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LTTE threatens to kill liberal Tamil leader in Norway

[b]LTTE threatens to kill liberal Tamil leader in Norway[/b]

Oslo, 21 February, (Asiantribune.com): - The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) issued a death warning to Mr Sivarajah Rajasingham, leader of the Liberal Democratic Tamils in Norway, an organization dedicated for protection of human rights.

CWC offers conditional support to Government

By Munza Mushtaq - Asian Tribune

The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) has decided to extend conditional
support to the United People's Freedom Alliance Government from here
onwards. The Congress's Vice President R. Yogarajan said that the CWC will however continue to be an independent party but will support the Government in most issues.

Business community to light oil lamps for the success of the talks in Geneva.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Members of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce [CCC] and its affiliated associations, in demonstration of their solidarity to the Peace negotiations and in endorsement of their desire for the success of the Talks in Geneva, will light oil lamps in front of their business establishments on the eve of the Talks, (Today) Tuesday, 21 February, from 7.00 to 10.00 p.m.

Pak urges EU, UN to take steps to combat Islamphobia

Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has asked the European Union and the United Nations to take concrete measures to combat Islamphobia in the name of freedom of speech and press.

Maoist card to seven party alliance: parallel government and parallel army

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

Forward-looking Political activism of Maoist with clear political vision and goal in Kathmandu through daily newspaper that can be learned as proposal to Seven Party Alliance is parallel government and parallel army immediately after the interview of Comrade Prachanda, Chiarman of Maoist Party. On the interview, perspectives of different categorical people and political parties are naturally inconsistently different. Post your comments

Colonel Karuna demands the disarming of LTTE

V.Muralitharan alias Colonel Karuna, leader of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal has demanded the disarmament of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam under international supervision. "It is important that LTTE too must hand over its weapons at the same time under international supervision," Karuna said.Post your comments

Ranil writes to President: Don't dissolve existing local government bodies

From our Colombo correspondent

As the country prepares for the March 30 Local Polls, Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday wrote to President Mahinda Rajapakse requesting not to dissolve the existing local government bodies under emergency regulations.Post your commrnts

Musharraf regrets killings of Chinese engineers

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

President Pervez Musharraf expressed deep condolences and regrets over the killing of three Chinese engineers in Pakistan promising the harshest punishment for the culprits.Post your comments

Geneva Talks: Sri Lankan Government hopeful of a positive attitude by LTTE

By Munza Mushtaq – Asian Tribune

The Sri Lankan Government is hopeful that the LTTE will respond positively at this week's peace negotiations scheduled for February 22
and 23 in Geneva. These sentiments were expressed by the head of the
Government delegation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, just hours
before his departure to Switzerland at the Bandaranaike International
Airport.post your comments

Protest against LTTE in Geneva

The peaceful Swiss city of Geneva will witness a very peaceful march for peace on Wednesday, as the peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) begins. Hundreds of Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and their European friends will demonstrate against the blatant violations of the ceasefire by the LTTE. Post your comments

LTTE threatens to kill liberal Tamil leader in Norway

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) issued a death warning to Mr Sivarajah Rajasingham, leader of the Liberal Democratic Tamils in Norway, an organization dedicated for protection of human rights. He said that a LTTE cadre pointed a pistol at him outside his house in Furuset, a suburb of Oslo and threatened to kill him unless he stopped his "anti-LTTE activities immediately." The armed LTTE cadre told him that this was the second and last warning to him. Rajasingham added that a second armed person was covering him from a behind a bush while the first one spoke to him.Post your comments

Students back cartoon of Jesus and Muhammad kissing

A student newspaper at Canada's largest university is refusing to back down after publishing a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad and Jesus kissing.

Maoist card to seven party alliance: parallel government

[b]Maoist card to seven party alliance: parallel government and parallel army[/b]

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

Forward-looking Political activism of Maoist with clear political vision and goal in Kathmandu through daily newspaper that can be learned as proposal to Seven Party Alliance is parallel government and parallel army immediately after the

Colonel Karuna demands the disarming of LTTE

[b]Colonel Karuna demands the disarming of LTTE[/b]

[b]Colombo, 21 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]V.Muralitharan alias Colonel Karuna, leader of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal has demanded the disarmament of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam under international supervision.

Musharraf regrets killings of Chinese engineers

[b]Musharraf regrets killings of Chinese engineers[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 21 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]President Pervez Musharraf expressed deep condolences and regrets over the killing of three Chinese engineers in Pakistan promising the harshest punishment for the culprits.

"The man in the street (in Pakistan) loves the Chin

Protest against LTTE in Geneva

[b]Protest against LTTE in Geneva[/b]

[b] Geneva, 21 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The peaceful Swiss city of Geneva will witness a very peaceful march for peace on Wednesday, as the peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) begins.

Troubled ceasefires

[b]Troubled ceasefires[/b]

By Vinod Vedi - Syndicate Features

The ceasefire with the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (I-M) has been extended for six months in Nagaland and the first week of February saw movement towards some similar arrangement with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in the invitation for talks in New Delhi to the People’s Consultative Group of eminent persons

Geneva Talks: Sri Lankan Government hopeful of a positive at

[b]Geneva Talks: Sri Lankan Government hopeful of a positive attitude by LTTE[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 21 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Sri Lankan Government is hopeful that the LTTE will respond positively at this week's peace negotiations scheduled for February 22 and 23 in Geneva.

Ranil writes to President: Don't dissolve existing local

[b]Ranil writes to President: Don't dissolve existing local government bodies[/b]

From our Colombo correspondent

[b]Colombo, 21 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]As the country prepares for the March 30 Local Polls, Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday wrote to President Mahinda Rajapakse requesting not to dissolve the existing local government bodies under emergency regulations.

Hoteliers in Nuwara-Eliya seek more arrivals

Sunil C. Perera and George de Silva - Reporting from Sri Lanka

A senior hotelier in Nuwara-Eliya proposes that the authorities must come forward to promote Nuwara-Eliya as a tourist destination and not a one stop transit place.


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