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United States sends top politico-military official

[b]United States sends top politico-military official to Sri Lanka for talks on January 23-24[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.

18 killed in a Pak village near Afghan border

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Missiles rained on Pakistan border village, considered home to an Islamist group and close to Afghanistan province of Kunar, resulting in 18 deaths on Friday. Three of the dead were Pakistan soldiers. Post your comments

Army says 'No talks with LTTE'

By Munza Mushtaq –Reporting for Asian Tribune

Despite building tensions between LTTE and security forces, the Sri Lanka Army has no plans of initiating a dialogue with the Tamil Tiger rebels to bring down the escalating hostility.Post your comments

Northern Sri Lanka refugees begin influx to India

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

With war like unsettled conditions prevailing in northern Sri Lanka, Tamil refugees have begun to arrive in India's popular pilgrim island town Rameswaram in Tamilnadu.Post your comments

Peace Monitors question whether there is a Ceasefire Agreement in Sri Lanka

Questioning whether the Ceasefire Agreement is over, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) has issued a blunt warning that there is a risk of going to back to war if the situation that is getting worse is not arrested by both parties. Post your comments

SL Government to improve the public sector – Cabraal

By Sunil C. Perera, - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Colombo

Ajith Nivard Cabraal , Secretary , Ministry of Plan Implementation and Economic affairs and the Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka says that the government is focusing on improving the pubic sector, which would inadvertently benefit the private sector.

PM arrives in Assam on 16 January to inaugurate development projects

Lakhyajit Gohai – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will arrive in the Northeastern state of Assam on January 16 on a two-day visit to inaugurate a series of development projects with an eye on the coming state assembly elections.

Tamil Canadian votes and upcoming Canadian elections

By Raveen Satkurunathan

I became a Canadian citizen recently after 16 years of domicile in North America. I am proud to be a Canadian and I intend to vote for the Conservatives this January. Considering that I am supposed to be an Ethnic or visible minority Canadian, it must come as a surprise to some political 'pundits'.

The Zomi (people) in Indo-Bangla-Burma frontiers region

Zomi is one of the ethnic groups in Myanmar (Burma). The Zomis are found mainly in western part of Burma (the Chin State) and numbered circa 1.5 million. They also live in nearby Indian states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur and Assam.

Ceylinco Leasing Corporation launches debenture issue

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Colombo

The leasing industry is fastest growing industry in Sri Lanka. If there is war or not, the industry can maintain its position without heavy losses. If country’s security is in a bad condition the industry can achieve 22 per cent growth. However during the peace the leasing business can earn best earnings, said Bandula Senanayake, General Manager of Ceylinco Leasing.

US ambassador to Sri Lanka threatens

[b]US ambassador to Sri Lanka threatens the LTTE[/b]

In a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, US ambassador Jeffrey Lunstead delivered a blunt warning to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to return to the negotiating table or confront a strengthened Sri Lankan military backed by the US.

Peace Monitors question whether there is a Ceasefire .......

[b]Peace Monitors question whether there is a Ceasefire Agreement in Sri Lanka[/b]

Colombo, 14 January, (Asiantribune.com): Questioning whether the Ceasefire Agreement is over, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) has issued a blunt warning that there is a risk of going to back to war if the situation that is getting worse is not arrested by both parties.

Northern Sri Lanka refugees begin influx to India

[b]Northern Sri Lanka refugees begin influx to India [/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 14 January (Asianbtribune.com): [/b]With war like unsettled conditions prevailing in northern Sri Lanka, Tamil refugees have begun to arrive in India's popular pilgrim island town Rameswaram in Tamilnadu.

A group of nine people – three men, three women and three children – arri

Army says 'No talks with LTTE'

[b]Army says 'No talks with LTTE'[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq –Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 14 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Despite building tensions between LTTE and security forces, the Sri Lanka Army has no plans of initiating a dialogue with the Tamil Tiger rebels to bring down the escalating hostility.

18 killed in a Pak village near Afghan border

[b]18 killed in a Pak village near Afghan border[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 14 January (Asianbtribune.com): [/b]Missiles rained on Pakistan border village, considered home to an Islamist group and close to Afghanistan province of Kunar, resulting in 18 deaths on Friday. Three of the dead were Pakistan soldiers.

United States sends top politico-military official to Sri Lanka for talks on January 23-24

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The United States government is sending the third ranking official of its Department of State Under Secretary Nicholas Burns to Sri Lanka for talks with top officials of the Government of Sri Lanka to assess the current deteriorating situation in this Indian Ocean island state.Post your comments


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