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<b>International Community concerned over peace process</b>

Franklin R. Satyapalan - The Island

Kevin Barron, Labour member of British Parliament said on Friday that the International Community was concerned about the peace process that would take off the ground next month in Thailand.

<b>Northern army camps relocated strategically</b>

The Island

Kandy: The shifting of army camps from their present positions is not a total withdrawal of the security forces in the north. The forces are vacating certain public and religious institutions to new camps opened in close proximity to their earlier positions explained the Defence Minister Tilak Marapona in Kandy on Saturday 24.

<b>Top LTTEer undergoes operation in Colombo</b>

Bandula Jayasekara - The Island

Top LTTE military wing leader Balaraj underwent a kidney operation at the Nawaloka Hospital recently. Balaraj was admitted under a false name, Kulendran, and the address was given as University, Jaffna, while his correct address is 17, Kokuvil, Jaffna. He was admitted to Nawaloka at about 8.00 p.m. on July 30 by an official of the Peace Secretariat, a brigadier and a civilian named, Raja Samarasinghe, under instructions from Defence Secretary Austin Fernando. Balaraj stayed in room number 317 and the adjoining rooms were used by security personnel.

<b>Walk with pride, laddie.</b>

A Scottish man was at a baseball game. It was the first
time he had ever seen the sport so he sat quietly. The
first batter approached the plate, he took a few swings
and then hit a double. Everyone was on their feet
screaming "Run, Run.

<b>Talks on Economic Development of the North begins today</b>


Colombo August 26: Government- LTTE talks on economic development of the war affected Northeast will begin this morning, at the LTTE’s headquarters at Kilinochchi.

<b> Recalling the 1961 Satyagraha – a Mass Civil Disobedience campaign.</b>


Bandaranaike, the widow of the slain leader of the Party, late SWRD Bandaranaike, managed to win 75 seats out of a total of 151 seats in the Parliament. She was called by Sir Oliver Goonatilake, the Governor General, to form the new government. When she was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Ceylon on 23 July 1960, she became the first woman Prime Minister in the world - a rare distinction for the fair sex.

<b>Bala to visit Vanni after September 16 talks</b>


b>Colombo, August 26: LTTE’s chief negotiator Anton Balasingham will visit Vanni after September 16 talks in Thailand and not before, as planned earlier, Economic Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda told a Sinhala weekly, before he left for India on Saturday.

<b>To police they go no more - LTTE is everything</b>

Guna Kajananth

Kalmunai, August 26: I don’t know whether to classify it as disapproval or approbation. Thus is what a Kalmunai police inspector told me: After LTTE opened its office Tamils do not come to us. They go to the LTTE office.

<b>“Now, it is the question of saving the seat,” - says Ferial Ashraff</b>


Colombo, August 26 (Political analysis)In an outspoken interview to a local television National Unity Alliance (NUA) leader Ferial Ashraff summed up the present predicament of the opposition members of parliament pithily: “Now, it’s the question of saving the seat.”