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Norway to withdraw from peace monitoring?

[b]Norway to withdraw from peace monitoring?[/b]

[b]Colombo, 08 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] News reports emerging from Norway reveals that the country is considering withdraw from its role as the monitor of the peace process in Sri Lanka. Norway, however, added that this will depend on the decision of both the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE.

Nepal: Maoists demand over US $ 400,000 in ransom

Over a week after Maoists abducted Arun Chand, son of Nepal's former prime minister Lokendra Bahadur chand, they have said that they would release him if they are paid ransom sum of Rs 30 million (US $ 416,000). Post your comments

Ambassador Goonatillake blasts Norway’s attempt to hastily push LTTE agenda at cease-fire talks

From our Correspondent in New York

In a candid presentation to a Washington-based think-tank, Ambassador Bernard A.B. Goonatillake has identified (1) the limitations in the ceasefire agreement itself, (2) the shifting of goal posts by the LTTE,(3) limitations in monitoring the breaches of the ceasefire and (4) the policy of appeasement adopted by sections of the international community, as four factors that brought the Sri Lanka peace process to a dead end. Post your comments

Presidential election of Sri Lanka: Choices for the future

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), former Government Agent, Matara District.

Sri Lanka is today in the throes of a Presidential Election, which will easily determine its future. Since achieving independence Sri Lanka has gone through major changes in certain years. In 1956, there was a major move towards the common man under Prime Minister Bandaranaike. 1977 was the next major change when Sri Lanka under President Jayewardene moved towards the Western Superpowers and did all the bidding of the IMF and the World Bank. Next come President Premadasa with a genuine attempt at alleviating the poor and the deprived but it was too short-lived. The period 1977 to 2005 was a continuous period where, the IMF’s teachings were followed throughout in the manner of a poodle.Post your comments

King Gyanendra to participate in SAARC

Nepal's King Gyanendra will be participating in the 13th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) scheduled to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 12 and 13 November, according to a royal communiqué issued in Kathmandu. King Gyanendra, along with Queen Komal will leave for Dhaka on November 11.

Ranil ready for a TV debate with Mahinda

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

Presidential candidate Ranil Wickramasinghe said that he has re-challenged Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakshe, the ruling party presidential candidate for a television debate on important issues the country faces.Post your comments

India orders a judicial probe into Volcker report fall-out

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Indian Government Monday ordered a judicial inquiry into the findings of the Volcker report involving 'Indian entities and individuals'.

Norway to withdraw from peace monitoring?

News reports emerging from Norway reveals that the country is considering withdraw from its role as the monitor of the peace process in Sri Lanka. Norway, however, added that this will depend on the decision of both the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE. Post your comments

17 November 2005 – Presidential Elections Sri Lanka

Bodipala Wijeyesinghe

Can I say that Sri Lanka is a multi-race nation. Most despise the existence of terrorism. To my knowledge no Sinhala person dislike a Tamil person, but of course some who has experienced death or torture to a loved one by the Liberation Tiger Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will blame the Tamils.Post your comments

Mahinda ready for TV debate ...any time and anywhere

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse readily accepted the challenge thrown by Ranil Wickremasinghe, the UNP Leader for a television debate at anytime and at anywhere.

Nepal: Maoists demand over US $ 400,000 in ransom

Over a week after Maoists abducted Arun Chand, son of Nepal's former prime minister Lokendra Bahadur chand, they have said that they would release him if they are paid ransom sum of Rs 30 million (US $ 416,000). Post your comments

Mahinda ready for TV debate ...any time and anywhere

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse readily accepted the challenge thrown by Ranil Wickremasinghe, the UNP Leader for a television debate at anytime and at anywhere.

17 November 2005 – Presidential Elections Sri Lanka

Bodipala Wijeyesinghe

Can I say that Sri Lanka is a multi-race nation. Most despise the existence of terrorism. To my knowledge no Sinhala person dislike a Tamil person, but of course some who has experienced death or torture to a loved one by the Liberation Tiger Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will blame the Tamils.Post your comments

Norway to withdraw from peace monitoring?

News reports emerging from Norway reveals that the country is considering withdraw from its role as the monitor of the peace process in Sri Lanka. Norway, however, added that this will depend on the decision of both the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE. Post your comments

17 November 2005 – Presidential Elections Sri Lanka

[b]17 November 2005 – Presidential Elections Sri Lanka[/b]

Bodipala Wijeyesinghe

Can I say that Sri Lanka is a multi-race nation. Most despise the existence of terrorism. To my knowledge no Sinhala person dislike a Tamil person, but of course some who has experienced death or torture to a loved one by the Liberation Tiger Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will blame the Tamils.

Presidential election of Sri Lanka: Choices for the future

[b]Presidential election of Sri Lanka: Choices for the future[/b]

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), former Government Agent, Matara District.

Sri Lanka is today in the throes of a Presidential Election, which will easily determine its future. Since achieving independence Sri Lanka has gone through major changes in certain years.

Sri Lankan filmmakers oppose military threats

[b]Sri Lankan filmmakers oppose military threats[/b]

[b] By Panini Wijesiriwardena – World Socialist Web Site [/b]

Last month, several well-known Sri Lankan directors and dramatists spoke with the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) to oppose recent threats against local antiwar filmmakers by senior military officers.

Ranil ready for a TV debate with Mahinda

[b]Ranil ready for a TV debate with Mahinda [/b]

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

[b] Colombo, 08 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Presidential candidate Ranil Wickramasinghe said that he has re-challenged Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakshe, the ruling party presidential candidate for a television debate on important issues the country faces.

Addressing election rallies held in K

Nepal: Maoists demand over US $ 400,000 in ransom

[b]Nepal: Maoists demand over US $ 400,000 in ransom[/b]

[b]Kathmandu, 08 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Over a week after Maoists abducted Arun Chand, son of Nepal's former prime minister Lokendra Bahadur chand, they have said that they would release him if they are paid ransom sum of Rs 30 million (US $ 416,000).

Ambassador Goonatillake blasts Norway’s attempt to hastily..

[b]Ambassador Goonatillake blasts Norway’s attempt to hastily push LTTE agenda at cease-fire talks[/b]

From our Correspondent in New York

[b] New York, 08 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]In a candid presentation to a Washington-based think-tank, Ambassador Bernard A.B.


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