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"Burden of peace rests on the LTTE," says Nicholas

[b]"Burden of peace rests on the LTTE," says Nicholas Burns[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi for Asian Tribune

[b]New Delhi, 25 January (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Reaffirming U.S.

Four cadres killed, many slain on Army side, says UNLF

By:T.Siamchinthang

The Meitei underground United National Liberation Front, UNLF, has acknowledged the loss of four of its cadres in fighting with Indian troops along Indo-Burma border in the Parbung area of Churachandpur yesterday, while claiming to have inflicted dozens of casualties on the Indian forces.

A part time journalist killed in Trincomalee.

Subramaniam Sugurdarajan from Orr’s Hill, Lower Road Trincomalee was shot and killed yesterday at about 6.45 am. He was an employee in the security division of the Ports Authority in Trincomalee. He was shot dead by unidentified men close to his residence while waiting for transport to his workplace.Post your comments

"Burden of peace rests on the LTTE," says Nicholas Burns

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi for Asian Tribune

Reaffirming U.S. support for Norway's efforts to revive the Lanka peace talks, the American Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Nicholas Burns, has asked the LTTE to end their violent attacks on the government forces. Simultaneously he told Colombo to investigate reported abuses of Tamil minority in the island nation.Post your comments

Radhika in the UN race to win Olara Otunnu's post

Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the current head of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, is likely to succeed Olara Otunu as the Under Secretary for the post of special representative for children in armed conflict.Post your comments

Indian Supreme Court indicts Bihar governor, gives a jolt to Man Mohan Govt

By M Rama Rao reporting from New Delhi

Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh's Congress led coalition government suffered a jolt yesterday. The country's Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the controversial dissolution of Bihar assembly last February. A five member constitutional bench in a 3-2 verdict passed strictures on the governor, Buta Singh prompting an opposition chorus for his scalp. The governor, has however, refused to go. Post your comments

Prabhakaran is losing the battle on all fronts

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Hopes of the facilitators cutting a peace deal began to sink further with a series of bombs exploding in Colombo and LTTE killings going on in the north and the east unabated. With violence moving at the pace dictated by Prabhakaran he is indicating clearly that he has the capacity to disregard the presence of US Under Secretary, Nicholas Burns, and other international pressures hitting him.Post your comments

Promotion of the export of agricultural produce through greenhouse farms

Sunil C. Perera, - Reporting from Bandarawela

A leading local vegetable and fruit export company, the International Food Stuff Agro-Bio-Tech Private Ltd [IFCO] based in Colombo with farms in Bandarawela, Boralanda and Rathaba now produce export crops and purchase vegetables and fruits from the small scale growers, especially greenhouse farmers to end the role of middlemen in the Uva region.

ULFA violence continue in Assam, PCG meet on Feb 7

By Lakhyajit Gohain - Asian Tribune

Ahead of the Republic Day celebration of India, killings and explosions by the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) are continuing in the Northeastern state of Assam raising the death toll to six.

Prabhakaran is losing the battle on all fronts

[b]Prabhakaran is losing the battle on all fronts[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Hopes of the facilitators cutting a peace deal began to sink further with a series of bombs exploding in Colombo and LTTE killings going on in the north and the east unabated.

Canada’s new Conservative government will intensify assault

[b]Canada’s new Conservative government will intensify assault on workers’ and democratic rights[/b]

Under the leadership of neo-conservative ideologue Stephen Harper, the Conservatives won a plurality of House of Commons seats in Monday’s general election, forcing Prime Minister Paul Martin to announce that his Liberals will soon turn over the reins of power to a minority Conservative governm

Candidate for Top U.N. Job Sets Out Vision for Reform:

[b]Candidate for Top U.N. Job Sets Out Vision for Reform: Interview with Jayantha Dhanapala[/b]

By Ayca Ariyoruk

With the Secretary General Kofi Annan’s term expiring in the end of 2006, aspirants for the job have begun presenting their qualifications.

A part time journalist killed in Trincomalee.

[b]A part time journalist killed in Trincomalee.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 25 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Subramaniam Sugurdarajan from Orr’s Hill, Lower Road Trincomalee was shot and killed yesterday at about 6.45 am. He was an employee in the security division of the Ports Authority in Trincomalee.

Indian Supreme Court indicts Bihar governor, gives a jolt

[b]Indian Supreme Court indicts Bihar governor, gives a jolt to Man Mohan Govt[/b]

By M Rama Rao reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi , 25 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh's Congress led coalition government suffered a jolt yesterday. The country's Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the controversial dissolution of Bihar assembly last February.

Radhika in the UN race to win Olara Otunnu's post

[b]Radhika in the UN race to win Olara Otunnu's post [/b]

[b]Colombo, 25 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Ms.

Candidate for Top U.N. Job Sets Out Vision for Reform: Interview with Jayantha Dhanapala

By Ayca Ariyoruk

With the Secretary General Kofi Annan’s term expiring in the end of 2006, aspirants for the job have begun presenting their qualifications. Among them is Jayantha Dhanapala, an expert in international arms control and one of only two candidates to have officially received their country’s endorsement for the post (the other being Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Surakiart Sathirathai). In an interview at the Ambassador Grill, located across from the U.N. headquarters in New York City and a favorite haunt for diplomats, Dhanapala said "there is a lot that is right about the U .N. We have to preserve what is right while fixing what is not." Post your comments


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