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DECEMBER 13, 2008 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 9, NO. 252

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Lankan jets pound LTTE stronghold, 12 rebels killed: army
ptinews.com, 13 december. Colombo, Dec 13 (PTI) Sri Lankan fighter jets pounded LTTE political capital Kilinochchi amid fierce clashes between the military and Tamil Tigers that left at least 12 rebels killed in the embattled northern part of the Island nation, officials said today. Lankan jets launched a string of air strikes targeting LTTE battlefield fortifications located in the south Kilinochchi, 330 kilometres north of Colombo, and the West of Paranthan areas since early this morning. "The attacks are being carried out in support of the Army 57 Division and the Task Force-1," Air Force spokesperson Wing Commander Janaka Nanayakkara said. Fighter jets bombed six locations to the west and northwest Kilinochchi, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. According to military sources, LTTE radio transmissions have confirmed serious damages to the rebel fighters during the clashes. Reports of fighting have increased in recent months amid government's efforts to crush the Tamil separatists. Fighting has flared after the government in January pulled out of the 2002 cease-fire pact with the rebels. Advancing troops of the Task Force 3 forged into LTTE positions in general area Karuppaddamurippu, East of Olumadu, leading to injuries to over a dozen LTTE cadres yesterday at the western Mullaitticu battle front, the military said. More...
Published: Sat Dec 13 15:09:33 EST 2008
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Heavy casualties as Sri Lanka takes more Tiger territory
google.com, 12 Dec 2008. COLOMBO (AFP) Sri Lanka's military has captured another key town from Tamil Tiger guerrillas in the north following heavy fighting that left scores dead and wounded on both sides, officials said Friday.

Security forces took control of Terumarikandi, about eight kilometres (five miles) south of Kilinochchi, the political capital of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the defence ministry said.

Earlier, the army said it had taken Kokkavil, Olumadu and Pooneryn, all towns previously held by the rebels.

"Scores of LTTE cadres were killed and many others reportedly More...
Published: Fri Dec 12 10:29:34 EST 2008 Back to the top

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Sri Lanka gains GSP+ extension from EU
China V iew, 13 Dec 2008. COLOMBO, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka will continue to enjoy the GSP+ (Generalized System of Preferences Plus) duty-free access to the European Union (EU) market for around 6,400 tariff lines, from January 1, 2009 to the end of 2011, a leading English newspaper reported Friday.

According to the Sri Lankan government's official newspaper Daily News, the EU has decided to extend this facility for another three years to Sri Lanka and 15 other developing countries, under the EU's special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance.

Preferences under the GSP+ are in addition to the standard Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) extended to the developing countries.

Duty-free access means a considerable tariff reduction over More...
Published: Sat Dec 13 08:30:43 EST 2008 Back to the top


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