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None should disrupt peace efforts — EPDP, PLOTE, EPRLF, EROS
The Island Four Tamil political parties resolved that "anyone, for whatever reason, should not disrupt the present atmosphere for peace". The EPDP, PLOTE, EPRLF and EROS met to discuss how best they could contribute to the current peace efforts and strengthen, improve and forge ahead with the peace...
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Peace without ‘Eelam’ must be number one priority at talks — CBK
By Divaina corr. Upali de Saram - The Island President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Sunday said although she is not against peace, she is against selling the country in the name of peace with the sole intention of holding on to power. Addressing the All Island Samurdhi Animators Association at the Viha...
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UN Secretary General Koffi Anan Welcomes the Direct Talks for Settlement of Sri Lanka
The United Nations Secretary-General Koffi Anan warmly welcomes the opening of direct talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam” (LTTE) today in Thailand. He is pleased that the two sides have successfully implemented the provisions of their ceasefire sig...
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All is well that ends well
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Sacred bovine! I completely forgot to tell you what happened last weekend. Guinness beer was sponsoring, of all things, an oyster fest downtown on Halsted Street. Now, the first thing that springs to my mind when I think of Guinness beer is not oysters. Pickled onions, corned...
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Sattahip talks, Lighted Candles and Surging Stock Market
T.Sabaratnam There is joy all round in Sri Lanka in the hope that Sattahip peace talks that began Monday would bring the country permanent peace and prosperity. Religious leaders of the four major religions practiced in the country – Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam- gathered at the Inde...
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Talks on Interim Aministration and the relocation of the Army bases continues.
K.T.Rajasingham The Tiger delegation took up the issues of Interim administration, relocation of the army bases in the North and Eastern Province as well as the reconstruction of the war ravaged north and eastern province in today’s talks in Thailand. The talks mainly focused on hammering out the a...
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Humanitarian issues, Normalization and Eeconomic development discussed – Press Release
K.T.Rajasingham Sattahip, Thailand September 17: “The issues discussed today were implementation of the ceasefire agreement, humanitarian challenges and further cooperation to improve economic development and normalization. Also the structure and framework for the future meetings and the way forwar...
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Sri Lanka, Tamil Rebels Open Talks
Agency News - Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sun 16 Sep 2002 — With a cease-fire holding intact, Sri Lanka opens its first peace talks in seven years today, hoping that the international setting will force its Tamil foes to think twice before taking up their guns again. The three-day session is being held at...
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Talks set to begin on ways to end Sri Lankan war
By Scott McDonald - Yahoo News -Sattahip, Thailand, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger negotiators sit down on Monday for peace talks that are expected to take years and if successful would transform an island known mainly for its bitter civil war. The three days of talks in...
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Sri Lankan, Tamil negotiators to eat, live together
By Dominic Whiting Yahoo News - Sattahip, Thailand, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan ministers and Tamil rebels are to spend 12-½ hours around the negotiating table, dine together and live in the same housing compound in a bid to find a solution to one of Asia's longest running wars. The firs...
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Peace talks minus CBK nominee unacceptable — PA
byDilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The People’s Alliance (PA) said that the peace talks to be held next week were not acceptable as no Presidential representative was included amongst those who were to participate in the talks. PA Media Spokesman, Dr. Sarath Amunugama told a press briefing on Friday...
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Govt. rejects call to dissolve Jaffna local bodies
By Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The government discarded a TULF-led Tamil National Alliance (TNA) request that the local bodies including ten EPDP-controlled pradeshiya sabhas in the Jaffna peninsula be dissolved and hand over them to Special Commissioners, the sources said. Apart from the Jaf...
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Mystery death of former Vanni MP
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 16: Former parliamentarian for the Vanni district Anthony Emmanuel Silva, 42, was burnt to death on Saturday night, while sleeping in his house, police said. His son, Niroshan, 12, who slept with the father, also suffered burn injuries and is now warded in the Vavuni...
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Peace prayers continues while LTTE lays the groundwork for development
T.sabaratnam Colombo, September 16: Peace prayers continued countrywide on Monday while LTTE made preparations to develop war-torn north-east. Special prayers were held on Monday morning in many places of worship, invoking blessing on the peace negotiation. Public ignored the protest march organi...
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The Truth About Investment
Compiled by: V.Rajeny STOCK: A magical piece of paper that is worth $33.75 until the moment you buy it. It will then be worth $8.50. BOND: What you had with your spouse until you pawned his/her golf clubs to invest in Amazon.com. BROKER: The person you trust to help you make major financial dec...
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Sri Lankan Government – Tigers Peace Talks started with Cautious Optimism.
V.Rajeny Sattahip, Thailand, September 16 - Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) began therir talks in earnest, this Monday morning, at theThai Naval base Sattahip, located at the Chonburi Province, 120 Km away from Bangkok, expressing guarded optimism that the...
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We turn our backs on war Declares Professor Peiris in the inaugural session
"Our nation has resolved, with a firmness of conviction that has served us well at the most critical moments in our long and eventful history, that a sea change is necessary, now that the tempests have abated. Nothing is as evident in all substantial shades of public opinion in our country today as...
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Anton Balasingham expresses confidence about the success of the Talks
I can assure you that we are seriously and sincerely committed to peace and that we will strive our utmost to ensure the success of the negotiations. We are well aware that there are powerful political forces in southern Sri Lanka who are irrationally opposed to peace and ethnic reconciliation. Nev...
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Twenty years of armed conflict cannot be resolved overnight.
There exists today a state of relative peace in Sri Lanka, built on the ceasefire agreement in force since February. This relative peace indicates that ultimately a political settlement of the ethnic conflict can be found. In this quest, the parties cannot be left alone. Neither can the accompanime...
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Lanka gets international backing
By Lasantha Wickrematunga in New York - The Sunday Leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the UN on Wednesday, September 18. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has in his report to the General Assembly on Friday said he is encouraged by the progres...
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