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LTTE disputes the arguments of the Minister.
Daily Mirror: In a move to counter what the Defence minister said about the sinking of a vessel recently in mid-sea LTTE's political head S.P. Thamilselvan in a letter has said: "We wish to express our great displeasure and dispute the feeble argument you advanced to justify and legitimize the unw...
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Monitors submit their comments
By Sunimalee Dias Daily Mirror:The SLMM yesterday submitted their determination and judgement on the Mullaitivu incident to the government and the LTTE over the vessel incident on Saturday. The determination was arrived at following inquiries and investigations conducted by the SLMM during the pa...
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Donors eye Sri Lanka peace talks ahead of aid meet
By Chamath Ariyadasa Colombo, (Reuters), March 17: Aid donors funding the reconstruction of parts of Sri Lanka will be keeping a close eye on peace talks beginning on Tuesday after the most serious clash between the government and rebels since they agreed to a truce. The government and Tamil Tige...
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Bush sets deadline for Iraq; UN Security Council to meet today
United Nations, March 17: Hours after the US and its partners Britain and Spain gave the UN one more day to agree to a resolution demanding Iraq's immediate disarmament, France, Russia and Germany have rejected giving any ultimatum to Iraq and have called for giving Baghdad "realistic time" to f...
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Myanmar ready to lease land for rice cultivation
Dhaka, March 17: The whole trade statistics of Bangladesh with Myanmar will come under change once the proposed agreements on account trade and direct shipping services will be signed between the two countries, said business sources. On this point a business source in Dhaka told BSS that Myanmar's...
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Myanmar releases 45 prisoners
Yangon, Mar 16: Myanmar's military government said Sunday it had released 45 prisoners from various facilities around the country, but did not identify those freed. "Among those released are elderly inmates, females either pregnant or with young children and those incarcerated for disturbing peace...
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Residents in Baghdad Prepare for War
By Hamza Hendawi - Associated Press Writer Baghdad, Iraq, (AP), March 17: The United States advised the United Nations ( news - web sites) to withdraw its inspectors from Baghdad, several nations closed their embassies and some foreign journalists left Iraq (news - web sites) on Monday in the...
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Protests flare worldwide against Iraq war
By Brian Love Paris, (Reuters), March 15: Hundreds of thousands of protesters worldwide took to the streets on Saturday to say "No" to any U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in the biggest anti-war demonstration since millions joined a global march for peace last month. As the wave of protest began in A...
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New RAW chief appointed
New Delhi, (PTI), March 15: C D Sahay, Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, has been appointed the new chief of India's external intelligence agency RAW, official sources said today. Sahay, a 1967 batch IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre, succeeds Vikram Sood, who will retire on March 31....
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Myanmar junta head arrives in Vietnam
Hanoi, March 16: Myanmar’s military leader Senior General Than Shwe arrived in Vietnam Saturday on a three-day official visit, the foreign ministry said. Than Shwe, accompanied by his wife, arrived at Hanoi’s Noi Bai international airport by special jet and was greeted by senior protocol officials...
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"Muslim Up" a drink to cock a snook at US
Tokyo, March 15 Three French Muslims of Arab descent have made their share of contribution to the boycott US products campaign, which has gained momentum recently, by setting up a beverage company under the name of 'Muslim Up for Beverages.' "No to War, Yes to Peace. We want to see birds of love h...
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Nagaland polls to completed by Mar 31: EC
Kohima (PTI), March 15: Election Commission has extended the date for completion of assembly election process in Nagaland from March 14 to 31. The Commission has withheld results of Arkakong and Kiphire-Pungro assembly segments after detecting gross irregularities during the last month's polling f...
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Lankan panel heads for peace talks in Japan
Colombo, March 15: Government negotiators left Sri Lanka for Japan on Saturday for a sixth round of peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels, despite a deadly naval clash that threatened to overshadow the discussions. Economic affairs minister Milinda Moragoda, head of the government's peace body Berna...
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THAI prepares alternative routes as threat of war looms
Bangkok, Mar. 15, (TNA): Thailand’s national carrier is preparing eight new routes to Europe to avoid possible conflict zones in the Middle East, and is coordinating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to draw up evacuation plans for Thai nationals abroad, its president said yesterday. Mr Kanok A...
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Threat on PM Life: Not us, says UWSA chief
By Don Pathan Bangkok, March 16: Warlord of world's largest drug army denies it hired a hit man. The United Wa State Army (UWSA) chairman broke his silence yesterday, denying reports that he and his deputy took out a contract to have Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra eliminated for his war on dru...
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Pulithevan apologises for giving slip to Commandos
The Sunday Times: LTTE Peace Secretariat Chief K. Pulithevan was compelled to extend an apology to the Sri Lanka Army when they threatened to withdraw a team of crack commandos assigned for his security whilst in Colombo. This came after he told the commandos they could take a break since he was l...
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Time to bring LTTE to heel: Norwegian Foreign Minister
By Hisham Hilaly The Sunday Times:Norwegian Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen on Friday declared that the time has come to draw the line in order that the LTTE ends its violations of the ceasefire agreement. Mr. Helgessen told a question and answer session, which followed a seminar in Colombo on 'P...
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JVP rejects Geneva bait
By Shelani Perera The Sunday Times: The JVP has accused the government of misleading a parliamentary select committee in relation to a recent Geneva seminar on federalism.
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TULF explains violations by LTTE and Govt.
By Shelani Perera The Sunday Times: TULF leader V. Anandasangaree met former Amnesty International Secretary General Ian Martin and discussed human rights violations by the Government and the LTTE. Mr. Martin had asked for an appointment with the TNA to collect details on human rights violations...
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U Lwin castigates - Resolutions on Burma so far are not put into force effectively.
U Lwin, the Secretary of the National League for Democracy let out his exasperation over those resolutions, which are yet to be implemented. He has expressed utter futility of the UN Special Envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro report to the Human Rights Commission and said, “ He (Paulo Sergio Pinheiro) has...
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