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<b>Jaffna people reject ‘Eelam’</b>

The Island

Although the LTTE has officially not given up its demand for a separate state called Eelam, only 4.3 per cent of the residents of Jaffna equate peace with a separate state, according to a survey carried out by ‘Social Indicator’ (SI).

<b>Dont repatriate refugees — LTTE</b>

Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island

In spite of the cease-fire agreement with the government, the LTTE vehemently opposes moves to repatriate expatriate Tamil refugees, informed sources said, adding that the group will reiterate its stance when it holds talks with the UNHCR in the Wanni this week.

<b>The word Game</b>

A few weeks ago, Mason and I and a couple other people were sitting
around a table at a bar drinking beer when Mason suggested
we play a game called "The Word Game."

<b>M.G.R the man of words and deed</b>


In 1965, I joined the Independent Newspapers Ltd, as a freelance Reporter. The Newspaper office was located at Mihindu Mawatha, Colombo, and they published, Dawasa - the Sinhala morning Daily, Sun – the English morning daily, Weekend and Radha - a Tamil weekly. The Tamil weekly was edited by Nathan, who was earlier the Editor of the Tamil newspaper Thinakaran, published by the Lake House.

<b>Integrating Police Services would be a Problem at the Thailand Peace Talks</b>


Colombo August 12 Economic Planning Minister Milinda Moragoda says, the biggest hurdle that have to be surmounted at the forthcoming peace talks in Thailand would be the question of the Police Service in the interim administration for the north-east.

<b>B S Shekhawat elected Vice-President of India</b>

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was elected as India's 12th Vice-President. He was the nomiee of the National Democratic Alliance. He is one of the very senior BJP party leader and the and former Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

<b>Chandrika – Ranil efforts heightens, to cut each others feet under</b>


Colombo, August 12: Today turned out to be a day of hectic political activity and developments with President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe making dramatic moves to outdo each other, sources close to both players said.