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JUNE 18, 2006 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 7, NO. 73

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Eight killed in latest violence in Sri Lanka
monstersandcritics.com, Jun 18, 2006, 14:06 GMT .

Colombo - Three policemen and five suspected Tamil rebels were killed Sunday in two separate incidents in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka.

Three policemen were killed by a claymore mine Sunday morning in Dutuwewa, Vavuniya, 270 kilometres north east of the capital, military spokesman Brigadier Prasad He said the policemen were on their way to collect drinking water for their police station when they were caught in the blast.

In the eastern province at least five suspected Tamil rebels were killed in a clash with members of a breakaway group on Sunday morning, rebel sources said.

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Published: Sun Jun 18 13:30:23 EDT 2006

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FEATURE - Sri Lanka s overseas Tamils fill rebel Tiger coffers
today.reuters.com, Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:15 AM IST. LONDON (Reuters) - It's thanks to Sri Lanka's overseas Tamils -- people like engineer S. Vijayadeva or accountant Kana Naheerathan -- that the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) can afford to keep up its insurgency.

For two decades, the Tamil Tigers have fought for an ethnic Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka's north and east. They say they are the only legitimate representatives of the Tamil people, but several countries, including Britain, regard them as terrorists.

"Tamils have no power in the political system," 69-year-old Vijayadeva told Reuters at a protest in London. "The state is supplied with modern weapons. Where can the LTTE go for arms and money? They must go to the people." More... Discuss this story
Published: Sun Jun 18 23:21:51 EDT 2006 Back to the top


Security alert in Sri Lanka
dnaindia.com, Sunday, June 18, 2006 10:50 IST. COLOMBO: A government security alert was in place across Sri Lanka on Sunday after Tamil Tiger rebels vowed to retaliate for a day of heavy battles on land and sea that left more than 50 people dead.

Already tight security was further strengthened in the face of escalating violence in northern and eastern regions on Saturday that saw furious fighting between the rebels and government soldiers. More... Discuss this story
Published: Sun Jun 18 09:13:34 EDT 2006 Back to the top


Tamil Tigers’ spokesman seriously ill
thepeninsulaqatar.com, June 18, 2006 - 09:36 EDT. Colombo • Anton Balasingham, theoretician and main spokesman of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, is reported to be having a serious condition called Motor Neurone Disease, the Island newspaper said yesterday in a report from its London correspondent... Back to the top

Critics charge Sri Lanka 's government is targeting civilians from Tamil minority
Associated Press, Sun June 18, 2006 13:51 EDT . MATTHEW ROSENBERG - Associated Press Writer - PESALAI, Sri Lanka - (AP) Nearly everyone in this seaside hamlet the old women bent from a lifetime of toil, the fishermen weathered from days at sea, the children in tattered hand-me-downs fled to the church Sunday as soon as they heard a police patrol was coming... Back to the top

Toll rising as violence escalates in Sri Lanka
Herald Tribune, June 18, 2006 - 09:21 EDT. COLOMBO A security alert was in place across Sri Lanka on Sunday, as fighting between government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels escalated over the weekend, with more than 50 people killed in the violence... Back to the top

S.Lanka Tigers say attacked in east, no casualties
Reuters, june 18. COLOMBO, June 18 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said security forces and renegade ex-rebels fired on them in the island's east on Sunday, but no one was hurt, although fears of full-scale war continued to mount... Back to the top

LTTE uses magnetic mines against Lankan Navy
dnaindia.com, Sunday, June 18, 2006 13:04 IST. COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police were on Sunday investigating a new type of sea mine developed by Tamil Tiger rebels to target naval craft, police chief Chandra Fernando said... Back to the top

Sri Lanka villagers flee military patrol, mine blast kills three police
Associated Press, Sun June 18, 2006 07:03 EDT . KRISHAN FRANCIS - Associated Press Writer - PESALAI, Sri Lanka - (AP) Ethnic Tamil villagers frightened by an approaching Sri Lankan military patrol took refuge Sunday in the same church where they say soldiers fired on them a day before... Back to the top

Indian fisherman injured in Lankan navy attack
com, Sunday, June 18th, 2006. Chennai - An Indian fisherman was Sunday injured after Sri Lankan naval vessels opened fire on a bevy of fishermen off the Dhanushkodi sand bars between Indian and Sri Lankan territorial waters... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Forces and Rebels Clash, Killing as Many as 47
Shimali Senanayake in Colombo, June 18th, 2006. By SHIMALI SENANAYAKE COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, June 17 NYT =97 Fighting between government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels escalated sharply on Saturday, with as many as 47 people killed in the violence... Back to the top

Sri Lanka slides towards civil war as 50 die after Tigers raid
telegraph.co.uk, June 17, 2006 - 21:00 EDT. More than 50 people were killed as fighting raged across Sri Lanka's north-western coast yesterday and the island slid inexorably towards full-scale civil war... Back to the top

Witnesses say Sri Lankan troops fired on civilians; military blames rebels
Associated Press, Sat June 17, 2006 13:06 EDT . KRISHAN FRANCIS - Associated Press Writer - MANNAR, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankan troops stormed a church Saturday where 200 civilians were seeking shelter and opened fire, and then rampaged in the surrounding village, killing five people and wounding dozens more, witnesses said... Back to the top

Sri Lanka and Tigers claim victory in naval clash
reuters.co.uk, June 17, 2006 - 13:11 EDT. COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels each claimed victory on Saturday after a naval clash that officials said left more than 40 people dead or missing... Back to the top

Dozens killen in Sri Lanka as violent clashes break out yet again.
net, June 17, 2006 - 17:15 EDT. Three suspected Tamil Tiger frogmen were seized on a beach near the capital's airport... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: top UN rights chief calls on Government to investigate ...
un.org, 16 June 2006. 16 June 2006 – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has called on the Sri Lankan Government to investigate yesterday’s attack on a bus, which reportedly killed 62 civilians and injured more than 40 others, including school-aged children, in a country wracked by a conflict with Tamil separatists... Back to the top

Tamil Nadu's Sri Lankan refugee camps being inspected
dailyindia, june 17. Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Even as two dozen more refugees arrived in Tamil Nadu from war-torn northern Sri Lanka Saturday, two state ministers began inspecting a transit camp for them... Back to the top

Sri Lankan judge nominated for 2006 UNESCO peace prize
Hindu, june 17. New Delhi, June 18. (UNI): Sri Lanka judge Christopher Gregory Weeramantry, former Vice-President of the United Nations International Court of Justice, has been nominated for the 2006 UNESCO peace prize... Back to the top

Renegade rebel threatens Tigers
BBC, June 17. A renegade rebel commander in Sri Lanka has threatened to target Tamil Tiger rebels if his group is prevented from operating in the north and the east... Back to the top

LTTE warns of retaliation for aerial bombing
hindustantimes.com, June 17, 2006. The LTTE has "sternly" warned the Sri Lankan government that it may be "forced" to retaliate for the air raids conducted by the Sri Lankan Air Force following the claymore blast in Kebethigollawa on Thursday in which 64 civilians including 15 children were killed... Back to the top

Sri Lanka navy, Tigers fight, 47 dead
bangkokpost.com, June 17, 2006 - 13:15 EDT. Colombo (dpa) - The Sri Lankan navy and Tamil rebels exchanged heavy fire in a mid-sea battle off the north western coast, leaving at least 11 sailors and 30 rebels dead, a military spokesman said Saturday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka beats England by 20 runs in first one-day international
Associated Press, Sat June 17, 2006 13:38 EDT . - - LONDON, England (AP) Sri Lanka - beat England by 20 runs in the first one-day international at Lord's on Saturday... Back to the top

REFILING: Sri Lanka teeters toward war with sea battle in northwest+
Associated Press, Sat June 17, 2006 07:14 EDT . - - COLOMBO, June 17 (Kyodo) Six Sri Lanka - Navy sailors and an estimated 20 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in a battle off the northwestern Mannar coast Saturday, sparking fears the country is sliding toward resumed civil war... Back to the top

Has LTTE’s air force been crippled?
hindustantimes.com, June 17, 2006. The series of air raids on the LTTE-held northern territory of Wanni on Friday was clearly meant to cripple the rebels' fledgling air force... Back to the top

Rebels Targeted in Sri Lankan Air Strikes for Second Day
Shimali Senanayake in Colombo, June 17th, 2006. By SHIMALI SENANAYAKE COLOMBO, June 16 NYT =97 The Sri Lankan military resumed air strikes against rebel targets for the second day, in apparent retaliation for a landmine attack on Thursday that killed 64 passengers on a bus in the north of the country ... Back to the top

Tharanga ton fires Sri Lanka
inthenews.co.uk, June 17, 2006 - 13:20 EDT. Upul Tharanga hit a century as Sri Lanka posted 257-9 in their innings in the first one-day international... Back to the top

Sri Lanka says over 30 dead in clash
reuters.co.uk, June 17, 2006 - 07:35 EDT. COLOMBO (Reuters) - Around 30 people were killed in heavy fighting between Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers and government forces on Saturday, officials said, and three suspected rebel frogmen were seized on a beach near the capital's airport... Back to the top

Witnesses: Sri Lankan soldiers storm church and village, killing 5 Tamil civilians
Associated Press, Sat June 17, 2006 05:47 EDT . - - MANNAR, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankan troops stormed a northern village church where about 200 Tamil civilians were sheltering Saturday, shooting, throwing hand grenades and then attacking fishermen in an assault that killed five people, witnesses said... Back to the top

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