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  Tsunami baby ruling sparks chaos  A court rules that a couple must undergo a DNA test to prove they are the parents of the baby Rail crash kills 37 people  An express train slammed into a bus packed with commuters on a level crossing near the town Polgahawela   Tsunami aid deal signed  The government and Tamil Tiger rebels have signed a controversial aid-sharing deal Foreign Minister killed Map of Colombo Sri Lanka
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  Tigers' fury at Annan travel ban  A Tamil rebel leader has warned that the government's restrictions on UN head may have negative consequences   Tsunami deaths soar past 212,000
  UN chief visiting tense Sri Lanka  Secretary General is in Sri Lanka amid tension between the government and rebels that threatens to undermine relief   Politics limits Annan's trip

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  Secretary-General agreed to a government request not to visit disaster-stricken areas controlled by Tamil Tigers
  The December 26 earthquake and tsunami killed 166,320 people in Indonesia. 6,245 people were still missing

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  Lakshman Kadirgamar has been assassinated in a gun attack in Colombo. The murder was blamed on the Tamil Tigers
    State of emergency declared  The government has declared a state of emergency hours after Foreign Minister was killed outside his home Aug.14   President blames rebels  Chandrika Kumaratunga has laid the blame for assassination of Foreign Minister directly on the Tamil Tigers Aug.18     Tamil Tigers agree to peace talks   The rebels have agreed to hold direct talks with the Colombo government.

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Sep.23   Tsunami dead to get voter cards  Sri Lanka is to send out voting cards for those people believed to have died because it cannot be sure who survived

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Nov.16   Sri Lanka votes for new president  13 candidates are running but the vote is seen as a straight contest Rajapakse and Wickramasinghe Nov.17   Deadly blast mars vote
  Police in are blaming Tamil Tiger rebels for an explosion that killed 2 voters in the district of Batticaloa   Rajapakse 'wins' poll
  Prime Minister has won the presidential election by a narrow margin against opposition leader Wickramasinghe
Nov.18   President Rajapakse swears in
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  The hardliner who won presidential election, has been sworn into office in the capital, Colombo

December 2005 ... more > Top ^
Dec.23   Blasts kill 13 sailors
  A mine was detonated as a navy bus and truck passed by in Mannar district. The army blamed Tamil Tiger rebels Dec.24   Gunmen kill pro-Tamil Tiger politician
  Unidentified gunmen have shot dead Joseph Pararajasingham, 71, at a Christmas Midnight Mass

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1. 01-07 UN chief visiting tense Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
2. 01-08 Politics limits Annan's trip Sri Lanka
3. 01-08 Tigers' fury at Annan travel ban Sri Lanka
4. 02-02 Tsunami baby ruling sparks chaos Sri Lanka
F. 04-26 Rail crash kills 37 people Sri Lanka
6. 06-24 Tsunami aid deal signed Sri Lanka
08-12 Foreign Minister killed Colombo, Sri Lanka
8. 08-12 State of emergency declared Sri Lanka

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