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Tamils moving towards LTTE controlled areas amidst

[b]Tamils moving towards LTTE controlled areas amidst speculations of war breaking out[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 18 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Amidst speculations of a possible war, the LTTE leadership has requested Tamil civilians living in certain areas of the Trincomalee and Jaffna districts to take refuge in areas under their control.

Already

UN Probes Peacekeeping Contracts Fraud

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

Amid charges of waste, fraud and malfeasance in its multi-billion-dollar peacekeeping operations, the United Nations has suspended one contractor and eight staff members pending further investigations into potential wrongdoing.

Tamils moving towards LTTE controlled areas amidst speculations of war breaking out

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Amidst speculations of a possible war, the LTTE leadership has requested Tamil civilians living in certain areas of the Trincomalee and Jaffna districts to take refuge in areas under their control.Post your comments

Anton Balasingham expected in Colombo on 23 January.

Anton Balasingham and his Australian born wife Adele Balasingham are expected to arrive in Colombo on 23 early mornings and would be flown to Kilinochchi immediately by the Air Force helicopter.Post your comments

Jaffna University students suspend studies.

Jaffna University students’ union has announced the stoppage of continuing with their daily classes, their studies at the university and other educational activities provided by the university until normalcy prevails in the region.Post your comments

UN temporarily shuts offices in southwest Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The United Nations has temporarily closed its offices in southwestern Pakistan for security reasons. The UN country chief Jan Vandemoortele said Tuesday that the offices would remain closed for 48-hour in Balochistan province after receiving a telephone threat from the Al-Qaeda network.Post your comments

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission to suspend temporarily activities of its Trincomalee office.

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission yesterday informed that it has decided to suspend temporarily its operational activities in Trincomalee. The SLMM runs a district office in Trincomalee and a contact point in Muttur.Post your comments

Pak PM to raise air strike incident with US officials

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that Bajaur Agency incident is regrettable and the government has condemned it and he will discuss the incident with the US officials during his visit to the US.

End the traffic congestion - Entrepreneurs

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The leading garment manufacturers in Sri Lanka urged the government to improve internal road network to ease the present traffic congestion. They said that traffic congestion would minimize their productivity.

Suicides of Indian workers in Gulf countries on the increase

Cases of expatriate Indian workers committing suicides in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are alarming on the increase. According to a statistics, majority of those who commits suicides are mainly Keralites, from South India.Post your comments

Pro-democracy activists picked up by Myanmar Army from Moreh

[b]Pro-democracy activists picked up by Myanmar Army from Moreh [/b]

By T.Siamchinthang

[b] Lamka , 18 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Violating Indian territory, Myanmarese Army troops, aided by a Meitei underground group of the United National Liberation Front, intruded into Moreh and abducted two Myanmarese pro-democracy activists the Moreh-based Burmese Solidarity Organization has charg

Suicides of Indian workers in Gulf countries on the increase

[b]Suicides of Indian workers in Gulf countries on the increase[/b]

[b] Sharjah, 18 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Cases of expatriate Indian workers committing suicides in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are alarming on the increase.

Sri Lankan authorities mount increasing attacks on media fre

[b]Sri Lankan authorities mount increasing attacks on media freedom[/b]

Police and military harassment, intimidation and physical attacks directed against Sri Lankan media personnel, mainly targeting Tamil journalists, have been mounting since Mahinda Rajapakse assumed the presidency last November.

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission to suspend temporarily

[b]Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission to suspend temporarily activities of its Trincomalee office.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 18 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission yesterday informed that it has decided to suspend temporarily its operational activities in Trincomalee.

UN temporarily shuts offices in southwest Pakistan

[b]UN temporarily shuts offices in southwest Pakistan [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 18 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The United Nations has temporarily closed its offices in southwestern Pakistan for security reasons.

Jaffna University students suspend studies.

[b]Jaffna University students suspend studies.[/b]

[b] Colombo, 18 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Jaffna University students’ union has announced the stoppage of continuing with their daily classes, their studies at the university and other educational activities provided by the university until normalcy prevails in the region.

Jaffna University students Union has officially made this ann

Anton Balasingham expected in Colombo on 23 January.

[b]Anton Balasingham expected in Colombo on 23 January.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 18 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Anton Balasingham and his Australian born wife Adele Balasingham are expected to arrive in Colombo on 23 early mornings and would be flown to Kilinochchi immediately by the Air Force helicopter.

This was disclosed by S.P.Tamilselvan, Head of the Political Division of the Liberation Ti

Pro-democracy activists picked up by Myanmar Army from Moreh

By T.Siamchinthang

Violating Indian territory, Myanmarese Army troops, aided by a Meitei underground group of the United National Liberation Front, intruded into Moreh and abducted two Myanmarese pro-democracy activists the Moreh-based Burmese Solidarity Organization has charged.Post your comments


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