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Listing of the LTTE as a Terrorist Group

[b]Listing of the LTTE as a Terrorist Group[/b]

[b]Frequently asked Questions clarified:[/b]

Any party wishing to participate in political process should renounce violence, says U.S.

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

"The parties that are violent should abandon the violence, and stop the horrors, and then move into the political mainstream. They can contest power through a political way," was what Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher told CNN this week.

Pakistan did not influence 9/11 probe

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has rubbished a report implying that it had bribed members of the US 9/11 Inquiry Commission to drop from its finding negative references to Islamabad. Post your comments

Time for Solheim to get off Karuna and failed Ceasefire Agreement to advance peace

H. L. D. Mahindapala

In the preceding articles three articles (see Asian Tribune April 7, 8 9, 2006) the role of Erik Solheim, the "facilitator" sitting the middle of the Sri Lankan conflict, was drawn in some detail to establish that he has, in the main, (1) acted contrary to the declared principles of the Royal Norwegian government; (2) violated the basic canons of international humanitarian law and (3) not advanced the peace process in any viable or durable direction other than to strengthen the hands of the LTTE to violate all known canons of humanitarian laws with impunity.Post your comments

Col. Karuna's group hoists their flag over East in a simple opening ceremony

Political Secretariat of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal led by Colonel Karuna was ceremoniously declared open yesterday in Batticaloa. Hindu, Muslim and Christian religious leaders were present at the occasion chanting prayers when the Tamil national flag of the TMVP was hoisted by Commander Marckan.Post your comments

Assam Elections : Low violence marks second phase of poll

By Lakhyajit Gohain – Asian Tribune -

The second phase of Assembly elections in the militancy infested Northeastern province of Assam has ended amid low violence, incessant rains and tight security on Monday.

Co Chairs meet LTTE to save peace talks

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Envoys of the Co-chairs of the peace process went and met S.P.Tamilselvan, Head of the Political Division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Kilinochchi yesterday, in a bid to keep peace talks due to be held in Switzerland from April 19 on track.

Claymore attack begins again in Jaffna: failure of Solheim's policy of appeasement

LTTE has begun to detonate its second round of explosives this year in Jaffna despite its agreement in Geneva in February not to violate the Ceasefire Agreement brokered by Erik Solheim, the LTTE-friendly "facilitator". Post your comments

Karuna not a "paramilitary" because he was trained and armed by LTTE - S.L.Gunasekara, leading lawyer

S. L. Gunasekera, a leading lawyer who participated in the Thimpu talks along with H. L. de Silva, has dismissed the Norwegian and the LTTE argument to include Col. Karuna's group as "paramilitaries" as irrelevant. There is mounting pressure internationally too on Erik Solheim to get off the one-track agenda of focusing on Col Karuna as it does not help the peace process. Political observers say that it helps only the LTTE to survive.Post your comments

Exporters ask speedy VAT refunds

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Colombo

The business community in Sri Lanka says that the Department of Inland Revenue[IRD] is not in a position to refund VAT claims due to lack of funds from the Government coffers.

Tritel completes CDMA testing phase

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Largest and oldest public telephony, Tritel Services (Pvt) Ltd, has completed official testing phase of its Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) network, becoming the first ever licensed public pay phone operator in Sri Lanka, authorized to build and run its own infrastructure.

Sri Lankan Canadians applaud banning of Tamil Tiger terrorists

Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada (SLUNA) has applauded the decision taken by the new Conservative Government of Canada to outlaw the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a UN designated international terrorist group.

Karuna not a "paramilitary" because he was trained

[b]Karuna not a "paramilitary" because he was trained and armed by LTTE - S.L.Gunasekara, leading lawyer [/b]

S. L. Gunasekera, a leading lawyer who participated in the Thimpu talks along with H. L. de Silva, has dismissed the Norwegian and the LTTE argument to include Col. Karuna's group as "paramilitaries" as irrelevant.

Claymore attack begins again in Jaffna: failure of Solheim's

[b]Claymore attack begins again in Jaffna: failure of Solheim's policy of appeasement[/b]

[b]Colombo, 11 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]LTTE has begun to detonate its second round of explosives this year in Jaffna despite its agreement in Geneva in February not to violate the Ceasefire Agreement brokered by Erik Solheim, the LTTE-friendly "facilitator".

Col. Karuna's group hoists their flag over East in a simple

[b]Col. Karuna's group hoists their flag over East in a simple opening ceremony[/b]

[b]Colombo, 11 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Political Secretariat of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal led by Colonel Karuna was ceremoniously declared open yesterday in Batticaloa.

Time for Solheim to get off Karuna and failed Ceasefire Agre

[b]Time for Solheim to get off Karuna and failed Ceasefire Agreement to advance peace [/b]

H. L. D.

Pakistan did not influence 9/11 probe

[b]Pakistan did not influence 9/11 probe[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 11 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan has rubbished a report implying that it had bribed members of the US 9/11 Inquiry Commission to drop from its finding negative references to Islamabad.

Listing of the LTTE as a Terrorist Group

Canada's new government lists the LTTE as a terrorist organization. Given below are the answers to the frequently asked questions. Clarification by the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC) was created in 2003 to ensure coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians.Post your comments


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