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Ceasefire akin to giving ‘oxygen’ to LTTE: Sri Lanka
hindu.com, Jul 23, 2008. COLOMBO: Hours after the LTTE announced its decision to observe a unilateral ceasefire from July 26 to August 4, to coincide with the SAARC Summit scheduled here on August 2 and 3, Sri Lanka’s government rejected the offer, saying a ceasefire at this juncture amounted to supply of “oxygen” to the LTTE.

The government’s chief negotiator, Nimal Siripal Silva, told Parliament the government was not ready for a ceasefire as it would provide “oxygen” to the LTTE, which has been cornered by the military.

On Tuesday, the LTTE Political Wing, in a statement, announced that “as a sign of this goodwill” towards SAARC, the LTTE would observe a unilateral ceasefire that is devoid of military actions during the period of the SAARC conference from July 26 to August 4, and extend its cooperation for the success of the conference. More...Discuss this story
Published: Tue Jul 22 21:26:08 EDT 2008


Police break supply chain of LTTE
indiatimes.com, 23 Jul 2008. CHENNAI: The Q Branch of the Tamil Nadu police on Tuesday busted a major LTTE procurement network, seizing five imported Yamaha outboard motors with a 40-horse-power capacity each.

In connection with the seizures, three persons, including a Sri Lankan from Manalmelkudi in Pudukottai, were taken into custody.

The Q Branch team nabbed Kumargurubaran (28), a resident of Chennai, Ramesh (37), hailing from Ramanathapuram, and Manamohan (28) from Pesalai, Sri Lanka, from near the Kattumanadi bus stop near Manalmelkudi on Tuesday. The motors were meant to be transported to Sri Lanka for the LTTE in a boat kept ready by Ramesh. More...Discuss this story
Published: Tue Jul 22 21:25:42 EDT 2008 Back to the top


Sri Lanka rejects rebel ceasefire for SAsia summit
radioaustralia.net.au, Tue Jul 22 15:35:59 CEST 2008. Sri Lanka's government has rejected a unilateral ceasefire announced by the country's separatist Tamil Tigers. The rebels say they declared the 10-day truce as a gesture of goodwill, to coincide with a summit of South Asia leaders beginning in Colombo at the weekend. But the government is refusing to abide by the ceasefire, and says military raids on rebel positions are continuing. More...
Published: Tue Jul 22 09:33:53 EDT 2008 Back to the top
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Former Sri Lanka batsman Charith Senanayake appointed national team manager
Associated Press, Tue July 22, 2008 15:25 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Former international Charith Senanayake was appointed Sri Lanka - manager ahead of the test cricket series against India starting on Wednesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka rebels declare ceasefire for SAARC summit
reuters.com, Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:48pm EDT. COLOMBO, July 22 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger rebels said on Tuesday they would observe a unilateral ceasefire with the military to support the South Asian Regional summit... Back to the top

25 years later, Sri Lankan artists come to terms with anti-Tamil riots that sparked war
Associated Press, Tue July 22, 2008 10:54 EDT . RAVI NESSMAN - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Anoma Rajakaruna has warm memories of her childhood in the diverse suburb of Panadura, where she went to the market and the pharmacy with her mother and chatted with neighbors in a mixture of English, Sinhalese and Tamil... Back to the top

Heavy security takes the fun out of Sri Lankan weddings
afp, july 22. COLOMBO (AFP) - Ahead of a South Asia regional summit in early August, the Sri Lankan government has dealt weddings yet another blow by ordering five-star hotels to cancel all banquet hall and restaurant bookings for a week... Back to the top

Umpire challenge system, Tendulkar batting record draws focus in Sri Lanka -India test series
Associated Press, Tue July 22, 2008 07:48 EDT . KRISHAN FRANCIS - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) The test series between Sri Lanka and India could be pivotal for three reasons: the umpire challenge system going on trial, Sachin Tendulkar targeting a batting world record and spin bowling sensation Ajantha Mendis making his debut... Back to the top

S.Lanka Tamil Tigers declare unilateral ceasefire
reuters.com, Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:25pm EDT. COLOMBO, July 22 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger rebels said on Tuesday they will observe an unilateral ceasefire with the military to support the South Asian Regional summit... Back to the top

Management saga continues with Sri Lanka sports minister refusing to endorse Tillakaratne
Associated Press, Mon July 21, 2008 05:14 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka's sports minister on Monday refused to endorse the appointment of ex-captain Hashan Tillakaratne as manager of the national cricket team for the upcoming series against India... Back to the top

Buddhist festival parades are Sri Lanka 's answer to Mardi Gras
Associated Press, Mon July 21, 2008 12:26 EDT . RAVI NESSMAN - Associated Press Writer - KANDY, Sri Lanka - (AP) A cannon booms and the crack of a dozen whips pierce the warm night... Back to the top

Sri Lankan rebels say peace talks 'impossible' because of government offensive
Associated Press, Mon July 21, 2008 08:34 EDT . RAVI NESSMAN - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankan rebels said Monday that a new round of peace talks on ending the country's 25-year-old civil war is impossible as long as the government presses ahead with a military offensive... Back to the top

Military: Fighting in northern Sri Lanka kills 40 rebels, 1 soldier
Associated Press, Mon July 21, 2008 04:52 EDT . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) A series of battles across the front lines of the civil war in northern Sri Lanka - killed 40 Tamil Tiger rebels and one soldier, the military said Monday... Back to the top

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