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 (mə-när′), Gulf of
An inlet of the Indian Ocean between southern India and Sri Lanka. It has important pearl fisheries.
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(Placename) Gulf of Mannar the part of the Indian Ocean between SE India and the island of Sri Lanka: pearl fishing
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Gulf of, an inlet of the Indian Ocean bounded by W Sri Lanka, the island chain of Adam's Bridge, and S India.
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Also water shortages faced by people in these areas, including Mannar are solved by this project.
Titanium Sands Ltd (ASX:TSL) continues infill drilling at Mannar Island Heavy Mineral Sands (HMS) Project in Sri Lanka aimed at confirming mineralisation continuity and growing resources.
The Mannar Magistrate today ordered the temporary suspension of the excavation work at the Mannar mass grave.
Colombo: More than 230 skeletons have been found in a mass grave discovered earlier this year in Sri Lanka's Mannar town, turning out to be the country's biggest such site.
Showers or thundershowers will occur in Jaffna, Mannar and Mullaitivu districts in the morning too, it said.
03 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy apprehended at least two Indian fishermen for allegedly trying to smuggle a large amount of heroin worth Rs 1 crore near Sri Lanka's Mannar Island Lighthouse on Friday evening.
Nablus / PNN - At a loss for words, the family of released prisoner Mannar Jabareen cried with joy as they welcomed her back to the Haifa-area city of Umm Al Fahm.
Heavy fighting since Tuesday left 57 Tiger guerrillas and two soldiers killed in separate clashes across the districts of Vavuniya, Mannar, Mullaitivu and Jaffna, the ministry said.
Military spokesman Brig Udaya Nanayakkara said the soldiers took control of Adampan town in northern Mannar district after clashes that killed 15 rebels and two soldiers.
Soldiers in the rebel-held northern Mannar district captured nine Tamil Tiger bunkers, killing nine insurgents.
The bomb targeted a military convoy ferrying soldiers going home on leave from Mannar, a northwestern coastal town.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Bishop Rayappu Joseph of Mannar says he has asked Sri Lanka's president to declare his diocese a "zone of peace" and has made a similar request to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, who began an armed revolt in 1983.