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Tamilselvan: Tamil people retaliate as they are angered

[b]Tamilselvan: Tamil people retaliate as they are angered by continuous army attacks[/b]

Colombo, 21 April, (Asiantribune.com): Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has informed Norway’s Special Peace Envoy Jon Hannsen-Bauer that they are not participating in the Geneva Talks scheduled to take place on 24th April.

Tamilselvan: Tamil people retaliate as they are angered by continuous army attacks.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has informed Norway’s Special Peace Envoy Jon Hannsen-Bauer that they are not participating in the Geneva Talks scheduled to take place on 24th April. They have also pointed out that people have lost patience as the army frequently launches attack against them. People have now begun to launch counter attacks against the armed forces. Post your comments

United States, Human Rights Groups, Nepali Diaspora - Call for sanctions in Nepal

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

Nepali King Gyanendra and his senior officials and top military officers should be barred from entering other countries and their personal assets outside of Nepal should be frozen, urge a joint statement by New York-based Human Rights Watch, London-based Amnesty International and International Commission of Jurists.Post your comments

The Pros and Cons of Rising Oil Prices

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

As oil prices reached a record high of 68 dollars a barrel last week -- compared with the oil producers' targeted range of 22 to 28 dollars back in January 2005 -- the United Nations remains hopeful there will be increasing demand for conservation and alternative sources for energy.

Pakistan: militants kill seven security personnel

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai –Reporting from Islamabad

Seven Pakistani security personnel were killed and twenty-six others injured when miscreants fired at their vehicles on a road in the North Waziristan Agency near the Pak- Afghan border.Post your comments

SLFP denies opposition charges on oil prices

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says oil prices underwent changes because of the unprecedented rise in world oil prices. In a statement the SLFP reminded that last year the price of a barrel of crude oil rose to US$ 52. However, at present it has further climbed to US$ 70 per barrel.

India and Bangladesh to maintain status-quo on fencing

By Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

India and Bangladesh agreed to maintain status-quo in the areas where both the countries are adversely possessing land of either countries and decided not to undertake to erect barbed wire fencing in those contentious areas.

CMI UK, Sri Lanka Branch comes out in a big way by building 35 houses for Tsunami Victims

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Chartered Management Institute’s Sri Lanka Branch has been magnanimous in constructing 35 houses for the homeless Tsunami victims in Ambalangoda. They have built these houses in a land in Galabodawatta, Ambalangoda obtained from the government. Gamini Karunaratne, Chairman, CMI UK, SL Branch said almost all the funds were sent by their UK Headquarters and the balance was collected through their contacts in Sri Lanka.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce extends their services to other regions

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

In line with government’s national policy to develop regional economies, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has organized a series of promotional seminars with regional chambers in order to support the development of small, medium and large-scale businesses in other regions.

Pakistan: militants kill seven security personnel

[b]Pakistan: militants kill seven security personnel [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai –Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 21 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Seven Pakistani security personnel were killed and twenty-six others injured when miscreants fired at their vehicles on a road in the North Waziristan Agency near the Pak- Afghan border.

Pakistan Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed

United States, Human Rights Groups, Nepali Diaspora - Call f

[b]United States, Human Rights Groups, Nepali Diaspora - Call for sanctions in Nepal[/b]

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.

Naval craft came under hostile LTTE's gunfire in the mid sea

A Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission representative was at hand recently to witness the shooting of the Sri Lanka Navy in the sea off Mullaithievu on 19 April according to a Sri Lanka Army report. The SLMM monitor aboard the craft witnessed this broad daylight LTTE shooting and ruled it a gross violation of the Ceasefire Agreement and informed the SLMM Head in Trincomalee.


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