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Military operations to target LTTE and not Tamils

[b]Military operations to target LTTE and not Tamils - President Mahinda[/b]

[b]Colombo, 27 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]President Mahinda Rajapakse briefed the Cabinet Day before yesterday and yesterday on the latest developments following the suicide bomb attack at the Army Headquarters.

Army Commander's condition stable and satisfactory.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Director of the Colombo National Hospital Dr. Hector
Weerasinghe has expressed satisfaction on the
health condition of army commander Lt. General Sarath
Fonseka, who was injured on Tuesday in a bomb blast by a suspected LTTE female suicide bomber.

Government decision to take off fertilizer subsidies would jeopardize agriculture severely

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The government playing with the current fertilizer subsidies is threatened to be affecting the entire gamut of agriculture and cash crops like tea rubber and coconut. At the time the coconut growers have been calling upon the government a further extension of the subsidy existed by another Rs 5,000 per metric ton of fertilizer, that government has now decided to do away with the existing fertilizer subsidy of Rs 7,800 per metric ton of fertilizer.

Pak-India agree to continue talks on nuclear risk reduction

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and India have agreed that future periodic Expert Level talks on Nuclear CBMs would discuss, review and monitor the implementation of Nuclear CBMs as called for by the Lahore MoU of 1999, in order to reduce the risks of accidental or unauthorized use of nuclear weapons.

Appeal for a stamp in honour of Amirthalingam, the Tamil leader assassinated by the LTTE

V. Anandasangaree, leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front and one of the veteran Sri Lankan Tamil leaders, told the Asian Tribune that his party will appeal to the Government to issue a commemorative postal stamp in honor of Late A. Amirthalingam, a former Member of Parliament and the Leader of the Opposition whose 17th death anniversary falls on 13 July 1989.Post your comments

Pak-India agree to work for reducing risk of nuclear accidents

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and India on Wednesday concluded the fourth round of talks on nuclear Confidence Building Measures agreeing on the finalization of an agreement to reduce the risk of nuclear accidents. Post your comments

Military operations to target LTTE and not Tamils - President Mahinda

President Mahinda Rajapakse briefed the Cabinet Day before yesterday and yesterday on the latest developments following the suicide bomb attack at the Army Headquarters. At both the Special Cabinet meetings he emphasized that the military operations were to target the LTTE positions which were firing on the Sri Lankan forces. He said that the Sri Lankan armed forces only were reacting to the attacks launched by the LTTE. Post your comments

Despite U.N. Force, Child Soldiers Multiply in Congo

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations, which is fielding over 19,800 peacekeeping troops in war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is virtually fighting a losing battle to contain the ongoing recruitment of child soldiers in a country the size of Western Europe.

Suspected LTTE female suicide bomber identified

The female suicide bomber who carried out the bomb attack on the Sri Lanka Army Commander on Tuesday 25 April, has been identified as a Tamil women from Vavuniya.Post your comments

Work out while time is there: I Imkong

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Leader of the Opposition I Imkong expressed serious concern on the slow pace of the peace process between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM), saying "nobody seems to be serious with the process and appears to be waiting till the last day of another extension of the ceasefire."

LTTE attempted to use Trincomalee incidents to unleash a backlash of July 1983 - Minister Keheliya Rambukwella

Policy Development and Implementation Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking at a press Conference held at the Government Information Department’s Auditorium on Wednesday, pointed out that although the Government was fully committed to continue the Geneva Talks, the LTTE continues to violate the agreement reached in Geneva. It had escalated the violence since April 07. The LTTE attempted to use the Trincomalee incidents to unleash a backlash of July 1983, Minister alleged.Post your comments

Pak-India agree to work for reducing risk of nuclear acciden

[b]Pak-India agree to work for reducing risk of nuclear accidents[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 27 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Pakistan and India on Wednesday concluded the fourth round of talks on nuclear Confidence Building Measures agreeing on the finalization of an agreement to reduce the risk of nuclear accidents.

Appeal for a stamp in honour of Amirthalingam

[b]Appeal for a stamp in honour of Amirthalingam, the Tamil Leader assassinated by the LTTE[/b]

[b]London, 27 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]V. Anandasangaree, leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front and one of the veteran Sri Lankan Tamil leaders, told the Asian Tribune that his party will appeal to the Government to issue a commemorative postal stamp in honor of Late A.

LTTE attempted to use Trincomalee incidents to unleash

[b]LTTE attempted to use Trincomalee incidents to unleash a backlash of July 1983 - Minister Keheliya Rambukwella[/b]

[b]Colombo, 27 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Policy Development and Implementation Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking at a press Conference held at the Government Information Department’s Auditorium on Wednesday, pointed out that although the Government was fully committe

Suspected LTTE female suicide bomber identified

[b]Suspected LTTE female suicide bomber identified[/b]

Colombo, 27 April, (Asiantribune.com): The female suicide bomber who carried out the bomb attack on the Sri Lanka Army Commander on Tuesday 25 April, has been identified as a Tamil women from Vavuniya.

Police recovered the head of the of the women suicide bomber which was found hanging on a nearby tree, after it must have been severed fr

Open warfare erupts in Sri Lanka

[b]Open warfare erupts in Sri Lanka[/b]

After weeks of escalating violence in a murky, undeclared war in the North and East of Sri Lanka, the Colombo government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have resorted to open hostilities.

Nagaland BJP Chief on ban on conversion

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland BJP President and Parliamentary Secretary MC Konyak categorically said that "imposition of ban on conversion is unacceptable to the minorities" and further said such imposition was going against the Constitutional tenets and spirit of democracy in the country.

Social Service Ministry to promote and regulate volunteerism in Sri Lanka.

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare has devised a project aims to set up a statutory body for the promotion of volunteerism and will transform it into a dynamic tool for social development and peace building in Sri Lanka.

Militants abducts Indian Customs officials

By Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

Armed militants have abducted two Indian Customs Officials on Wednesday morning from South Garo Hills in Meghalaya state of North East Indias.

A-9 Road opened for traffic

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Colombo

The Sri Lanka Army headquarters say all roads temporarily closed down in the north and east have been reopened. This strtergic roads leading or leading through the Tiger controlled areas were closed at 3 PM on 25 of April, after a female suicide bomber rammed into the motorcar that was carrying the Sri Lanka’s Army Commander Lt.General Sarath Fonseka seriously injuring him and killing as much 09 persons including civilians.


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