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The President requests public apology from those responsible for the July 1983 incidents.

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said yesterday that there should be a public apology from all politicians who were responsible for the events of July 1983 in the country.

In front of Norway Embassy, Colombo - Roadside funeral ceremony for the assassinated EPDP Amparai District Organizer.

The dead body of Kamalan alias Velayutham Raveendran, Chairman of the Alaiyadivembu Pradeshiya Sabha located in the Amparai district, who was shot and killed on 21 July, at Akkaraipattu was brought to Colombo yesterday evening and this morning placed in front of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, located at Horton Place, Colombo for civilians and political leaders to pay their last respect to the victim of terror, alleged to be unleashed by the Tamil rebel outfit – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Arroyo says remains firm U.S. ally

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said on Friday her government remained committed to helping the United States fight terrorism, despite her decision to withdraw troops from Iraq to save a hostage.

India should put the hatred against LTTE behind and find a sustainable solution to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.

On the anniversary of the 1983 July Holocaust Poet laureate Pulavar Pulamai Pithtan castigated Indian Government to put behind the hatred and dislike they have developed over the years against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and take an abiding interest in participating in solving the problems Tamils in Sri Lanka are facing at present.

Turkish train derailment kills 128 -official

The derailment of a packed express train travelling from Istanbul to the Turkish capital on Thursday killed 128 people, the Health Ministry's undersecretary Necdet Unuvar said.

Investigations into former Sri Lankan Minister Ravi Karunanayake continuing - CID.

The CID submitted a report yesterday to the Colombo Fort Magistrate on the progress of investigations into the case against former Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Ravi Karunanayake and the former Minister Secretary Harsha Wickremasinghe.

Praise, criticism greet 9/11 report

Reactions to the final report of a US inquiry into the September 11 terror attacks ranged from high praise for the panel's exhaustive efforts, to outrage over perceived flaws and oversights in the document.

UNP supports government decision to consult opposition on the peace process.

The UNP has come out in support of a government decision to sound out the opposition on the peace process.

Burma : The generals have chosen their poison

by Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited the refugee camps in Sudan and is now urging the UN Security Council to take urgent action in Sudan. But the same urgency is lacking in the case of Burma. During his week long visit to Bangkok last week, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan made no attempt to visit the Burmese refugee camps in Thailand.

Sri Lanka Parliament On Privileges Issues

Chief Government Whip Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle raised a parliamentary privileges issue over a programme to telecast recently by a private television station.

Bhutan to take stern action against Bhutanese accomplices of Indian rebel groups.

By Suresh Kr Pramar - Asian Tribune -

The National Assembly of Bhutan has called for strong action against all those Bhutanese nationals guilty of helping Indian rebel groups who were forcibly living in the Kingdom. In a resolution passed unanimously the Assembly said all those who had assisted the ULFA, NDFB and the KLO militants should be treated as ‘accomplices’ and ‘accessories’ and punished according to the provisions of the National Security Act of Bhutan.

Funds allocated for welfare projects in Jaffna remain unspent

Civilians in Jaffna say that less than 50 percent of the funds allocated by International NGOs for welfare projects in Jaffna districts had been spent last year.

Indonesia/Malaysia: Household Workers' Rights Trampled <br>Employers and Labor Agencies Exploit and Abuse Women Workers

Thousands of Indonesian domestic workers in Malaysia are being abused because government policies in both countries fail to protect them, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.

Emphasis laid on the dignity of Police and Police Commission

Chandrika Kumaratunga – Sri Lanka's President says that if an investigation is held on the promotions given with the approval of the national police commission, it would help to protect the good name of the police as well as the commission.

Fate of Center-NSCN (IM) peace process uncertain

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The upcoming Center-NSCN (IM) talks to be held on July 27 next in the Thai capital would be the most "crucial one" on two counts. One, the ongoing ceasefire between the two expires on July 31. Second, the fate of the seven-year-old peace process is uncertain as the outfit's leaderships have registered strong reservations.

LTTE destroyed the handicraft training centre-EPDP

The Eelam People's Democratic Party says that a group of LTTE cadres have set fire and destroyed the handicraft training centre launched in Keeran-Batticaloa by the Palmyra Development Board.

World Bank condemned for aiding terrorist outfit in Sri Lanka.

The country office of World Bank in Sri Lanka has been condemned severely by the Patriotic National Movement, an organization in Sri Lanka for dealing with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.


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