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Deadly blast hits bus Female bomber kills 8 in Colombo   Almost 100 wounded when a woman blew herself up near a train as it was pulling into a station S Lanka anniversary amid tensions Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  A large military parade is under way amid tight security in the capital, Colombo, to mark the 60th anniversary of national independence Amnesty warning over Sri Lanka  Military destroyed 6 Tamil Tiger bunkers during clashes that killed 5 guerrillas and 1 soldier, while a rights group warned that violence is... Government rapped over 'disappeared'  Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka's government is one of the world's worst perpetrators of enforced disappearances Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90
Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  A bomb targeting a military bus in the capital has killed at least four people and injured another 20 Government pulls out of cease-fire  The government decided to withdraw from an internationally brokered cease-fire that had largely collapsed since the resurgence of fighting S Lankan spent 50 years on remand Blast hits bus, kills 23 Map of Buttala Sri Lanka


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  More than 50 were wounded in a pair of attacks in southern Sri Lanka. Police believe the attacks were engineered by Tamil Tiger rebels


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  British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died at the age of 90. His story The Sentinel was made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey
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  At least 12 people, including minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, have been killed in a suicide bombing near the capital Colombo.    The minister was attending a function to mark the forthcoming Sinhal...
Apr.23   Scores killed as troops and rebels clash Map of Jaffna Sri Lanka
  Tamil rebels and government troops waged a fierce battle in northern Sri Lanka, killing 52 guerrillas and 38 soldiers
Apr.25   Many dead in bus blast   At least 23 people have been killed and about 50 wounded by a bombing in the outskirts of Colombo

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May.26   Bomb rocks busy train
Map of Dehiwala Sri Lanka  At least 8 people have been killed and 67 injured in a bombing during rush hour on a packed Colombo-Panadura commuter train

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Jun.7     50 people detained after deadly bombings   2 bus bombings which killed at least 22 people. One explosion on a crowded bus in Moratuwa, a southern suburb of Colombo, killed 21 commuter...

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Jul.21     Tamil Tigers announce cease-fire  Tamil Tigers: a new round of peace talks on ending the civil war is impossible as long as the government presses ahead with a military offen...

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Aug.15     Tens of thousands flee fighting  The military ramped up its offensive against the Tamil Tiger rebels' heartland Aug.30   Bomb injures dozens in Sri Lankan capital  A bomb blast blamed on separatist Tamil Tigers wounded 45 people, while renewed fighting in the north killed 19 rebels and six soldiers

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Sep.8   S Lanka 'shoots down rebel plane'
  The aircraft, belonging to the Tamil Tigers, was intercepted by fighter jets after it attempted to bomb a military airfield in the north of the island Sep.18   Sea battle off Sri Lankan coast  The navy has fought a sea battle with Tamil rebels, a day after what the military described as the heaviest day of fighting in weeks

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Oct.5   Suicide blast hits town
Map of Anuradhapura Sri Lanka  A blast has killed more than 25 people, including a top former army general Janaka Perera and his wife Oct.28     Tamil Tigers carried out air strikes
  Rebels have carried out air strikes on oil tanks near the capital and an army camp in Mannar, north-western Sri Lanka


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Nov.14     Army 'takes Tiger base'   Soldiers have entered the strategically important stronghold of Pooneryn, according to the ministry of defence

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Dec.27   Bomber targets Sri Lanka capital   A suicide bombing in Colombo at a security checkpoint near a market has killed at least 5 members of the paramilitary civil defence force


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01-01 Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo Colombo, Sri Lanka
C. 01-02 Government pulls out of cease-fire Sri Lanka
D. 01-13 S Lankan spent 50 years on remand Sri Lanka
4. 01-15 Blast hits bus, kills 23 Buttala, Sri Lanka
5. 02-01 Deadly blast hits bus Dambulla, Sri Lanka
6. 02-03 Female bomber kills 8 in Colombo Colombo, Sri Lanka
H. 02-03 S Lanka anniversary amid tensions Colombo, Sri Lanka
I. 02-07 Amnesty warning over Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
J. 03-05 Government rapped over 'disappeared' Sri Lanka





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Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  A bomb targeting a military bus in the capital has killed at least four people and injured another 20 Government pulls out of cease-fire  The government decided to withdraw from an internationally brokered cease-fire that had largely collapsed since the resurgence of fighting Military: 30 rebels die in clashes  Government troops and Tamil rebels fought scattered battles across in fresh fighting that killed 30 rebel fighters and four soldiers Scores killed as troops and rebels clash Map of Jaffna Sri Lanka




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  Tamil rebels and government troops waged a fierce battle in northern Sri Lanka, killing 52 guerrillas and 38 soldiers
Jul.21   Tamil Tigers announce cease-fire  Tamil Tigers: a new round of peace talks on ending the civil war is impossible as long as the government presses ahead with a military offen... Aug.15   Tens of thousands flee fighting  The military ramped up its offensive against the Tamil Tiger rebels' heartland Sep.8 S Lanka 'shoots down rebel plane'
  The aircraft, belonging to the Tamil Tigers, was intercepted by fighter jets after it attempted to bomb a military airfield in the north of the island Sep.18 Sea battle off Sri Lankan coast  The navy has fought a sea battle with Tamil rebels, a day after what the military described as the heaviest day of fighting in weeks Oct.28   Tamil Tigers carried out air strikes
  Rebels have carried out air strikes on oil tanks near the capital and an army camp in Mannar, north-western Sri Lanka
Nov.14   Army 'takes Tiger base'   Soldiers have entered the strategically important stronghold of Pooneryn, according to the ministry of defence Dec.27 Bomber targets Sri Lanka capital   A suicide bombing in Colombo at a security checkpoint near a market has killed at least 5 members of the paramilitary civil defence force



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2008 Jan.1 Deadly bomb blast strikes Colombo
Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  A bomb targeting a military bus in the capital has killed at least four people and injured another 20 Jan.13 S Lankan spent 50 years on remand Jan.15 Blast hits bus, kills 23 Map of Buttala Sri Lanka
  More than 50 were wounded in a pair of attacks in southern Sri Lanka. Police believe the attacks were engineered by Tamil Tiger rebels
Feb.1 Deadly blast hits bus Feb.3 Female bomber kills 8 in Colombo   Almost 100 wounded when a woman blew herself up near a train as it was pulling into a station Mar.5 Government rapped over 'disappeared'  Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka's government is one of the world's worst perpetrators of enforced disappearances Apr.5 Blast kills highways minister Map of Colombo Sri Lanka
  At least 12 people, including minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, have been killed in a suicide bombing near the capital Colombo.    The minister was attending a function to mark the forthcoming Sinhal...
Apr.25 Many dead in bus blast   At least 23 people have been killed and about 50 wounded by a bombing in the outskirts of Colombo May.26 Bomb rocks busy train Map of Dehiwala Sri Lanka  At least 8 people have been killed and 67 injured in a bombing during rush hour on a packed Colombo-Panadura commuter train Jun.7   50 people detained after deadly bombings   2 bus bombings which killed at least 22 people. One explosion on a crowded bus in Moratuwa, a southern suburb of Colombo, killed 21 commuter... Aug.30 Bomb injures dozens in Sri Lankan capital  A bomb blast blamed on separatist Tamil Tigers wounded 45 people, while renewed fighting in the north killed 19 rebels and six soldiers Oct.5 Suicide blast hits town Map of Anuradhapura Sri Lanka  A blast has killed more than 25 people, including a top former army general Janaka Perera and his wife Dec.27 Bomber targets Sri Lanka capital   A suicide bombing in Colombo at a security checkpoint near a market has killed at least 5 members of the paramilitary civil defence force



Sri Lanka, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.13 S Lankan spent 50 years on remand
Feb.3 S Lanka anniversary amid tensions Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  A large military parade is under way amid tight security in the capital, Colombo, to mark the 60th anniversary of national independence Feb.7 Amnesty warning over Sri Lanka  Military destroyed 6 Tamil Tiger bunkers during clashes that killed 5 guerrillas and 1 soldier, while a rights group warned that violence is... Mar.5 Government rapped over 'disappeared'  Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka's government is one of the world's worst perpetrators of enforced disappearances Mar.18 Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90
  British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died at the age of 90. His story The Sentinel was made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey
Jul.21   Tamil Tigers announce cease-fire  Tamil Tigers: a new round of peace talks on ending the civil war is impossible as long as the government presses ahead with a military offen...