NEWS - September 2007

What an evening
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"Niruththanjali" - The Indian Dance Concert was held on 29th September at Wheelers Hill City Council Hall - Victoria. Proudly presented by Niruththa Indian Fine Arts.
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Air Force destroys Sea Tiger training facility -Puthukkudiyiruppu -Sep30
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Main suspect of Jaffna claymore blasts attempts to commit suicide - Sep30
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Senior LTTE leader killed in shooting incident-Trincomalee - Sep 30
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End of an era
I first met the Army Commander, Lt-Gen. Sarath Fonseka, in bed.His one arm was in a sling and he was still not quite fit to get up from bed when I visited him with the then Army Commander Cecil Waidyaratne and Lt. Col Lucky Algama.
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Karuna Amman in UK?

The spokesman for the British High Commission in Colombo yesterday declined to comment on reports that Karuna Amman had arrived in the UK last week to visit his wife and two children who have been there for about a year.

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City of Los Angeles to accord a reception to president Mahinda Rajapaksa - Sep29
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“Terrorism is a cancer on entire human society”- Defence Spokesman - Sep29
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State Expenditure for 2008 Rs.1516.3 Billion - Sep28
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NAVY foils LTTE attempt More ---> Sep29


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LTTE claymore blast - Jaffna more ---> Sep28


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Catholic priest feared killed by LTTE terrorists - Sep28
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Heavy clashes erupt in the North of Mannar; Nine terrorists killed - Sep26
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Sri Lankan Government achieved important victories in the last several months- US Ambassador - Sep25
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Newly elected MP Basil Rajapaksa stole the limelight at yesterday’s ceremony at Horogolla to mark the 48th death anniversary of SLFP founder and Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike. Later, Rajapaksa was seen conversing with an SLFP activist, who many from a distance mistook for former President Chandrika Kumaratunga.
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 25.

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Victorian Association of Sri Lankan Singers (VASS) Proudly presented their first musical concert "Gee Sara Gee Rasa" on 22nd of September at Kel Watson theatre - Victoria. Music by "Tharanga".
Photos courtesy of Chandan Gurusinghe

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Function for the Sri Lankan artistes at Grand - Victoria on 21st September. Organised by Dr Ranjith & Pushpa Hettiarachchi.
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LTTE has "deep roots" in Aussie Tamil community - Dr. Christoper Smith - Sep25
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LTTE cadres surrender in large numbers - Sep24
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Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa is in New York to participate in the 62nd UN General Assembly. - more --->
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Mervyn says he need not go to embassies asking for visas - Sep24
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Airline engineer copped over nude on the web - Sep24
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SLAF destroys key LTTE base - Mulaithivu - Sep22
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Child recruitment "An Affront to Humanity"Sri Lanka's call for zero tolerance commended - Sep23
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H. L. D. Mahindapala traces the decline of Velupillai Prabhkaran’s power leading to Thoppigala –the new symbol of national pride - Sep23
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Government clarifies misrepresentations of human rights situation in Sri Lanka - Sep22
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Air Force fighter jets destroy LTTE Arms storage - Mullaittivu - Sep21
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Government removes tax on milk powder. - Sep21
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Air Force fighter jets destroy LTTE sea tiger base - Poonaryn Sep20
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His Excellency the President and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa extended the service of Navy Commander Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and Army Commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka for one year. Sep20 more --->

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Surakna 2007, proudly presented by Australia Sri Lanka Carers Association Inc.Cultural concert Bridal show and Dinner dance with B-sharp held at Auther Wren Community Hall,Hampton Park - Victoria on 15th September.
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SCATs 15th anniversary - Award Night & Cultural presentation was held on 16th September at Union Theatre - Melbourne University.
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Basil Rajapaksa takes oaths as MP - sep20
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New Military Spokesperson, Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara assumes duties. Sep19

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Lanka: Pro-active role at UN - FM Sep19
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President Felicitates SL navy in Trinco
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No tie up with UNP: country should not fall from frying pan into fire Somawansa Amarasinghe - Sep19

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The SPRING CHARITY GALA NITE of the Australia Sri Lanka Medical Aid Team was held on Saturday 15th September at "Grand" - Victoria.
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LTTE suffers heavy casualties; 14 terrorists confirmed killed - Vavuniya - Sep16
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Ten terrorists killed in retaliatory attack- Muhamalai - Sep15
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Prabhakaran plummets from peak to pit
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A nine-person team of United States Air Force (USAF) medics, working alongside colleagues in the Sri Lankan armed forces, recently completed a medical/dental humanitarian assistance mission that benefited civilians living in the recently-liberated eastern region of Sri Lanka. Sep15
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Afghan Talibans, attempted to destroy a beautiful first century Buddha statue carved into a rock in the North Western Frontier Province of Pakistan, located on the border of Afghanistan, but failed in their attempt and ended up destroying a nearby rock. Sep14
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Summary of the cabinet decisions - Sep 14

Air Force Fighter Jets pound LTTE's financial nerve centre - Sep 14
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Navy and Air Force foil LTTE seaborne offensive - Mulaithiuvu - Sep 14
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P.Nedumaran, Tamil National Leader arrested in Nagapattinam, southern coastal town in Tamil Nadu India.

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Sri Lanka lifts Tsunami warning - sep 13
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Chandrika runs to India to lobby against Mahinda Rajapakse’s military campaign; Ranil to follow. - Sep 13
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SL navy ships have sunk three ships transporting weapons to the LTTE terrorists in the South East of Dondra Head Sea on September 10th night

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LTTE's international terror chief "KP" arrested in Bangkok Sep12

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Parliament of Canada - Ottawa

Pics by Thummansala team member Vijaya Karunasena, currently having his holidays in USA.
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Opposition Leader geared to ordain journalists - sep10
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Desmond Kelly felicitation ceremony was held on 7th september in Melbourne.The event proudly organised by the Australia Audio Visual Arts Association.
Photos courtesy of Vernon Tissera (SNNI)

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Mahinda’s military victories defeat Ranil’s anti-national politics
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Assistance of security forces to Hindu devotees - Sep10
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Unp Mp Mahinda Rathnathilake snatched the document that was in the speaker’s possession.

Speaker calls on opposition not be behave as terrorists
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India and Sri Lanka establishes a joint committee on defense hailed as a new important development - Sep7
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14 LTTE suspects under arrest for terrorist related crimes-France - Sep7
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Tissa Ravindra Perera presented his latest book, "Mavilaren Thoppigalata" to the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka at a function held in the C.R.D Building in Colombo on September 06.
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Summary of the cabinet decisions - 7.9.07

Tour of Malaysia 8 Aside Under15's Cricket Tournament
Dinner for the team and their family and friends at the Knox Tavern on 5th Wednesday night before the team's departure on Thursday the 6th of September to KL Malaysia.
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Government has roadmap to end conflict - FM - Sep6
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Police uncovers explosives - Dehiwala - Sep6
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SL Army soldiers consolidating their defences in recently liberated Silavattura, in the South of Mannar yesterday (September 3), captured a large haul of military hardware, including suicide boat.
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Army Seizes large haul of LTTE weapons including one suicide boat - Silavattura - Sep5
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Auslanka Business council present Unleash your potential' at the Novotel Glen Waverley in Melbourne on4thSeptember.
The main spakers for the night were Mr Elmo de Alwis CEO and MD Sigma Pharmaceuticals - Australia. Mr Ananda Rao CEO and MD Valuechain. Over one hundred guess from the Melbourne business community gethered at the Novotel.
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Humanitarian work at the Foundation of Goodness Seenigama - Sep4
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LTTE intrusion alerts intensify coastal patrols in Nagapattinam - Tamil Nadu - Sep4
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Sri Lanka Embassy in France Attacked by LTTE operatives - sep4
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Army Commander Visits Wanni - Sep3
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LTTE evicted from Silavathurai in a limited operation by the Sri Lanka Forces - Sep3

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Rehabilitation goes on at a pace in East - Sep3
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Humanitarian Mission continues; Army approaches Silavattura South of Mannar - Sep2
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UNP waiting for Mangala to clean up his mess - Sep2
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A vision: ‘Five meters too far’ for our politics? Sep2
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Susanthika Jayasinghe won the Bronze medal of the 200m women’s final at the IAAF( International Association of Athletics Federation) World Championships which is currently being held in Osaka, Japan. - Sep1
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SPORTS


England could slip to eighth if Sri Lanka wins series starting on Monday - Sep29
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Kevin Pietersen set for captaincy as bug strikes - Sep29
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India celebrates Twenty20 win - Sep27
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India end Australia`s dominance to reach final - Sep24
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Sobers' six of the best
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Twenty20 reaches semi-final stage
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Australia book their place in the semis - Sep21
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Ponting to miss rest of Twenty20 - Sep20
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Win over Bangladesh - Sep19
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Pakistan stun Aus in T20 - Sep19
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Pakistan defeats Sri Lanka by 33 runs - Sep18
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Sri Lanka beats Kiwis to lead the table
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You need to attack from the word go – Malinga - Sep16
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CH beat Police to qualify for semis - Sep16
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Sri Lanka crush Kenya in T20 - Sep15
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Indian cricket board vice president Lalit Modi may sue media magnate Subhash Chandra
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Dravid resigns as Team India captain
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Afridi has found his niche
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Ponting Embarrassed By Loss To Zimbabwe - sep 14
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South Africa Beats West Indies in Twenty20 Cricket Cup Opener - Sep13
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Let the games begin, says ICC President Ray Mali - Sep11
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Sri Lanka wins ICC Spirit of Cricket Award - Sep11
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Aleem Dar: The umpire who wrongly gave Sachin out - Sep10
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Australia survive Bond scare in T20 - Sep10
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Australia go down to South Africa - Sep10
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Lanka to discuss new league with India - Sep10
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Shoaib apologises for Twenty-20 spat - Sep9
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Canada Appoint Dassanayake As New Coach - Sep7
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Sri Lankan hits 277 off 72 balls - Sep7
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Shane Warne's list of the top 50 cricketers Flawed yet fascinating - Sep7
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Susi explodes in typical fashion after arrival - Sep7
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Cricketers leave for Twenty-20 - Sep6
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Chandana quits cricket in frustration
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Good ICL debut will be good for Indian cricket, best for BCCI- Sep4
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Ponting, Watson in doubt for Twenty20 World Championships - Sep4
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ICC announces umpire and match referee appointments for group stage of upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa - Sep4
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Andrew Hall quits international cricket - Sep3
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