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December 4, 1988 | From Reuters
President Junius R. Jayewardene, yielding to public clamor, announced Saturday the dissolution of Parliament and set Feb. 15 for Sri Lanka's first general elections in more than a decade. In a television and radio address, Jayewardene also made it clear that after a separate presidential election on Dec. 19, he will retire after 45 years in politics, including 11 years as ruler of this Indian Ocean island nation. Jayewardene, 82, said the dissolution of Parliament will take effect Dec.
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December 4, 1988 | From Reuters
President Junius R. Jayewardene, yielding to public clamor, announced Saturday the dissolution of Parliament and set Feb. 15 for Sri Lanka's first general elections in more than a decade. In a television and radio address, Jayewardene also made it clear that after a separate presidential election on Dec. 19, he will retire after 45 years in politics, including 11 years as ruler of this Indian Ocean island nation. Jayewardene, 82, said the dissolution of Parliament will take effect Dec.
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August 4, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Usually, from here in the Sri Lankan capital, the Indian Ocean horizon offers only magnificent sunsets and vistas of colorful wooden fishing craft, looking like painted boats upon a painted sea. These days, however, the view is of two Indian warships--fully armed frigates--anchored just half a mile offshore, helping monitor an agreement designed to end the four-year warfare between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil guerrillas seeking a separate state.
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August 4, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Usually, from here in the Sri Lankan capital, the Indian Ocean horizon offers only magnificent sunsets and vistas of colorful wooden fishing craft, looking like painted boats upon a painted sea. These days, however, the view is of two Indian warships--fully armed frigates--anchored just half a mile offshore, helping monitor an agreement designed to end the four-year warfare between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil guerrillas seeking a separate state.
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May 24, 1985
The Sri Lankan Parliament began a two-day debate on extending the national state of emergency for another month to help cope with violence by Tamil guerrillas. About 500 saffron-robed Buddhist monks sat near Parliament waving flags to protest the killing by guerrillas of about 150 people in the shrine city of Anuradhapura last week, and the main opposition party spokesman called for the resignation of President Junius R. Jayewardene.
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May 16, 1988 | Associated Press
Sinhalese extremists Sunday shot and killed five people in a raid on the home of an official in President Junius R. Jayewardene's governing United National Party. Military officers said the extremists attacked the home of B. Abeywickrene in the town of Akuressa, 80 miles south of Colombo. Abeywickrene, secretary to the district's chief minister, was not home at the time. The victims were two police constables, a bodyguard assigned to Abeywickrene and two civilians.
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April 13, 1985 | United Press International
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, under heavy security against possible attacks from separatist rebels, inaugurated Sri Lanka's largest dam and hydroelectric power plant Friday in a colorful ceremony. Accompanied by President Junius R. Jayewardene, Thatcher pressed three buttons to send the water gushing from the concrete Victoria dam, about 160 miles east of Colombo, the capital. She is scheduled to visit India next on the last stop of her six-nation, 10-day Asia tour.
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January 28, 1988 | From Reuters
Seven Indian soldiers were killed in clashes with Tamil separatist guerrillas in Sri Lanka in the past two days as the rebels continued their fight for an independent state, security officials said Wednesday. The clashes flared as Sri Lankan President Junius R. Jayewardene and Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi reviewed in New Delhi the implementation of a peace pact under which 37,000 Indian troops have been deployed on the island.
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