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EU urges SL Government and the LTTE to sign a human rights

[b]EU urges SL Government and the LTTE to sign a human rights declaration.[/b]

[b]London, 19 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]European Union has called that the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to sign a human rights declaration.

LTTE collects ransom of SL Rs. 32.5 million, without releasing kidnapped Dudley Ariyadasa

Even after receiving a ransom of Sri Lankan Rupees 3 crore and 25 lakhs (32.5 million), Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has not released Dudley Ariyadasa of Akkarapattu, in the Amparai district.Post your comments

Burma and India step up fight against Naga rebels

T.Siamchinthang

The Burmese and Indian armies have started using armed helicopters against National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Khaplang rebels in Burma.

Time is running out for the Tamil Tigers in Canada

If the coming Canadian election on January 23 confirms the opinion polls that the Conservative Party will win, then the LTTE will be banned and Manickavasagam Suresh, the LTTE fundraiser who should have been expelled ten years ago, will be deported, according to the National Post, a leading paper in Toronto. Post your comments

EU urges SL Government and the LTTE to sign a human rights declaration.

European Union has called that the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to sign a human rights declaration. The EU also has come forward to bring the two parties the negotiation table.Post your comments

Nations Urged to Create Gun-Free Zones

by Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The widespread proliferation of small arms and light weapons can be curbed more effectively by reducing demand than by merely cutting off supplies, according to a new report on arms control released here.Post your comments

Oil lobbies out for my blood - Power Boss

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) General Manager Ranjith Fonseka who was served a charge sheet on November 25, 2005 by former Power and Energy Ministry Secretary P.Weerahandi yesterday claimed that a 'certain group was conspiring against him because he was not supportive of oil fired power plants.'Post your comments

Iranian charity sends expired tinned-food for Pak quake victims

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

An Iranian charity has distributed expired tinned-food among the earthquake survivors in the Pakistan quake hit areas.Post your comments

Lions build resident school for the underprivileged children

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Lions have come forward to build a resident school in Sri Lanka. The Lions of District 306B2 of Colombo has decided to go ahead with the charitable hands to fulfill their aim to serve underprivileged children. The proposed school will provide all educational facilities, free of charge.

On Learning the Awful Khmer Language

By Antonio Graceffo

The first five months that I lived in Cambodia, I made a concerted effort to learn the language, by practicing with my Khmer friends, and by studying a grammar book at night, on my own. But the deeper I got into the language, the weirder it got.

A discourse to the leaders by an anonymous

Reproducing a comment posted by one member of the Asian Tribune Forum. We found it to be thought provoking and the political leaders in Sri Lanka very badly need such discourses from concerned citizens of the country. When the citizens start to show interest in the country, automatically leaders will realize what is expected from them.

LTTE collects ransom of SL Rs. 32.5 million

[b]LTTE collects ransom of SL Rs.

Time is running out for the Tamil Tigers in Canada

[b]Time is running out for the Tamil Tigers in Canada[/b]

[b]Toronto, 19 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]If the coming Canadian election on January 23 confirms the opinion polls that the Conservative Party will win, then the LTTE will be banned and Manickavasagam Suresh, the LTTE fundraiser who should have been expelled ten years ago, will be deported, according to the National Post, a leadi

Thousands of Tamils flee from government-controlled areas

[b]Thousands of Tamils flee from government-controlled areas in Sri Lanka[/b]

As the danger of open civil war in Sri Lanka intensifies, thousands of Tamils in the North and East of the island have fled their homes to areas controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Several dozen people have also left for the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Iranian charity sends expired tinned-food for Pak quake

[b]Iranian charity sends expired tinned-food for Pak quake victims[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 19 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] An Iranian charity has distributed expired tinned-food among the earthquake survivors in the Pakistan quake hit areas.

The use of the expired food, by the Iranian Red Crescent, has caused skin allergies and sto

Oil lobbies out for my blood - Power Boss

[b]Oil lobbies out for my blood - Power Boss[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 19 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) General Manager Ranjith Fonseka who was served a charge sheet on November 25, 2005 by former Power and Energy Ministry Secretary P.Weerahandi yesterday claimed that a 'certain group was conspiring against him because he

Nations Urged to Create Gun-Free Zones

[b]Nations Urged to Create Gun-Free Zones[/b]

by Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

[b]United Nations 19 January, (IPS):[/b] The widespread proliferation of small arms and light weapons can be curbed more effectively by reducing demand than by merely cutting off supplies, according to a new report on arms control released here.

Claymore bombs explode: Kill and injure more security personnel and civilians.

In a claymore bomb blast, suspected to be triggered by Tamil Tigers by a remote control devise, three army soldiers, a civilian died and 13 army soldier’s sustained injuries, according to a report reaching Colombo this evening.


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