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Amal Jayasinghe

Amal Jayasinghe

    Maldives president welcomes coup probe
    Maldives president welcomes coup probe
    New Maldives president Mohamed Waheed on Monday welcomed a Commonwealth mission to investigate the ousting of his predecessor after overnight...
    Floods leave a million Sri Lankans homeless
    Floods leave a million Sri Lankans homeless
    Flooding in Sri Lanka has forced more than one million people out of their homes, the government said on Thursday as it began distributing...
    Sri Lanka in military purge after coup fears
    Sri Lanka in military purge after coup fears
    Sri Lanka's president on Monday sacked a dozen senior military officers whom the Defence Ministry said were a "direct threat to national security"...
    Sri Lanka president wins re-election
    Sri Lanka president wins re-election
    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse won a bruising re-election battle on Wednesday that left his main rival in apparent fear of assassination as...
    Tamil Tigers leader shot dead, says military
    Tamil Tigers leader shot dead, says military
    The leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran, was shot dead on Monday while trying to flee advancing troops, defence officials...
    Fighting resumes in Sri Lanka after brief ceasefire
    Fighting resumes in Sri Lanka after brief ceasefire
    Sri Lankan security forces resumed their offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in the north of the island on Wednesday following a brief holiday...
    Sri Lanka's Tigers ready for truce
    Sri Lanka's Tigers ready for truce
    Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said Tuesday they were ready to negotiate a ceasefire with government forces and restart peace talks to halt decades...
    Sri Lanka braces for final battle against Tigers
    Sri Lanka braces for final battle against Tigers
    Sri Lanka's military readied on Monday for a final assault on Tamil Tigers boxed into a strip of jungle with thousands of trapped civilians, after...
    UN: Tigers kill civilians fleeing Sri Lanka war zone
    UN: Tigers kill civilians fleeing Sri Lanka war zone
    Tamil Tiger guerrillas have prevented tens of thousands of civilians from leaving Sri Lanka's war zone, and those trying to escape have been "shot...
    Sri Lankan rebels accused of gunning down civilians
    Sri Lankan rebels accused of gunning down civilians
    Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas on Tuesday shot dead 17 civilians and wounded nearly 70 others fleeing territory still under rebel control,...
    Sri Lanka hunts Tiger chief with victory in sight
    Sri Lanka hunts Tiger chief with victory in sight
    Sri Lankan troops have smashed the Tamil Tigers' mini-state and cornered the remaining rebels, but officials say they must catch their elusive...
    Sri Lankan troops seize more Tiger bases
    Sri Lankan troops seize more Tiger bases
    Sri Lankan troops on Friday captured more Tamil Tiger bases, including a camp of the rebel leader's security unit, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon raised...