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Co-Chairs meet in Oslo on Friday while appealing

[b]Co-Chairs meet in Oslo on Friday while appealing Lankan government for restraint[/b]

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.

Pak, India agree on 4-point conventional CBMs to avoid conflict

By Iqbal Hussian Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and India have agreed on four-point Confidence Building Measures in the Conventional field aimed at avoidance of conflict between the two countries. Post your comments

Co-Chairs meet in Oslo on Friday while appealing Lankan government for restraint

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

Ambassadors from Sri Lanka's main donor countries met Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday to urge his government for restraint while arrangements are under way for the Co-Chairs to meet in Oslo on Friday to discuss the volatile situation in Sri Lanka.Post your comments

Killing spree continues in the country

In three separate attacks on Thursday, 5 Sri Lankan Armed forces personnel were killed, two sailors and three soldiers, reported to be by the suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. In another incident two more soldiers were injured in the north of the country. Furthermore, five headless male corpses were found in Avissawella, in two separate spots about 35 kilometers East of Colombo.Post your comments

Switzerland expresses concern over the escalation of violence in Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera - Reportinng from Colombo

Government of Switzerland has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating situation in Sri Lanka. It has urged the parties to embrce the path of dialogue for a rapid re-establishment of security throughout the country. Post your comments

Anniversary of Shoaib's Release Mixes Joy, Disappointment

By Dr. Richard L. Benkin

April 30, 2005, was the seventh day of Passover on the Jewish calendar, a day according to tradition when G-d performed a great miracle. With the breath of His Nostrils, He split the Sea of Reeds so His people, the Jewish people, could walk to freedom. Thirty-five centuries later, G-d again performed a miracle that allowed Weekly Blitz editor and publisher Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury to walk out of a Dhaka prison and into the light of freedom.

Burma’s Probability: Wooing China and India

By Nehginpao Kipgen

As Burma strategists and political planners are pooling in the ballroom, varying thoughts and approaches are excogitated. Noting that multifarious engagements can help evolve a durable solution, there is an urgency of the critical importance of the two Asian giants – China and India – intrinsically demanding and inseparable to the impetus of a realistic democratization process in Burma.

Switzerland expresses concern over the escalation of violenc

[b]Switzerland expresses concern over the escalation of violence in Sri Lanka[/b]

Sunil C. Perera - Reportinng from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 28 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Government of Switzerland has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating situation in Sri Lanka. It has urged the parties to embrce the path of dialogue for a rapid re-establishment of security throughout the country.

Killing spree continues in the country

[b]Killing spree continues in the country[/b]

[b]Colombo, 28 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In three separate attacks on Thursday, 5 Sri Lankan Armed forces personnel were killed, two sailors and three soldiers, reported to be by the suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. In another incident two more soldiers were injured in the north of the country.

Pak, India agree on 4-point conventional CBMs to avoid confl

[b]Pak, India agree on 4-point conventional CBMs to avoid conflict[/b]

By Iqbal Hussian Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 27 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Pakistan and India have agreed on four-point Confidence Building Measures in the Conventional field aimed at avoidance of conflict between the two countries.

Burmese Military Junta says no dialogue with democratic opposition

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

Despite international pressure, especially from the United States, for the Burmese (Myanmar) military junta to open a dialogue with the National League for Democracy led by detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and set the pace for the restoration of democracy, the junta defied all appeals in declaring that it does not intend to have any dialogue with Suu Kyi’s democratic opposition.


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