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Suspected LTTE Retaliation Kills Five Passengers In Three

[b]Suspected LTTE Retaliation Kills Five Passengers In Three- Wheeler[/b]

[b]Colombo, 20 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Policemen assisted by troops rushed to the general area east of Puttur in Jaffna on Tuesday (18) night around 9.50 p.m. to recover the remains of five dead men who had reportedly been traveling in a three-wheeler at the time of their murder.

Chinese President talks trade and investment while U.S. talks human rights

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

China wants both the United States and China to view and handle bilateral relations from a strategic height and long term perspective, seize their common strategic interests, and enhance exchanges and cooperation with mutual respect and on an equal footing that will realize the reciprocal and win-win results.

Pak awaits details of disputed Kashmir hydro project

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan will respond to thereported Indian decision to change the controversial design of Kishanganga dam project after receiving the details, the country Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said Wednesday. Post your comments

Failed LTTE commanders removed from their posts

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has decided to remove the present special commanders of the East of Sri lanka – Colonel Bravo Bahnu of the Batticaloa and Colonel Sornam presently of Trincomalee districts – from their current posts. The Vanni command considers that both have been failures. The Vanni command is concerned about the violence rising against the LTTE and targeting their cadres. Key political figures like Joseph Parajasingham and T.Vigneswaram were gunned down by suspected cadres of the Karuna group. Post your comments

Suspected LTTE Retaliation Kills Five Passengers In Three- Wheeler

Policemen assisted by troops rushed to the general area east of Puttur in Jaffna on Tuesday (18) night around 9.50 p.m. to recover the remains of five dead men who had reportedly been traveling in a three-wheeler at the time of their murder. Post your comments

Karuna group armed with captured LTTE weapons

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) yesterday interviewed Pradeep, the Political leader of TVMP (Karuna’s group), projecting Col Karuna’s group as the new political entity that is emerging as formidable force in the Sri Lankan crisis.Post your comments

Search for New U.N. Chief under scrutiny

by Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

When Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden was elected the second secretary-general of the United Nations on the first day of April in 1953, he was neither a declared candidate nor did he lobby for the then-coveted job.

Norwegian passport scandal reveals involvement of more Police Officers

The Police officer Herman Olav Nyhusmoen (“Herman”) who has admitted stealing nine passports on the orders of Mike Daniel Jeya ("Mike") told the court that he used a fellow officer to distract the attention from the passport storage. "Herman" made a lunch appointment with police officer Hans Olav Leite ("Leite"). After the lunch they walked down to the passport section in the police station. "Leite" spoke to a person working in the passport section, the people that worked in the passport section became distracted and "Herman" used this opportunity to steal three passports.Post your comments

Two Tamils jailed for sexually abusing 10-year-old Danish girl

A court in Tønder, located in the southern Denmark, sentenced two Sri Lankan Tamils to jail for sexually abusing a Danish girl aged 10- year-old, at the time of their arrests.Post your comments

Pakistan, UN refugees' agency sign deal to register Afghans

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR), on Wednesday signed an agreement on the registration of Afghan citizens in Pakistan as part of efforts to document and manage the Afghan population in Pakistan.

Issue commemorative stamp in honor of Late A. Amirthalingam – TULF Branch, UK

Appeals are being made to issue commemorative postal stamp in honor of Late A.. Amirthalingam, a former a Member of Parliament and the Leader of the Opposition, on his 17th death anniversary, that falls on 13 July 1989.

Task of JobsNet is to match the job seekers with the vacancies available

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

JobsNet was set up in an effort to promote employment opportunities and act as an information referral system primarily with regard to job opportunities for Sri Lankans either in the island or overseas.

The Bulldog and the ASEAN

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

Will another ASEAN Foreign Minister's in Bali yield anything for Burma? Why are we hoping against hope when the answer is already a big No. The international community has strongly endorsed the NLD (National League for Democracy) for power sharing with the Burmese thugs headed by its bulldog (christened by the Burmese business community) Than Shwe This strong bulldog has drag on and the country sinks deeper and deeper into crisis.

Two Tamils jailed for sexually abusing 10-year-old Danish gi

[b]Two Tamils jailed for sexually abusing 10-year-old Danish girl[/b]

[b]Copenhagen, 20 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A court in Tønder, located in the southern Denmark, sentenced two Sri Lankan Tamils to jail for sexually abusing a Danish girl aged 10- year-old, at the time of their arrests.

The court sentenced Sivasothey Supramaniam, aged 35 years, married with children for 2 years of im

Norwegian passport scandal reveals involvement of more Polic

[b]Norwegian passport scandal reveals involvement of more Police Officers[/b]

[b]Oslo, 20 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Police officer Herman Olav Nyhusmoen (“Herman”) who has admitted stealing nine passports on the orders of Mike Daniel Jeya ("Mike") told the court that he used a fellow officer to distract the attention from the passport storage.

Pak awaits details of disputed Kashmir hydro project

[b]Pak awaits details of disputed Kashmir hydro project[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 20 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan will respond to thereported Indian decision to change the controversial design of Kishanganga dam project after receiving the details, the country Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said Wednesday.

Karuna group armed with captured LTTE weapons

[b]Karuna group armed with captured LTTE weapons [/b]

Melbourne, 20 April, (Asiantribune.com):Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) yesterday interviewed Pradeep, the Political leader of TVMP (Karuna’s group), projecting Col Karuna’s group as the new political entity that is emerging as formidable force in the Sri Lankan crisis.

Pradeep said that they have a military wing, a politi

Failed LTTE commanders removed from their posts

[b]Failed LTTE commanders removed from their posts[/b]

[b]Colombo, 20 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has decided to remove the present special commanders of the East of Sri lanka – Colonel Bravo Bahnu of the Batticaloa and Colonel Sornam presently of Trincomalee districts – from their current posts. The Vanni command considers that both have been failures.

Talks with Sri Lanka Government indefinitely postponed – official statement by LTTE

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam stopped short of giving a 14-day notice of reneging the Ceasefire Agreement entered in February 2002, but officially announced that they will not participate in any peace talks not only which was scheduled for 24 - 25 April in Geneva, but also in any future talks indefinitely.


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