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Sri Lanka's Presidents Prayers for day forward to the Country on the Pongal day.<br>

"There is a saying in Tamil "Thai pirantal vali pirakkum" (When the month of Thai dawns, so will a way forward). Like you, I hope and pray that this Thai Pongal will also bring a way forward for our country that will enable us to live in peace," President Kumaratunga said.

Sun changes course: Samkranthi, Pongal All over<br>

by Vaikom Madhu

Makara Sankranthi was celebrated all over North India, with Sabarimala stealing all the glitter and glory, and today is the Thai Pongal day in Tamil Nadu, India.

Olara Otunnu urges concrete action to protect children caught in war<br>

Latest UN reports points out that Sri Lanka and Myanmar as parties recruiting and using Children and the senior United Nations official charged with looking after the rights of children caught in the throes of armed conflict today called on the Security Council to take concrete action to protect them.

<font size = 2>Upcoming Center-NSCN (IM) talks in Delhi</font><br><font size = 2>Would make \"substantial progress\" to peace process - Gen Kulkarni </font> <br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Reporting from Kohima

The Chairman of the Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG), Lt Gen (Retd) RV Kulkarni expressed hope that the proposed second time Center-NSCN (IM) political parleys to be held next month in New Delhi would certainly make some “substantial progress” to the peace process.

Krishnamurthy ahead in poll panel race<br>

By R. Venkataraman

Amid a swirl of speculation on the next chief election commissioner, the Prime Minister's Office is expected to clear election commissioner T.S. Krishnamurthy's name.

Burma’s Seven Point Road Map to Ethnic Cleansing <br>

By Dr. Kanbawza Win - From Belgium

Prime Minister Khin Nyunt’s seven points road map to democracy should be more fittingly label as Burma’s seven-point road map to ethnic cleansing. Now that the Karen has reached a de facto cease-fire with the Junta the wrath of ethnic cleansing will be on the rest of the ethnic nationalities who have not entered a cease-fire agreement, such as Shan, Karenni, Chin and the Arakanese.

Transport Ministry in aviation talks with India <br>

The Ministry of Transport is accelerating negotiations which will see Thailand increase India’s aviation privileges, while mooting the possibility of ‘open sky’ agreements with the other nine members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Heart sinks, Malikappurathama Ambles back<br>

By Vaikom Madhu - Reporting from Kerala

Malikappurathamma in tears. Heartbroken she return to her abode behind Swami Ayyappa in Sabarimala. Yet again this year virgin Lady failed in bid to be with Ayyappa forever.

Militants face treason charges <br>

A senior police officer said yesterday: Police have requested a Narathiwat court issue new arrest warrants for four suspected Muslim militants in connection with last week's attacks in the province, charging them with treason.

Government has not shut the door for compromise <br>

by Manjula Fernando

The Government yesterday asserted that it had not shut the doors for a viable compromise with the President, to come out of the present political impasse.

Govt has no intention to withdraw from peace process - PM <br>

by Ranil Wijayapala

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe observed: The current position of the ceasefire and its implementation will soon be discussed with the co-chairs of donors and the LTTE.

Govt. again insists CBK must go in 2005 <br>

The government yesterday rejected as arrogant and unacceptable President Chandrika Kumaratunga's move to give herself an extra year in office.

Sonia discusses Cong-DMK alliance with Karunanidhi<br>

A week after Congress firmed up an alliance with DMK for the coming Lok Sabha polls, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today telephoned DMK Chief M Karunanidhi and discussed the elections and progress of the alliance.

LTTE vows to abide by peace <br>

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas have pledged to stay with a peace pact they have signed with Colombo despite the country's political uncertainty.

Flow Of Pilgrims From Arakan State to Makkah <br>

Rohingya Muslim Pilgrims from northern Arakan State flow in Bangladesh to continue to Makkah to perform Haj (pilgrimage).

Sri Lanka's Presidents Prayers for day forward to the Country on the Pongal day.<br>

"There is a saying in Tamil "Thai pirantal vali pirakkum" (When the month of Thai dawns, so will a way forward). Like you, I hope and pray that this Thai Pongal will also bring a way forward for our country that will enable us to live in peace," President Kumaratunga said.

Fall-out of Chandrika’s Presidential term. <br>

"My term ends in 2006,” This is what Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga told in a televised interview over the state run ITN Television from Colombo. Also she painfully recalled the circumstances that forced her to take her Presidential oaths one year ahead.

Sun changes course: Samkranthi, Pongal All over<br>

by Vaikom Madhu

Makara Sankranthi was celebrated all over North India, with Sabarimala stealing all the glitter and glory, and today is the Thai Pongal day in Tamil Nadu, India.

Olara Otunnu urges concrete action to protect children caught in war<br>

Latest UN reports points out that Sri Lanka and Myanmar as parties recruiting and using Children and the senior United Nations official charged with looking after the rights of children caught in the throes of armed conflict today called on the Security Council to take concrete action to protect them.

<font size = 2>Upcoming Center-NSCN (IM) talks in Delhi</font><br><font size = 2>Would make \"substantial progress\" to peace process - Gen Kulkarni </font> <br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Reporting from Kohima

The Chairman of the Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG), Lt Gen (Retd) RV Kulkarni expressed hope that the proposed second time Center-NSCN (IM) political parleys to be held next month in New Delhi would certainly make some “substantial progress” to the peace process.


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