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JUNE 5, 2008 EST, USA
VOL. 9, NO. 61


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Sri Lanka bus explosion kills 20 people, 40 wounded
reuters, june 6. COLOMBO, June 6 (Reuters) - A morning rush hour blast in a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital killed 20 people and wounded 40 on Friday, police said.

The explosion in a bus in a southern suburb of Colombo came two days after suspected Tamil Tiger rebels blew up a rail track near the Sri Lankan capital wounding 27 people.

The latest explosion targetting civilians comes as the Sri Lanka's military presses on with an offensive to retake the Tigers' northern stronghold in land, sea and air attacks in a civil war that has killed more than 70,000 people. More...Discuss this story
Published: Thu Jun 5 23:25:34 EDT 2008

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xinhua, June 6. Sri Lanka's main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament here Thursday that he was obstructed from attending parliament by a noisy demonstration. Wickremesinghe made the announcement as the island's parliament resumed its sittings Thursday after its recess since early May. Speaker W. J. M. Lokubanadara said that an investigation will be made into the incident More...
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Sri Lanka gives Cairn India the nod to explore oil and gas
afp, June 6. COLOMBO (AFP) - Cairn India, a unit of British exploration firm Cairn Energy Plc (LSE: CNE.L - news) , has secured rights to explore oil and natural gas deposits off Sri Lanka's coast, the island's petroleum minister said Friday. The area, known as block one, covers around 3,400 square kilometres off Sri Lanka's northwest coast, A.H.M. Fowzie said. More...
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Sri Lanka military: New fighting kills 35 rebels, 1 soldier in embattled north
Associated Press, Thu June 5, 2008 01:55 EDT . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) A wave of new fighting between government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels across the Sri Lanka - 's war-ravaged northern region killed 35 guerrillas and one soldier, the military said Thursday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's defence ministry lashes out at war reporting
afp, june 5. COLOMBO (AFP) Sri Lanka's defence ministry has launched scathing attacks against journalists critical of its war against Tamil rebels, labelling them "cowboy defence analysts" and "enemies of the state... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Jets Attack Rebel Headquarters in North (Update1), June 5, 2008. June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lankan fighter jets struck Tamil Tiger bases in Kilinochchi district, site of the rebel headquarters in the north, acting upon reports the group was preparing attacks, the military said... Back to the top

55 LTTE cadres, one securityman killed in Lanka clashes: Army, June 5, 2008. T V Sriram Colombo, Jun 5 (PTI) At least 55 Tamil Tigers and a soldier were killed in fierce clashes in Sri Lanka's embattled northern region, where the army captured one of the main trench lines of the LTTE, officials here said today... Back to the top

Bomb targeting passenger train explodes in Sri Lankan capital, wounding 18
Associated Press, Wed June 4, 2008 08:30 EDT . KRISHAN FRANCIS - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) A bomb blast targeting a passenger train wounded 18 passengers and bystanders in Sri Lanka - 's capital Wednesday in the latest attack on civilians... Back to the top

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