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US military team treats landmine victims in Sri Lanka

A team of US military medical specialists has begun treating landmine victims in Sri Lanka's war-torn northern Jaffna peninsula.

\"I'll make second trip to South\" - says PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra reiterated here yesterday that he would go ahead with his planned second trip to Thailand's southern border areas despite the latest violence in the areas with highest-recorded casualties.

Lankan FM's visit to boost bilateral ties

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar is in the capital on a two-day visit for talks with Indian leaders that will mainly focus on stepping up bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

Bishop Rayappu Joseph Warns Government Not To Have Dealings with Col. Karuna.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

A well known Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam lloyalist and Roman Catholic Bishop for Mannar - Rayappu Joseph, warned the Sri Lanka government that they would upset the "peace process" in Sri Lanka by supporting Col. Karuna, Commander of the Batti – Amparai Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam faction against the Tamil Tigers.

Election Pettition: LTTE Prevented Free and Fair Elections In Jaffna

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) filed the first election petition in the Court Appeal following the last general election seeking an order to declare that the 12 seats won by the, Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi - the party on which proxy parliamentarians of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - Tamil National Alliance (TNA) null and void and cancel their elections as Members of Parliament.

Cobra-Gold Joint Military Exercise in Thailand

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The annual Cobra-Gold Joint Military Exercise in Thailand is a major irritant in relations between the Burmese and Thai governments. The Burmese generals are fully aware that there is only one enemy of the United States in this region and that the annual war planning is a contingency plan for American military action in Burma.

Sinhalese Politicians Still Not Understood Tamils' Aspirations.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The leader of the parliamentary group of the proxy party of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Tamil National Alliance said in Trincomalee that the recent election of the Speaker of the Parliament showed that Sinhalese politicians have not understood the aspirations of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka, an LTTE official website reported.

\"I'll make second trip to South\" - says PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra reiterated here yesterday that he would go ahead with his planned second trip to Thailand's southern border areas despite the latest violence in the areas with highest-recorded casualties.

Lankan FM's visit to boost bilateral ties

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar is in the capital on a two-day visit for talks with Indian leaders that will mainly focus on stepping up bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

Sinhalese Politicians Still Not Understood Tamils' Aspirations.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The leader of the parliamentary group of the proxy party of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Tamil National Alliance said in Trincomalee that the recent election of the Speaker of the Parliament showed that Sinhalese politicians have not understood the aspirations of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka, an LTTE official website reported.

Cobra-Gold Joint Military Exercise in Thailand

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The annual Cobra-Gold Joint Military Exercise in Thailand is a major irritant in relations between the Burmese and Thai governments. The Burmese generals are fully aware that there is only one enemy of the United States in this region and that the annual war planning is a contingency plan for American military action in Burma.

Madrasas Slowly Warm to Computers

Stung by their reputation as places of backwardness and militancy, Pakistan's madrasas -- traditional schools where Islam is taught in great detail -- are teaching computer and Web literacy as a way to gain respectability.

Countries Vow to Reduce Poverty in Asia – Pacific Region

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) ended its 60th session in Shanghai today, with the unanimous adoption of the Shanghai Declaration, calling for the highest priority to be given to reducing poverty in the vast region that is home to more than half the world's people.

Will 15 Burmese citizens go back to homeland after 4 years imprisonment?

15 Burmese citizens have been suffering from indecision whether they should go back to homeland or take shelter in Bangladesh after completion of 4 years jail term, sentenced by a Bangladesh court on 22 April 2004 for smuggling rice to Bangladesh from Burma.

U.N. Council unanimously adopts terrorist arms ban

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday for a U.S.-drafted resolution aimed at keeping terrorists and black marketeers from obtaining nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

Burmese junta impose long term sentences to detained NLD members

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) (AAPP), a watchdog organization looking after the interest of the Burmese political prisoners announced in a statement, details of the long prison sentences imposed on the members of the opposition political party in Burma.

Muslims Express Anger on Defiling Mosque and Bloodying Holy Koran by Thai troops.

Allegations that Thai troops yesterday had defiled a mosque – a holy place of worship and bloodied Holy Koran, the sacred religious book of the Muslim, had caused anger and frustration in the midst of the Muslims nationally and internationally.

Fallujah strikes continue despite ongoing talks

United States aircraft have pounded suspected insurgent positions in the Sunni Muslim bastion of Fallujah for a second day but US commanders said they were still committed to ongoing peace talks.

Election Pettition: LTTE Prevented Free and Fair Elections In Jaffna

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) filed the first election petition in the Court Appeal following the last general election seeking an order to declare that the 12 seats won by the, Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi - the party on which proxy parliamentarians of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) - Tamil National Alliance (TNA) null and void and cancel their elections as Members of Parliament.

Bishop Rayappu Joseph Warns Government Not To Have Dealings with Col. Karuna.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

A well known Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam lloyalist and Roman Catholic Bishop for Mannar - Rayappu Joseph, warned the Sri Lanka government that they would upset the "peace process" in Sri Lanka by supporting Col. Karuna, Commander of the Batti – Amparai Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam faction against the Tamil Tigers.


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