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Troops in control of airport
Atapattu posts double ton  Atapattu blazed his 4th test double century. Sri Lanka declared at 470 for 5 11 dead after stadium blast  2 explosions in succession ripped through a stadium, which triggered a stampede Tamils end ceasefire  Rebels were ending 4rth-month old ceasefire and blamed the government for the failure of peace Parliament suspended  President Kumaratunga ordered the 2-month suspension and a national referendum. Opposition vows protests   Tamil Tigers attack air force base

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  Rebels fire mortar shells and set afire at least one bomber. Iinternational airport was closed down
  Tourists were caught in the crossfire by several hours of fierce clashes

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  Rebels ambushed a police station. Military has responded with air and ground attacks
Aug.26     Sri Lanka hits back after rebel attacks  Troops have killed 6 Tamil Tiger rebels in ground attack after a Tigers killed 40

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Sep.16   Rebels attack troop ship
  11 sailors and 15 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed as the navy fought off a suicide attack on a carrier transporting soldiers

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Oct.29     PM survives suicide bombing
  A bomb attack ripped through the capital, killed 3 people and may have been aimed at Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Oct.30   Tamil suicide boat rams tanker
  Boat packed with explosives has rammed an oil tanker, setting the ship on fire. 3 people are missing

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Nov.17   Gunmen kill politician
  Thambiraja Jeyakumar, opposition candidate campaigning for the parliamentary elections, was shot dead

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Dec.5   Vote rigging, violence tarnish poll
  A high turnout despite polling irregularities and 49 people died in the run up to the election   Opposition takes early lead in polls  United National Party has taken a lead, as the government extended a curfew Dec.6   Opposition wins election
  United National Party headed for a clear victory. Government extended an overnight curfew
Dec.9   New PM sworn in by rival  President Kumaratunga swore in her arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe

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