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Sri Lanka : Rebel bases bombed; clashes kill 30
Associated Press, Wed October 1, 2008 04:59 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Air force fighter jets bombed two Tamil Tiger rebel bases in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday while infantry clashes across the region killed 26 rebels and four soldiers, the military said. The Tamil Tigers have fought since 1983 to create an independent state for Sri Lanka's minority Tamils.
Published: Wed Oct 1 07:04:54 EDT 2008

Sri Lanka annual average inflation hits six-year high
News, oct 1. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s annual average inflation rose to 23.2 per cent in September from 22.6 per cent in August, the government said on Tuesday, to its highest level on a new index that dates back to 2002.

However, consumer price inflation eased to a year-on-year 24.3 per cent this month from a 24.9 per cent in August. In June, it had hit a record on the current index of 28.2 per cent due to soaring food and oil prices.

It was the third straight slowdown in consumer price growth since last December, data from the Department of Census and Statistics showed. The latest index was introduced in December. More...Discuss this story
Published: Tue Sep 30 22:16:33 EDT 2008 Back to the top


5 rebel bases bombed by Sri Lankan air force
Associated Press, Wed October 1, 2008 11:46 EDT . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Air force fighter jets bombed five Tamil Tiger rebel positions in northern Sri Lanka - on Wednesday while infantry clashes across the region killed 26 rebels and four soldiers, the military said. The Tamil Tigers have fought since 1983 to create an independent state for Sri Lanka - 's minority Tamils.

Soldiers on Tuesday found 5.5 pounds (2.5 kilograms) of C-4 explosives hidden in a truck hired to transport food in a United Nations' aid convoy to people displaced by recent fighting.

Nanayakkara said the driver was arrested.

The U.N. deplored ``the placing of explosives by an unknown party'' on a vehicle joining a humanitarian convoy, a statement said Wednesday.

Two weeks ago, the U.N. and other aid agencies withdrew from rebel-held areas following a government order over safety concerns.

The violence has forced about 160,000 people to flee their homes, and the withdrawal of aid groups has raised fears that the plight of displaced civilians could worsen.Discuss this story
Published: Wed Oct 1 12:16:49 EDT 2008 Back to the top


Explosives found on Sri Lanka aid truck, war kills 30
reuters.com, Wed Oct 1, 2008 5:58pm IST. By C. Bryson Hull COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan troops seized explosives aboard a truck due to join a U... Back to the top

UN aid to return to Sri Lanka
0, oct 1. Two weeks ago, the Sri Lankan government ordered aid workers out of the strife-torn north of the country... Back to the top

Lanka Tigers’ travails
Express, oct 1. Despite vast improvement in terms of armaments, tactics, territorial control and popular support among Sri Lankan Tamils over the past twenty years, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are in deep trouble today... Back to the top

The answer is in the checking, says maths whiz kid
dompost, oct 1. Checking your sums is the difference between doing well and achieving excellence in an examination, says Tawa's Hansaka Ranaweera... Back to the top

Man cleared for US asylum after years of detention
AP, oct 1. LOS ANGELES—A Sri Lankan man has become eligible for asylum in the U... Back to the top

Lanka military says rebel air strip captured
Times Of India, Sept 30, 2008. COLOMBO: Government troops have captured a runway operated by Tamil Tiger rebels inside the guerrillas' mini-state in the north, Sri Lanka's defen ce ministry said Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka says its sinks 2 rebel boats
Associated Press, Tue September 30, 2008 02:03 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) The Sri Lankan navy sank two Tamil Tiger boats off the northeast coast as fighting in the embattled north killed 47 rebels and six soldiers, the military said Tuesday... Back to the top

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