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  70 Tamil Tigers 'killed' by army
  Four senior Tamil Tigers 'dead'

year 2009 Top ^

  4 senior Tamil Tiger leaders have been killed, including the head of the political wing, Balasingham Nadesan, as fighting continues
  The army says 70 LTTE rebels have been killed trying to escape from a tiny enclave in the north-east of the country

  Officials rejected a proposed cease-fire from the rebels, warning instead that government troops intended to continue a new offensive
Feb.3   Sri Lanka Tigers urged to end war
  The US, EU, Japan and Norway have urged Tamil Tiger rebels to lay down their arms and discuss ending hostilities with the government

year 2007 Top ^

Nov.7     Troops kill 30 Tamil Tigers
  A fierce battle between soldiers and rebels raged across the front lines in northern Sri Lanka, killing 30 rebels and six soldiers Nov.2 Senior Tamil Tiger leader killed
  SP Thamilselvan has been killed in a government air raid. He was the head of the rebels' political wing

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.24 Gunmen kill pro-Tamil Tiger politician
  Unidentified gunmen have shot dead Joseph Pararajasingham, 71, at a Christmas Midnight Mass

year 2002 Top ^

Oct.31 200-year sentence for Tamil Tiger leader
  Vellupillai Probakharan, who lives in rebel-controlled territory, was sentenced in absentia for a deadly truck bombing in 1996 Apr.10   Tamil Tiger chief 'wants peace'  Velupillai Prabhakaran insisted the government must lift its ban on his organisation before direct talks

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