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Karuna's group pooh-poohed allegation by the LTTE

[b]Karuna's group pooh-poohed allegation by the LTTE on the Akkarapattu mosque attack[/b]

[b] Colombo, 07 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Tamil Eela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal emphasized that Akkaraipattu mosque grenade attack was done by the LTTE assailants, and none of their cadres surrendered to the LTTE.

India, Russia sign pact on joint production of military hardware

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Marking the Manmohan-Putin summit, India and Russia on Tuesday signed in Moscow three agreements realting joint production of military hardware, protection of intellectual property rights to regulate joint defence work and cooperation in civilian nuclear energy and space sectors.

Karuna's group pooh-poohed allegation by the LTTE on the Akkarapattu mosque attack

Tamil Eela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal emphasized that Akkaraipattu mosque grenade attack was done by the LTTE assailants, and none of their cadres surrendered to the LTTE. They also confirmed that one of their commanders Inniyabarathy is not dead.Post your comments

State violence continues despite ceasefire extension by Maoists

Nepal’s state forces have continued to attack Maoists despite the recent extension of ceasefire by the latter for a month. The ceasefire extension came last week only days after the Royal Nepalese Army gunned down two senior Maoist commanders in western Nepal. Post your comments

BSF BDR talks failed at Dawki

By Raymond R Kharmujai – Reporting for Asian Tribune

A flag meeting between the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) held at the international check post in Dawki ended inconclusively on Tuesday.

Chandrika Kumaratunga vows never to come back

It's official. Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga announced in her farewell (December 2, 2005) that "under no circumstances (would she) continue to hold political office after a second term." Post your comments

Natwar Singh bows out of Indian government

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Natwar Singh the Indian minister in the eye of a raging storm over his alleged involvement in Saddan Hussein's oil coupons for food scam, resigned Tuesday night, full 24 hours after he announced his decision to quit once prime minister returns home from Moscow on Wednesday.Post your commrnts<

Visiting British Minister snubs the LTTE

British Cabinet Minister, Tessa Jowell MP, Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, will visit Sri Lanka on 8 and 9 December as part of a five-day visit which also included India and Thailand. During her visit, the Minister will look at reconstruction work that has taken place since the tsunami and meet those working on rehabilitation. In her role as the Minister responsible for the long-term aftercare of UK victims of the tsunami, Ms Jowell will report back to the Prime Minister on progress when she returns to the UK.

Prabhakaran will give time till next year not one month -- Anton Balasingham

Anton Balasingham states that media reports of Prabakaran giving one month’s ultimatum are distorted. He states: "Prabakaran has not said that. Prabakaran has not given one month ultimatum. He says a brief period will be given till next year. He has not fixed a date. But has also told that cannot tolerate for a long period of time."Post your comments

Two consumer service giants in a landmark partnership: Telephone bills could now be paid at retail outlest

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Dialog Telekom, Sri Lanka’s leading telecommunications company and Gargills (Ceylon) Ltd, leading consumer marketing agency signed an agreement that would enable the mobile telephone customers to pay their bills at any of the 71 Cargills Food City outlets throughout the island, an innovative convenient system. The signing of the agreement took place at JAIC Hilton Hotel, Colombo.

Indian government formulates a law to prevent communal violence

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Wisened by the experience in Gujarat where a pogrom was carried out against the minority community in 2002 with local official patronage, the Manmohan Singh government has come up with a law to prevent recurrence of such communal violence.

State violence continues despite ceasefire extension by Maoi

[b]State violence continues despite ceasefire extension by Maoists[/b]

[b] Khathmandu, 07 December, (asiantribune.com):[/b] Nepal’s state forces have continued to attack Maoists despite the recent extension of ceasefire by the latter for a month. The ceasefire extension came last week only days after the Royal Nepalese Army gunned down two senior Maoist commanders in western Nepal.

LTTE "intensifies" killings: Sri Lanka brands it a

[b]LTTE "intensifies" killings: Sri Lanka brands it as "stealth war" [/b]

[b]Colombo, 07 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Sri Lanka is edging closer to major confrontation with LTTE further "intensifying" its violence in Jaffna and in the east.

Prabhakaran will give time till next year not one month --

[b]Prabhakaran will give time till next year not one month -- Anton Balasingham [/b]
Part III : Concluding part of Anton Balasingham's speech

Anton Balasingham states that media reports of Prabakaran giving one month’s ultimatum are distorted. He states: "Prabakaran has not said that. Prabakaran has not given one month ultimatum. He says a brief period will be given till next year.

Natwar Singh bows out of Indian government

[b]Natwar Singh bows out of Indian government [/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 07 December, (Asian tribune.com): [/b]Natwar Singh the Indian minister in the eye of a raging storm over his alleged involvement in Saddan Hussein's oil coupons for food scam, resigned Tuesday night, full 24 hours after he announced his decision to quit once prime minister returns home from Moscow on

Chandrika Kumaratunga vows never to come back

[b]Chandrika Kumaratunga vows never to come back [/b]

Colombo, 07 December, (Asiantribune.com): It's official.

India takes a more direct hand in Sri Lankan affairs

[b]India takes a more direct hand in Sri Lankan affairs[/b]

[b] By Vilani Peiris – World Socialist Web Site [/b]

New Delhi has responded to last month’s election of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse by stepping up pressure on Colombo to revive the island’s so-called peace process.

LTTE "intensifies" killings: Sri Lanka brands it as "stealth war"

Sri Lanka is edging closer to major confrontation with LTTE further “intensifying” its violence in Jaffna and in the east. In Jaffna the LTTE launched its second attack today on a Sri Lankan Army (SLA) tractor in Irupalai (5 km North east of Jaffna town) killing six soldiers and seriously injuring another. The Sri Lankan government accused the LTTE of carrying out a "stealth war," violating the Ceasefire Agreement. Post your comments


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