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Understanding the Crisis in Nepal: Film and Talk by D. Thapa

[size=150][b]News Release

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[size=200]FILM AND PUBLIC TALK ON NEPAL:

UNDERSTANDING THE CRISIS IN NEPAL: MAOISTS, THE MONARCH, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY[/size]

[size=150]Speaker: Deepak Thapa

March 4th, 2006; 8pm.

All three communities in Sri Lanka must live

The end crucial goal has to be to jointly ensure the human security of ordinary Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim people in Sri Lanka and their prospects to live "free from fear" in freedom, peace and with the chance to determine and develop their lives according to their wishes within a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious Sri Lanka. This was emphasised in an opening address by Urs Ziswiler, Political Affairs DirectorSwiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.Post your commrnts

Washington's Clout at U.N. Challenged

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The 132-member Group of 77, which represents over two-thirds of the membership of the United Nations, rebuffed a U.S. claim that it has a right to virtually dictate the agenda on U.N. peacekeeping because it pays 27 percent of the budget.

JVP on the rejected nomination lists of UNP and UPFA

From our Colombo correspondent

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, yesterday decided to intervene in the court cases filed by two major parties including the United National Party and the United People's Freedom seeking court order compelling the District Returning officers to accept their rejected nomination lists.

Balasingham admits LTTE too responsible for the serious breaches of the Ceasefire Agreement.

Anton Balasingham, the Chief Negotiator of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in an open admission of those responsible for the violation of the Ceasefire Agreement confessed that LTTE too was responsible for the serious breaches of the Ceasefire Agreement. He made this public disclosure, when he delivered the opening speech in the Geneva talks yesterday. Post your comments

Sri Lanka Government's Chief negotiator emphasizes the need to rectify the Ceasefire Agreement

The Sri Lankan Government's Chief negotiator Minister Nimal Siripala
de Silva yesterday highlighted that although the Ceasefire Agreement was the first step towards achieving permanent peace in the country, there was a urgent need to rectify certain 'grave anomalies' arising from
this agreement. Post your comments

A Secretary-General for an Effective UN

By Professor Laksiri Fernando - University of Colombo

There is much speculation going around about who is going to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations, and some Sri Lankans even seems to think that it is Sri Lanka’s turn and not merely Asia’s turn. First it was Tyronne Fernando, then Jayantha Dhanapala, of course for valid reasons, and now some even speculate it could be Sri Lankan born Niranjan Deva-Aditya.

Pakistan, China multifaceted ties irreversible

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf declared on Wednesday that multifaceted strategic relations between Pakistan and China were "irreversible" and vowed to take the broad-based ties to new heights.

Jayantha Dhanapala's official website

From our Colombo Correspondent

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affair is to launch on Monday, 27 February, a website on Jayantha Dahanapala, the Sri Lanka's official candidate for the prestigious UN Secretary General post.

Over 1000 will participate in a campaign to end violence against women.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Campaign to end violence against women will kick start in Colombo at the Viharamahadevi Park on the 7th until the 9th of March, where more one thousand people including representatives from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan are also expected to participate.

I am the LTTE-supporter

From now on things gotta change. I hope AsianTribune moderators will allow freedom of speech. And allow me to present the other side of th is conflict. Untill now everyone has been blaming LTTE and look from GOSL side.

That's it. I'll monitor any future threads and reply them as fast I can.
Good luck, have fun.

Sri Lanka Government's Chief negotiator emphasizes the need

[b]Sri Lanka Government's Chief negotiator emphasizes the need to rectify the Ceasefire Agreement [/b]

[b]Geneva, 23 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Sri Lankan Government's Chief negotiator Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday highlighted that although the Ceasefire Agreement was the first step towards achieving permanent peace in the country, there was a urgent need to rectify cert

Balasingham admits LTTE too responsible for the serious

[b]Balasingham admits LTTE too responsible for the serious breaches of the Ceasefire Agreement.[/b]

Geneva, 23 February, (Asiantribune.com): Anton Balasingham, the Chief Negotiator of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in an open admission of those responsible for the violation of the Ceasefire Agreement confessed that LTTE too was responsible for the serious breaches of the Ceasefire Agreeme

"Look at the centre, Mr. Balasingham" – Media at t

[b]"Look at the centre, Mr. Balasingham" – Media at the Geneva Peace talks.

All three communities in Sri Lanka must live "free from

[b]All three communities in Sri Lanka must live "free from fear" - Urs Ziswiler[/b]

[b]Geneva, 23 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The end crucial goal has to be to jointly ensure the human security of ordinary Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim people in Sri Lanka and their prospects to live "free from fear" in freedom, peace and with the chance to determine and develop their lives according to thei

"Look at the centre, Mr. Balasingham" – Media at the Geneva Peace talks.

When the two chief negotiators, Nimal Siripala de Silva and Anton Balasingham posed for the cameras yesterday, after the formal opening of the peace talks at Chateau de Bossey in Geneva, the photographers repeatedly asked Balasingham to "look at the centre" as he was turning his head away to face cameras shooting from all angles.Post your comments


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