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June 4, 1987 | Associated Press
An Indian fishing fleet carrying relief supplies for Sri Lanka's besieged Tamil minority faced Sri Lankan gunboats at sea for five hours Wednesday and then turned back, officials said. Neither side agreed to board one of the other's vessels, so negotiations were conducted by shouting across the water, said Gopalswami Parthasarthy, an Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman. The ministry condemned rejection of the aid by Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southern tip of India.
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June 10, 1987 | United Press International
More than 3,000 demonstrators, led by dozens of Buddhist monks, rallied Tuesday to protest India's sending of relief supplies to Sri Lanka's war-torn Jaffna Peninsula. Observers said it was the largest anti-Indian rally ever held on the island. The demonstration apparently was called by Galaboda Gnanissara, a prominent Buddhist priest.
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June 10, 1987 | United Press International
More than 3,000 demonstrators, led by dozens of Buddhist monks, rallied Tuesday to protest India's sending of relief supplies to Sri Lanka's war-torn Jaffna Peninsula. Observers said it was the largest anti-Indian rally ever held on the island. The demonstration apparently was called by Galaboda Gnanissara, a prominent Buddhist priest.
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June 5, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Indian air force planes escorted by Mirage fighter jets parachuted relief supplies Thursday to Sri Lanka's besieged Tamil minority, one day after this island nation's navy drove off unarmed Indian fishing boats laden with food and medicine. The Sri Lankan government called India's airlift "a naked violation of our sovereignty . . . and territorial integrity."
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March 15, 1987 | From Reuters
This Indian Ocean nation has appealed for foreign aid to provide relief to more than 2 million people hit by a severe drought, official sources said Saturday.
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June 5, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Indian air force planes escorted by Mirage fighter jets parachuted relief supplies Thursday to Sri Lanka's besieged Tamil minority, one day after this island nation's navy drove off unarmed Indian fishing boats laden with food and medicine. The Sri Lankan government called India's airlift "a naked violation of our sovereignty . . . and territorial integrity."
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June 3, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Tamil separatist guerrillas killed 30 Buddhist monks and four laymen and wounded 17 other people Tuesday in an attack on a bus as tensions between Sri Lanka and India increased over plans for an Indian relief effort. The government ordered the armed forces to defend the island's territorial waters in view of preparations in India to send a flotilla of small boats with relief supplies for Tamils to the war-torn Jaffna Peninsula today.
WORLD
December 31, 2004
These aid agencies are among those accepting contributions for assistance that they or their affiliates are providing for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Asia. Air Serv International 6583 Merchant Place, Suite 100 Warrenton, VA 20187 (540) 428-2323 www.airserv.org American Friends Service Committee AFSC Crisis Fund 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 241-7000 www.afsc.org American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee JDC: South Asia Tsunami Relief Box 321 847A 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10017 (212)
WORLD
December 29, 2004 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
Governments and charities around the world pledged more than $120 million Tuesday to help victims of the southern Asian tsunami, but initial efforts to deliver the aid have been crippled by washed-out roads and bridges, civil war and the unprecedented scale of a disaster spread across thousands of miles. Travelers said drives of 30 minutes had stretched into journeys of several hours because of the trail of destruction.
NEWS
June 4, 1987 | Associated Press
An Indian fishing fleet carrying relief supplies for Sri Lanka's besieged Tamil minority faced Sri Lankan gunboats at sea for five hours Wednesday and then turned back, officials said. Neither side agreed to board one of the other's vessels, so negotiations were conducted by shouting across the water, said Gopalswami Parthasarthy, an Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman. The ministry condemned rejection of the aid by Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southern tip of India.
NEWS
June 3, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Tamil separatist guerrillas killed 30 Buddhist monks and four laymen and wounded 17 other people Tuesday in an attack on a bus as tensions between Sri Lanka and India increased over plans for an Indian relief effort. The government ordered the armed forces to defend the island's territorial waters in view of preparations in India to send a flotilla of small boats with relief supplies for Tamils to the war-torn Jaffna Peninsula today.
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March 15, 1987 | From Reuters
This Indian Ocean nation has appealed for foreign aid to provide relief to more than 2 million people hit by a severe drought, official sources said Saturday.
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