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Tamil parties demand democratic freedom for poll campaign

[b]Tamil parties demand democratic freedom for poll campaign[/b]

[b] Colombo, 18 February (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The Peoples Democratic Liberation Front (PDLF), which has filed nomination papers yesterday for 44 local government bodies in the north and east urged the government to ensure democratic rights for election campaigning in the rebel held areas.

Freed S.B. Dissanayake speaks of supporting Mahinda Rajapakse

From our Colombo correspondent

S.B. Dissanayake who was released yesterday from the Welikada prison under a special pardon from President Mahinda Rajapakse promised to extend his party's conditional support to the President in his peace bid.

South and Central Asia "critically important" to US economic and security interests

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The success of United States foreign policy in South and Central Asia is "critically important" to U.S. economic and security interests said Richard Boucher in his confirmation hearing as the assistant secretary for South and Central Asia Bureau of the Department of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 16.

UNP's nomination list blunder was an act of sabotage by a party's Member of Parliament

By Munza Mushtaq – Asian Tribune

Angry United National Party (UNP) supporters have called for the expulsion of senior UNP member Mohammed Mahroof –the alleged culprit behind the party's nomination list blunder which led to the Election's Secretariat rejecting their list for the Colombo Municipal Council on Thursaday.

Pak recalls envoy from Denmark

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Friday recalled its ambassador from Copenhagen as Denmark temporarily shut its embassy in Islamabad following fresh protests against blasphemous cartoons.Post your comments

The Ceasefire Agreement helped Tigers to consolidate their positions and not the Tamils - V.Anandasangaree

The Ceasefire Agreement has put the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in an advantageous position and it had helped the Tamil rebel outfit to stabilize themselves more in areas under their control and to gradually take control of the areas under the control of the Government as well, pointed out V.Anandasangaree.Post your comments

Tigers demands for more prisoners release to set free both the Sri Lanka policemen

From our Colombo correspondent

Tamil Tigers yesterday demanded the release of four more LTTE cadres, for them to release both Policemen who were taken under their custody in September last year when they strayed into the Tiger controlled area in Mannar in their bid to arrest a foreign pedophile.Post your comments

India attributes vote against Iran to implications of Teheran's clandestine nuclear programme for its security

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

India's recent vote against Iran at IAEA was promoted by 'serious implications' of Iran's nuclear programme for its security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told parliament on Friday. Post your comments

Anti- LTTE groups demonstrate for peace in Sri Lanka

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

Three days before the talks between the Sri Lanka Government and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) open in Geneva, seven London-based groups are calling for an end to war and for democracy and justice to prevail in the island republic.

LTTE is one stake holder, but there should be room for other parties also in the peace process – Sri Lanka President

From our Colombo correspondent

President Mahinda Rajapakse on Friday said he hoped to take forward the peace process based on the start at the ceasefire talks in Geneva in a transparent and healthy manner sticking to stipulated time frames.Post your comments

Killing of engineers to overshadow Musharraf visit to China

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The killing of three Chinese Engineers in the restive province of Balochistan might overshadow the forthcoming visit of Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf to China.

Tamilselvan wants Karuna handed over to them

Tamilselvan wants Sri Lanka Government to hand over Colonel Karuna to them to take disciplinary action against him. “Turning Karuna to the LTTE is the proper thing to do," emphasized Tamilselvan, before his departure on Friday morning from Kilinochchi to Colombo to leave for Geneva.Post your comments

Manipur south district villagers want Army to stay

By T Siamchinthang - Asian Tribune

The villagers of Thanlon and Parbung subdivisions of Churachandpur along Indo-Burma border have expressed their wish that the Army should stay forever in their area so that peace prevails and everybody may take up economic activities without disturbance.

LTTE is one stake holder, but there should be room for other

[b]LTTE is one stake holder, but there should be room for other parties also in the peace process – Sri Lanka President[/b]

From our Colombo correspondent

[b]Colombo, 18 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]President Mahinda Rajapakse on Friday said he hoped to take forward the peace process based on the start at the ceasefire talks in Geneva in a transparent and healthy manner sticking to stipu

India attributes vote against Iran to implications of Tehera

[b]India attributes vote against Iran to implications of Teheran's clandestine nuclear programme for its security [/b]

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

[b]New Delhi, 18 February (Asiantribune.com):[/b] India's recent vote against Iran at IAEA was promoted by 'serious implications' of Iran's nuclear programme for its security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told parli

The Ceasefire Agreement helped Tigers to consolidate their

[b]The Ceasefire Agreement helped Tigers to consolidate their positions and not the Tamils - V.Anandasangaree[/b]

[b]Colombo, 18 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Ceasefire Agreement has put the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in an advantageous position and it had helped the Tamil rebel outfit to stabilize themselves more in areas under their control and to gradually take control o

Pak recalls envoy from Denmark

[b]Pak recalls envoy from Denmark [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 18 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan Friday recalled its ambassador from Copenhagen as Denmark temporarily shut its embassy in Islamabad following fresh protests against blasphemous cartoons.

Pakistan cited the cartoons issue in its decision to recall its ambassador bu

Tamilselvan wants Karuna handed over to them

[b]Tamilselvan wants Karuna handed over to them[/b]

Colombo, 18 February (Asiantribune.com) :LTTE's political division head Tamilselvan wants Sri Lanka Government to hand over Colonel Karuna to them to take disciplinary action against him.

Tigers demands for more prisoners release to set free both

[b]Tigers demands for more prisoners release to set free both the Sri Lanka policemen[/b]

From our Colombo correspondent

[b]Colombo, 18 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Tamil Tigers yesterday demanded the release of four more LTTE cadres, for them to release both Policemen who were taken under their custody in September last year when they strayed into the Tiger controlled area in Mannar in

Despite Volatile Situation, US Will Stay in Nepal

[b]Despite Volatile Situation, US Will Stay in Nepal[/b]

Despite reports that Maoists insurgence in the Kingdom of Nepal is gaining grounds partially disabling the rule of King Gyanendra, and the King’s continued refusal to return this Himalayan nation back to democracy, the United States Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday, in a communication to 'Asian Tribune' said that the chancery is


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