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Tamil Tiger chief negotiator arrives in Sri Lanka ahead of peace talks
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), March 02: - The Tamil Tiger rebels' chief negotiator arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday for a meeting with rebel leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran ahead of a sixth round of peace talks with the government later this month, offi...
09.09.2009 - 02:07
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Balasingham returns the legal way
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island:Chief Tiger negotiator Anton Balasingham returned from London and was taken by a VIP helicopter to Kilinochchi yesterday afternoon as the government, the TULF-led Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and a group of Muslim MPs prepared for urgent consultations with th...
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LTTE arrests father for failing to hand over son
The Island:A complaint was made to the Eravur police that father was abducted in reprisal by the LTTE, as he failed to hand over his son to the Tigers. The Sri Lanka Army website reported that a complaint was made by the spouse that the husband was taken Thursday from his residence The reports...
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Dhaka, Yangon to set up taskforce for road link
Bangladesh and Myanmar yesterday decided to set up a task force to work out details of the proposed road link between the two close neighbours. The decision was taken at a meeting between Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan and his Myanmar counterpart U Wing Aung here. The hour-long meeting focu...
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Appalling working conditions of the Burmese workers in Malaysia exposed
By arrangement between the Myanmar and Malaysian governments thousand of workers were legally sent to work in Malaysia. But it is learnt all those Burmese workers are in a spot and find life miserable over there. It is now reported, according to a news report of the BBC Burmese language service, th...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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SLMM gets tough with LTTE
By Shelani Perera The Sunday Times : The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has called on the LTTE to respect its authority and abide by its ruling if the LTTE wants it to play the role envisaged in the ceasefire agreement. The SLMM reacting to the LTTE's delay in releasing an Army soldier and a police...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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Dead rope coming, but President says hang it
By Shanika Udawatte The Sunday Times: While the Prisons Department is trying to buy special ropes to hang people, President Chandrika Kumaratunga will oppose moves by the government to re-implement the death penalty, a spokesman said. Presidential spokesman Harim Peiris said the President believe...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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LTTE gags TULF amid library row
The Sunday Times: Anandasangari’s participation at meeting with Balasingham uncertain The LTTE has reportedly warned the TULF not to issue statements on its own regarding important issues amidst reports of a split in the main Tamil political party and the possibility of a pro-LTTE leader taking ove...
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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Mysterious ruby worth $200m sparks a dispute
A Ruby reportedly worth about US$200 million has become the centre of international dispute involving an ex-diplomat from Laos, a Singapore-based company and a former Thai police general, officials said last week.
09.09.2009 - 02:02
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Appalling working conditions of the Burmese workers in Malaysia exposed
By arrangement between the Myanmar and Malaysian governments thousand of workers were legally sent to work in Malaysia. But it is learnt all those Burmese workers are in a spot and find life miserable over there. It is now reported, according to a news report of the BBC Burmese language service, th...
09.09.2009 - 02:05
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SLMM gets tough with LTTE
By Shelani Perera The Sunday Times : The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has called on the LTTE to respect its authority and abide by its ruling if the LTTE wants it to play the role envisaged in the ceasefire agreement. The SLMM reacting to the LTTE's delay in releasing an Army soldier and a police...
09.09.2009 - 02:05
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Dead rope coming, but President says hang it
By Shanika Udawatte The Sunday Times: While the Prisons Department is trying to buy special ropes to hang people, President Chandrika Kumaratunga will oppose moves by the government to re-implement the death penalty, a spokesman said. Presidential spokesman Harim Peiris said the President believe...
09.09.2009 - 02:05
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LTTE gags TULF amid library row
The Sunday Times: Anandasangari’s participation at meeting with Balasingham uncertain The LTTE has reportedly warned the TULF not to issue statements on its own regarding important issues amidst reports of a split in the main Tamil political party and the possibility of a pro-LTTE leader taking ove...
09.09.2009 - 02:05
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Mysterious ruby worth $200m sparks a dispute
A Ruby reportedly worth about US$200 million has become the centre of international dispute involving an ex-diplomat from Laos, a Singapore-based company and a former Thai police general, officials said last week.
09.09.2009 - 02:05
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Bangladeshi prime minister to visit Myanmar to bolster ties
Yangon, Myanmar(AP) March 01:- Bangladesh's prime minister is expected to visit Myanmar later this month to strengthen trade and diplomatic relations between the neighboring countries, an official said. Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will visit March 19-20, becoming the first Bangladeshi leader to...
09.09.2009 - 02:07
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Myanmar FM arrives tomorrow
Yangon, March 01: Foreign Minister of Myanmar Win Aung arrives in Dhaka tomorrow (Sunday) on a brief visit to Bangladesh to deliver formal invitation letter to Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia from Myanmar Prime Minister General Than Shew to visit Yangon. The Bangladesh Prime Minister is due t...
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LeT threatens suicide attacks and targeting of Vajpayee and Advani
New Delhi, (PTI) March 02: Lashkar-e-Taiba has issued a fresh threat to unleash a spate of suicide attacks in India and targets include Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee among others, reports Pakistani media. Noted Pakistani weekly "The Friday Times" quoted LeT Chief Hafeez Saeed's taped...
09.09.2009 - 02:07
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NPF-BJP combine confident of forming govt in Nagaland
Kohima, (PTI), March 02: Both Nagaland People's Front (NPF) and BJP, major constituents of Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) today expressed confidence to form the government with support of smaller parties and independents as the state elected its first hung assembly in 20 years. Res...
09.09.2009 - 02:07
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Truce monitors accuse Tigers of reneging on promises
Colombo, (PTI), March 02: The Scandinavian team monitoring Sri Lanka's truce today accused Tamil Tiger rebels of going back on their promises to release a policeman and a soldier in their custody. The monitors known as the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) said they wrote four letters to...
09.09.2009 - 02:07
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Reason for poisoning her hubby revealed.
Compiled by - V. Rajeny Jake was dying. His wife, Becky, was maintaining a candlelight vigil by his side. She held his fragile hand, tears running down her face. Her praying roused him from his slumber. He looked up and his pale lips began to move slightly. "My darling Becky," he whispered. "...
09.09.2009 - 13:03
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