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Child Soldier Use : Denail by Burma- Not Credible.
New York, October 18: - The Burmese government's claim that it does not use child soldiers is contradicted by the evidence, Human Rights Watch said today. Burma has said a recent Human Rights Watch report is "just another example of attempts to tarnish the image of Myanmar and the Myanmar Tatmadaw...
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Want an Elephant for just one hundred buck?
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Moskowitz met Finklestein on the street one day and said, "Finkelstein, have I got a bargain for you! An elephant! A whole living elephant for just one hundred dollars." Finklestein said, "Are you crazy? What do I want with an elephant?" "It's a beautiful elephant," continues...
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Licence to Rape: An Earth Shattering Revelation - Exclusive Interview
K.T.Rajasingham Shan women are increasingly vulnerable to rape due to the increased militarization and anti-insurgency measures in Shan State by the Burmese regime, currently named the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). The number of battalions in the state has nearly tripled since 1988. T...
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Follow Cabinet approved guidelines - President
President Kumaratunga has pointed out to Cabinet that approved guidelines should be followed when leasing out state ventures even in the case where an unsolicited proposal is received. Differing with the manner in which approval had been sought to lease a part of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, t...
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Balakumar, LTTE’s senior rep. in Joint Task Force?
The Island:The LTTE is expected to name V. Balakumar former head of EROS (Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students) as its senior representative in the Joint Task Force to be set up ahead of the second round of talks. The second member of the JTF will be the organisation’s head of finance Thami...
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Govt. has many options for stability — GL
by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The Island:The government yesterday claimed that it had many options up its sleeve in bringing "stability" to the government but ruled out a referendum saying that it was more in favour of an election. "We are examining all options available to us and will decide...
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Further international protests against LTTE death threats
By K. Ratnayake World Socialist Web Site, Octoberv17,:The World Socialist Web Site has received a steady stream of letters from around the world protesting the death threats made by local officials from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) against members of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP...
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Is it all right, if she carries a golf bag while we walk?
Compiled by:V.Rajeny The room was full of pregnant women and their partners, and the Lamaze class was in full swing. The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly, along with informing the men how to give the necessary assurances at this stage of the plan. The teacher then announce...
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Iraqis would resolutely defend the sovereignty and Freedom of Iraq
K.T.Rajasingham Iraq does not have any factory to produce, chemical, biological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Whenever the United States and United Kingdom claimed that they have bombed and demolished such factories inside Iraq, which produces such arsenals, Iraq always took the internati...
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Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, Vidar Helgesen to Visit Sril Lanka.
Norwegian Delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen will visit Sri Lanka 20-24 October. Helgesen will travel to Hambantota on Sunday 20 October to meet Members of Parliament from the district and local authorities. He will also have a meeting with Hambantota Chamber of Commerce....
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Rules out referendum : Govt. to opt for general election
The Government will opt for a general election in preference to a referendum for the sake of political stability which is essential to bring peace and prosperity to the country. Cabinet spokesman Prof.G.L.Peiris said yesterday "The Government is determined to do everything in its power to achieve p...
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Committee of Inquiry into Akkaraipattu incidents commence sitting on Oct.21st
Committee of inquiry into appointed by the Minister of Interior Hon. John Amaratunga to inquire into incidents near S.T.F Camp at Kanjiramkudah, Akkaraipattu on 9th October 2002 will commence public sittings on 21st October at the Tirukkovil Divisional Secretariat. From 21st October to 23rd October...
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President Chandrika condemns Bali attack
Colombo, oct. 16:"I am convinced more than ever that, all governments and peoples must unite to eradicate this scourge of terrorism, which respects no boundaries, nor states large or small, President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in a letter to Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri today. She al...
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Policemen wanted over assault on LTTE group surrender
by Hemantha Randunu - The Island The Island:Commanding Officer of Special Task Force detachment at Kanjirankudah, Akkaraipattu, Eric Perera, a sub inspector and two police constables wanted in connection with the assault on a group of LTTE cadres transporting sand in a lorry surrendered to the Akka...
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Period for president’s power to dissolve parliament could be extended by simple amendment - S.C
The Island:A simple amendment could extend from one year to three years, the power of the President to dissolve the Parliament. Beyond that any change needs a referendum before the people, the Supreme Court had said, in the determination on the 19th amendment to the Constitution, sources said. The...
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SC decision to be announced prior to parliament being informed: 19th Amendment: Referendum needed
by Kesara Abeywardena - The Island The IslandIn a latest development concerning the 19th amendment to the constitution President Chandrika Kumaratunga was in consultation with several senior lawyers close to her yesterday to explore whether the much-awaited Supreme Court determination on the bill w...
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A man climbed into the car when others pushing it.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A man stood on the side of the road hitch hiking on a very dark night in the middle of a storm. The night was rolling and no cars passed. The storm was so strong; he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly he saw a car come towards him and stop. The guy, without thi...
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Burma: World Highest Number of Child Soldiers
New York, October 16, 2002: Burma has the largest number of child soldiers in the world and the number is growing, Human Rights Watch said in an extensive new report released today. The overwhelming majority of Burma's child soldiers are found in the national army, which forcibly recruits children...
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Murasoli Maran condition serious
Chennai Online, Chennai, Oct 17:The health condition of Union Industries and Commerce Minister Murasoli Maran is "presently serious with bilateral lung involvement along with systemic setback in his general condition," a medical bulletin issued by the Apollo Hospitals, where he is undergoing treat...
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Curfew re-imposed in three AGA divisions to ensure calm
Akkaraipattu, October 17: In order to maintain calm and to prevent recurrence of any incidents, a curfew has been re-imposed from 3 p.m. today (Oct 17) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Oct 18). The curfew is being enforced in the same three (3) AGA divisions as yesterday, i.e. Akkaraipattu, Addalachchenai, a...
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