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Peace, Stability and Cooperation- theme of AOTS Convention in Colombo

Colombo, October 29:The of the Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) Alumni Societies is held in Colombo, from October 28 – 30, 2002 under the theme – “Peace and Stability through Friendship and Inter-Regional Cooperation”.

Kumar warns of Jihad forces in East

By Sunimalee Dias - Daily Mirror

Daily Mirror:An extremist Jihad organisation is emerging in the east due to increased estrangement of Muslim youth from their political leaders, a leading conflict resolution analyst has warned.

Translated to give bizarre meanings.

Compilrd by V.Rajeny

These are the nominees for the Chevy Nova Award. This is given
in honor of the GM's fiasco in trying to market this car in
Central and South America. "No va" means, in Spanish, "No go."

Second Round of Peace Talks to begin Tomorrow at an Optimistic Note


Bangkok, October 30: The delegates belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Government arrived here in the Bangkok International airport yesterday (Wednesday). As reported by the “Asian Tribune,” yesterday, both the delegation came yesterday and they all came on the same commercial flight from Colombo.

Fourth batch of LTTE cadres ferried to Vakarai in the East.

A batch of 78 cadres from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on two boats commenced its fourth sea movement on Tuesday (29) morning around 8.00 a.m. from Mullaitivu to Vakarai with Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) representatives on board.

LTTE Refuses to release the Confiscated Lorry of Sinhalese businessman Subasinha.

Omanthai October 30:The failure on the part of the LTTE to release a lorry load of goods that was to be dispatched to Jaffna for sale has forced the businessman R.A.J Subasinha to lodge a complaint at Vavuniya Police.

Allow the presence of the International Committee of the Red Cross in conflict areas in Myanmar

Geneva October 30: Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar, completed his third fact-finding mission to that country.

Thailand May not Host the 3rd Round Peace Talks.

Bangkok, October 30 Thailand is expected to inform its inability host the 3rd Round of peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The 3rd Round of talks is scheduled to be held 2nd – 5th of December 2002.

Council of Muslims wants equal representation in JTF

The Island:The Council of Muslims (COM) has urged the government to ensure equal representation for the Muslims in the proposed Joint Task Force for the North-East

Second round of Sri Lanka peace talks to focus on security, development in war-torn northeast

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Yahoo News:Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 29 - The second round of peace talks between the government and Tamil rebels will focus on security and development in war-ravaged northeastern Sri Lanka, an official said Tuesday.

Joint Task Force should be set up within the legal framework -President

Colombo October 29:President Chandrika Kumaratunga has wished for the success of the 2 Round of Peace Talks, scheduled to be held in Thailand, from 31 October to 3 November and also expressed her desire that the Government should come forward to set up of the Joint Task Force, only within the legal frame work of Sri Lanka. Harim Peiris, Presidential spokesman said this during the media briefing.

Sri Lanka clamps curfew in part of Colombo

Yahoo News:Colombo (Reuters) October 30 - Sri Lanka clamped a curfew on a part of Colombo on Wednesday after clashes between Muslims and majority Sinhalese over the building of a mosque left some houses and vehicles burning, witnesses said.