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February 20, 1989
A new Sri Lankan group calling itself the "Black Cats" executed 20 Sinhalese in the first major violence since election results were announced last week, military officials said. The victims were members of the People's Liberation Front, an ultranationalist Sinhalese militant group that opposes the Sinhalese-dominated government's attempts to grant limited autonomy to minority Tamils.
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April 14, 1989
A car bomb exploded near a shopping arcade in northeastern Sri Lanka, killing at least 38 people and wounding 56. The military blamed Tamil extremists for the blast in the port of Trincomalee, 147 miles northeast of Colombo. It shattered the second day of a weeklong cease-fire offered by the government. One official said the bomb was intended to drive Sinhalese from Trincomalee, which is part of a region claimed by separatists as a Tamil homeland. Tamil militants, charging discrimination by the Sinhalese majority, have conducted a six-year insurgency that has claimed more than 12,000 lives.
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NEWS
April 14, 1989
A car bomb exploded near a shopping arcade in northeastern Sri Lanka, killing at least 38 people and wounding 56. The military blamed Tamil extremists for the blast in the port of Trincomalee, 147 miles northeast of Colombo. It shattered the second day of a weeklong cease-fire offered by the government. One official said the bomb was intended to drive Sinhalese from Trincomalee, which is part of a region claimed by separatists as a Tamil homeland. Tamil militants, charging discrimination by the Sinhalese majority, have conducted a six-year insurgency that has claimed more than 12,000 lives.
NEWS
February 20, 1989
A new Sri Lankan group calling itself the "Black Cats" executed 20 Sinhalese in the first major violence since election results were announced last week, military officials said. The victims were members of the People's Liberation Front, an ultranationalist Sinhalese militant group that opposes the Sinhalese-dominated government's attempts to grant limited autonomy to minority Tamils.
NEWS
July 30, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Fifteen hundred Indian troops moved into the Jaffna Peninsula, a Tamil rebel stronghold on the northern tip of Sri Lanka, early today only hours after Indian and Sri Lankan leaders signed a cooperation agreement aimed at ending the island nation's bloody ethnic war. Indian and Sri Lankan sources said the troops were flown at the request of Sri Lankan President Junius R. Jayewardene.
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September 14, 1987 | From Reuters
Clashes between Tamil guerrilla groups spread to eastern Sri Lanka on Sunday with gunmen killing at least 20 people and wounding 10 more, residents said. Fighters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam attacked vehicles carrying rival militants and pounded their camps with mortar and small arms fire in the Batticaloa district. Residents said seven people, including two civilians, were killed at Kirankulam as it came under fire from the rebels.
NEWS
November 14, 1987 | From Reuters
Indian troops killed 13 Tamil guerrillas and lost two soldiers Friday as fighting continued in north Sri Lanka despite approval for government plans to grant the Tamils limited autonomy, state radio said. It said 23 rebels were captured and a large number of arms and ammunition were seized during the operations in Jaffna Peninsula, where Tamil guerrillas have been battling for a separate homeland for the past four years.
NEWS
November 14, 1987 | From Reuters
Indian troops killed 13 Tamil guerrillas and lost two soldiers Friday as fighting continued in north Sri Lanka despite approval for government plans to grant the Tamils limited autonomy, state radio said. It said 23 rebels were captured and a large number of arms and ammunition were seized during the operations in Jaffna Peninsula, where Tamil guerrillas have been battling for a separate homeland for the past four years.
NEWS
September 14, 1987 | From Reuters
Clashes between Tamil guerrilla groups spread to eastern Sri Lanka on Sunday with gunmen killing at least 20 people and wounding 10 more, residents said. Fighters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam attacked vehicles carrying rival militants and pounded their camps with mortar and small arms fire in the Batticaloa district. Residents said seven people, including two civilians, were killed at Kirankulam as it came under fire from the rebels.
NEWS
July 30, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Fifteen hundred Indian troops moved into the Jaffna Peninsula, a Tamil rebel stronghold on the northern tip of Sri Lanka, early today only hours after Indian and Sri Lankan leaders signed a cooperation agreement aimed at ending the island nation's bloody ethnic war. Indian and Sri Lankan sources said the troops were flown at the request of Sri Lankan President Junius R. Jayewardene.
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