured – Prayathna condemns - Oct 21
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LTTE sympathisers protest against French police - Oct 21
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Urge LTTE to free Tamil civilians - TULF leader tells TN - Oct 21
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Fight not against Tamils, but against LTTE terrorism - Defence Secretary - Oct20
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Minor explosion in Central Bus depot - Pettah - Oct20
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Sri Lankan Police officer arrested in connection with Sakvithi fraud - Oct20
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Whole area of Vannerikkulam fell to the hands of 58 Division - Oct20
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Troops Pierce LTTE's last ditch earth bund in South of Kilinochchi - Oct20
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Air Force conducts close air support missions - Akkarayankulam - Oct19
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Heavy Clashes in Kilinochchi front; troops break LTTE defences - Akkrayankulam - Oct19
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President discusses situation in the North with Indian Prime Minister - Oct19
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Russia pledges fullest support for Sri Lanka's struggle against terror - Oct19
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LTTE pistol gang kills Police Constable - Batticaloa - Oct19
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Wanni operation continues; LTTE military items found - Oct18
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Troops encircle Nachchikudha; LTTE on the verge of losing Sea Tiger stronghold - Oct18
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President stresses viable political solution for Tamil people - Oct18
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“Addressing internal issue of Sri Lanka is our business,” – UNP Chairman - Oct18
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UN Food Convoy resends to Un-Cleared Areas - Oct18
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Australian LTTE saviours club drags school children for demonstrations - Oct18
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'The Hindu' Editor urge stern action against pro-LTTE fringe group - Oct18
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Troops capture another LTTE stronghold- Kilinochchi- Oct17
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Terrorists suffer heavy damages in Northern fighting - Oct17
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India respects Sovereign Nations- ruling congress informs TN - Oct17
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LTTE mounts artillery at government food convoy - Oct17
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Jayalalitha deplores Karunanidhi for actively supporting an internationally banned terror outfit - Oct17
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'DMK cannot be allowed to play petty politics with Sri Lanka's internal affairs' Indian news agencies report - Oct17
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Attempting to Save Rajiv Ghandi's Assassins for the second time - Oct16
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Don't give in to Indian pressure and reverse fight against terrorism! – JVP - Oct16
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Karunanidhi's daughter resigns from Upper House - Oct16
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Jayalath J in last ditch attempt to save Kilinochchi - Oct16
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FM urges comprehensive economic ties with Australia - Oct16
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Clashes continue in Wanni ; 47 terrorists killed - Oct16
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Second air strike taken at LTTE bunker construction site - Puthukkudiyiruppu - Oct16
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39 Civilians seek refuge with security forces - Oct15
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LTTE receives heavy beating; 15 terrorists killed - Kilinochchi - Oct15
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Post Conflict Development in Sri Lanka - Rohitha Bogollagama - Oct15
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50 lorries loaded with essential food items for the people in Kilinochchi and Mullative - Oct15
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Sri Lankans in France to protest LTTE atrocities - Oct15
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23 industrial zones have been set up this year - Oct15
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SC rejects JVP’s petition - Oct15
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Jaffna farmers will cultivate 7000 hectares of paddy - Oct15
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MC issues an enjoining order to Edna Confectionery - Oct15
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12 LTTE terrorists killed in Wanni fighting - Oct14
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4 LTTE bunkers destroyed, 12 terrorists killed in Vannerikkulama- Kilinochchi - Oct14
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FM emphasizes need for Australia to proscribe the LTTE - Oct14
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Australian Govt supports primary education in Sri Lanka - Oct14
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Tamil teacher arrested with book of explosives - Oct14
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Narayanan Again - Oct14
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Demonstration against LTTE activities and fund raising in Netherlands - Oct14
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Major General Janaka Perera RWP RSP VSV USP rcds psc Bids Farewell to the Nation - Oct13
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The New Patriotism - Oct13
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LTTE in dire straits: forcefully conscript feeble septuagenarians - Oct13
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Put more pressure on Tigers - TDNA tells Tamil Nadu - Oct13
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TMVP to drop ‘Tiger’ label - Oct13
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"It is futile to discuss political solutions with Prabhakaran" says TMVP leader - Oct13
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Heavy damages to LTTE in MI-24 air assaults- Kilinochchi - Oct12
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Troops mount severe assaults at LTTE: 16 terrorists killed, 13 wounded - Kilinochchi - Oct12
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Time for LTTE to lay down arms and enter democracy - President tells APC - Oct12
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U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Study Released by the Former CIA Director - Oct12
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RCMP raids LTTE front office in Montreal - Canada - Oct12
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Tigers have to be totally silenced if Lankan Tamils need their equal rights – Cho Ramaswamy - Oct12
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Police seek public support to identify female suicide bomber - Oct11
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Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka's message on Army day & 59th anniversary of the Army - Oct11
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CaFFE spokesperson, interdicted - Oct11
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Fighter jets pound LTTE reinforcements - Nachchikudha - Oct11
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Five bunkers captured and twenty three terrorists killed in clashes - Oct11
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MI-24 helicopter gunships raid 2 LTTE strongpoints - Welioya - Oct10
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LTTE counter offensive in Mullaittivu crushed; 49 terrorists killed in clashes yesterday - Oct10
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Janaka Perera - Soldier, Diplomat, Friend. - Oct10
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SL Police appoints special police teams to conduct investigations on Thursday blast - Oct10
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President of Palestine, Mahamoud Abbas arrives in the island - Oct10
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MEP Robert Evans attempts to sully Sri Lanka's good name in the European eye- Ambassador Aryasinha - Oct10
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Bomb targets Minister Sirisena

One killed & five others were injured due to a bomb blast occurred at the Privena Junction , Boralasgamuwa a short while ago. Police say the terrorists targetted Minister Maithreepala Sirisena's convoy. However the minister is safe , said our sources. Oct9
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The government rejects allegations on air transportation of remains of Janaka Perera - Oct10
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19 LTTE terrorists killed in fighting at Akkarayankulama- Kilinochchi - Oct9
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SLAF MI-24 Helicopters raid LTTE gathering places - Mullaittivu - Oct9
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MI-24 launches air assault at LTTE resistance positions- Kilinochchi - Oct8
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"This will be the end of LTTE terrorism" – President Rajapaksa - Oct9
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SC orders to land, buildings at Water's Edge to be returned - Oct9
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Govt. refused to airlift the remains of Janaka - UNP
UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella told a media briefing today that the government has refused to give a helicopter to airlift the remains of Retired Major General Janaka Perera and his wife to Anuradhapura.


MI-24 launches air assault at LTTE resistance positions- Kilinochchi - Oct8
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The remains of Mr. and Mrs. Janaka Perera brought to Colombo for last respects - Oct8
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Tamil people have rejected terrorism says Karuna - Oct8
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JVP takes legal action against the hijacking of its Parliamentary seat - Oct8
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Emergency passed - Oct8
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SL hospitals in full alert - Oct8
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Army Headquarters invite youth to contribute their strength - Oct8
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CaFFE absolutely condemns political killings - Oct8
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Memories in Melbourne
Major General Janaka Perera & his wife Vajira at St Joseph's dance in Melbourne.

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Photos courtesy of Johann Jayasinha - SNNI Melbourne


Major General K.J.C Perera (Retd) RWP RSP VSV USP rcds psc is No More - Oct7
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Police and Army conduct joint investigations - Oct7
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TV reporter dies in suicide attack attributed to the LTTE - Oct7
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Government vehemently condemns the LTTE suicide blast in Anuradhapura - Oct7
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President condemns LTTE assassination - Oct7
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EU condemns AP blast - Oct7
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US strongly condemns terrorist attack in Anuradhapura - Oct7
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TMVP leader, V. Muralidaran to enter Parliament - Oct7
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'Dhathu Mandiraya' - a shrine for relics was opened for worship at the Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Centre in Campbellfield, Victoria, Australia on 5th of October 2008.

Five and a half feet tall brass replica of a 'Stupa' crowned with a large crystal pinnacle and decorated with glittering jewels and matching chains was brought to the temple premises in a long and colorful procession.

The replica was housed in the ‘Dhathu Mandiraya’ and relics of Lord Buddha and a large number of Buddha statues and valuable items offered by devotees were placed inside its body.

Photos courtesy of Vijaya Wickrama Karunasena.
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Suicide attack in Anuradhapura


Major General Janaka Perera, his wife, John Pulle and 22 others killed.

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Three women ASPs - Oct6
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Wanni liberation continues; 27 terrorists killed - Oct6
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Surrender to advancing troops - Oct5
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Final Assault on Wanni: UNP Delusional and Not Accepting LTTE’s Impending Defeat! - Oct5
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Mojimi corporation introduces cloth sanitary pads to Sri Lanka - Oct5
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ZOA Project Manager asked to leave the country - Oct5
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20 LTTE terrorists killed, similar numbers injured in Wanni clashes - Oct5
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Intense fighting in perimeters of Kilinochchi; 11 terrorists killed, 21 injured - Oct5
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'Hunt-on' for LTTE leaders; Pottu Amman's Kilinochchi Headquarter raided - Oct4
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Summary of cabinet decisions
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United National Party is spreading false speculations to influence the public opinion. - Oct4
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Detecting deadly salmonella pathogen easier, AIT award-winning student says - Oct4
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Jets attack LTTE Police Headquarters - Oct4
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Lady doctor murder suspect arrested
The murder suspect of the Badagiriya rural Hospital Dr. Lakshmi Indunil was arrested this morning at Unakuruwa by a combined team of Police and Army, SSP Tangalle Neil Daluewatta said today.

Kilinochchi district LTTE military headquarter bombed - Oct3
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Army 3.5 km behind Kilinochchi outskirts - Military Spokesperson - Oct3
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Over 60 terrorist killed in yesterday's clashes in Wanni - Oct3
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Government committed liberate civilians fro terror clutches - Defence spokesman - Oct3
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UN food convoy crosses into Vanni - Oct3
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Mohan Ellawala sworn in as Governor of SP - Oct3
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BOI signs agreements for hydro power projects with Eagle Power - Oct3
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Nugegoda flyover construction begins - Oct3
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Kingsly T. Wickremaratne passes away - Oct2
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Waste plastics and Rubber are foreign income earners says a Private company - Oct2
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Explosives, batteries found in Wanni bound lorries - Vavuniya - Oct2
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25 LTTE terrorists killed in today's clashes - Kokkavil, Akkarayankulam - Oct2
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Twin air raids at LTTE terrorist locations- Kilinochchi - Oct2
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22 GPS found in Wanni bound lorry - Vavuniya - Oct2
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Navy Elites destroy two LTTE boats- Pooneryn - Oct1
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Troops on Kokavil outskirts recall memories - Oct1
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At least 50 terrorists killed, over 20 injured in yesterday's confrontations at Wanni - Oct1
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Troops Locate Terrorists’ Clandestine Airstrip; A Major Breakthrough - Oct1
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Sri Lanka's main opposition party member assaulted - Oct1
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AIT and Asian University launch first of its kind 5-Year Unified International Bachelor's-Master's Degree Program in Thailand - Oct1
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It is the beginning of the end of LTTE terrorists – Defence Secretary - Oct1
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SPORTS

IPL not to blame for Test clashes – Lalit Modi - Oct26
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Sachin Tendulkar broke Brian Lara's record for most Test runs - Oct18
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Sri Lanka wins “T20 Canada” - Oct15
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Jayasuriya and Mendis hand Sri Lanka title - Oct15
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India v Australia, 1st Test, Bangalore, 5th day
Solid India hold on for draw - Oct14
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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, T20 Canada, King City - Oct13
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Ganguly, who never quit, walks away - Oct10
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Former Test cricketer Zulfiqar passes away - Oct6
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Serena upset by Li! - Oct3
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