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Sri Lanka President should explain reason for dissolving the Parliament immediately.

Sri Lanka President, who owes an explanation to the country for dissolving the 12th Parliament of Sri Lanka prior to the expiry of its terms, intriguingly remains mute after sacking the parliament on Saturday 07th February, 2004.

Col. Karuna appeals to Sinhalese to put Ranil back in saddle

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The pro-LTTE “Sandeshaya”, the Sinhalese language service of the BBC said that LTTE military leader Karuna’s statement in Karadiyanaru in the Eastern Province, Tuesday (February 10) had been analyzed as an appeal to Southern voters to vote for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe led United National Front.

Activists demand end to killings in Sri Lanka

Human rights activists here have demanded an immediate end to killings in Sri Lanka blamed on Tamil Tiger guerrillas.

Sri Lankan President sacks 39 ministers

The political crisis in Sri Lanka worsened today with President Chandrika Kumaratunga sacking 39 ministers in a move aimed at eroding the authority of her arch rival Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Kerry edges closer to Democratic ticket

Senator John Kerry has won landslide victories in Virginia and Tennessee primaries, cementing his position as a clear frontrunner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Dissolution right or wrong? PM tells people to decide

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday came out hard and strong against President Kumaratunga accusing her of violating the constitution and subverting the mandate of the people.

Tamil National Alliance divided

A dispute has arisen in the Tamil National Alliance regarding the manner in which it should contest the forthcoming election.

Sack all non-Cabinet Ministers, seize vehicles

Political parties have urged President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to sack the 71 non-Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the UNF caretaker Government who do not resign immediately conforming to time honoured practise.

Jaya reinstates 999 sacked staff, hikes DA

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced in the State Assembly that all the 999 government staff who were dismissed for taking part in an indefinite strike last year would be reinstated.

Suicide bomber kills 50 at police station in Iraq

A massive car bomb killed 50 people at a police station south of Baghdad on Tuesday as civilians lined up to apply for jobs, in one of the deadliest suicide attacks on Iraqis working with U.S. occupation forces.

43 people including 12 Indians killed in plane crash in UAE

In one of the worst air disasters in UAE in recent times, 12 Indians were among 43 people on board an Iranian plane killed when it crashed and burst into flames just before landing at Sharjah airport.

Sri Lanka President should explain reason for dissolving the Parliament immediately.

Sri Lanka President, who owes an explanation to the country for dissolving the 12th Parliament of Sri Lanka prior to the expiry of its terms, intriguingly remains mute after sacking the parliament on Saturday 07th February, 2004.

Attack on IGNOU office take on communal tones

By Oken Jeet Sandham

The Mizo Zirlai Pawl activists' attack on the regional office of the Indira Gandhi Open University offices yesterday and their laying of hands on its director Dr S K Ghosh has taken on communal tones with the MZP saying that the IGNOU director has shown bias in appointing staff and has shown no consideration for sons of the soil.

Col. Karuna appeals to Sinhalese to put Ranil back in saddle

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The pro-LTTE “Sandeshaya”, the Sinhalese language service of the BBC said that LTTE military leader Karuna’s statement in Karadiyanaru in the Eastern Province, Tuesday (February 10) had been analyzed as an appeal to Southern voters to vote for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe led United National Front.

Activists demand end to killings in Sri Lanka

Human rights activists here have demanded an immediate end to killings in Sri Lanka blamed on Tamil Tiger guerrillas.

Sri Lankan President sacks 39 ministers

The political crisis in Sri Lanka worsened today with President Chandrika Kumaratunga sacking 39 ministers in a move aimed at eroding the authority of her arch rival Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Kerry edges closer to Democratic ticket

Senator John Kerry has won landslide victories in Virginia and Tennessee primaries, cementing his position as a clear frontrunner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Dissolution right or wrong? PM tells people to decide

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday came out hard and strong against President Kumaratunga accusing her of violating the constitution and subverting the mandate of the people.

Tamil National Alliance divided

A dispute has arisen in the Tamil National Alliance regarding the manner in which it should contest the forthcoming election.

Sack all non-Cabinet Ministers, seize vehicles

Political parties have urged President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to sack the 71 non-Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the UNF caretaker Government who do not resign immediately conforming to time honoured practise.


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