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Government claims kidnapping did not take place

[b]Government claims kidnapping did not take place near Welikanda check point: US calls for restraint from both parties [/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 01 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Amidst conflicting reports of the kidnapping of the alleged five Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) members by unidentified gunmen, the United States has called upon b

NEC gears up to take Vision 2020 challenge

By T.Siamchinthang

The North East Council is readying itself to face the challenge of the North East Region, ‘Vision 2020’ through which projects it hopes to uplift the region within 15 years starting this year.Post your comments

Amnesty International fears police causing disappearance of four Jaffna men

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Jim McDonald, Sri Lanka Country Specialist, Amnesty International (AI) indicated that Soosaithas K Marinthiran (31) labourer, Sebastiampillai P Ruban (24) bus conductor, Balakrishnan Rajeevmohan, (21) labourer and Selvarajah Uthayarajah from Jaffna have not been seen since being arrested in separate incidents in late December and early January and as AI feared that they are at risk of "disappearance" and expressed grave concern for their safety.Post your comments

Pak-India ink deal to restart cross-border train on Feb 18

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and India on Tuesday signed an agreement to restart a second cross-border train service on February 18, more than 40 years after the rail link was snapped during a war between the South Asian neighbors, officials said.Post your comments

President FCCISL welcomes the all party conference

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

President FCCISL Mr. Nawaz Rajabdeen welcomed the recent all party conference and urged that talks should aim at a peaceful settlement and pointed out the importance of building confidence among the minority parties. He also appreciated the bold stance taken by Ranil Wickramasinghe, leader of the opposition in agreeing to facilitate the peace process with the other ethnic parties showing the commitments for peace.

NATO forces leave Pakistan, US troops to stay

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Relief teams sent by NATO to Pakistan for helping the country in the wake of the devastating earthquake have returned after completing their mission in the country.

Is Norway behind recent LTTE attacks on security forces?

Ny Tids (Oslo Weekly) exposure of Norwegian funds -- Nkr 25 million up to 2005 -- flowing to the LTTE ( “Norsk million støtte til Tamiltigrene” (26-11-05)) created a sensation in Sri Lanka and India. Sri Lankan websites, newspapers and Indian newspapers and wire services picked it and relayed Eraker’s revelations to a stunned world. Post your comments

Gang leader deported to Sri Lanka

By Stewart Bell - National Post

Immigration authorities have deported a high-ranking Toronto gang figure who came to Canada 17 years ago as a refugee and promptly embarked on a life of crime and violence.Post your comments

BSF to increase Bop along Indi-Bangla border to curb infiltration

By T.Siamchinthang

Border Security Force (BSF) has decided to beef up security along the Indo-Bangla border by setting up more Border Outpost (Bop) and to curb infiltration from Bangladesh.

Tsunami housing schemes may generate peculiar social problems

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The local architects say that the government’s 300 factory programme would increase constructions and designing jobs for contractors and the architects.

Gang leader deported to Sri Lanka

[b]Gang leader deported to Sri Lanka [/b]

By Stewart Bell - National Post

[b] Came here 17 years ago: Toronto crime figure deemed a danger to the public Article Tools [/b]

[b]Toronto:[/b] Immigration authorities have deported a high-ranking Toronto gang figure who came to Canada 17 years ago as a refugee and promptly embarked on a life of crime and violence.

Jeyaseelam Thuraisingam wa

Is Norway behind recent LTTE attacks on security forces?

[b]Is Norway behind recent LTTE attacks on security forces?[/b]

[b] Oslo, 01 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Ny Tids (Oslo Weekly) exposure of Norwegian funds -- Nkr 25 million up to 2005 -- flowing to the LTTE ( "Norsk million støtte til Tamiltigrene" (26-11-05)) created a sensation in Sri Lanka and India.

Pak-India ink deal to restart cross-border train on Feb 18

[b]Pak-India ink deal to restart cross-border train on Feb 18[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 01 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan and India on Tuesday signed an agreement to restart a second cross-border train service on February 18, more than 40 years after the rail link was snapped during a war between the South Asian neighbors, offic

Amnesty International fears police causing disappearance

[b]Amnesty International fears police causing disappearance of four Jaffna men [/b]

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 01 February, (Asiantribune.com);[/b] Jim McDonald, Sri Lanka Country Specialist, Amnesty International (AI) indicated that Soosaithas K Marinthiran (31) labourer, Sebastiampillai P Ruban (24) bus conductor, Balakrishnan Rajeevmohan, (21) labourer and Selvarajah

NEC gears up to take Vision 2020 challenge

[b]NEC gears up to take Vision 2020 challenge[/b]

By T.Siamchinthang

[b]Lamka , 01 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The North East Council is readying itself to face the challenge of the North East Region, ‘Vision 2020’ through which projects it hopes to uplift the region within 15 years starting this year.

In a meeting concluded on Saturday at Kaziranga National Park, NEC member P.P.

Government claims kidnapping did not take place near Welikanda check point: US calls for restraint from both parties

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Amidst conflicting reports of the kidnapping of the alleged five Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) members by unidentified gunmen, the United States has called upon both the Government and the LTTE to exercise restraint and calm, especially in the run-up to the cease-fire talks in Geneva.Post your comments


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