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Wednesday 28 January 2009
"People throughout the country are brimming with patriotic fervour," read the front page of yesterday's Sri Lanka Daily News. It is unlikely that any of them are located in the Wanni region, where an estimated 250,000 civilians are trapped as the government advances on the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE), otherwise known as the Tamil Tigers.
Saturday 24 January 2009
Monday 10 November 2008
“Put down. Stand still.” A dead-eyed, 18-year-old soldier was pointing his AK47 straight at me.
Friday 19 September 2008
Sri Lanka's navy sank 10 Tamil Tiger boats and killed at least 25 rebel sailors yesterday during a sea battle off the country's north-western coast, according to military sources.
Saturday 30 August 2008
At least 45 people were injured when a small bomb exploded in a busy market area in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, officials said.
Friday 01 August 2008
Lord Hunt of Tanworth: Cabinet Secretary who appeared in the High Court to contest publication of the Crossman diaries
Monday 21 July 2008
Alas, people often lodge in the public mind and are remembered by posterity on account of comparatively minor and ephemeral episodes in the course of a long and distinguished life in public service. It is the fate of John Hunt, Secretary to the Cabinet, 1973-79, that he will forever be associated with his trundling to the High Court in 1974 and 1975, at the behest of Harold Wilson, to do his best to prevent or postpone the publication of Richard Crossman's The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, at least for 30 years, on the grounds that they would reveal the inner workings of government. He failed. Lord Widgery, the Lord Chief Justice, found in favour of immediate publication.
Friday 06 June 2008
Two bomb attacks on buses in Sri Lanka killed at least 22 people today, security officials said, the latest in a series of assaults by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels on the country's transport system.
Friday 16 May 2008
Nine people, including seven policemen, were killed when a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber on a motorbike rammed a bus in the Sri Lankan capital today.
Friday 25 April 2008
At least 24 people were killed and more than 40 wounded when a suspected Tamil Tiger bomb ripped through a packed commuter bus on the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capital on Friday, the military said.
Friday 18 April 2008
Sunday 06 April 2008
Thursday 28 February 2008
Saturday 23 February 2008
Stephen Harmison has suffered an injury scare within hours of arriving in New Zealand. Harmison complained of stiffness in his lower back following a training session this morning and is already in a race against time to prove his fitness for the first Test in Hamilton on 5 March.
Wednesday 09 January 2008
A Sri Lankan minister has been killed in a bomb attack days after the government pulled out of a failing ceasefire agreement with the Tamil Tiger rebels.
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