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Jaffna remains tense as sporadic incidents of violence

[b]Jaffna remains tense as sporadic incidents of violence continues to emerge.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 22 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Sporadic incidents of violence exacerbates in the Jaffna peninsula, as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is engaged in a hide seek battle against the Sri Lanka Army.

U.N. Threatened with Budgetary Shutdown

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

Less than two weeks before a Dec. 31 deadline, the United Nations is in danger of beginning the new year inauspiciously -- without an approved budget and unable to pay staff salaries.

Norwegian Parliamentarians intervention sought in the release of abducted PLOTE Cadre

Norwegian Parliamentarian’s intervention was sought in the release of the abducted senior PLOTE cadre Sinnathamby Ganeshalingham alias Farook by the Liberal Democratic Tamils of Norway. Several Norwegian Parliamentarians have assured them that they will take up the matter with the Stoltenberg Government immediately.Post your comments

EU Commissioner slams LTTE for continuing with violence unabatedly.

European Union Commissioner for External Affairs slams the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for continuing with its violent activities unabatedly, despite the travel ban imposed on them by the EU on 26 September. She urged the Sri Lankn Tamil citizens living in the European Union countries to make use of their good offices to convey this message of urgency to the LTTE’s leadership.Post your comments

Pakistan - India sign deals to open two more bus routes

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and India Wednesday signed to agreements to open two more bus routes between the two countries. The first Agreement signed between the two countries, after two days of Technical level talks in Lahore held on December 20-21, 2005, is related to the operationalisation of Bus Service between Nankana Sahib and Amritsar in Punjab provinces on both sides. Post your comments

India moves to restrain LTTE with no impact on its violence despite Co-chairs warning

H. L. D. Mahindapala

India has stepped up its involvement in Sri Lankan politics making strategic political moves to block LTTE attempts to gain the upper hand through violence. It has intervened in two key areas: 1) internationally, at the meeting of the Co-chairs in Brussels and 2) domestically, patching up the differences between President Mahinda Rajapakse and the Ceylon Workers' Congress leader, Arumugan Thondaman.Post your comments

Military operations begin in Balochistan; tribesmen step up attacks

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Pakistan military has gone into action in Balochistan, the largest province of the country, which has been in the grip of political and economic unrest, even as the rebel tribesmen have stepped up their attacks on government installations.

LTTE is the problem for the Tamils Now

Time and again the Sri lankan Government and the Indian Government had made serious mistakes in dealing with the LTTE. Initially it was the mistake of the Indian Government to train and fund the LTTE in order to fight the Sri Lankan Forces. In 1987 when the Sri lankan army was on the verge of containing the LTTE. India unnecessarily intervened.

Sri Lankan military fires on Jaffna University protest

[b]Sri Lankan military fires on Jaffna University protest[/b]

On two successive days this week, the Sri Lankan security forces have fired on and assaulted unarmed protesters from Jaffna University.

India moves to restrain LTTE with no impact on its violence

[b]India moves to restrain LTTE with no impact on its violence despite Co-chairs warning[/b]

H. L. D. Mahindapala

India has stepped up its involvement in Sri Lankan politics making strategic political moves to block LTTE attempts to gain the upper hand through violence.

Pakistan - India sign deals to open two more bus routes

[b]Pakistan - India sign deals to open two more bus routes[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 22 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan and India Wednesday signed to agreements to open two more bus routes between the two countries.

EU Commissioner slams LTTE for continuing with violence unab

[b]EU Commissioner slams LTTE for continuing with violence unabatedly[/b]

[b]Brussels, 22 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] European Union Commissioner for External Affairs slams the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for continuing with its violent activities unabatedly, despite the travel ban imposed on them by the EU on 26 September.

Norwegian Parliamentarians intervention sought

[b]Norwegian Parliamentarians intervention sought in the release of abducted PLOTE Cadre [/b]

[b] Oslo, 22 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Norwegian Parliamentarian’s intervention was sought in the release of the abducted senior PLOTE cadre Sinnathamby Ganeshalingham alias Farook by the Liberal Democratic Tamils of Norway.

Jaffna remains tense as sporadic incidents of violence continues to emerge.

Sporadic incidents of violence exacerbates in the Jaffna peninsula, as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is engaged in a hide seek battle against the Sri Lanka Army. The Tamil rebel outfit as well as the Army are said to be on the offensive against each other, while incessant charges and countercharges continues. According to reports reaching Colombo, a very tense situation is prevailing in Jaffna, while incidents of violence are reported to be alarmingly on the increase.Post your comments


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