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US Congress slams LTTE

[b]US Congress slams LTTE[/b]

[b]Washington DC, 12 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The United States House of Representatives has passed a resolution hitting the LTTE hard on its record of violence.

"Is the Sri Lankan army to run after Prabhakaran’s wife if she runs away from him?" --- S.L. Gunasekera

By Anne Rodrigo – Asian Tribune

S.L Gunasekara, a leading lawyer battling separatism on political and legal fronts, went to courts against the then Wickremesinghe administration for entering into a Cease-fire Agreement (CFA) in 2002 with the LTTE, a banned terrorist organisation. Post your comments

Saving the Ceasefire

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Both the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE are on record expressing their separate hopes for the success of Geneva talks. Both sides say they are desirous of saving the ceasefire. However what each side means by saving the ceasefire varies as does their favoured means of achieving this end. As far as the Tigers are concerned the main impediment to the successful implementation of the ceasefire is the so called Karuna problem, which came into being more than two years after the ceasefire was signed.Post your comments

BD PM arrives in Pakistan today

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khalida Zia will arrive in Islamabad today on a three-day official visit to Pakistan to discuss bilateral as well as regional and international issues with the Pakistan leadership. Post your comments

Cartoons and bombs

By John Chuckman

I wonder, are waves of angry protest, flag burning, and embassy burning in the name of religion any less rational than waves of B-52s, cluster bombs, and torture in the name of democracy? Post your comments

"I will never play again in Australia" -- Murali

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Australia is reeling from the defeat at the one-dayer against the Sri Lankans at the Adelaide Oval on Friday (10). They are one down and they have to win the remaining two final matches against Sri Lanka in the annual tri-series to come out as winners. Sri Lanka has to win only one. post your comments

Assam situation tense, Govt under attack: PCG threatens to call off peace process

Lakhyajit Gohain. – Asian Tribune

The public uprising against army and the authority in the Tinisukia district of the Northeastern state of Assam was gradually caving in Saturday, with indefinite curfew remained in force in four towns in the district and army flagged marched the area.

Nepal towards the critical path of conflict

By Raghu Bir Bista – Lecturer, Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University

Much talked and written about Nepal in conflict, King’s nonviolence coup and violence of human right are found as a good literature of conflict and Maoist having creating curiosity about state of Nepal. Vertical and horizontal growth of her conflict has been continuous as stated in empirical and theoretical literature that beginning of conflict is difficult but when it begins, controlling on it is also difficult.

Thar Express – Still impediments galore

By Alok Bansal

With less than a week left for the inauguration of Thar Express that will link up Munnabao in India’s western state of Rajasthan to Khokhrapar in Sindh province in Pakistan, there is great euphoria in the population that would benefit from the train, even though the news reports indicate that all the arrangements are still not in place on the Pakistani side. The train service which is a significant link in the ongoing process of normalization of relations between India and Pakistan is expected to start on February 18, 2006 and will provide a valuable link for the divided families across the borders.Post your comments

Injured jawan dies; gun battle in Churachandpur

By: T.Siamchinthang - Asian Tribune

A 15 JK Light Infantry jawan, injured in a blast, has succumbed to his injuries, police said.

U.N.'s Peace-building Commission off to a slow start

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations is gearing up for its newest global humanitarian assignment: a mercy mission to rebuild societies ravaged by wars and ethnic conflicts.

Thar Express – Still impediments galore

[b]Thar Express – Still impediments galore[/b]

By Alok Bansal

With less than a week left for the inauguration of Thar Express that will link up Munnabao in India’s western state of Rajasthan to Khokhrapar in Sindh province in Pakistan, there is great euphoria in the population that would benefit from the train, even though the news reports indicate that all the arrangements are still not in

"I will never play again in Australia" -- Murali

[b]"I will never play again in Australia" -- Murali[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Australia is reeling from the defeat at the one-dayer against the Sri Lankans at the Adelaide Oval on Friday (10). They are one down and they have to win the remaining two final matches against Sri Lanka in the annual tri-series to come out as winners. Sri Lanka has to win only one.

Cartoons and bombs

[b]Cartoons and bombs[/b]

By John Chuckman

I wonder, are waves of angry protest, flag burning, and embassy burning in the name of religion any less rational than waves of B-52s, cluster bombs, and torture in the name of democracy?

BD PM arrives in Pakistan today

[b]BD PM arrives in Pakistan today[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 12 February (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khalida Zia will arrive in Islamabad today on a three-day official visit to Pakistan to discuss bilateral as well as regional and international issues with the Pakistan leadership.

Saving the Ceasefire

[b]Saving the Ceasefire[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]"If the day ever comes when they know who they are, they may know better where they are".[/b][/i]
[b]Robert Frost[/b] ([i]A Cabin in the Clearing[/i])

Both the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE are on record expressing their separate hopes for the success of Geneva talks.

"Is the Sri Lankan army to run after Prabhakaran’s wife

[b]"Is the Sri Lankan army to run after Prabhakaran’s wife if she runs away from him?" --- S.L. Gunasekera[/b]

By Anne Rodrigo – Asian Tribune

S.L Gunasekara, a leading lawyer battling separatism on political and legal fronts, went to courts against the then Wickremesinghe administration for entering into a Cease-fire Agreement (CFA) in 2002 with the LTTE, a banned terrorist organisation.

US Congress slams LTTE

The United States House of Representatives has passed a resolution hitting the LTTE hard on its record of violence. Post your comments


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