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New twist to TRO abduction drama, kidnappers communicated in

[b]New twist to TRO abduction drama, kidnappers communicated in Hindi[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 03 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]In a surprising twist to the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization’s (TRO) abduction drama, several of the Organization workers who were released by the 'armed gang' has made a statement to the effect that their kidnappers had be

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia vow to eradicate root causes of terror

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have stressed the need to intensity and coordinate bilateral, regional and international cooperation to combat terrorism and to eradicate its root causes.Post your comments

TNA seats in parliament go to the dogs

When security checks were made by STF yesterday before the Sri Lanka’s parliament met, the sniffer dogs doing the rounds stopped near the seats of the TNA MPs in the back row and refused to move. A mysterious parcel was found near the seats of the TNA MPs. This roused the suspicions of the Police who reported the matter to the Speaker, W.M.S. Lokubandara. He summoned an urgent meeting of party leaders and adjourned the sittings. Post your comments

Pak-Saudi vow to boost bilateral ties in all fields

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have expressed the determination to further strengthen their existing friendly and brotherly ties in all fields.

Tsunami Impact: For thousands, life is

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

A survey of more than 50,000 tsunami survivors in five Asian countries has revealed that most of them have been doubly devastated: losing their loved ones in the December 2004 natural disaster, and subsequently having their human rights abused by their own governments. Post your comments

Norway tries to wash its hand off LTTE website

H. L. D. Mahindapala

The Norwegian government is making a last minute bid to clear its image after giving Nitharsanam.com -- a website serving the LTTE intelligence unit headed by Pottu Amman, a proclaimed offender in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination -- a free run under its patronage. Protests lodged by Tamils and other concerned parties with the Norwegian government have been ignored up until now. Post your comments

Disaster reduction and its relationship to sustainable development

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Relative losses in per capita gross national product in developing countries are estimated to be twenty times greater than in industrialized countries. By 2000, one half of the world’s population were living in urban areas concentrated in only three percent of the earth’s land area and 17 to 20 largest cities in the world are in the developing countries. by Prof Mohan Munasighe said that 80 percent of the population of the world were living in developing countries of which 30 to 60 percent are highly vulnerable to floods, severe storms and earthquakes.

Well water in Colombo district contaminated with pesticides.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Scientists have warned that the consumption of well water and vegetables grown in the Hanwella area of the Colombo district would affect humans due to the high use of pesticides in the vegetable cultivation in the district.

Illegal Immigrants to be Repatriated from Mizoram

By : T.Siamchinthang

Illegal Immigrant workers and business from Burma are to be repatriated shortly by the Mizoram Police Force from Serchhip, Mizoram, India shortly.

Largest tea producers in Sri Lanka are smallholders

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Under a 90 day crash programme launched by the Tea Research Institute (TRI) a census conducted by the Census and Statistics Department in collaboration with the Tea Small Holdings Development Authority have revealed that 370,842 smallholders operating 397,223 tea small holdings have accounted for 52 percent of the tea production in 2005. The extent occupied by them has been 132,329 hectares.

India floated Tipaimukh Hydro-project - Dhaka fears fallout

By T Siamchinthang

India has finally floated international tender for construction of the much-talked-about 1,500 megawatt Tipaimukh Hydro Electric (multipurpose) project at the confluence of the Barak and Tuivai rivers in its eastern states of Manipur, Assam, and Mizoram amidst heightened fears in the lower riparian Bangladesh about its impact on water flow to the Meghna river system. Post your comments

TNA seats in parliament go to the dogs

[b]TNA seats in parliament go to the dogs[/b]

[b]Colombo, 03 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]When security checks were made by STF yesterday before the Sri Lanka’s parliament met, the sniffer dogs doing the rounds stopped near the seats of the TNA MPs in the back row and refused to move. A mysterious parcel was found near the seats of the TNA MPs.

Norway tries to wash its hand off LTTE website

[b]Norway tries to wash its hand off LTTE website[/b]

H. L. D. Mahindapala

The Norwegian government is making a last minute bid to clear its image after giving Nitharsanam.com -- a website serving the LTTE intelligence unit headed by Pottu Amman, a proclaimed offender in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination -- a free run under its patronage.

Tsunami Impact: For thousands, life is "Unbelievably Gr

[b]Tsunami Impact: For thousands, life is "Unbelievably Grim"[/b]

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

[b]United Nations, 03 February, (IPS): [/b]A survey of more than 50,000 tsunami survivors in five Asian countries has revealed that most of them have been doubly devastated: losing their loved ones in the December 2004 natural disaster, and subsequently having their human rights abused by t

India floated Tipaimukh Hydro-project - Dhaka fears fallout

[b]India floated Tipaimukh Hydro-project - Dhaka fears fallout[/b]

By T Siamchinthang

[b]Lamka, 03 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] India has finally floated international tender for construction of the much-talked-about 1,500 megawatt Tipaimukh Hydro Electric (multipurpose) project at the confluence of the Barak and Tuivai rivers in its eastern states of Manipur, Assam, and Mizoram amidst

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia vow to eradicate root causes of terro

[b]Pakistan, Saudi Arabia vow to eradicate root causes of terror[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 03 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have stressed the need to intensity and coordinate bilateral, regional and international cooperation to combat terrorism and to eradicate its root causes.

New twist to TRO abduction drama, kidnappers communicated in Hindi

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

In a surprising twist to the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization’s (TRO)
abduction drama, several of the Organization workers who were released
by the 'armed gang' has made a statement to the effect that their
kidnappers had been speaking to each other in Sinhala, Tamil and
Hindi.Post your comments


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