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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.


(Placename) Gulf of Mannar the part of the Indian Ocean between SE India and the island of Sri Lanka: pearl fishing



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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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.
The Mannar Urban Council chairmanship and a bigger role in the selections and elections were given to TELO, but suddenly ITAK has demanded that it should have a domineering role in the Mannar Urban Council's selection and elections.
Tenders are invited for mannar gp 2017/18 purchase of street light equipments
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.
He said the bombs fell on the village of Padahuthurai near Iluppaikkdavai in north-west Sri Lanka's Mannar district, killing at least 15 civilians and wounding 35 others.
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.
Indeed, Flores' study may be called the first monograph to deal in its entirety with the Gulf of Mannar exclusively.