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400 convicts in LTTE prisons
By Chris Kamalendran Sunday Times :Some 400 persons convicted by LTTE courts are being held in LTTE controlled prisons in Mullaitivu. LTTE's Legal and Administration chief Iliyathamby Pararajasigham better known as 'Para' said the persons held were all Tamils and had been found guilty of offences...
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The inside story of Eelam Courts: We have a strong legal system says LTTE legal chief
By - Chris Kamalendran in Kilinochchi Sunday Times : Tamil guerrillas have put into operation a full-fledged legal system in areas dominated by them in the north and East and are looking forward to expand it. The guerrillas have put into place a 'law college' to train their lawyers, put up as many...
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Iraq Hands UN Dossier, Denies It Has Banned Weapons
By Haitham Haddadin Baghdad (Reuters), Dec. 07: - Iraq handed the United Nations a huge dossier on its military programs on Saturday, denying Iraq has any banned weapons and setting the stage for a confrontation with Washington. Kuwait meanwhile rejected an apology from Iraqi President Saddam Husse...
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Turkey triumphs at controversial Miss World
By Andrew Cawthorne London (Reuters), Dec. 07: - Turkish beauty Azra Akin won Miss World on Saturday in a contest hurriedly moved to Britain from Nigeria after deadly Muslim-Christian riots sparked by controversy over the pageant. Akin, a 21-year-old model, took the crown and 100,000 pounds ($157,...
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If God Be With Us - The Naga Nation.
Mumbai – Dec 08: In commemoration of the 54th United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10th December 2002, , the Naga Students' Federation and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights will be hosting the premiere of "If God Be With Us - The Naga Nation" directed by Shankar Borua an...
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CBKs funds not disclosed
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti The Sunday Leader: The public accounts of the President's Fund have not been disclosed to parliament from 1994 to 1999, government sources said. As the institution charged with the total control of public finance, financial regulations require that institutions dealing wi...
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Nearly 200,000 vacancies available Malaysian jobs for Lankans
The Sunday Leader: Sri Lanka has been chosen as one of the few countries within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to enter into an agreement with Malaysia for Sri Lankans to find jobs, Labour Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said. According to the Minister this rare oppor...
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I am studying how people respond to embarrassing situations.
Compiled by : V. Rajeny A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, "Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?" She responds by yelling, at the top of her lung...
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Iraqi opposition member confirms Baghdad had liquidated al-Mayahi
An Iraq opposition member on Friday accused the Iraqi intelligence of killing another Iraqi opposition member who was found strangled in the Lebanese city of Tyre, south Lebanon. Sheikh Muhammad al-Basri, 37 year old, considered the killing of Walid Ibrahim al-Mayahi, 34 year old, as a liquidation...
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Govt organizes New Year gifts festival to promote community products
Bangkok, Dec 8 (TNA) - The government will organize a grand New Year gift festival next week, aimed to promote community products under the one tambon (one sub-district), one product scheme, according to Deputy Prime Minister Prommin Lertsuridej. M.D. Prommin, who heads the committee on the one tam...
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Nagappa body found in Karnataka forest
Chennai, Dec 8: Even as the state was agog with rumours that former Karnataka minister H Nagappa had been released by forest brigand Veerappan and that there had been an encounter with the outlaw, reports started pouring in that his body had been found in the deep forests of Kollegal today. Though...
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Sri Lanka to Explore a New Government
By Amy Waldman New York, Dec. 06: In a development that seems to put even more distance between Sri Lanka and the war that has killed 64,000 of its people, negotiators for its government and Tamil rebels agreed yesterday to explore a federal model for the country. The announcement — essentially a...
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Poverty alleviation, main goal of SAARC — President
The Island: The following is the full text of the President’s message: "It gives me great pleasure to send this message on the happy occasion of SAARC Charter Day which falls on December 8. Seventeen years ago on 8th December 1985, the heads of state of the seven South Asian countries signed a Cha...
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Japan to handle economic, development issues — Ranil
From Shamindra Ferdinando in Tokyo The Island:Subsequent to a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at his office yesterday (5) afternoon, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Japan will handle economic and development issues relating to the Oslo-led peace process. In response...
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India will not allow ‘Eelam’ — Anura
The Island: SLFP Member of Parliament Anura Bandaranaike who returned from New Delhi with MP Dr. Sarath Amunugama yesterday claimed that New Delhi had assured that India would not allow a separate ‘Eelam’ state in Sri Lanka and they would pursue the extradition of LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran wanted...
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The Moral of the Story: Pay your bills
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Nick the Dragon Slayer had a long-standing obsession to nuzzle the beautiful Queen's voluptuous breasts, but he knew the penalty for this would be death. One day he revealed his secret desire to his colleague, Horatio the Physician, who was the King's chief doctor. Horatio th...
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Thai Police Arrested Shan Singer
Bangkok, Dec. 6: Thai police arrested a Shan singer who organized a anti-Yangon concert upon the order of Shan State Army (SSA) troops for Shan New Year celebrations on Dec. 4 and Dec.5 in Mae Hong Son province, 950 kilometers northwest from Bangkok. According to the report of Bangkok Post Friday,...
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Is That Really You? Check My DNA
By Kristen Philipkoski Dec. 06: Retinal scans. Fingerprints. Face scans. In the post 9/11 world, these kinds of biometric measures are increasingly used in public places like government offices, airports and rental car kiosks. Every human cell contains DNA, the blueprint for all life, and that gen...
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PM: My name should not be brand name of Thai products
Bangkok, Dec 6 (TNA): - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Friday turned down a proposal to use his name as the brand name of Thai products to be sold in the world market, saying manufacturers' names should be, instead, used to honor their work. Thaksin told TNA that he personally did not agree w...
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Arab men in Gulf Countries are reduced to hereditary serfdom, for which Saudia is no exception.
By - K.T.Rajasingham This is fifth part of a six-part article series about the Arab Countries located Gulf region, which falls, within the Asian continent. Hereditary monarchs rule these countries and the ordinary Arab man in these countries are nothing but people reduced to hereditary serfdom by t...
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