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Athlete tries to change fact that 90 percent of population could not swim when 2004 tsunami struck.

In the seaside town of Galle on Sri Lanka's south coast, hopes had been high for the weekend's peace talks between the government and the Tamil Tigers.

Jonathan Gorvett in Galle
One civilian has been killed in airstrikes by Sri Lanka's military on Tamil Tiger targets in eastern Batticaloa hours after a naval base in the south of the country was attacked, a Tiger statement said.
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