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Prabhakaran set to reject Mahinda's road map to peace

[b]Prabhakaran set to reject Mahinda's road map to peace in tomorrow's annual speech[/b]

By H. L. D.

Sri Lanka and Thailand celebrates 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties

Sri Lanka and Thailand have begun celebrating their 50th anniversary of establishing formal diplomatic relations. Though the two countries have had close religious, cultural, political and trade relationships for over a thousand years the formal diplomatic links were established only on 20 November 1955. Post your comments

Pak PM, opposition narrow differences on cooperation in quake relief

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and the alliance of opposition parties have narrowed their differences on collaboration in relief work. Both sides are working on the charter for the Parliamentary committee on relief and rehabilitation in the October 8 quake hit areas.Post your comments

New road map to peace outlined by President Mahinda Rajapakse

In opening the new session of Parliament yesterday President, Mahinda Rajapakse, outlined his new road map to peace where he rejected the homeland concept of the LTTE and emphasized "that the entire territory is the homeland of all communities". He added that his road to peace is through "discussion instead of war". In going down this road he said that his "Government is ready to have direct talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.Post yout comments

At least 70 feared drowned as bus falls into swollen TN river

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

At least 70 people are feared drowned when an over crowded bus, fell into the swollen Sirugani river, about 40 kms from Ramanathapuram on Friday.

African Union Warned Against Letting Sudan Lead

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

Sudan, which has been lambasted for human rights violations and genocide in the beleaguered province of Darfur, is expected to be elected chair of the 53-member African Union (AU) next year following a summit meeting of African heads of state in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum in late January. Post your comments

Integration, sovereignty are most contentious and difficult issues: Rio

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said the two most "contentious and difficult issues" facing the peace talks and the peace process were perhaps the issues of the "integration of Naga homeland and of Naga sovereignty."

Sri Lanka: Emergency extended for another month.

The state of emergency was extended by one more month, after it was taken up for discussion in the Sri Lanka Parliament yesterday. A total of 84 voted in favour of the extension and 15 against it.Post your comments

India feels relieved with vote on Iran averted at IAEA meeting

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

India feels relieved that its diplomatic efforts have averted a show down over Iran issue at the International Atomic Energy Agency meeting in Vienna; The confrontation between the West and Iran, which appeared as inevitable on Thursday when the IAEA's board of governors were meeting, has now given place to a road map for negotiations to resolve the issue within the nuclear watchdog.

Thousands arbitrarily deprived of vote in Sri Lankan.......

[b]Thousands arbitrarily deprived of vote in Sri Lankan presidential election[/b]

By W.A. Sunil – World Socialist Web Site

Foreign and local election monitoring groups have hailed the November 17 presidential election in Sri Lanka as “free and fair”, except in the North and East where the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) imposed an informal boycott.

Sri Lanka: Emergency extended for another month.

[b]Sri Lanka: Emergency extended for another month.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 26 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The state of emergency was extended by one more month, after it was taken up for discussion in the Sri Lanka Parliament yesterday.

African Union Warned Against Letting Sudan Lead

[b]African Union Warned Against Letting Sudan Lead[/b]

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

[b]United Nations, 26 November, (IPS): [/b]Sudan, which has been lambasted for human rights violations and genocide in the beleaguered province of Darfur, is expected to be elected chair of the 53-member African Union (AU) next year following a summit meeting of African heads of state in the Sudanese

New road map to peace outlined by President Mahinda.........

[b]New road map to peace outlined by President Mahinda Rajapakse[/b]

Colombo, 26 November, (Asiantribune.com): In opening the new session of Parliament yesterday (November 25) President, Mahinda Rajapakse, outlined his new road map to peace.

Pak PM, opposition narrow differences on cooperation .......

[b]Pak PM, opposition narrow differences on cooperation in quake relief[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 25 November (asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and the alliance of opposition parties have narrowed their differences on collaboration in relief work.

Sri Lanka and Thailand celebrates 50th anniversary .........

[b]Sri Lanka and Thailand celebrates 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties [/b]

[b]Bangkok, 26 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Sri Lanka and Thailand have begun celebrating their 50th anniversary of establishing formal diplomatic relations.

Prabhakaran set to reject Mahinda's road map to peace in tomorrow's annual speech

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The customary annual speech of Velupillai Prabhakaran, which is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow (November 27), is expected to reject direct talks with the Sri Lankan government, or to deviate from the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) whilst beating the war drums to end the violence on the terms dictated by the LTTE.Post your comments


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