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Despite war, US keeps focus on Lanka
Daily Mirror: March 21 -Hakone, Japan,: The United States yesterday reassured Sri Lanka that despite the launching of a war against Iraq, it would give priority to the peace process and rebuilding of Sri Lanka. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage in a letter to the Sri Lankan delegation to...
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Bala talk betrays real objective says SLFP media release
Daily Mirror: March 21: "State and certain private media have highlighted the statement made by LTTE theoretician, Anton Balasingham on Wednesday (19) in the course of peace talks in Hakone, Japan that they would take an alternative course of action if the government was toppled down", a press rel...
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Tigers want President to sign agreement
From Thushara Gunaratne Daily Mirror: March 21 -Hakone (Japan): LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham has requested the UNF government and peace facilitator Norway to obtain President Chandrika Kumaratunga's signature to the ceasefire agreement signed between the government and the LTTE. Mr. Ba...
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Ample scope for expanding bilateral trade: Khaleda opens Bangladesh Trade Fair in Yangon
Yangon, Mar 20: Prime Minister Khaleda Zia today inaugurated a 4-day trade fair here for showcasing Bangladesh’s products in the context of the two countries’ comprehensive efforts to boost bilateral trade. "Both Bangladesh and Myanmar have tremendous economic potential… There is, indeed, ample s...
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Dhaka-Yangon sign communique on cross-border road
Yangon, Mar 20: Dhaka and Yangon today signed a communiqué’ agreeing to construct a cross-border road "immediately" between Gundom in Bangladesh and Buthidaung on the Myanmar side for direct road communication between the two countries. Bangladesh Communications Minister Barrister Nazmul Huda and...
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As terrible madness unfolds in Iraq, we are all at war - Asian Human Rights Commission.
Hong Kong, March 21: This war is a mindless act of the United States of America. This war is sheer colonialism. It is a war against our civilization and against all of us. By this war America has not only challenged the United Nations and it’s Security Council, but also over fifty years of human e...
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Suspected Tamil Tiger boats sink vessel carrying Chinese in Sri Lanka, 17 dead
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), March 21: - A suspected Tamil Tiger rebel fleet attacked and sank a vessel carrying Chinese workers fishing off Sri Lanka's eastern coast, killing 17 people, a navy official said Friday. Eight Chinese and one Sri Lankan wer...
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Sri Lanka talks end with no deals
Hakone, Japan (AFP), March 21: Sri Lanka's peace negotiators officially ended four days of talks here without agreement on key human rights issues and amid reports of fresh violence at home, officials said. Representatives of the Sri Lankan government and the rebel Tamil Tigers at the Japanese-ho...
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Indian activists denounce U.S. war on Iraq
New Delhi, Mar 21 (IANS): Screaming slogans denouncing U.S. President George W. Bush, nearly 100 protestors held a noisy demonstration in the heart of the Indian capital demanding an immediate end to the war on Iraq. The demonstrators, ranging from Maoists to women activists, walked from the Jant...
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US asks Saddam to flee; urges Iraqi troops not to fight
Washington, (PTI), March 21: Renewing its call to President Saddam Husein to leave his country, the United States has asked the Iraqi troops not to fight American soldiers during the US-led attack. The call was made by White House spokesman Ari Fleischer who also said Thursday that the Ameri...
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Marines raise U.S. flag over Iraqi port
Umm Qasr, Iraq (Reuters), March 21: - U.S. Marines lowered the Iraqi flag over the new port area of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq on Friday and hoisted the Stars and Stripes in its place, Reuters correspondent Adrian Croft reported. ,br> Croft, who is travelling with the Marines, said the U.S. wanted...
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China eyes up Salawin: A Thailand - Myanmar electricity scheme
Bangkok, Mar. 19, (TNA): A Chinese company is interested in investing in a Thai project to build an electricity generating station on the Salawin dam, the energy minister revealed yesterday. Speaking after meeting Mr Ren Hongbin, president of China National Machinery Equipment, Dr Pornmin Lertsuri...
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Thailand supports UN role in upholding security, says FM
Bangkok, Mar 20 (TNA): Thailand shared a common view with other ASEAN members that the United Nations still had a significant role in supporting and maintaining the global security at present and in the future, said Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. He made the remarks upon the return from t...
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Security Jitters: 11 Iraqis to be expelled
Bangkok, March 20: Eight Iraqi nationals, most of whom have been accused of spying or being engaged in terrorism, will be expelled from Thailand, together with three low-ranking Iraqi diplomats, because their presence poses a threat to national security, a high-ranking security source said yesterd...
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Sri Lanka to join Thailand for Visakha Bucha
Bangkok, March 20: The Sri Lankan government is to join Thailand in the celebration of Visakha Bucha Day in the middle of May, said the director-general of the Religion Department, Kla Somtrakool yesterday. Kla said the Thai and Sri Lankan governments would commemorate the 250th anni-versary of Th...
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Extremists Incite Violence Against Christians at Anti-War Rallies in Pakistan
Anti-war rallies in Pakistan are being used by extremists to stir up violence against the minority Christian community. Pakistan's opposition party, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), is publicly calling for jihad (holy war) against America and infidels (non-Muslims) and has announced a third 'Mill...
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UK Foreign Secretary Suggests Immunity for Saddam: An Affront to His Victims
London, March 19: Any formal offer of guaranteed immunity for Saddam Hussein would be a travesty of justice, Human Rights Watch said today. Jack Straw, the British Foreign Secretary, this week proposed in the House of Commons that there could be "a United Nations Security Council resolution which w...
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Iraq: Open letter to George Bush, Tony Blair, José Maria Aznar and Saddam Hussein
London, March 19: Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International is writing today to the Governments of the USA, UK and Spain who have declared their intention to launch military action against Iraq. "Those intending to launch military action against Iraq have a particular responsibility t...
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Iraq deadline passes, Baghdad quiet
Baghdad, (Reuters), March 20: A U.S. deadline for Saddam Hussein to quit Iraq or face war passed on Thursday, with no sign the Iraqi president had complied nor of instant military strikes in Baghdad. U.S. President George W. Bush's 48-hour ultimatum ended at 0100 GMT -- 4 a.m. in the Iraqi capital,...
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Chandrika seeks action against airport official
Colombo, March 20: President Chandrika Kumara-tunga has called for tough action against an airport official for allegedly helping the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to smuggle unchecked items through the international airport to the northern guerrilla held region. Kumaratunga has called...
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