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  9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead
  President sacks parliament  Chandrika Kumaratunga has dissolved the parliament, paving the way for snap elections   Australia cruise to Sri Lankan win  World champions cruised to an 84-run victory in the opening game of their 5-match one-day series   Vote as showdown looms  Vote seen as a referendum on how the government should advance peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels   President ahead in poll  Early results show that Chandrika Kumaratunga's party has won 45% of the votes counted so far President wins election  The party of President Kumaratunga will form the next government following parliamentary elections Bid to forge coalition  President Kumaratunga is holding talks with hard-line allies and smaller parties in a bid to pull together a coalition Thousands flee fighting  Clashes erupted between breakaway commander Karuna and the mainstream Tiger faction around the Verugal river Fighting breaks out  At least 8 fighters are dead and 5 wounded after a battle broke out between rival factions of the Tamil Tiger rebels Muralitharan breaks wickets record  Sri Lanka off-spinner broke the world record as his side wrapped up victory in the first Test against Zimbabwe Tiger rebel's aides 'shot dead'   Tamil Tiger rebels say 8 top aides of a breakaway rebel leader have been shot dead in a suburb of Colombo Executions reintroduced  The government is lifting a 30-year moratorium, following the killing of a high court judge Asia quake death toll tops 4,700


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  Massive tsunamis triggered by the largest earthquake wiped out coastal areas across Southeast Asia
 
  People across Asia are flocking to morgues seeking lost loved ones after tsunamis swept across the Indian Ocean
 A great undersea earthquake occurred at an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra. The earthquake triggered tsunamis along the coasts of landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing large people and inundating coastal communities. The tsunami devastated the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand with waves up to 30 m and caused serious damage and deaths as far as the east coast of Africa
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  Weeping residents combed through debris and stunned tourists meandered through litter-strewn streets
    Survivors face disease threat  Relief workers warn of greater tragedy ahead if disease breaks out on a wide scale Dec.28     Tsunami toll rises above 33,000
  The international community scrambles to help the region cope with the disaster
    Quake prompts massive aid effort  One of the world's largest relief efforts is under way to help the millions of victims of the quake     Asia earthquake toll rising to 60,000
  The relief teams reach outlying towns and more bodies wash up





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Thousands flee fighting  Clashes erupted between breakaway commander Karuna and the mainstream Tiger faction around the Verugal river Fighting breaks out  At least 8 fighters are dead and 5 wounded after a battle broke out between rival factions of the Tamil Tiger rebels Tiger rebel's aides 'shot dead'   Tamil Tiger rebels say 8 top aides of a breakaway rebel leader have been shot dead in a suburb of Colombo Asia quake death toll tops 4,700




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Dec.26
  Massive tsunamis triggered by the largest earthquake wiped out coastal areas across Southeast Asia
Dec.26   9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead
  People across Asia are flocking to morgues seeking lost loved ones after tsunamis swept across the Indian Ocean
 A great undersea earthquake occurred at an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra. The earthquake triggered tsunamis along the coasts of landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing large people and inundating coastal communities. The tsunami devastated the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand with waves up to 30 m and caused serious damage and deaths as far as the east coast of Africa
Dec.27   Asia quake death toll tops 23,000
  Weeping residents combed through debris and stunned tourists meandered through litter-strewn streets
Dec.27   Survivors face disease threat  Relief workers warn of greater tragedy ahead if disease breaks out on a wide scale Dec.28   Tsunami toll rises above 33,000
  The international community scrambles to help the region cope with the disaster
Dec.28   Quake prompts massive aid effort  One of the world's largest relief efforts is under way to help the millions of victims of the quake Dec.28   Asia earthquake toll rising to 60,000
  The relief teams reach outlying towns and more bodies wash up




Sri Lanka, 2004 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.20   Australia cruise to Sri Lankan win  World champions cruised to an 84-run victory in the opening game of their 5-match one-day series May.8 Muralitharan breaks wickets record  Sri Lanka off-spinner broke the world record as his side wrapped up victory in the first Test against Zimbabwe



Sri Lanka, 2004 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2004 Nov.20 Executions reintroduced  The government is lifting a 30-year moratorium, following the killing of a high court judge



Sri Lanka, 2004 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2004 Feb.7   President sacks parliament  Chandrika Kumaratunga has dissolved the parliament, paving the way for snap elections Apr.1   Vote as showdown looms  Vote seen as a referendum on how the government should advance peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels Apr.2   President ahead in poll  Early results show that Chandrika Kumaratunga's party has won 45% of the votes counted so far Apr.4 President wins election  The party of President Kumaratunga will form the next government following parliamentary elections Apr.5 Bid to forge coalition  President Kumaratunga is holding talks with hard-line allies and smaller parties in a bid to pull together a coalition Dec.28   Quake prompts massive aid effort  One of the world's largest relief efforts is under way to help the millions of victims of the quake