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Sri Lankan Army Kills 4 LTTE'rs in cowerdly act

The Sri Lankan Army attacked the LTTE office in Trincomalee killing two unarmed top leaders of the LTTE and two civilians who were involved in political work in Trincomalee. Trincomalee Town came to a total standstill because of the Hartal called by the People forum of Trincomalee because of the brutal and coward Act in killing these unarmed men. :cry: :cry: :cry:

Pakistan Provincial Assembly tables controversial Islamic bill

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

In Pakistan, a newly drafted controversial Islamic legislation known as “Hasba Bill” has been tabled in the assembly of North-West Frontier Province, neighboring Afghanistan, by the ruling party Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) for debate.

Sri Lankan government surrenders to LTTE ultimatum

From our Colombo correspondent

Responding to the LTTE ultimatum for protection of its cadres moving to the east, Sri Lankan government has agreed to provide escort for the buses transporting LTTE cadres with increased security. In addition to the Army personnel the government has requested the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission too to travel in buses transporting the LTTE cadres from Kilinochchi to Batticaloa and from Kilinochchi to Tricomalee, according to a media press release. The Government’s press release adds that transportation “will be continued under stipulated conditions.”

Pak to host 31 session of SAARC Foreign Secretaries

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

As the current Chair of SAARC, Pakistan will be hosting the Thirty-First Session of the Standing Committee of SAARC Foreign Secretaries in Islamabad on 17-18 August 2005.

New South Wales’ Government School building is used to Commemorate "LTTE’s Suicide Squad's Day" in Australia.

From our correspondent in Sydney

Sri Lankan Tamils in Sydney commemorated Black Tiger Day dedicated to the memory of deadly suicide bombers belonging to the Sri Lankan Terrorist organisation, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The well-attended Tamil Tiger function was held in Homebush, Sydney on Sunday the 11th July at a time when ordinary Australians and the Australian leaders joined the rest of the world in condemning the London terrorist bombings.

Pak Jihadis set to hit officials, foreign diplomats

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani Jihadis (holy warriors) were set to target officials and foreign dignitaries as a backlash of President General Pervez Musharraf pro-US stance and his cracking down on jihadi outfits.

DPRK to settle problems with US by direct talks

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The Democratic People's
Republic of Korea(DPRK) stated that US and DPRK could
be able to settle any problem, when parties concerned try to
solve the problems directly.

14 die in Pakistan as relief boat hits power pole

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

At least 14 people were killed and 11 others seriously wounded on Monday, when a relief boat carrying flood victims people to safe points in eastern Pakistan struck a power cable.

DFCC has made a profit of Rs 1,350 million after tax - Dr Nihal Jinasena

By Q Perera, Our Business Correspondent

The return on average shareholders' fund, is amongst the highest in the
banking industry in Sri Lanka, Chairman DFCC (Development Finance
Corporation of Ceylon) Bank, Dr Nihal Jinasena has noted in the DFCC
2004/2005 Annual Report which was released recently. Though the figure is the highest among the Banks it is 14 percent less than what was recorded by DFCC last year.

Muslim leader says politically suicidal to support to PTOMS

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Leader of the Muslim National Alliance (MNA) Hafiz Nazeer Ahmed said that it would be politically suicidal for the Muslims to support the tsunami joint mechanism between the government and the Tamil rebels as it has totally ignored the Muslim community. He urged the Muslim leaders and the envoys of donor countries to exert pressure on all sides to amend the Post Tsunami Operations Management Structure (PTOMS) to make Muslims an equal partner.

Pakistan Provincial Assembly tables controversial Islamic bill

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

In Pakistan, a newly drafted controversial Islamic legislation known as “Hasba Bill” has been tabled in the assembly of North-West Frontier Province, neighboring Afghanistan, by the ruling party Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) for debate.

Sri Lankan government surrenders to LTTE ultimatum

From our Colombo correspondent

Responding to the LTTE ultimatum for protection of its cadres moving to the east, Sri Lankan government has agreed to provide escort for the buses transporting LTTE cadres with increased security. In addition to the Army personnel the government has requested the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission too to travel in buses transporting the LTTE cadres from Kilinochchi to Batticaloa and from Kilinochchi to Tricomalee, according to a media press release. The Government’s press release adds that transportation “will be continued under stipulated conditions.”

Pak to host 31 session of SAARC Foreign Secretaries

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

As the current Chair of SAARC, Pakistan will be hosting the Thirty-First Session of the Standing Committee of SAARC Foreign Secretaries in Islamabad on 17-18 August 2005.

New South Wales’ Government School building is used to Commemorate "LTTE’s Suicide Squad's Day" in Australia.

From our correspondent in Sydney

Sri Lankan Tamils in Sydney commemorated Black Tiger Day dedicated to the memory of deadly suicide bombers belonging to the Sri Lankan Terrorist organisation, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The well-attended Tamil Tiger function was held in Homebush, Sydney on Sunday the 11th July at a time when ordinary Australians and the Australian leaders joined the rest of the world in condemning the London terrorist bombings.

Pak Jihadis set to hit officials, foreign diplomats

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani Jihadis (holy warriors) were set to target officials and foreign dignitaries as a backlash of President General Pervez Musharraf pro-US stance and his cracking down on jihadi outfits.

DPRK to settle problems with US by direct talks

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The Democratic People's
Republic of Korea(DPRK) stated that US and DPRK could
be able to settle any problem, when parties concerned try to
solve the problems directly.

14 die in Pakistan as relief boat hits power pole

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

At least 14 people were killed and 11 others seriously wounded on Monday, when a relief boat carrying flood victims people to safe points in eastern Pakistan struck a power cable.

DFCC has made a profit of Rs 1,350 million after tax - Dr Nihal Jinasena

By Q Perera, Our Business Correspondent

The return on average shareholders' fund, is amongst the highest in the
banking industry in Sri Lanka, Chairman DFCC (Development Finance
Corporation of Ceylon) Bank, Dr Nihal Jinasena has noted in the DFCC
2004/2005 Annual Report which was released recently. Though the figure is the highest among the Banks it is 14 percent less than what was recorded by DFCC last year.

Muslim leader says politically suicidal to support to PTOMS

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Leader of the Muslim National Alliance (MNA) Hafiz Nazeer Ahmed said that it would be politically suicidal for the Muslims to support the tsunami joint mechanism between the government and the Tamil rebels as it has totally ignored the Muslim community. He urged the Muslim leaders and the envoys of donor countries to exert pressure on all sides to amend the Post Tsunami Operations Management Structure (PTOMS) to make Muslims an equal partner.


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