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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Karuna warns LTTE to give up their war in the east

[b]Karuna warns LTTE to give up their war in the east or to face intensified attacks[/b]

Colombo, 16 December, (Asiantribune.com): V. Muralitharan, alias Col. Karuna, states in a press communiqué that the LTTE has contrived successfully to force the Sri Lankan government to seek the assistance of the Norwegian government by targeting Security Forces with claymore mines.

Chandrika delays Sri Lankan Airline flight by one hour

Sri Lankan Air Line flight UL 316 to Singapore which was scheduled to leave KIA at 12.40 a.m. yesterday left one hour late. Reason: Airport authorities delayed the flight until the incorrigibly late former president, Chandrika Kumaratunga arrived.

Reviving Pramuka Savings and Development Bank

By Q Perera reporting from Colombo

The members of the Pramuka Savings and Development Bank (PDSB) Depositors Association met last week at Gurugedara, Colombo and expressed their sincere appreciation for the Government's attempts to revive the collapsed Pramuka.

Switzerland Supports Human Rights Commission

Switzerland has once again come forward to assist Human Rights Commission to establish stronger institutions and procedures for human rights protection, and to create a culture of human rights awareness and accountability.

Sri Lanka peace talks to kick start next year

The talks on the strengthening of the implementation and effective monitoring of the ceasefire agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is expected to commence early next year. This was finalized at a meeting between the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre held yesterday on the sidelines of the WTO Conference in Hong Kong.Post your comments

Soldier kills 11 civilians in Nepal

A trigger-happy Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) sergeant on Wednesday killed 11 civilians and injured 16 others in Nepal's popular tourist destination of Nagarkot, 30 kilometers east of capital Kathmandu. Post your comments

Christina Rau visits Sri Lanka

By Lalith Ganhewa - Asian Tribune Bureau Germany

Christina Rau, wife of Johannes Rau, the former President of Germany who is the special envoy of the German Government for the Tsunami Aid, was on an official visit to Sri Lanka from the 10th to 14th. She is the head of the Inwent – the help coordinating office for Germany.

Anandasangaree lambaste LTTE for potshots at the helicopter

The Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Ms.Margarita Bonvier who had a narrow shave with death when the gunmen belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fired at the helicopter belonging to the Sri Lankan Air Force is tend to bring about serious consequences and the international community’s repercussions are going to be beyond ones imagination, said V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front.Post your comments

Bush senior is UN envoy for Pak quake rehabilitation

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Former US President George Bush Senior has been appointed United Nations Special Envoy for Rehabilitation, Relief and Reconstruction of the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan. Post your comments

Karuna warns LTTE to give up their war in the east or to face intensified attacks

V. Muralitharan, alias Col. Karuna, states in a press communiqué that the LTTE has contrived successfully to force the Sri Lankan government to seek the assistance of the Norwegian government by targeting Security Forces with claymore mines. In a statement issued by Uruththira, the spokesman for the Tamileela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal, (TMVP) Muralitharan states that the ongoing shadow war is waged by the LTTE to enforce their political agenda. Post your comments

Norway leads the way in Pak Earthquake Relief

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan, Jan Vandemoortele, has welcomed the financial contribution made by Norway in support of the relief efforts to assist the 3.5 million survivors of the October 8 earthquake.

LTTE is 'extremely comfortable' with Norway and SLMM

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

LTTE's Trincomalee District Head S. Elilan has recently informed Sri
Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Head Hagrup Haukland that his
Organization is 'extremely comfortable' with the Norwegian Peace
facilitators and the Nordic Monitors and saw absolutely no need for
modification to the Ceasefire Agreement.

Bush senior is UN envoy for Pak quake rehabilitation

[b]Bush senior is UN envoy for Pak quake rehabilitation[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 16 December (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Former US President George Bush Senior has been appointed United Nations Special Envoy for Rehabilitation, Relief and Reconstruction of the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan.

Anandasangaree lambaste LTTE for potshots at the helicopter

[b]Anandasangaree lambaste LTTE for potshots at the helicopter[/b]

[b]Colombo, 16 December.

Soldier kills 11 civilians in Nepal

[b]Soldier kills 11 civilians in Nepal[/b]

[b] Khathmandu, 16 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]A trigger-happy Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) sergeant on Wednesday killed 11 civilians and injured 16 others in Nepal's popular tourist destination of Nagarkot, 30 kilometers east of capital Kathmandu.

Among those killed were three women. There were several children among those injured.

Sri Lanka peace talks to kick start next year

[b]Sri Lanka peace talks to kick start next year[/b]

[b]Hong Kong 16 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The talks on the strengthening of the implementation and effective monitoring of the ceasefire agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is expected to commence early next year.

Sri Lankan swordsman sentenced to psychiatric custody

[b]Sri Lankan swordsman sentenced to psychiatric custody[/b]

By Lalith Ganhewa - Asian Tribune Bureau in Germany

[b]Berlin, 16 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The 25-year old Ranjitha Kumar a Tamil from Sri Lanka, who wreaked a blood bath with a ‘Samurai’ sword in a Tamil Methodist church located in Stuttgart, on the 3rd of last April was ordered to undergo treatment in a closed psychiatri

HIV/AIDS - Sri Lanka Country Data Sheet

[b]HIV/AIDS - Sri Lanka Country Data Sheet[/b]

Sri Lanka has a relatively small number of HIV/AIDS cases, but high-risk behaviors that contribute to the spread of the infection are prevalent, making the country highly vulnerable to an AIDS epidemic.

HIV/AIDS - Sri Lanka Country Data Sheet

Sri Lanka has a relatively small number of HIV/AIDS cases, but high-risk behaviors that contribute to the spread of the infection are prevalent, making the country highly vulnerable to an AIDS epidemic. Sri Lanka has a narrowing window of opportunity to forestall a large-scale epidemic, and the government has requested the World Bank’s help in expanding and strengthening its HIV/AIDS prevention efforts. Post your comments

Polhena Reef Garden Hotel introduces membership card and a corporate logo

By Sunil C. Perera - in Matara , Sri Lanka

The Polhena Reef Garden Hotel [PRGH] has recently introduced a new corporate logo and a membership club at a grand ceremony held in the hotel premises.


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