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School children wade through flooded streets of Ampara on Friday. At least 17 people were killed and over 18000 families left homeless due to heavy flooding and mudslides in the island�s southern, eastern and central regions, according to relief workers. -AFP

Rains wreak havoc

17 dead; 18000 families displaced in floods and landslides

Floods and landslides killed 17 people and displaced 18,000 families in six districts as the Government mobilised the Tri-Forces and Police in rescue operations in those inaccessible areas of Nuwara Eliya, Ampara, Monaragala, Badulla, Kandy and Hambantota districts.

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LTTE's No. 3 arms buyer before NY Court

Pradeepan Thavarajah, the number three man in the procurement of arms in the terrorist group , Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who was brought before a US Federal Courts judge in New York pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him of trying to send surface to air missiles to Sri Lanka.

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SLMC ready to join Govt. - Baiz

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) met a government delegation at Temple Trees on Friday to set the agenda for talks on the SLMC-SLFP tie up.

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Govt to sign development projects worth $2000m in 2007 -Dy Finance Minister

The govenment expects to sign development projects worth US $ 2000 million this year, said Deputy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya addressing journalists at the Finance Ministry on Friday.

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