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The Fate of the Tamil Nation

[b]The Fate of the Tamil Nation[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[b][i]“We are not always what we seem and hardly ever what we dream.”[/i][/b]
[b]Peter S Beagle[/b] ([i]The Last Unicorn[/i])

For the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam this Heroes Day could have been different. Despite the Karuna Rebellion the last three and a half years have been good for the Tigers.

Move to Shrink Palestinian Programmes Spurs Protest

by Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United States is leading a behind-the-scenes effort to eliminate or shrink "outdated" programmes and missions ostensibly to cut costs and prune the U.N.'s biennial budget.

Chandrika’s budget to be scrapped and replaced by Mahinda’s budget on December 8 – Basil Rajapakse

President Mahinda Rajapakse’s brother and his Presidential election Campaign Manager, Basil Rajapakse, who did the hard work behind the scene to win the first term, vowed to win the second term too.Post your comments

The Fate of the Tamil Nation

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

For the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam this Heroes Day could have been different. Despite the Karuna Rebellion the last three and a half years have been good for the Tigers. They got a ceasefire agreement which for the first time put them on par with the legitimate government of Sri Lanka. The MoU officially accepted the existence of a separate LTTE controlled territory, thereby enabling the Tigers to build their own parallel state without interference. Post your comments

Nepal’s mainstream left party to defy government prohibitory order

A day after Kathmandu’s district administration office announced fresh prohibitory orders for public gatherings, Nepal’s mainstream left party, the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), said Wednesday that it would continue with its protests scheduled for December 2 in the prohibited area of New Baneswore. Post your comments

Heroes Day celebrations in Vanni were not well attended by others from the Government controlled regions.

By Udara Soysa

Contrary to the claims of Sudaroli, the unofficial LTTE mouth piece and the other pro LTTE Tamil newspapers in Colombo, the statistical data shows that the recent LTTE Heroes Day Celebration was not a complete success in the Vanni. Post your comments

Federalism within a United Sri Lanka is the solution to the ethnic problem - V. Anandasangaree

V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front has urged the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to come forward to settle the ethnic problem with the federal set-up following the Indian pattern, within a United Sri Lanka as a solution to the ethnic problem.Post your comments

150 Chinese miners feared dead in Heilongjiang

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The death toll
of Northeast China coal mine blast, which happened on
Sunday at Dongfeng Coal Mine run by the Qitaihe branch
of the Longmei Mining (Group) Co., Ltd. in
Heilongjiang Province, increased to 148.

Government forces kill two Maoist commanders in Nepal

Only days before the lapsing of the unilateral ceasefire declared by the Maoists on September 3 this year, the Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) has killed two senior Maoist commanders in aerial raids in Nepal’s Maoist stronghold of Rapti zone.

Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat in a last ditch bid .........

[b]Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat in a last ditch bid to get the release the three policemen held by the LTTE[/b]

By Udara Soysa

[b]Colombo, 01 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Sri Lanka Government is making attempt to get the three policemen attached to the National Child Protection Agency who were held in custody since 10 September by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam released.

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Clinton paints false picture of "progress" for Sri

[b]Clinton paints false picture of "progress" for Sri Lanka's tsunami victims[/b]

By Panini Wijesiriwardena – World Socialist Web Site

During a visit to Sri Lanka yesterday, former US President Bill Clinton praised the government for making "real progress" in assisting the victims of the December 26 tsunami.

Heroes Day celebrations in Vanni were not well attended

[b]Heroes Day celebrations in Vanni were not well attended by others from the Government controlled regions.[/b]

By Udara Soysa

[b]Colombo, 01 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Contrary to the claims of Sudaroli, the unofficial LTTE mouth piece and the other pro LTTE Tamil newspapers in Colombo, the statistical data shows that the recent LTTE Heroes Day Celebration was not a complete success

Chandrika’s budget to be scrapped and replaced by Mahinda’s

[b]Chandrika’s budget to be scrapped and replaced by Mahinda’s budget on December 8 – Basil Rajapakse [/b]

By Anne Rodrigo - Asian Tribune

President Mahinda Rajapakse’s brother and his Presidential election Campaign Manager, Basil Rajapakse, who did the hard work behind the scene to win the first term, vowed to win the second term too.

Nepal’s mainstream left party to defy government prohibitory

[b]Nepal’s mainstream left party to defy government prohibitory order[/b]

[b]Kathmandu , 01 December, (Asiantribune,com): [/b]A day after Kathmandu’s district administration office announced fresh prohibitory orders for public gatherings, Nepal’s mainstream left party, the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), said Wednesday that it would continue with its protests sched

Federalism within a United Sri Lanka is the solution.......

[b]Federalism within a United Sri Lanka is the solution to the ethnic problem - V. Anandasangaree[/b]

[b]Colombo, 01 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] V.

Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat in a last ditch bid to get the release the three policemen held by the LTTE

By Udara Soysa

Sri Lanka Government is making attempt to get the three policemen attached to the National Child Protection Agency, who were held in custody since 10 September by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam released.Post your comments


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