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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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Rumbling on the North-East States – insurgency, parallel governments and wielding powers.

By Suresh Kr Pramar

The elimination of terrorism does not seem to be a serious policy agenda of the various state governments. Insurgency not only benefits the various militant groups but also politicians, bureaucrats and contractors. In the four main insurgency hit states underground run parallel governments exists and they wield greater power and influence than the democratically elected governments.

Vidar Helgesen discussed with LTTE modalities of the agenda for talks

Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen who arrived in Colombo yesterday visited Kilinochchi this morning to meet with LTTE leaders to discuss about the possibilities of recommencing the stalled peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

The CID called in to investigate the killings at Kottawa.

The CID has been called in to investigate the killing of eight people at a house in Kottawa early yesterday morning.

Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister holding talks with LTTE

Visiting Norwegian deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgessen is currently on a visit to Kilinochchi.

America terms the greenhorn propaganda canard - "Absolute Nonsense."

America today denied the canard by the greenhorn propagandists in Sri Lanka regarding Colonel Karuna.

'Number tags' for runners of Bangkok Governor

Sixteen candidates for the forthcoming gubernatorial election have submitted their nomination forms, with their number tags drawn from slots.

U.S. Democrats promise upbeat convention for Kerry

A unified Democratic Party on Sunday readied an upbeat, positive coronation for White House hopeful John Kerry on the eve of a national convention held amid unprecedented security -- but without threatened union disruptions.

Nedumaran cautions India against military pact with Lanka

The World Tamil Confederation on Sunday cautioned the Union government that signing a military pact with Sri Lanka would result in serious consequences.

Peace - the most prostituted word to cover up genocide and ceasefire violations.

Recent trends proves beyond doubt that “Peace” has been made use as the most prostituted word in the political lexicon of Sri Lanka, to cover all forms of violations connected with the ceasefire agreement.

New road diversion from Khuzama to Maram over Mao mountain range likely

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The devastating land slide at Phikomai, Mao Gate on the National Highway 39, that renders hundreds homeless, damages 70 houses and large areas of paddy fields, is still sinking at least one meter a day. Already the areas had sunk 25 meters from the original road till yesterday.

JVP lambaste LTTE for extra-judicial killings and for ceasefire violations.

Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna - a junior partner in the United People’s Freedom Alliance Government castigated and condemned the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for yesterdays killing of nearly seven unarmed Tamil cadres said to be belonging to the rival Colonel Karuna Amman’s group at a house located at Malebe Road, Kotawa, Pannapitya and for the continuous ceasefire violations with impunity.

India-Myanmar agree to strengthen ties

ndia and Myanmar Saturday agreed to step up bilateral cooperation ahead of a regional summit in Thailand later this month that includes the military-controlled country.

Orissa Chief Minister seeks Rs 13,096 crore Central aids

By Hemanta Kumar Rout – Asian Tribune

Chief minister of Orissa Naveen Patnaik has demanded a Special Economic Package of Rs 13,096 crore from the Central government to over come the fiscal distress being faced by the state. The proposed package consists of three components.

Tamil Prisoners’ Masacre ‘83 – A Horror revisited by M. Nithyanandan, one of the 19 survivors.

Reliving the Welikade Prison massacres of 25 & 27 July 1983, is ‘horror revisited’ said M.Nithyanandan (54 yrs), a former Lecturer of the University of Jaffna and at present Head of the news and events divison of Deepam Television - a Tamil Language TV channel based in London.

China, Myanmar sign mineral exploration agreement

A large-scale mineral exploration agreement was signed here Monday between the China Hainan Jiayi Machine Import and Export Co.(CHJMIEC) and Myanmar's Department ofGeological Survey and Mineral Exploration.