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Geneva Talks – A false start.

[b]Geneva Talks – A false start.[/b]

Delegations of the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are meeting today and tomorrow in the Chateau de Bossey, a secluded castle just outside the Swiss capital Geneva. Both the delegations are said to be in Geneva to explore possibilities of laying the foundation for peace in Sri Lanka.

Javier Solana calls for strong commitment to peace

Javier Solana European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) has called upon the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to show their strong commitment to peace and set the stage for a final political settlement of the conflict.Post your comments

Air pollution is killing us

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting to Asian Tribune

The rapidly increasing vehicle population and fuel consumption
particularly diesel, high proportion of old vehicles and poor vehicle
maintenance; absence of clean fuel, and the high rate of urbanization
are contributing to dangerous pollution levels in Sri Lanka.

Brigadier Ulf Henricsson of Sweden, the new SLMM Chief

Brigadier Ulf Henricsson of Sweden has been appointed as the new head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission effective from 1 April 2006. He will be replacing the current head of the SLMM Brigadier Hagrup Haukland from Norway.Post your comments

The 58th Zomi National Day celebrations

By T Siamchinthang-Asian Tribune

Celebrated artistes of Mizoram entertained and enthralled the audience to make the 58th Zomi National Day a grand affair in Aizawl on Monday. Post your comments

Karuna Speaks: His political aims and objectives explained

In an interview, V.Muralitharan alias Colonel Karuna speaks of his political aims and objectives. He has emphasised "We are people’s movement. We reflect the aspirations of our people. We do not have to act as proxy to any vested interests. It is the LTTE which is being funded by criminal means to attack the questioning voices." Post your comments

Sri Lanka Govt delegation arrived in Switzerland

Sri Lanka Government delegation for the ceasefire talks arrived in Zurich on Monday evening with all arrangements finalized for the negotiations at the Chateau de Bossey in Celigny, 22 Km from Geneva. The talks are hosted by Switzerland with Norwegian facilitation.

Vocational training programs launched to eliminate child labor in estates.

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Southern Sri Lanka

Estate youth will say goodbye to working as domestic servants in houses in Colombo and in other urban areas in the future, as the Plantation Human Development Trust [PHDT] and the Regional Plantation Companies have launched vocational training courses for their future betterment.

Nepal's Kingdom of Discontent

Since King Gyanendra seized absolute power in Nepal last February, civil war has paralyzed the country, with palace forces battling the radical Maoists abated only by the Maoists’ recent unilateral ceasefire. Appearing on the scene as rural-based insurgents, the Maoists alone lack mainstream legitimacy as a viable alternative to the monarchy. But after a landmark meeting with eight opposition parties in November, the Maoists have moved to become part of a much larger democratic consensus which makes the monarchy vulnerable to constitutional constraints or even overthrow.Post your comments

Brigadier Ulf Henricsson of Sweden, the new SLMM Chief

[b]Brigadier Ulf Henricsson of Sweden, the new SLMM Chief[/b]

[b] Colombo, 22 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Brigadier Ulf Henricsson of Sweden has been appointed as the new head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission effective from 1 April 2006.

The 58th Zomi National Day celebrations

[b]The 58th Zomi National Day celebrations[/b]

By T Siamchinthang-Asian Tribune

[b]Lamka/Aizawl, 22 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Celebrated artistes of Mizoram entertained and enthralled the audience to make the 58th Zomi National Day a grand affair in Aizawl on Monday.

Javier Solana calls for strong commitment to peace

[b]Javier Solana calls for strong commitment to peace[/b]

Javier Solana has called for a strong commitment to peace Brussels, 22 February, (Asiantribune.com): Javier Solana European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) has called upon the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to show their strong commitment to peace and set the s

Sri Lankan housemaid tells of systematic abuse in Saudi

[b]Sri Lankan housemaid tells of systematic abuse in Saudi Arabia[/b]

Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans are driven by financial need and poverty to become contract workers in the Middle East. Their conditions are appalling. Many are treated as slave labor and abused, mentally and physically. A number have died in unexplained circumstances.

Nepal's Kingdom of Discontent

[b]Nepal's Kingdom of Discontent[/b]

By Jo Johnson - The Financial Times

Every time Paras, Nepal's unpopular crown prince, leaves the royal palace in Kathmandu, he unwittingly pushes the Himalayan kingdom a step closer towards a republican revolution.

Karuna Speaks: His political aims and objectives explained

[b]Karuna Speaks: His political aims and objectives explained[/b]

In an interview V.Muralitharan alias Colonel Karuna speaks of his political aims and objectives. He has emphasised "We are people’s movement. We reflect the aspirations of our people. We do not have to act as proxy to any vested interests.

Geneva Talks – A false start.

Delegations of the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are meeting today and tomorrow in the Chateau de Bossey, a secluded castle just outside the Swiss capital Geneva. Both the delegations are said to be in Geneva to explore possibilities of laying the foundation for peace in Sri Lanka.Post your comments


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