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America's Boucher and Norway's Solheim in Nepal,

[b]America's Boucher and Norway's Solheim in Nepal, while Nepal lifts terrorist tag on Maoists[/b]

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.

Elderly people die alone and unnoticed in Australia

Between mid February and early March seven decomposed bodies of elderly people were found in New South Wales, the most populous state of Australia. Five were discovered in just ten days. That frail and vulnerable members of society could literally rot to death without being noticed, in some cases for up to eight months, has provoked a deep sense of shock among ordinary people.

Srilankan Airline to allocate more cargo space for live fish and floricultural exports

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Srilankan Airlines has agreed to allocate cargo space to the local live tropical fish and the floriculture exporters within their destinations.

Border Trade paralyzed in North East India

BY Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

32 Indian Land Customs Station came to standstill yesterday along the Indo-Bangla and Indo-Myanmar border following the indefinite suspension of border trade.

CID investigates to probe the attack on Udayan newspaper

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Investigations are currently underway to probe the attack on the Udayan Newspaper.

Indian Prime Minister, Hurriyat meet, cover some new ground on Kashmir issue

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Some fresh ground was covered in the second round of talks between the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Hurriyat leaders here on Tuesday. Both sides agreed to 'evolve a mechanism’ to resolve the Kashmir issue 'peacefully and amicably'. Post your comments

Trincomalee: Sri Lanka's Jerusalem

By Vasantha Raja

Sri Lanka's peace process remains entangled in a seemingly incurable predicament. Thousands of innocent civilians, as usual, keep paying a heavy price for their leaders' failure to break the vicious circle of conflict. Even the signals of an impending social catastrophe and the spectre of an economic nightmare have yet to produce the necessary wisdom to transcend existing prejudices.Post your comments

Is another crisis imminent in the LTTE ?

Sent by Mallika Wanigasundara

As the peace talks neared the LTTE has been trying to make vital changes in its military hierarchy and command structure. Banu, a resident of Ariyalai in the north of Jaffna has been the military commander of Ampara/Batticaloa. Now the LTTE has made a move to appoint Ramesh a resident of Batticaloa as a special military commander to Ampara/ Batticaloa.Post your comments

Asians Remain Divided over Top U.N. Job

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

With growing new support for an Asian as the next secretary-general of the United Nations, there is a possibility of new candidates joining the race -- perhaps from India, Indonesia, East Timor and maybe even Japan.

America's Boucher and Norway's Solheim in Nepal, while Nepal lifts terrorist tag on Maoists

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

While United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher in Katmandu, Nepal denounced Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and vowed not to remove it from U.S. list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, and Norway’s Minister for International Development Erik Solheim on his arrival in Nepal ruled out that he is on a Sri Lanka type ‘peace mission’, the new government of Nepal removed the terrorist tag on Maoists opening the path for Nepal’s main Communist Party to have a dialogue with them. Post your comments

America's Boucher and Norway's Solheim in Nepal, while Nepal lifts terrorist tag on Maoists

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

While United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher in Katmandu, Nepal denounced Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and vowed not to remove it from U.S. list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, and Norway’s Minister for International Development Erik Solheim on his arrival in Nepal ruled out that he is on a Sri Lanka type ‘peace mission’, the new government of Nepal removed the terrorist tag on Maoists opening the path for Nepal’s main Communist Party to have a dialogue with them. Post your comments

Asians Remain Divided over Top U.N. Job

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

With growing new support for an Asian as the next secretary-general of the United Nations, there is a possibility of new candidates joining the race -- perhaps from India, Indonesia, East Timor and maybe even Japan.

Is another crisis imminent in the LTTE ?

Is another crisis imminent in the LTTE ?

Sent by Mallika Wanigasundara

As the peace talks neared the LTTE has been trying to make vital changes in its military hierarchy and command structure. Banu, a resident of Ariyalai in the north of Jaffna has been the military commander of Ampara/Batticaloa.

Trincomalee: Sri Lanka's Jerusalem

[b]Trincomalee: Sri Lanka's Jerusalem [/b]

By Vasantha Raja

Sri Lanka's peace process remains entangled in a seemingly incurable predicament. Thousands of innocent civilians, as usual, keep paying a heavy price for their leaders' failure to break the vicious circle of conflict.

Indian Prime Minister, Hurriyat meet, cover some new ground

[b]Indian Prime Minister, Hurriyat meet, cover some new ground on Kashmir issue[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 04 May(Asiantribune.com):[/b] Some fresh ground was covered in the second round of talks between the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Hurriyat leaders here on Tuesday.

Srilankan Airline to allocate more cargo space for live fish and floricultural exports

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Srilankan Airlines has agreed to allocate cargo space to the local live tropical fish and the floriculture exporters within their destinations.

Border Trade paralyzed in North East India

BY Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

32 Indian Land Customs Station came to standstill yesterday along the Indo-Bangla and Indo-Myanmar border following the indefinite suspension of border trade.

CID investigates to probe the attack on Udayan newspaper

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Investigations are currently underway to probe the attack on the Udayan Newspaper.

Indian Prime Minister, Hurriyat meet, cover some new ground on Kashmir issue

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Some fresh ground was covered in the second round of talks between the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Hurriyat leaders here on Tuesday. Both sides agreed to 'evolve a mechanism’ to resolve the Kashmir issue 'peacefully and amicably'. Post your comments

Trincomalee: Sri Lanka's Jerusalem

By Vasantha Raja

Sri Lanka's peace process remains entangled in a seemingly incurable predicament. Thousands of innocent civilians, as usual, keep paying a heavy price for their leaders' failure to break the vicious circle of conflict. Even the signals of an impending social catastrophe and the spectre of an economic nightmare have yet to produce the necessary wisdom to transcend existing prejudices.Post your comments


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