A United Nations human rights expert is headed to Myanmar for a week-long follow up investigation into the Government's efforts to ensure the genuine exercise of civil liberties and overall developments in the administration of justice in the country.
"State and certain private media have highlighted the statement made by LTTE theoretician, Anton Balasingham on Wednesday (19) in the course of peace talks in Hakone, Japan that they would take an alternative course of action if the government was toppled down", a press release issued by the SLFP said.
LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham has requested the UNF government and peace facilitator Norway to obtain President Chandrika Kumaratunga's signature to the ceasefire agreement signed between the government and the LTTE.
Dhaka and Yangon today signed a communiqué’ agreeing to construct a cross-border road "immediately" between Gundom in Bangladesh and Buthidaung on the Myanmar side for direct road communication between the two countries.
This war is a mindless act of the United States of America. This war is sheer colonialism. It is a war against our civilization and against all of us. By this war America has not only challenged the United Nations and it’s Security Council, but also over fifty years of human efforts of molding an international community that respects human rights and seeks peaceful resolution of conflict. It has challenged every tenet of democracy and the rule of law.
The anti-war rally in Lahore which could again see extremists calling for
violence against Christians, will be held on Sunday MARCH 23, not Saturday March 23 as stated in the second paragraph of the previous press release.
With the onset of military action against Iraq, Amnesty International demands assurances from all parties - USA its allies and Iraq - that they will respect fully the laws of war, protect civilians and ensure their access to humanitarian assistance.
India on Thursday expressed grave concern at the "unjustified and avoidable" war by the United States on Iraq and warned of an impending humanitarian crisis as demonstrators took to the streets in Kashmir, Bhopal and the national capital.
Sri Lanka’s peace negotiators wrapped up talks in this Japanese spa resort Thursday amid fears that war in Iraq could overshadow their fledgling peace bid and divert much-needed foreign cash, officials said.
Young Muslims today poured Coca-Cola and Pepsi on to the ground in front of Yala Central Mosque, while Islamic committees across the south drew up battle plans to denounce the United States and its war on Iraq.