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LTTE wants to fly out from Vanni to Maldives bypassing

[b]LTTE wants to fly out from Vanni to Maldives bypassing Katunayake airport[/b]

[b]Colombo, 05 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] After meeting Anton Balasingham in London, Erik Solheim, the Chief facilitator in the talks between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE, is expected to bring another demand to President Rajapakse: to allow the LTTE delegation attending the next round of talks in Gen

Dispute resolution, spirit behind talks with India: Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan said Tuesday that the spirit behind the peace talks with India is to resolve all disputes between the two countries particularly Kashmir and has expressed optimism that there will be forward movement in the dialogue process in the right direction. Post your comments

President's victory defeats right, left and Vanni

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The local polls held on Thursday constitute the second tsunami wave that has swept the nation in recent times. The comprehensive defeat (barring a few local councils) of all the forces opposed to President Mahinda Rajapakse has left the right-wing, left-wing and the Vanni wondering what had hit them. Its immediate impact is to sweep away the right-wing and the left-wing – the two main forces that were coming at him from diametrically opposite angles with two different objectives. Post your comments

Pak, Netherlands agree to boost defence cooperation

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and the Netherlands have agreed to enhance their defence cooperation particularly in intelligence sharing, deployment of troops for crisis response missions and enhance coordination in Afghanistan for bringing stability there.

Rajapaksa's options

By Vasantha Raja

Sri Lanka's local government election results have shown clearly that the Sinhalese majority wants peace talks to proceed – a tribute to the country’s Sinhala Buddhists who had been inundated with anti-talks propaganda from Sinhala ultra-nationalists.Post your comments

Donors pledge to assist Tsunami transitional shelter dwellers

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Donor organizations have pledged their assistance to maintain reasonable living conditions in the transitional shelters of the Tsunami affected families until they migrate into permanent dwellings.Post your comments

Saving Children from the Tragedy of Landmines

On the first 'Global Mine Awareness Day' - 04 April, UNICEF says Mine-Free World is in sight.However, Children and communities in 80 countries still face the threat from landmines. And of the 15,000 -- 20,000 that dies each year, 20 per cent are children, UNICEF said today on the first International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. Post your comments

Thakshin cave into pressure, announces to step down from premiership

Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra, the telecom tycoon and the caretaker Prime Minister of Thailand made a sudden and unexpected official announcement that he would step down from the premiership of the country for the sake of national reconciliation.

Embracing Cheap Workers, Ignoring Their Welfare

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The top 10 countries hosting the largest number of international migrants have neither signed nor ratified a 1990 U.N. convention aimed at protecting the rights of migrant workers worldwide.

Ivanhoe mines operations shut down in Burma

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) revealed that Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines ceased production at its copper mine near Monywa, Burma on March 30 2006, according to its annual report issued on Monday.

Switzerland pledges another 850 million Rupees for the reconstruction of houses

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Switzerland has pledged another US$ 8.5 million, (SL Rs. 850 million) to support the house owner driven reconstruction programme of the Government of Sri Lanka. This comes in addition to the US$ 7 million, pledged one year ago.

RPCs invest another billion on replanting and welfare

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Regional Plantation Companies [RPC] of Sri Lanka, which maintain and manage government as well as private owned plantations, would invest another billion of rupees in number of plantations to improve productivity and lifestyles of estate workers.

Saving Children from the Tragedy of Landmines

[b]Saving Children from the Tragedy of Landmines [/b]

[b]New York, 05 April 2006,(Asiantribune.com): [/b]Children and communities in 80 countries still face the threat from landmines. And of the 15,000 -- 20,000 that dies each year, 20 per cent are children, UNICEF said today on the first International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

Donors pledge to assist Tsunami transitional shelter dweller

[b]Donors pledge to assist Tsunami transitional shelter dwellers [/b]

By Sunil C.

Rajapaksa's options

[b]Rajapaksa's options[/b]

By Vasantha Raja

Sri Lanka's local government election results have shown clearly that the Sinhalese majority wants peace talks to proceed – a tribute to the country’s Sinhala Buddhists who had been inundated with anti-talks propaganda from Sinhala ultra-nationalists.

The people have, in no uncertain terms, defeated the JVP-JHU challenge to president Rajapaksa'

President's victory defeats right, left and Vanni

[b]President's victory defeats right, left and Vanni[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The local polls held on Thursday constitute the second tsunami wave that has swept the nation in recent times. The comprehensive defeat (barring a few local councils) of all the forces opposed to President Mahinda Rajapakse has left the right-wing, left-wing and the Vanni wondering what had hit them.

Dispute resolution, spirit behind talks with India: Pakistan

[b]Dispute resolution, spirit behind talks with India: Pakistan[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 05 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan said Tuesday that the spirit behind the peace talks with India is to resolve all disputes between the two countries particularly Kashmir and has expressed optimism that there will be forward movement in the di

LTTE wants to fly out from Vanni to Maldives bypassing Katunayake airport

After meeting Anton Balasingham in London, Erik Solheim, the Chief facilitator in the talks between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE, is expected to bring another demand to President Rajapakse: to allow the LTTE delegation attending the next round of talks in Geneva to fly from Vanni to Male , capital of Maldives, by seaplane and to catch the regular flight from Male to Geneva, bypassing Katunayake International airport.Post your comments


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