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Sri Lanka announces plan to accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions
Sri Lanka announces plan to accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

On 4 September 2017, HE. Mr. Ravinatha Aryasinha, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva announced Sri Lanka’s intention to accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in the near future. The announcement was made during the Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention, in Geneva. The Cluster Munition…

StopClusterMunitions - Sep 05 19:38 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Anurathapuram ]

PM Narendra Modi’s Sri Lanka visit to push soft power & project India’s Buddhist links
PM Narendra Modi’s Sri Lanka visit to push soft power & project India’s Buddhist links

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to visit Sri Lanka's ancient capital Anuradhapura during his trip to the island nation next month, a move aimed at pushing India's soft power and projecting the country's Buddhist links in the region. Officials said that Modi could reach Colombo on March 12 or 13 as part of a four-nation tour and pay a visit to Jaffna on…

ET - Feb 25 13:33 GMT - more ... [ Tags: India, SriLanka, Anurathapuram ]

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  • Janaka Perera assassinated in bomb blast in Anuradhapura, 28 killed

    Opposition Leader of the United National Party in North Central Province, Maj. Gen (retd.) Janaka Perera and his wife, a former Sri Lanka Army officer, were killed in a bomb blast in Anuradhapura Monday morning around 8:45. Around 28 persons were killed and 80 wounded in the blast, Police said. An attacker, strapped with hidden explosives, embraced the former…

    TamilNet - Oct 06 07:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

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      - Military: Suicide bomber kills 23 in Sri Lanka - AP
  • Pirapaharan decorates LTTE heroes of Anuradhapura

    Pirapaharan decorates LTTE heroes of Anuradhapura

    Velupillai Pirapaharan, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE), on Thursday conferred Awards of Valour for Tiger cadres who excelled in their performance in the Anuradhapura operation against the Sri Lankan airbase. Four categories of awards, instituted for the first time, were bestowed on this occasion at a special venue organized in Vanni, in the…

    TamilNet - Nov 02 02:28 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • Pre-dawn pounce

    The group of Tiger guerrillas, among them three women, wore crumpled camouflage uniforms. These, together with their short haircut, made them look like army soldiers. However, unlike the soldiers, there was still a difference... Comparing the damage caused during the attack on the SLAF airbase in Katunayake (without losses to Sri Lankan Airlines) and the one at…

    Sunday Times - Oct 28 02:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • Who's writing the script of the war?

    The frustration and chagrin of the Indian establishment at the LTTE's attack on the Anurdhapura airbase were reflected in the editorial of The Hindu: "Pushed into the Wanni jungles … as a result of a relentless, year-long campaign by the Sri Lankan military, a desperate LTTE has scored a hit of modest military significance." The same impotent rage was evident in…

    Sunday Times - Oct 28 01:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • The ramifications of the battle of Anuradhapura

    In its first-ever simultaneous air and ground attack, single-engine, propeller driven aircraft of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) bombed the Air Force base located about 4 km away from Anuradhapura, a city lying 210 km north of Colombo on October 22 at around 3.30 am. After 45 minutes of ground attacks, two light aircraft of the LTTE dropped four aerial…

    Daily Mirror - Oct 26 20:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • Sri Lanka says certain air space vulnerable from rebels

    Certain areas of Sri Lankan air space are vulnerable, an official said on Friday, four days after Tamil Tiger rebels mounted their biggest-ever operation against a government airbase. Air Force Commander Roshan Goonetileke told journalists on Friday it will take some time to establish an air defence system for Sri Lanka and, until that happens, certain areas are…

    Reuters - Oct 26 12:18 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • Over 150 quizzed in Sri Lanka air base attack

    Over 150 people have been quizzed in connection with Monday's pre-dawn attack on the Sri Lanka Air Force base at the north-central town of Anuradhapura, the police said on Thursday. Anuradhapura's Deputy Inspector General of Police Jayantha Jayasinghe said that the people quizzed were the residents living around the air base. The Liberation Tigers of…

    Xinhua - Oct 26 12:16 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, HumanRights, Anurathapuram ]

  • Tributes to Black Tigers draw parallels between Anuradhapura mission and IPKF times

    While bidding farewell to the 21 Black Tigers before their departure for Anuradhapura mission, the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) leader V. Pirapaharan told them that they will remain in his heart as guiding spirits providing willpower and moral strength in steering the current struggle for liberation. He compared their sacrifices with those of Kumarapppa,…

    TamilNet - Oct 26 01:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • New military aircraft to be purchased

    The National Security Council which met on Wednesday, just days after the Air Force lost eight aircraft in the LTTE attack on the Anuradhapura air base, decided to immediately purchase a number of new military aircraft for the Sri Lanka Air Force. A top military official told the Daily Mirror the attack on the air base was discussed in depth at the weekly Security…

    Daily Mirror - Oct 25 21:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

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      - Basil on Anuradhapura attack - Daily Mirror
  • LTTE attack on Sri Lankan air force base

    The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) carried out a major assault on a key Sri Lankan air base at Anuradhapura, 210 kilometres north of Colombo, on Monday. The attack left at least 13 military personnel dead, as well as 21 LTTE fighters, thought to be members of a suicide commando squad, and destroyed or damaged a number of aircraft and helicopters. The…

    WSWS - Oct 25 13:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • Vanni prepares to commemorate 21 Black Tigers

    Vanni prepares to commemorate 21 Black Tigers

    Liberation Tigers have promoted the rank of one the 21 Black Tiger elite commandos who took part in the raid on Sri Lankan airbase in Anuradhapura, posthumously from Major to Lieutenant Colonel, acknowledging his role in the commando operation, sources in Vanni said. Three Lieutenant Colonels, six Majors, 12 Captains and one Lieutenant rank Black Tigers have taken…

    TamilNet - Oct 25 10:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • Lies, Lies, and More Lies

    The past few days must have been busy, to say the least, to the public relations managers of the GoSL. One is left with the question of how they are going to escape the critical eyes of the world, unscathed, after all these statements, that were followed by withdrawals and then by counter statements – all with the singular aim of hiding the military debacle of…

    TamilCanadian - Oct 24 15:28 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, SriLanka, Anurathapuram ]

  • Anatomy of an attack

    It was the loud explosions from inside the Anuradhapura Airforce Base area in the early hours of October 22 that woke up the town. Residents in the area said that they sounded like RPG fire, with the ‘puck’ sound followed by explosions. They were soon followed by the staccato of gun fire as well. The explosions gradually became massive soon after the first…

    Morning Leader - Oct 24 12:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • Sri Lanka's government says rebel attack caused more damage than previously reported

    The incident was likely to further damage the credibility of the government, which is already facing accusations it underreports its casualty figures and is downplaying the financial cost of its renewed offensive against the Tamil Tiger separatists in northern Sri Lanka. "The government is not coming out with the truth to the people," said opposition parliamentarian…

    AP - Oct 24 10:59 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Economy, Anurathapuram ]

  • Sri Lanka rebel attack further detailed

    A rebel attack on an air base this week caused far more damage than previously acknowledged, destroying eight aircraft, including a vital surveillance plane, Sri Lanka‘s prime minister said Wednesday. The incident was likely to further damage the credibility of the government, which is already facing accusations it underreports its casualty figures and is…

    AP - Oct 24 10:23 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • UNP says 18 aircraft damaged in A’pura attack

    The main opposition UNP yesterday told Parliament that 18 aircraft worth more than 439 million US dollars had been damaged in Monday’s predawn LTTE attack on the Anuradhapura airbase, despite the government claiming otherwise. Speaking during the debate on the Local Government and Provincial Councils (Amendment) Bill, UNP Anuradhapura District MP P.…

    Daily Mirror - Oct 23 20:38 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

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      - Mayhem, Moragoda mess and HR muddle - Daily Mirror
  • LTTE's Anuradhapura Raid: Bravery & Precision

    Reliable details of the combined air and land attack launched by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on the Anuradhapura air base of the Sri Lankan Air Force early in the morning of October 22, 2007, indicate that it was neither an act of desperation as projected by the embarrassed Sri Lankan military spokesmen nor an act of needless dramatics as suggested by…

    SAAG - Oct 23 14:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • Sri Lanka parades bodies of rebel attackers: residents

    Sri Lankan authorities stripped the bodies of Tamil Tiger guerrillas killed in an attack on a key military air base and put them on public display, local residents said. Two farm tractors pulled trailers loaded with the corpses and mutilated body parts to the Anuradhapura hospital mortuary, 210 kilometres (130 miles) north of the capital Colombo, local journalists and…

    AFP - Oct 23 14:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, SLMilitary, Anurathapuram ]

  • Sri Lanka: Door open to talks despite Tiger assault

    Sri Lanka's government said on Tuesday the door was still open for Tamil Tigers to talk peace, a day after the rebels mounted their biggest-ever suicide operation with a ground attack backed by air strikes. Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohona said the attack, in which 13 servicemen and around 20 Black Tiger suicide fighters were killed, had not changed the…

    Reuters - Oct 23 13:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Peace, Politics, Anurathapuram ]

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