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Government leaders warn Tamil rebels not to drag ...........

[b]Government leaders warn Tamil rebels not to drag them into war as parliament extends the Emergency.[/b]

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

[b]Colombo, 19 Colombo, (Asiantribune.com): [/b] Sri Lankan government warned the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) not to drag it into another war as Sri Lanka's parliament has overwhelmingly voted to extend a state o

Sri Lanka and LTTE need to clarify what ceasefire means before serious peace talks – Ambassador Teresita Schaffer

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Former United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Teresita Schaffer told Asian Tribune in a special statement on Foreign Minister Kadirgamar assassination that the Government of Sri Lanka has shown courage and statesmanship in trying to rescue the ceasefire (with the LTTE) from wreckage in which it stands, and strongly advocated to both warring sections “before one can talk seriously about a peace process again, I think it will be necessary for both sides to clarify what they mean by cease-fire. Post your comments

Review Cease Fire Agreement to prevent LTTE killings – Chandrika to Norwegian Prime Minister

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has written to the Norwegian Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik “requesting an urgent meeting between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, in the presence of the facilitator and the SLMM, to review the Cease Fire Agreement.” She emphasized the need for a review to prevent “further killings and other violations.” Post your comments

Pakistan condemns Bangladesh blasts

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Thursday condemned the series of blasts that occurred across Bangladesh, causing loss of precious lives, injuries to scores of civilians and damage to properties.

SPUR blames Ranil’s regime for lapses in security

In a hard-hitting letter issued yesterday the Australian-based Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights (SPUR) has blamed the Ranil Wickremesinghe regime for lapses in security that led to the assassination of many defenders of the nation, including the late foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar. Post your opinion

Polling in Pakistan Municipal Election concludes, four killed in violence

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

As Polling for the first phase of local Municipal Elections in 53 districts of Pakistan concluded and votes count begun, election violence left four people dead.

Government leaders warn Tamil rebels not to drag them into war as parliament extends the Emergency.

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lankan government warned the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) not to drag it into another war as Sri Lanka's parliament has overwhelmingly voted to extend a state of emergency for one month following the assassination of the country's foreign minister. Post your comments

Eight day Chinese-Russian joint military exercise kicked off

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The first
Chinese-Russian joint military exercise kicked off in
Russian's Vladivostok at 11:00 a.m. local time on
Thursday.

459 bombs blast in the whole of Bangladesh in 30 minutes

total of 459 bomb blasts were reported from all over Bangladesh. The most striking feature in the blasts was that all the bombs went off almost at the same time in all the cities in the 63 Districts, through out Bangladesh, on 17 August 2005.

Sri Lanka and LTTE need to clarify what ceasefire means ....

[b]Sri Lanka and LTTE need to clarify what ceasefire means before serious peace talks – Ambassador Teresita Schaffer[/b]

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.

Review Cease Fire Agreement to prevent LTTE killings – .....

[b]Review Cease Fire Agreement to prevent LTTE killings – Chandrika to Norwegian Prime Minister[/b]

[b]Colombo, 19 August, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] President Chandrika Kumaratunga has written to the Norwegian Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik “requesting an urgent meeting between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, in the presence of the facilitator and the SLMM, to review the Cease Fir

SPUR blames Ranil’s regime for lapses in security

[b]SPUR blames Ranil’s regime for lapses in security [/b]

Colombo, 19 August, (Asiantribune.com): In a hard-hitting letter issued yesterday the Australian-based Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights (SPUR) has blamed the Ranil Wickremesinghe regime for lapses in security that led to the assassination of many defenders of the nation, including the late foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgama

Burma’s opposition group calls for co-sponsors.

Burma’s oppositions have decided to extend their ‘Signature Campaign’ to address the deteriorating situation in Burma to the members of the UN Security Council, and they have now seek co-sponsors from the Burmese community as well as from other organizations.


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