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Col. Karuna withdraws unilateral ceasefire and declares &quo

[b]Col. Karuna withdraws unilateral ceasefire and declares "war of attrition against Tamil Tigers"[/b]

[b]Colombo, 05 May, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Provoked by the Tamil Tiger attacks on TamilEela Viduthalai Makkal Pulikal (TVMP) in the east Colonel Karuna’s group has withdrawn from its unilateral declaration of ceasefire announced on January 30, 2006.

Air Force destroys Tiger anti-air craft guns and boats

By Our Colombo Correspondent.

In a bizarre turn of event, Sri Lankan Air Force today morning destroyed two anti-aircraft guns brought by the LTTE to guard off a flotilla of sea Tiger boats in Kuduramalai, Kalpitiya.

"Total Denial" at Toronto’s International Film Festival

"Total Denial -" a 73-minute documentary film on a 10- year historic lawsuit against a U.S-based giant oil corporation, Unocal, for human rights abuses in Burma, will be screened in Toronto’s International Film Festival on April 5 and 6, 2006.

SL government bans export of scrap batteries

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The government of Sri Lanka together with the Board of Investments of Sri Lanka [BOI] instructed the officials to ban export of scrap batteries and Lead from Sri Lanka.

Shan Political Prisoner Arrested in 2005 Dies: Third Political Prisoner to Die in 2006

On May 2, 2006, U Myint Than, 59, who was arrested in February 2005, died after suffering chest pains and a stroke at Thandwe General Hospital. He is the third political prisoner to die in a Burmese prison during 2006, and the tenth to have died since early 2005.

UN Chief Asks Media to Shun "Terrorists"

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations is willing to convene an international conference to formulate ethical guidelines for journalists covering one of the most politically sensitive issues in the world body: terrorism.

Three Pak security men killed in militants attack near Pak-Afghan border

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Three Pakistani security personnel were killed Thursday as miscreants opened firing on their checkpost in Bajaur tribal agency near Pak-Afghan border. Post your comments

Uranium Mining takes one stride in Meghalaya

Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

The proposed Uranium mining in Meghalaya of North East India has taken one stride ahead with the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) constructing a 20 km road amidst public protest.

Burma Army's atrocities of killing and displacing Karens condemned.

Eleven thousand people have been displaced in the latest actions of the by Burmese Army in the Western and Northern Karen state. At least 11 civilians were killed, some of them viciously mutilated. Villagers have been shot at point blank range in coordinated attacks, and others shot as they fled.

Pak PM leaves for Baku to attend ECO Summit

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz left for Baku on Thursday to attend the 9th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit.

Tiger cadres holding details of 11 EPDP members and a map of Kelanitissa power station arrested

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting from Colombo

A person suspected to be an LTTE suicide bomber was arrested on Wednesday, when he was loitering around the BMICH area situated at Colombo 7.Post your comments

Tearful farewell to India's Gen Next leader Pramod Mahajan

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Thousands gave a tearful farewell to Pramod Mahajan, the Gen Next leader from the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as his body was consigned to flames in Mumbai.

Col. Karuna withdraws unilateral ceasefire and declares "war of attrition" against Tamil Tigers

Provoked by the Tamil Tiger attacks on TamilEela Viduthalai Makkal Pulikal (TVMP) in the east Colonel Karuna’s group has withdrawn from its unilateral declaration of ceasefire announced on January 30, 2006. TVMP states that after the attacks on their cadres on April 30 the ceasefire is no longer valid. Post your comments

US Government creating a "climate of Torture", says Amnesty International

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

In a hard hitting report released simultaneously in the United States and United Kingdom on 3 May , the London-based human rights watchdog Amnesty International made public detailing its concern about torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners and detainees both in the US and in US detention sites worldwide.

BD minister's son, BNP bigwigs set to grab US$ 200 Million project

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Reporting from Dhaka

Some ruling party bigwigs in Bangladesh, including the son of a senior minister, are out to grab undue financial benefits from the mega project of machine-readable passports and national identity cards worth about Tk 1,400 crore ($200 million), which is being implemented by the Home ministry.

Inclusion of <i>Globe and Mail</i> reporter in Niko's official delegation disputed.

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury – Reporting from Dhaka

Explanation connected with the inclusion of Geoffrey York, a reporter of Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail, was flatly rejected. The Board of Investment (BOI) in Bangladesh announced that it will not assist Canadian Niko Resources in getting on-arrival visas for the company officials and representatives as the government finds Niko’s reply to a show cause notice 'unacceptable'.Post your comments

Suspected Sea Tiger suicide boat explodes: Lethal drama in the Kalpitya Sea

By Our Colombo Correspondent.

High drama is reported in the coast in Kudilamai, Kalpitiya as Tamil Tigers brought a truck fixed with two anti-aircraft guns to guard off a flotilla of sea Tiger boats which retreat to the shore amid Navy firing.Post your comments

Suspected Sea Tiger suicide boat explodes: Lethal drama in the Kalpitya Sea

By Our Colombo Correspondent.

High drama is reported in the coast in Kudilamai, Kalpitiya as Tamil Tigers brought a truck fixed with two anti-aircraft guns to guard off a flotilla of sea Tiger boats which retreat to the shore amid Navy firing.Post your comments

Inclusion of <i>Globe and Mail</i> reporter in Niko's official delegation disputed.

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury – Reporting from Dhaka

Explanation connected with the inclusion of Geoffrey York, a reporter of Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail, was flatly rejected. The Board of Investment (BOI) in Bangladesh announced that it will not assist Canadian Niko Resources in getting on-arrival visas for the company officials and representatives as the government finds Niko’s reply to a show cause notice 'unacceptable'.Post your comments

BD minister's son, BNP bigwigs set to grab US$ 200 Million project

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Reporting from Dhaka

Some ruling party bigwigs in Bangladesh, including the son of a senior minister, are out to grab undue financial benefits from the mega project of machine-readable passports and national identity cards worth about Tk 1,400 crore ($200 million), which is being implemented by the Home ministry.


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