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Sri Lanka says kills 115 Tiger rebels in fresh fighting
reuters.com, Aug 11, 2008 . COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops killed 115 Tamil Tiger rebels in weekend fighting in the far north of the island, the military said on Monday, as government forces continued their push into the rebels' northern stronghold.

Government jets also bombed rebel positions in rebel-held areas in the north, military officials said.

"Troops had killed 60 LTTE terrorists and 28 were wounded from Sunday's confrontations," said military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, adding that three soldiers were also killed and 12 wounded in the fighting. More...Discuss this story
Published: Mon Aug 11 09:41:46 EDT 2008


Sri Lanka confident it is close to taming the Tigers
ft.com, August 11 2008. Brigadier Udaya Perera, Sri Lankan army director of operations, presents a map of the island nation comparing the military situation two years ago with that of today.

In July 2006, territory occupied by the Tamil Tiger insurgents, shown on the brigadier's map in red, dominated the north and east of the teardrop-shaped island and extended down its coasts, almost enclosing the government-held south.

A second map shows the situation two years on, with the military's gains coloured in blue. Government forces have recaptured most of the coast and the rebels have been driven back deep into their northern heartland.

"Now all those red patches have become blue," Brig Perera told a media briefing on the sidelines of a South Asian leaders summit last week.

Sri Lanka's government says it is closer to victory than at any time in the past decade in its 25-year civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the separatist group fighting for an ethnic Tamil homeland in the island's north and east. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sun Aug 10 23:22:29 EDT 2008 Back to the top


‘Majority in TN supports LTTE’
thestatesman.net, august 12. Chennai, Aug. 11: Majority of the people in Tamil Nadu are supporting the LTTE, despite accepting that the organisation was behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, according to a survey conducted by a leading Tamil weekly here. The shocking results of the survey published in this week's Ananda Vikadan, which tops the circulation among weeklies in Tamil Nadu said that 54.25 per cent of the respondents said that they have always supported the Tigers and their goal of a separate Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka. More...
Published: Mon Aug 11 21:11:12 EDT 2008 Back to the top

Sri Lanka beats India to win series 2-1
Associated Press, Mon August 11, 2008 07:06 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - beat India by eight wickets Monday in the third cricket test to win the three-test series 2-1... Back to the top

Sri Lanka : Heavy fighting kills 55 combatants
Associated Press, Sun August 10, 2008 10:27 EDT . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankan soldiers launched a pre-dawn attack on Tamil separatists in the embattled north Sunday, killing 15 rebels, while other battles in the region left 39 rebels and one soldier dead, the military said... Back to the top

Assassinating Rajiv Gandhi was a big blunder by a short-sighted LTTE
livemint.com, Aug 10 2008. 11:45 PM IST. Colombo: The newly elected chief minister of Sri Lanka’s eastern provincial council was a child soldier in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), only 15 years old, when former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in May 1991... Back to the top

India makes a quiet return to Sri Lanka, backs a moderate Tamil ...
livemint.com, Aug 10 2008. Colombo: India has quietly returned to the Sri Lanka amphitheatre, a far cry from its military intervention 21 years ago, preferring instead to work behind the scenes as it projects a breakaway faction of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a moderate Tamil alternative in the island nation... Back to the top

India in trouble against Sri Lanka
Associated Press, Sun August 10, 2008 08:55 EDT . KRISHAN FRANCIS - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - shattered India's top-order Sunday to position itself for a series-winning victory in the third test... Back to the top

Sri Lanka soldiers attack rebels, 40 killed
Associated Press, Sun August 10, 2008 02:22 EDT . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankan soldiers launched a pre-dawn attack on Tamil separatists in the embattled north Sunday, killing 15 rebels, while other battles in the region left 24 rebels and one soldier dead, said the military... Back to the top

Sri Lanka makes new push into Tiger territory: military
google.com, August 10, 2008. COLOMBO (AFP) — Sri Lankan troops launched a fresh advance into territory held by Tamil rebels Sunday, killing 15 guerrillas, while another 27 combatants were killed in other clashes, the defence ministry said... Back to the top

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