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Geneva: A Balance Sheet

[b]Geneva: A Balance Sheet[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]"In facing the real world from a standpoint of historical amnesia, Rajapakse may be forced into even more harmful backdoor deals with the LTTE than have been made by Ranil Wickremasinghe and countenanced by Kumaratunge”[/b][/i]
[b]UTHR[/b] ([i]Information Bulletin No.

LTTE's sudden concern for children

By Janaka Perera

They say that all the people can be fooled for some time and some people all the time but not all the people all the time. But Prabhakaran's puppets have not given up trying to fool some people all the time. They will do it as long as dubious NGOs and the LTTE proxy, Tamil National Alliance, continue to color wash the Wanni Tigers.Post your comments

SCUBA Diving is Saving Cambodia's Reefs

By Antonio Graceffo

The fishermen turn away from the blast. After the hand-grenade has exploded, they can simply pick the dead fish off of the top of the water. Hand-grenade fishing is much easier than fishing with nets. But, it is one of the most destructive activities ever envisioned. Not only to the edible fish float to the top, but the blast also kills scores of inedible and endangered fish, as well as completely wrecking the coral reef, which would take decades to regenerate.

Geneva: A Balance Sheet

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Even unavoidable, just wars kill innocent people, in large numbers. Geneva has postponed the next war and that is something that many ordinary people in the North and the South would be relieved about. The peace it promises is an illusive one, merely a short respite, but that is axiomatic so long as the Tigers remain dominant and remain Tigers. Post your comments

Waziristan : The State Retreats in Pakistan's Wild West

By Alok Bansal

The announcement by the Governor of NWFP Khalil-ur-Rehman on February 23, that the government has suspended operations in North Waziristan Agency because it believes that tribesmen are capable of restoring peace and normalcy through their own customs and traditions, is the second retreat by General Musharraf in almost two months. After agreeing not to build the contentious Kalabagh Dam till every one was onboard, the recent decision to suspend operations in North Waziristan shows that the hold of the state is withering away in Pakistan.Post your comments

Balasingham retreats in Geneva

H. L. D. Mahindapala – From Geneva

The weather in and around Chateau de Bossey where the Government and the LTTE met to hold talks dropped to sub-zero levels. But the delegates would not have felt the cold because the temperature of the room in which both parties battled to thrash out a final agreement was rising to solar heights.Post your comments

Bush hints at US role in resolving Kashmir issue

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

US President George W. Bush has hinted that the United States was playing a role for “a lasting solution” of the Kashmir issue which is acceptable to all parties including Pakistan, India and the people of Kashmir. Post your comments

Colombo negotiators walk into Tiger's trap

By Sesha Samarajiwa

The message being delivered by spin doctors and some segments of the media to the people of Sri Lanka and the world at large is that the peace negotiations between the Sri Lanka government and the LTTE were a breakthrough and Sri Lanka can now breathe a sigh of relief. President Mahinda Rajapakse, according to this choir, must be applauded for setting the stage to give peace a chance. Sounds good. But don’t be too hasty to eat milkrice, cautions Sesha Samarajiwa – an analysis.Post your comments

LTTE's sudden concern for children

[b]LTTE's sudden concern for children[/b]

By Janaka Perera

They say that all the people can be fooled for some time and some people all the time but not all the people all the time. But Prabhakaran's puppets have not given up trying to fool some people all the time. They will do it as long as dubious NGOs and the LTTE proxy, Tamil National Alliance, continue to color wash the Wanni Tigers.

India exploring import Myanmar gas bypassing Bangladesh

[b]India exploring import Myanmar gas bypassing Bangladesh [/b]

By T Siamchinthang - Asian tribune

[b]Lamaka, 26 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Government of India is exploring an alternative pipeline route via its Northeastern states, for importing gas from Myanmar, bypassing Bangladesh, according to Indian media report.

"An alternative pipeline route through the Northeastern territor

Colombo negotiators walk into Tiger's trap

[b]Colombo negotiators walk into Tiger's trap[/b]

By Sesha Samarajiwa

At the press meeting following the first round of peace talks between the Sri Lanka government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which concluded in Geneva on 24 February, Colombo’s chief negotiator, Healthcare and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva and his team beamed smug smiles.

Bush hints at US role in resolving Kashmir issue

[b]Bush hints at US role in resolving Kashmir issue[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 26 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] US President George W. Bush has hinted that the United States was playing a role for "a lasting solution" of the Kashmir issue which is acceptable to all parties including Pakistan, India and the people of Kashmir.

Balasingham retreats in Geneva

[b]Balasingham retreats in Geneva[/b]

H. L. D. Mahindapala – From Geneva

The weather in and around Chateau de Bossey where the Government and the LTTE met to hold talks dropped to sub-zero levels. But the delegates would not have felt the cold because the temperature of the room in which both parties battled to thrash out a final agreement was rising to solar heights.

Waziristan : The State Retreats in Pakistan's Wild West

[b]Waziristan : The State Retreats in Pakistan's Wild West[/b]

By Alok Bansal

The announcement by the Governor of NWFP Khalil-ur-Rehman on February 23, that the government has suspended operations in North Waziristan Agency because it believes that tribesmen are capable of restoring peace and normalcy through their own customs and traditions, is the second retreat by General Musharraf in alm

India exploring import Myanmar gas bypassing Bangladesh

By T Siamchinthang - Asian tribune

Government of India is exploring an alternative pipeline route via its Northeastern states, for importing gas from Myanmar, bypassing Bangladesh, according to Indian media report.Post your comments


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