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Despite peace talks, Sri Lanka drifts towards civil war

[b]Despite peace talks, Sri Lanka drifts towards civil war[/b]

Although the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are due to hold a second round of talks in Geneva on April 19-21 over the current ceasefire, the level of violence is again escalating in the war zones of the North and East of the island.

Despite peace talks, Sri Lanka drifts towards civil war

Although the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are due to hold a second round of talks in Geneva on April 19-21 over the current ceasefire, the level of violence is again escalating in the war zones of the North and East of the island.Post your comments

Recruiters of Child Soldiers Targeted for Prosecution

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations and international human rights organisations have long campaigned against recruiters of child soldiers, urging their prosecution as "war criminals". Post your comments

No turning back for Sri Lanka’s Garment industry

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

At the 13th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Garment Buying offices Association (SLGBOA) pledged the determination of the Sri Lanka Garment Industry that they have no choice but to open and compete in the world market to survive and prosper as an industry that brings in the highest foreign exchange into the country and to put every effort to attract all major buyers to set-up in Sri Lanka to make Sri Lanka the hub for South Asian production.

Pak-Sri Lanka vow to enhance bilateral cooperation

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan And Sri Lanka decided on Friday to enhance their political and economic ties and agreed to encourage greater interaction between their business communities.

Mahinda romps home leaving UNP and JVP far behind.

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led by President Mahinda Rajapakse swept the polls held on Thursday. Out of the 266 local bodies UPFA won 222. Its main rival the United National Party which held most of the local councils during the last four was left with only 32 local bodies. Post your comments

Musharraf, Rajapakse hold wide-ranging talks

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan’s President General Pervez Musharraf and his Sri Lankan Counterpart Mahinda Rajapakse on Friday held wide-ranging talks aimed at consolidating bilateral political and economic ties with a particular emphasis on expanding commerce between the two South Asian nations.

LTTE's ethnic cleansing of the Muslims yet not subsided.

"TamilEela Viduthali Pulikal strongly believes in Tamil nationalism and we wanted to embrace the Tamils living in North, East, Upcountry and also the Tamil speaking people – Muslims. There is no Tamil nationalism without the participation of the Upcountry Tamils and Muslims who are also Tamil speaking people," emphasized Pillaiyan the special commander of the TMVP led by Colonel Karuna and one of the senior leaders of the outfit.Post your comments

Low coconut prices irks the growers

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Current trend with the increase in harvest, farm-gate prices of coconuts are declining rapidly and the Colombo Coconut Development Authority Auction Sales held on 29th March the last level recorded Rs 9 per nut, said JVR Dias, President, Coconut Growers Association of Sri Lanka.

Pak striving to make SAARC dynamic vehicle for development: Musharraf

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

President General Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan was actively promoting cooperation in the region and has been striving to make SAARC a dynamic vehicle for development.Post your comments

U.S. Warns Applying Geneva Convention to Cover Terrorists:"Subverting Conventions themselves" Condi Rice

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The United States has "to be very careful about stretching the Geneva Conventions to cover people who are neither party to the convention nor really could ever be party to the convention," United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice declares.

U.S. Warns Applying Geneva Convention to Cover Terrorists:"Subverting Conventions themselves" Condi Rice

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The United States has "to be very careful about stretching the Geneva Conventions to cover people who are neither party to the convention nor really could ever be party to the convention," United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice declares.

Pak striving to make SAARC dynamic vehicle for development: Musharraf

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

President General Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan was actively promoting cooperation in the region and has been striving to make SAARC a dynamic vehicle for development.Post your comments

Low coconut prices irks the growers

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Current trend with the increase in harvest, farm-gate prices of coconuts are declining rapidly and the Colombo Coconut Development Authority Auction Sales held on 29th March the last level recorded Rs 9 per nut, said JVR Dias, President, Coconut Growers Association of Sri Lanka.

Pak striving to make SAARC dynamic vehicle for development:

[b]Pak striving to make SAARC dynamic vehicle for development: Musharraf[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 01 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]President General Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan was actively promoting cooperation in the region and has been striving to make SAARC a dynamic vehicle for development.

He was addressing a banquet h

LTTE's ethnic cleansing of the Muslims yet not subsided.

[b]LTTE's ethnic cleansing of the Muslims yet not subsided.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 01 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] "TamilEela Viduthali Pulikal strongly believes in Tamil nationalism and we wanted to embrace the Tamils living in North, East, Upcountry and also the Tamil speaking people – Muslims.

Mahinda romps home leaving UNP and JVP far behind.

[b]Mahinda romps home leaving UNP and JVP far behind. [/b]

[b]Colombo, 01 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led by President Mahinda Rajapakse swept the polls held on Thursday. Out of the 266 local bodies UPFA won 222. Its main rival the United National Party which held most of the local councils during the last four was left with only 32 local bodies.

Recruiters of Child Soldiers Targeted for Prosecution

[b]Recruiters of Child Soldiers Targeted for Prosecution[/b]

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

[b]United Nations 31 March, (IPS):[/b] The United Nations and international human rights organisations have long campaigned against recruiters of child soldiers, urging their prosecution as "war criminals".

Recruiters of Child Soldiers Targeted for Prosecution

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations and international human rights organisations have long campaigned against recruiters of child soldiers, urging their prosecution as "war criminals". Post your comments

No turning back for Sri Lanka’s Garment industry

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

At the 13th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Garment Buying offices Association (SLGBOA) pledged the determination of the Sri Lanka Garment Industry that they have no choice but to open and compete in the world market to survive and prosper as an industry that brings in the highest foreign exchange into the country and to put every effort to attract all major buyers to set-up in Sri Lanka to make Sri Lanka the hub for South Asian production.


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