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Iniyabarathy -- the man reported dead by the LTTE - is alive

[b]Iniyabarathy -- the man reported dead by the LTTE -- is alive[/b]

[b] Interview with Inyabarathy of the Karuna's Group[/b]

[b]Colombo, 14 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Iniyabarathy, the dare - devil commander of the Karuna’s group, who was reported dead in the LTTE websites and Tamil newspapers published in Colombo and Jaffna, spoke to the Asian Tribune yesterday.

ULFA nominated group wants govt interlocutor for peace talks

By Lakhyajit Gohain – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The civil society group constituted by the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom(ULFA)for initiating peace talks with the Union Government in Delhi has sought the appointment of a government interlocutor before its next round of negotiations.

Arnold – Terminator

After playing the role of the Terminator 1, 2 &3 in Hollywood, Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday played his new role as executioner of Stanley Tookie Williams, who was in the death row since 1981.

Iniyabarathy -- the man reported dead by the LTTE -- is alive

Iniyabarathy, the dare - devil commander of the Karuna’s group, who was reported dead in the LTTE websites and Tamil newspapers published in Colombo and Jaffna, spoke to the Asian Tribune yesterday. Twenty-four-year-old Iniyabarathy said jokingly: " Aiyah ( Sir ) contrary to reports I am still alive and healthy . Not dead yet and will never be afraid of death too."Post your comments

Indian Foreign Secretary talks to King Gyanendra on early restoration of multi-party democracy in Nepal

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

You are talking about the restoration of democracy in Nepal. You might be aware that the Nepalese Parliament was dissolved by political parties themselves. In the meantime, the King has shown commitment to democratic forces in Nepal by announcing municipal elections, and after those Parliamentary elections. If democratic forces exist and work in Nepal, where is the need of restoration of democracy in Nepal. Thank you, very much.(Ramesh Ghimire, freelance journalist).Post your comments

Another strong quake rocks Pakistan, Afghanistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on Richter scale jolted Pakistan and Afghanistan early on Tuesday morning.Post your comments

Disputed liquor bill may keep Anton Balasingham away from peace talks in Japan

The proposed peace talks to be held in Japan may have to proceed without Anton Balasingham, the Chief Negotiator of the Tamil Tigers who led the failed peace talks. At the conclusion of the Sixth Round of Peace talks in Hakone, Japan from 18 – 21 March 2003 he vowed never to return to Japan -- all because of a dispute over a liquor bill. Post your comments

Indian political parties in damage control mode after cash for questions scam

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

A day after the cash for question scam broke out involving about a dozen parliamentarians, major parties are into damage control mode; Parliament in the meanwhile is trying to come to grips with the reality, and has activated the Ethics Committee. The Upper House of India's bi-cameral legislature suspended its lone member Chhattrapal Singh Lodha caught in the scam.Post your comments

Sri Lanka urges Norway to stop all aid to the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) -- New Times, Norway

In its latest report the Ny Tid (New Times) of Norway has revealed, among other things, that (1) the Government of Sri Lanka has urged Norway to stop all aid to the LTTE and (2) that Anton Balasingham, the LTTE negotiator at the peace talks held in Thailand, also did go to the brothels in Bangkok to look at the “doll like” Thai prostitutes. His wife, Adele Balasingham an Australian, however, had asked him not to go to brothels again, states Ny Tid.Post your copmments

US deliver two F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Two F-16 fighter aircraft provided by United States to Pakistan have arrived in Islamabad, on Tuesday.

India to continue with its Nepal policy

On the final day of his visit to Nepal, Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Sharan held a press meet here Tuesday and said that India’s policy on Nepal remains unchanged. Sharan, who met King Gyanendra Tuesday morning, also expressed support to any effort towards peace.

LTTE incapable of taking part in any peace process

The Oslo agreement signed by the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government had been initially accepeted by the LTTE, but is trying to wriggle out from. A solution within the framework of federalism in any form, and genuine will on the part of the government to implement such a formula will have to be the way forward.

Sri Lanka urges Norway to stop all aid to the Tamil Tigers

[b]Sri Lanka urges Norway to stop all aid to the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) -- New Times, Norway [/b]

[b] Oslo, 14 December, (Asiantrbune.com): [/b]In its latest report the Ny Tid (New Times) of Norway has revealed, among other things, that (1) the Government of Sri Lanka has urged Norway to stop all aid to the LTTE and (2) that Anton Balasingham, the LTTE negotiator at the peace talks held in Thaila

Indian political parties in damage control mode after cash f

[b]Indian political parties in damage control mode after cash for questions scam[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi 14 December (Asiantribune.com) :[/b] A day after the cash for question scam broke out involving about a dozen parliamentarians, major parties are into damage control mode; Parliament in the meanwhile is trying to come to grips with the reality, and has activated the Et

Disputed liquor bill may keep Anton Balasingham away

[b]Disputed liquor bill may keep Anton Balasingham away from peace talks in Japan[/b]

[b] Colombo, 14 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The proposed peace talks to be held in Japan may have to proceed without Anton Balasingham, the Chief Negotiator of the Tamil Tigers who led the failed peace talks.

Another strong quake rocks Pakistan, Afghanistan

[b]Another strong quake rocks Pakistan, Afghanistan [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 14 December (Aasiantribune.com):[/b] A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on Richter scale jolted Pakistan and Afghanistan early on Tuesday morning.

Indian Foreign Secretary talks to King Gyanendra on early

[b]Indian Foreign Secretary talks to King Gyanendra on early restoration of multi-party democracy in Nepal[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b] New Delhi, 14 December (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Indian foreign secretary Shyam Saran, on a short visit to Kathmandu, met King Gyanendra and discussed bilateral relations as also internal situation in the Himalayan Kingdom.

East Asia summit becomes an annual feature

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The East Asia summit held in the Malaysian capital will hence forth be an annual affair to foster strategic dialogue among the member nations and to promote cooperation in security and political issues besides economic integration.


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