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March 7, 2010
AFRICA Presentation Adventure photographer TJ Korst will present a video, "Don't Forget the Sunsets," about West Africa, including visits to a Benin village and Timbuktu and a boat trip on the Niger. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220 or SRI LANKA Slide show Mort Loveman will present "Sri Lanka: The Resplendent Island."
August 9, 1988 | From Reuters
Eight Tamil separatist guerrillas and two Indian soldiers were killed in a weekend clash in north Sri Lanka, a military official said Monday.
June 6, 1988 | From Reuters
Two people were killed and more than 55,000 were left homeless by floodwaters in Sri Lanka during the last week, government officials said on Sunday.
December 13, 1989 | Reuters
Left-wing rebels killed 24 men and women in an attack on a village in southern Sri Lanka, military sources said Tuesday.
April 13, 2009 | Mark Magnier
The president of Sri Lanka said Sunday that the nation's military would go into defensive mode for a two-day period during the island's New Year holiday early this week, allowing civilians to flee the war zone.
June 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
International donors pledged more than $2 billion in aid as a conference on rebuilding war-torn Sri Lanka opened in Tokyo. Host nation Japan kicked off the conference of 47 nations and 20 financial institutions by pledging $1 billion in assistance. Another $1 billion was promised by the Asian Development Bank, and smaller pledges were added. The conflict in Sri Lanka pits the majority Sinhalese against the minority Tamils.
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