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Sri Lankans vote for president

Sri Lankans began voting on Tuesday in the country's first national election since the end of a 25-year conflict in May, with two former allies who lay claim to the victory vying to rebuild a nation finally without war. More than 14 millio

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New Tamil Tiger head held in Sri Lanka: military

Sri Lankan authorities said on Friday said they were interrogating the new head of the Tamil Tigers, their most-wanted target since crushing the separatist rebels and their 25-year insurrection in May. But mystery remained over where Selva

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TV shows video of rebel leader's body

Sri Lanka's army chief said Tamil Tiger leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran's body was found on Tuesday, and Sri Lankan TV stations aired video of what appeared to his corpse, with the top of its head blown off. There was no independent confirm

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Sri Lanka wins final battle; Tiger chief killed

Sri Lankan troops won the final battle in a 25-year civil war with the Tamil Tiger separatists on Monday and the rebel leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran has been killed, TV reports said. Prabhakaran was killed on Monday while trying to flee t

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Lanka rejects Tigers' truce call

The Tamil Tigers declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday, but Sri Lanka dismissed it as a 'joke' and said only a surrender would stop troops from finishing the last battle in Asia's longest modern war. The Tigers' truce d

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Sri Lankan war in endgame, 81,000 escape zone

Thousands more civilians surged out of Sri Lanka's war zone on Wednesday, while soldiers and Tamil Tiger rebels fought the apparent endgame of Asia's longest-running war despite calls to protect those still trapped. In the third day since

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Sri Lanka gives Tigers 24-hour ultimatum

Sri Lanka on Monday gave the Tamil Tigers 24 hours to surrender or die after troops breached a huge earthen defence and unleashed an exodus of tens of thousands of civilians held there by the rebels, the military said. Sri Lanka's quarter-

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10 die in Sri Lanka bombing; minister hurt

A suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber killed 10 people and wounded 20, including Sri Lanka's telecommunications minister, during a parade in south of the Indian Ocean island on Tuesday, officials said. The blast happened near a mosque in

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Blast rocks Lanka capital

At least three people were injured and several vehicles damaged in an explosion in Sri Lanka capital Colombo on Saturday, a day after Sri Lankan troops captured the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels' headquarters town of Kilinochchi, officials sai

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Suicide blast kills Sri Lanka minister

Sri Lanka's highways minister and at least nine other people were killed on Sunday in a suspected suicide attack by Tamil Tiger rebels near Colombo, a security official said.  "Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle is dead from the explosion

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