Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSri Lanka
IN THE NEWS

Sri Lanka

NEWS
September 2, 1991 | Reuters
Six people were killed and 20 injured in a bomb explosion near a police station in eastern Sri Lanka on Sunday, a senior military officer said.
Advertisement
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
WORLD
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.
WORLD
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.
NEWS
August 7, 1987 | From Reuters
Sri Lanka today appealed for international help to rebuild its economy under a week-old peace pact designed to end four years of fighting between Tamils and Sinhalese. Finance Minister Ronnie de Mel told a news conference that he conservatively estimated war damage at $515 million, with roads, railroads, buses, bridges, irrigation works, schools and hospitals suffering most.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|