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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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The Ministerial Vow of the BEER CHURCH:
Compiled by V.Rajeny Though that is bizarre enough, but now the ULC has its very own off-shoot (kind of like the Unitarians). It's called the BEER CHURCH. That's right, folks. It's a great way to avow your devotion to the divine beverage that God has provided for us...according to their web site. F...
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Muslims evicted by the LTTE are languishing in the Refugee camps for the last 12 years.
V.Rajeny “Over 15,000 families in the Northern Provincial districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Killnochchi, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu were forcibly evicted in the third week of October 1990,” said A.C.Zarook, the Program Officer of the Community Trust Fund, of Puttalam Sri Lanka in his address in the media-b...
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Peiris foresee step-by-step progress.
T.Sabaratnam Sri Lanka government’s chief negotiator Minister Prof. Gamini Luxman Peiris left for Thailand Saturday morning, leading a four-member delegation to take part in the opening round of the historic peace talks with the Tamil rebels, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which had been...
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Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE negotiators arrived in Bangkok.
V.Rajeny Bangkok, September 15:The four-member Sri Lankan delegation led by Professor G.L. Peris and the head of the Tamil Tiger negotiating team, Anton Balasingham, arrived in Bangkok separately, yesterday evening. It is learnt that, already the Sri Lankan delegation has traveled to the Thai naval...
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Nedunkerni, the Ghost Town, to throb again
From: Guna Kajananth at Nedunkerni Nedunkerni, north of Vavuniya, was the scene of intense fighting. Not a building remains intact. They are all burnt out shells. The roadside junction town was deserted for more than six years. Life is returning to it again. Former residents have begun to trickle b...
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Sri Lankans Pray for Peace
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 15 Bells were rung and prayers said in most of the places of worship throughout Sri Lanka on Sunday noon, seeking blessings from the God, for the peace talks that begin at Sattahip in Thailand on Monday. Prayers would be continued on Monday too. Special prayers were...
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Media Program Sri Lanka Peace Talks 16-18 September 2002
Tomas Stangeland - Embassy of Norway.. Media Program Sri Lanka Peace Talks 16-18 September 2002, Thailand September 16 : 10:30 AM: - Opening Ceremony (press invited) Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel (Trad and Chantaburi Rooms) (All press members must be in the Opening Ceremony Rooms by 10:00 AM.Ca...
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Economic ruin drives Sri Lanka foes to Thai peace talks
Colombo (AFP) September 14 - Sri Lanka was better known for its tea until Tamil Tiger rebels grabbed the headlines with spectacular suicide bombings, but nearly two decades later empty war chests have driven the government to a Thai tea party. After spending over a third of state revenue to finance...
09.09.2009 - 17:00
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Tamil Tigers sit down for peace talks
By Scott McDonald Sattahip, Thailand (Reuters) September 14- Can the Tamil Tigers, the world's most prolific suicide bombers, change their stripes? After fighting for nearly two decades for a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka, they sit down on Monday for peace talks with the government with that qu...
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Point Pedro students demand opening of road
by Namini Wijedasa - The Island Trouble is brewing again at Point Pedro as students of Hartley College and Methodist Girls School are demanding that the road to their schools be open to the public, warned M. Sripathy, Hartley College principal, last week. "The students want to open the road freely,...
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Blood and tears under the bridge as Lanka talks peace
by Amal Jayasinghe - The Island Colombo (AFP) — After decades of failing to decimate each other on the battlefield, Sri Lanka’s government and Tamil Tiger rebels retreat to a boardroom in Thailand this week to try and live together. The government has been pouring more than a third of its revenue t...
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Ranil, Vajpayee talks in New York
by Piyasena Dissanayake - The Island New York: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here on a one-week official visits is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. Wickremesinghe will also meet with Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for bilateral talks today at the New Yor...
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More power for new apex military body
The Island The government is expected to press President Chandrika Kumaratunga for the creation of a supreme military body in place of the Joint Operations Headquarters set up in mid 1999 to co-ordinate the war effort. The Defence Ministry said that a committee appointed by Defence Minister Tilak M...
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