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An unknown auxiliary force claims responsibility

[b]An unknown auxiliary force claims responsibility for the killing or 15 Sri Lanka Navy sailors.[/b]

[b] Colombo, 24 December, (Asiantribune.com) :[/b] Hitherto unknown organization called itself “Mannar District Resurgence People Force,” suspected to be one of the many auxiliary forces of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, has claimed responsibility for the claymore bomb attacks, Friday a

Indian Parliament expelled 11 'tainted' lawmakers

From M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Indian Parliament on Friday expelled 11 members - ten from the Lower House, (Lok Sabha), and one from the Upper House, (Rajya Sabha )– twelve days after they figured in the sensational cash for questions scam unearthed by a leading television news channel, Aaj Tak, and a web site, Cobrapost.com, through a sting operation.Post your comments

And to all, a Good Night: A contemporary Christmas tale

By John Chuckman

It was only a matter of time before Santa Claus himself came under the Neanderthal-eyed scrutiny of American intelligence. After all, Santa’s citizenship is unknown, and he crosses borders with no passport or other form of identification. No one knows whether he even has a valid pilot’s license.

Jaffna residents expects a major confrontation as LTTE intensifies its violence

Within the last 72 hours the LTTE has intensified its violence against the Sri Lanka government in the north (Jaffna), east (Batticaloa) and the west (Mannar). The escalating hit-and-run tactic of the LTTE indicates that they are determined to provoke the Sri Lankan Security Forces into a full-scale offensive in Jaffna. Post your comments

Pakistan Bangladesh enjoy cordial ties

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Bangladesh enjoy very close brotherly and friendly relations and these ties would be further strengthened with the passage of time.Post your comments

BJP selects a Young Turk as Advani successor

From M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

India's main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has selected a Young Turk as the successor to LK Advani, who has decided to step down as party chief this month end.

Red Cross provides US$ 25 million to build 10,000 permanent houses for Tsunami affected families

Red Cross has come forward to grant US$ 25 million for the construction of 10,000 permanent houses to the Tsunami affected families, whose homes were either destroyed completely or partially destroyed.Post your comments

An unknown auxiliary force claims responsibility for the killing or 15 Sri Lanka Navy sailors.

Hitherto unknown organization called itself “Mannar District Resurgence People Force,” suspected to be one of the many auxiliary forces of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, has claimed responsibility for the claymore bomb attacks, Friday at 1.30 PM, on a bus and truck at Pesalai, 15 kilometers Northwest of Mannar, which led to the killing of 15 Sri Lankan Naval troops.Post your comments

Co-chairs' delegation to meet LTTE in Kilinochchi today

A delegation of co-chairs, consisting of top diplomats based in Colombo is expected to visit Kilinochchi today to meet S.P.Tamilselvan, Head of the Political division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.Post your comments

Rreconstruction in Pak quake zone to begin in March next

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that reconstruction activities in earthquake-affected areas will begin from first of March next year.

UK offers debt relief agreement for Tsunami reconstruction and poverty reduction

The United Kingdom has offered debt relief to Sri Lanka under its multilateral debt relief initiation Tsunami reconstruction and poverty reduction announced in September 2004.

Co-chairs' delegation to meet LTTE in Kilinochchi today

[b]Co-chairs' delegation to meet LTTE in Kilinochchi today[/b]

[b]Colombo, 24 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]A delegation of co-chairs, consisting of top diplomats based in Colombo is expected to visit Kilinochchi today to meet S.P.Tamilselvan, Head of the Political division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

The decision to visit Kilinochchi was taken yesterday when Prime Minister

Red Cross provides US$ 25 million to build 10,000 permanent

[b]Red Cross provides US$ 25 million to build 10,000 permanent houses for Tsunami affected families [/b]

[b] Colombo, 24 December,(Asiantribune.com):[/b] Red Cross has come forward to grant US$ 25 million for the construction of 10,000 permanent houses for the Tsunami affected families whose homes were either destroyed completely or partially destroyed.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) w

Pakistan Bangladesh enjoy cordial ties

[b]Pakistan Bangladesh enjoy cordial ties [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 24 December (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Pakistan and Bangladesh enjoy very close brotherly and friendly relations and these ties would be further strengthened with the passage of time.

This was stated by Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz while talking to a Bangladesh Par

Jaffna residents expects a major confrontation as LTTE inten

[b]Jaffna residents expects a major confrontation as LTTE intensifies its violence[/b]

[b] Colombo, 24 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Within the last 72 hours the LTTE has intensified its violence against the Sri Lanka government in the north (Jaffna), east (Batticaloa) and the west (Mannar).

Indian Parliament expelled 11 'tainted' lawmakers

[b]Indian Parliament expelled 11 'tainted' lawmakers[/b]

From M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 24 December (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Indian Parliament on Friday expelled 11 members - ten from the Lower House, (Lok Sabha), and one from the Upper House, (Rajya Sabha )– twelve days after they figured in the sensational cash for questions scam unearthed by a leading television n

Sydney's racial violence: a warning from Sri Lanka

[b]Sydney's racial violence: a warning from Sri Lanka[/b]

The working class in Australia and internationally must take serious warning from the racial violence that erupted in the suburbs of Sydney on December 11.

Indian Tamil leaders convey 'ground situation in Lanka'

[b]Indian Tamil leaders convey 'ground situation in Lanka' to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 24 December (Asiantribune.com):[/b] With just two days to go for the arrival here of Sri Lanka President Mahindra Rajapaksa on December 27, an effort is afoot to keep Delhi posted with the 'real' ground situation in island nation.

US must target AQK, not Iran

By J N Raina - Syndicate Features

Iran has been given a breathing space, before the United States firms up its decision about ‘regime change’ in that country. Iran, believed to be a prototypal of Iraq, has to erase the impression that it is not a ‘rogue state’.

Indian Tamil leaders convey 'ground situation in Lanka' to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

With just two days to go
for the arrival here of Sri Lanka President Mahindra Rajapaksa on
December 27, an effort is afoot to keep Delhi posted with the 'real'
ground situation in island nation. These efforts have assumed
significance in the context of reports that the visiting President
would take up with Indian leadership his proposal for some changes in
the peace format.Post your comments


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