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Are Small Arms the Real Weapons of Mass Destruction?

[b]Are Small Arms the Real Weapons of Mass Destruction?[/b]

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

[b]United Nations, 12 January, (IPS):[/b] The United Nations argues that small arms -- including assault rifles, grenade launchers and sub-machine guns -- are primarily responsible for much of the death and destruction in conflicts throughout the world.

Are Small Arms the Real Weapons of Mass Destruction?

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations argues that small arms -- including assault rifles, grenade launchers and sub-machine guns -- are primarily responsible for much of the death and destruction in conflicts throughout the world.Post your comments

Dayananda queries authencity of complaints

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Election Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake has questioned the
authenticity of certain claims made by some Political parties and groups to the effect that several hundred thousands of voters were barred from casting their vote at the November 17th Presidential Election.Post your comments

Bondevik open up a peace centre in Oslo

Kjell Magne Bondevik former Norway Prime Minister builds his own peace project. According to Aftenposten, the veteran politician has won support for his own peace project based in Oslo.Post your comments

Allow us to live or to choose our plight – the choice is yours international community

"It is the bounden duty of the international community to bring about a reasonable solution to us. If the international community fails in its obligations, then we will without fear or remorse rally round our Leader. We have nothing to loose by our decision. In a people’s war campaign, we will safeguard our existence, lives and the land needed for our survival." Post your comments

Tribal blockade of highway in Orissa sparks a political row

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

On India's east coast, a six-million tonne steel plant planned by Corporate House, the Tatas, has brought the tribals on to the street and they have been blocking the Highway passing through their area and also the access to the plant site.Post your comments

To hold a brief for the Tamil Tigers.

"If the military occupation of the North East is ended, and GOSL renounces State Terrorism, there would be peace in not only the North and East but also the whole of Sri Lanka. It is essential that foreign governments such as the US, India, and Britain identify that 'terrorism problem' emanates from the 'state'. GOSL also needs to accept that they have to equally divide the foreign aids, which they have denied the Tamils and stolen from them for decades," writes Donald Jayantha Gnanakone.Post your comments

India, Pak Foreign Secretary level talks on Jan 16

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

Notwithstanding the chill in bilateral relations, a high level Pakistan delegation is arriving here next week to brave the 70-year low temperatures and kick start the third round of confidence building measures.

Niranjan Deva Adithya MEP receives honorary title

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks felicitated and awarded a honorary title to Sri Lanka’s born EU parliamentarian Niranjan Deva Adithya to respect services rendered by him during the tsunami devastation in the country.

Indian Prime Minister sets the Kashmir talks ball rolling

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

At a time when the general impression is that the Kashmir dialogue process has hit road blocks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set the talks ball rolling again by inviting a senior Kashmir leader for talks here this week end.

Three political prisoners beaten harshly by criminal convicts in Insein Prison

Three political prisoners, Ko Aung San Myat, Ko Thiha Tun and Ko Han Win Aung were injured in Insein prison, after being beaten by some criminal convicts, Ko Aung Min Lwin, Ko Aung Zaw Oo, Ko Kyaw Oo and Ko Thein Tan, on January 2, 2006, reports Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), a non-government organization that looks after the interest of the political prisoners of Burma held in various prison facilities inside the country.

Peace and Prosperity: US Policy Goals in Sri Lanka 2006

[b]Peace and Prosperity: US Policy Goals in Sri Lanka 2006[/b]

[b]Full text of the address delivered by Jeffrey Lunstead, US Ambassador, to the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka on 09 January 2006.[/b]

Happy New Year.

The New Year is a good time to both reflect and look ahead.

What a year 2005 was!

Oppressive conditions in a Sri Lankan garment factory

[b]Oppressive conditions in a Sri Lankan garment factory[/b]

Retrenchments and deteriorating working conditions are producing mounting discontent in Sri Lankan garment factories, where about 300,000 workers are employed, mostly women.

To hold a brief for the Tamil Tigers.

[b]To hold a brief for the Tamil Tigers.[/b]

"If the military occupation of the North East is ended, and GOSL renounces State Terrorism, there would be peace in not only the North and East but also the whole of Sri Lanka. It is essential that foreign governments such as the US, India, and Britain identify that 'terrorism problem' emanates from the 'state'.

Tribal blockade of highway in Orissa sparks a political row

[b]Tribal blockade of highway in Orissa sparks a political row [/b]

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 12 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] On India's east coast, a six-million tonne steel plant planned by Corporate House, the Tatas, has brought the tribals on to the street and they have been blocking the Highway passing through their area and also the access to the plant site.

The

Allow us to live or to choose our plight – the choice......

[b]Allow us to live or to choose our plight – the choice is yours international community[/b]

[b] Colombo, 12 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]"It is the bounden duty of the international community to bring about a reasonable solution to us. If the international community fails in its obligations, then we will without fear or remorse rally round our Leader.

Bondevik open up a peace centre in Oslo

[b]Bondevik open up a peace centre in Oslo[/b]

[b]Oslo, 12 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Kjell Magne Bondevik former Norway Prime Minister builds his own peace project.

Dayananda queries authencity of complaints

[b]Dayananda queries authencity of complaints[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 12 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Election Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake has questioned the authenticity of certain claims made by some Political parties and groups to the effect that several hundred thousands of voters were barred from casting their vote at the November 17th P

Nine SL Navy sailors killed in claymore blast in Chettikulam

According to a spokesman of the Sri Lanka Army, nine Sri Lanka Navy sailors were killed at Chettikulam, this evening, when the bus they were traveling hit a claymore mine and exploded.


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