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<font size = 2> If Government fails to come up with Anti- Conversion Law: </font><br> <font size = 2>A larger number of Monks would be involved in fast unto death </font><br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Only days after the United National Front government gave a written pledge to the protesting Buddhist monks who were performing a fast unto death demanding new laws to stop "unethical and immoral" religious conversions of Buddhists into Fundamentalist Christianity within the next sixty days UNF Cabinet Minister Vajera Abeywardena attacked people who put forward such demands as "people raising childish slogans."

Musharraf, Vajpayee meet in historic peace bid<br>

By Simon Denyer and Sanjeev Miglani

The leaders of India and Pakistan met on Monday for the first time in more than two years, seeking to cast aside the enmity that took their nuclear-armed countries to the brink of war in 2002.

Tigers question Welikanda villagers on army informers <br>

A group of LTTE cadres, one member armed with a T-56 weapon had entered a Kuda-Pokuna village in Welikanda and questioned the villagers.

LTTE abandons firing position <br>

by Ranil Wijayapala

Nordic Truce monitors amicably settled the dispute over a 'firing position' in Pullimulai, Batticaloa with the LTTE dismantling the controversial "build-up position" from its location last week.

From the First to Second Independence <br>

Burma, which gained independence from Britain on the 4th Jan.1948, is still struggling to get rid of herself free from the shackles of the military clutches led by a tyrannical Junta. The people of Burma who had managed to seek asylum in Vancouver, B C, and Canada have taken the initiative to commemorate this occasion in order to remind them as well as to highlight their cause to the world.

Bin Ladin renews jihad call <br>

In his latest recorded message, Usama bin Ladin condemns Middle Eastern governments for betraying Arab and Muslim causes and urges his coreligionists to resist the West.

Text of Bangladesh PM Zia's speech <br>

Following is the text of Prime Minister of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Begum Khaleda Zia’s speech at the 12th SAARC summit.

Text of Maldives President Gayoom's speech

Following is the text of the speech of President of Republic of Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom at the 12th SAARC Summit on Sunday.

Text of Bhutan's PM Thinley speech <br>

Following is the text of the speech delivered by Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Jigmi Y Thinley at the 12th SAARC Summit here on Sunday.

Text of Nepalese PM Thapa speech<br>

Following is the text of the speech delivered by Prime Minister of Nepal, Surya Bahadur Thapa at the Twelfth SAARC Summit here on Sunday.

Text of Indian PM Vajpayee's speech<br>

Following is the text of Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s speech at the 12th SAARC Summit.

Text of Pakistan Prime Minister Jamali's speech <br>

Following is the text of the speech delivered by Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali at the inauguration of 12th SAARC Summit at Jinnah Convention Center here.

Saakashvili hails landslide win in Georgia poll <br>

By Margarita Antidze

U.S.-educated lawyer Mikhail Saakashvili claimed a crushing win in Sunday's Georgian presidential vote, vowing to return his ravaged country to peace and prosperity.

Naga claim of Myanmar raid <br>

By Samir K. Purkayastha

Two days after the Indian Army chief hinted at joint military exercises with Myanmar, a senior NSCN(K) leader said that several of the group's camps have come under the attack of the Myanmarese army.

Bhutan beat in Myanmar <br>

By Samir K. Purkayastha

Two days after the Indian Army chief hinted at joint military exercises with Myanmar, a senior NSCN(K) leader said that several of the group's camps have come under the attack of the Myanmarese army.

Blair rallies British troops on surprise Iraq visit <br>

By Peter Graff

British Prime Minister Tony Blair made a surprise visit to Iraq on Sunday and told British troops they were "new pioneers of soldiering", fighting against terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and brutal regimes.

Minister Chandrasekeran arranging Guerilla Training to Indian Tamil youths <br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Ranil Wickremesinghe’s cabinet Minister, Periyasamy Chandrasekaran is facilitating guerilla training to Tamil youths of Indian origin from the luxuriant tea plantations of Sri Lanka’s central hills, by the country’s Northern separatists, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), alleges a Tamil political party opposed to the rebel outfit.


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