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LTTE escalates demands after escalating violence

[b]LTTE escalates demands after escalating violence[/b]

[b]Colombo, 19 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Tamil Tigers put the next round of Geneva talks in doubt for the third time by escalating their demands. First, they postponed talks from 19 April to April 24 after escalating violence.

Pak seeks global coordination to deal with calamities

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Tuesday called for well-coordinated efforts at regional and global level to deal with natural disasters.

Court told that Norwegian passports were stolen for "MIGHTY" people in Sri Lanka

The Court case against Mike Daniel Jeya and his younger brother Nagularajan Jeyabalakrishnan, charged with organised crimes and trafficking, started yesterday in Oslo. Herman Olav Nyhusmoen, the police officer accused of stealing the passport appeared as a witness. Post your comments

Pak seals border with Afghanistan, nab three Afghan-Arabs

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has beefed up security along its north-western border to stop any suspected militants from crossing into the country as they retreat from a major offensive by US and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan.Post your comments

Pro-peace journalist "land arrested" in Bangladesh

By Anita Mathur

Internationally known Bangladeshi journalist, columnist, peace activist and editor of Weekly Blitz Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is not allowed by Bangladesh government to leave the country, which he terms as "land arrest."

Working together against Gender-Based Violence

A new set of recommendations issued yesterday by the UN in Sri Lanka, has directly addressed the issue of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and established the mechanisms to effectively prevent, intervene and advocate against such abuse. Post your comments

Increased fuel prices reduces export competitiveness

By Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Due to the recent price increase on fuel, the exporters have shown their displeasure and said their competitiveness would be reduced due to the cost of production which will increase due to the fuel cost.

Colorful celebration of Bengali New Year in Bangladesh

By Patricia Ovemarrie

Many predicted of attacks by Islamist militants at the celebrations of Bengali news year in Bangladesh this year as the government has gone into massive crack down on the outfits of Jamatul Muajhedin Bangladesh (JMB), an extremist Islamist organization, which challenges the existing judicial system in the country.

Heavy downpour interrupted peoples demonstrations in Nepal

By D. Michael Van De Veer

Peoples demonstrations in Nepal was interrupted on Tuesday by a heavy downpour. Overnight the sky above Kathmandu and much of the Kingdom was filled with displays of lightning and earth shaking thunder. On Tuesday, the cold winds falling from the Himalayas clashed with the warm steamy air rushing up from the Indian sub-continent and bathed the country for 15 hours in one of the heaviest downpours.

Australia calls on LTTE to desist from further acts of violence

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Australian Government welcomes the commitment expressed by the Sri Lanka Government to engage in talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. At the same time it calls on the LTTE to desist from further acts of provocation and engage constructively in future peace talks.

Working together against Gender-Based Violence

[b]Working together against Gender-Based Violence[/b]

[b]Colombo, 19 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A new set of recommendations issued yesterday by the UN in Sri Lanka, has directly addressed the issue of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and established the mechanisms to effectively prevent, intervene and advocate against such abuse.

Pak seals border with Afghanistan, nab three Afghan-Arabs

[b]Pak seals border with Afghanistan, nab three Afghan-Arabs [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 19 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan has beefed up security along its north-western border to stop any suspected militants from crossing into the country as they retreat from a major offensive by US and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan.

Court told that Norwegian passports were stolen

[b]Court told that Norwegian passports were stolen for "MIGHTY" people in Sri Lanka[/b]

[b]Oslo, 19 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Court case against Mike Daniel Jeya and his younger brother Nagularajan Jeyabalakrishnan, charged with organised crimes and trafficking, started yesterday in Oslo.

LTTE escalates demands after escalating violence

The Tamil Tigers put the next round of Geneva talks in doubt for the third time by escalating their demands. First, they postponed talks from 19 April to April 24 after escalating violence. Second, they refused to come to talks saying that the Navy was threatening their commanders by escorting them from the north to east and rejected the offer to travel in a commercial vessel from the north to the east. Now they insist that violence against ethnic Tamils should be stopped before they go to Geneva for the second round of talks. Post your comments


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