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Direct Talks , Sri Lanka Govt. - LTTE, between September 12th - 17th ,in Thailand
Colombo August 14: Direct talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will be held in Thailand, on a date fixed by Norway, between September 12 -17, Norwegian Foreign Ministry announced today. Colombo August 14: Direct talks between the Sri Lankan gov...
04.10.2011 - 03:36 By T.Sabaratnam
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<b>Tamils and Muslims clash over local elections</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 15: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) took up opposing positions regarding the holding of the local elections in Northeast, which was postponed in March, for September 25. Beleaguered with internal revolt, SLMC president Rauff Hakeem...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>The smiling group that chiseled the agreement - Image - </b>
The smiling group that chiseled the agreement in Oslo, Norway, to open direct government- LTTE talks in Thailand in the second week of September. - Image-
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b> Five killed in Sri Lanka air crash</b>
Colombo, August 15: - A four-member flight crew was killed Thursday when a Sri Lanka Air Force transport plane crashed into a rubber estate at Kalutura, about 48 kilometers south of Colombo due to what a airforce spokesman called a "technical reason" during a test flight. There were no passengers o...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Govt.- LTTE Oslo discussions focus on peace talks agenda</b>
The Island Preliminary discussions between the Government and LTTE which commenced in Oslo yesterday focused on the agenda for formal peace talks, setting up of an Interim North-East administration and full implementation of the ceasefire agreement. The two-man government delegation comprising Econ...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Sri Lankans hunt mines in sandals and shorts</b>
The Island Paranthan, Sri Lanka, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The amazing thing about a group of Sri Lankans hunting for landmines in a rebel-held area may not be that they wear sandals and use crude rakes, but that only two of them have died. The deminers, working for a humanitarian group run by the separat...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Both sides agree on sea travel</b>
The Island The Government and the LTTE on Monday reached agreement on sea movement, the Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process announced. Sea transport for the LTTE will only be allowed during day time and the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission will inspect and verify all LTTE transport vessels t...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Why you did not tell that your dog was a Catholic?</b>
A farmer named Muldoon lived alone in the countryside with a pet dog which he loved and doted on. After many long years of companionship, the dog finally died so Muldoon went to the parish priest: "Father, my dear old dog is dead. Could you be saying a mass for the creature?" Father Patrick replie...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Venthamarai – a Fortnightly, was my maiden venture.</b>
K.T.Rajasingham In 1962-63, I was editing and publishing a Tamil fortnightly called, ‘Ventahamarai’ (White Lotus).It was a literary magazine and there was no politics in it. I started the publication of the magazine, at first in Point Pedro. Then, after an year, I shifted the printing of the maga...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Oslo linked to Vanni during talks</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo August 14 : Norwegian capital Oslo will remain linked with Kilinochchi, located in Vanni, through satellite telephone, from this morning till Moragoda- Balasingham talks last, Norwegian embassy sources in Colombo said. A top level group from Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Revolt brewing seriously in the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 13: Political upheaval has become the order of the day in the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), with a group headed by Highways Minister M. Ataullah raising on a sickening regularity, one problem or other daily. On Tuesday, the group raked up the forgotten Indo-Sri Lan...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Norway Upgrades Peace Talks</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 14: Norway which played a pivotal role in bringing the warring Sri Lanka government and the rebel LTTE to the negotiating table, will upgrade its involvement by brining its Foreign Minister Jan Peterson into the picture, Peace Secretariat in Colombo said. Though Deputy...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Norway Upgrades Peace Talks</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 14: Norway which played a pivotal role in bringing the warring Sri Lanka government and the rebel LTTE to the negotiating table, will upgrade its involvement by brining its Foreign Minister Jan Peterson into the picture, Peace Secretariat in Colombo said. Though Deputy...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Top cricket official says with cease-fire on, Sri Lanka is safe </b>
Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan cricket officials were surprised Monday that three New Zealand players cited safety concerns for opting out of the 12-nation cricket tournament to be held in Colombo next month. "Sri Lanka is very safe and there is nothing to w...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Christ died between the two thieves.</b>
After dozens of very expensive tests and weeks of hospitalization, the rich old man was told that he had only 24 hours to live. He immediately called his personal doctor and lawyer to his room. He asked the doctor tp stand by one side of his bed and his lawyer to stand by the other. After standing...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Tamil Congress held it 60th Delegates Conference.</b>
Jaffna Correspondent The All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC), the oldest Tamil political party, held its sixtieth delegates conference in Jaffna on Sunday. Its leader A. Vinayagamoorthy said the working committee had decided to work in collaboration with the LTTE, which it had accepted as the sole re...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Eastern Parliamentarians told to look after the People</b>
Batticaloa Correspondent LTTE yesterday told the four Tamil parliamentarians of the Batticoloa and Ampara districts to reside in their electorates and attend to the political needs of the people. “Let’s work as a team. You look after the political needs of the people. We will look after their socia...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Hinduism became a mercy subject of the Government.</b>
K.T.Rajasingham On 23 July 1960, Srimavo R.D.Bandaranaike formed her first SLFP government. Dr. Badi-ud-din Mahmud, one of the founder members of the SLFP, and the Principal of Zahira College, Gampola, was nominated as a Member of Parliament and also sworn in as the Minister of Education and Broad...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Mother found her son, at last, mentally deranged</b>
Guna Kajananth I asked his name and he replied “Annan”. The word Annan in Tamil means brother. That is the name under which he had been registered at the Kalutara Prison. Prison authorities said he had been sent to Kalutara by Polonnaruwa Magistrate, before whom a case had been filed under the nam...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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<b>Army-LTTE talks on bunkers successful</b>
The Island The discussions between the army and the LTTE on the location of bunkers by the two parties was successful, Jaffna Army Commander, Major General Sarath Fonseka said. The LTTE was represented in these discussions by several members led by its provincial leader, Pulidevan. Further details...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
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