Eravur police recently intervened to prevent a group of Hindus from targeting Christians at Kaluvenkerni in the Tiger held parts of the Batticaloa district. "We asked them not to create unnecessary problems," a policeman said, adding that Eravur police talked to representatives of both parties in this regard.
The LTTE on Wednesday rejected the offer made by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of a ‘provisional administrative structure’ within the laws of the land as a restatement of his previous position with a new terminology, TamilNet reported.
Police probing covert LTTE operations in the city and its suburbs face serious difficulties in handling their investigations as a ceasefire agreement prohibits arrests under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), investigators said.
An Israeli missile strike in the Gaza Strip yesterday killed seven people, including a senior Hamas fighter, his wife and three-year-old daughter. The helicopter attack was launched one day after a Palestinian bombing killed 16 people on a Jerusalem bus and Israeli air raids killed 11 in the Gaza Strip in one of the bloodiest days in months of violence.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell turned up pressure on Myanmar's military rulers over the detention of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, saying he would seek action from their Asian neighbours at a meeting next week.
We are able to learn about the horrendous events of May 30, where Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her entourage were brutally and ruthlessly attacked. Zaw Zaw Aung, head of NLD Youth Wing Mandalay Division was present at the scene when the attack started. He survived to tell the story of woe to the world. This is a translated version of the interview appeared in the Burmese language, with Zaw Zaw Aung.
India had an estimated 50,000 high net worth individuals in the U.S. at the end of 2002, compared with 45,000 in the previous year, says a study released here by Merrill Lynch and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
The inauguration of the
International Criminal Court's (ICC) first chief prosecutor will
enable the court to launch investigations into genocide, crimes
against humanity and war crimes in coming months, Human Rights
Watch said today.
Investigators confident they have enough evidence to charge Laota with trafficking. A key aide to one of Burma's most wanted drug kingpins was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by police commandos yesterday at his house in Chiang Mai.