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Govt revenues increase in first two months of 2003 fiscal year
Bangkok, Dec 20 (TNA) The government’s revenues in the first two months of the 2003 fiscal year reached over Bt145 billion, or 11.7% higher than an earlier target, according to the Ministry of Finance. Somchai Sajjapong, Deputy Finance Ministry Spokesman, told TNA on Thursday that the government’s...
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Playboy Centerfolds Are Less Curvaceous
By Emma Ross, AP Medical Writer London, (AP): The curves of Playboy centerfold models have gradually flattened out over the last 50 years, giving way to a more androgynous look, European researchers suggest. Analyzing every Playboy centerfold since the first one in 1953, they found the models' weig...
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Sri Lanka and China celebrate the Golden Jubilee of ‘Rubber-Rice Pact’
Colombo, (PRIU), Dec. 20:Sri Lanka and China this week celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic ‘Rubber-Rice Pact’ between the two countries. "The ties of friendship that bind Sri Lanka and China date back into the mist of time. Establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries...
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Sinhas charges on SAARC summit - a deceitful sophistry: Pakistan
Islamabad, (PTI), Dec. 20: Pakistan today termed as "deceitful sophistry" India's assertion that Islamabad put off the SAARC summit on "specious" grounds. Indian External Affairs Minister Yaswant Sinha's statement in Parliament that Pakistan was responsible for summit postponement was "deceitf...
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Pakistani scientist offered Saddam nuclear designs
London, (PTI), Dec. 20: A Pakistani scientist approached Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for nuclear weapon designs and help in procuring bomb components soon after the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, document found by United Nations weapons inspectors has revealed raising new concerns about Pakistan's...
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Sri Lanka PM Wants Free Trade Among Econ Group Nations
Colombo, Dow Jones: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Friday called for the establishment of free trade among member countries of a regional economic grouping. "By opening up trade and strengthening economic cooperation, we can increase productivity at home and improve our ability to c...
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Sermon atop fire engine by Suu Kyi to the local junta authorities.
Bangkok, Dec.21: Aung San Suu Kyi declared atop a fir engine, “I am here in the name of democracy which puts the people ahead of everything else. Our first priority is to serve and support the people – the police as well as other officials have the same responsibility. I cannot standby and watch m...
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Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees from India arrive back clandestinely to Talaimannar.
Sri Lankan Tamils who went to India as refugees clandestinely arrived back adopting the same method to Talaimannar. According to Sri Lankan Army news website Seventeen Sri Lankan refugees reported at 1 p.m. on 19 December 2002 to the general area south of Urumalai, about 1.5 km. west of Talaimanna...
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Christmas Day Services - 2002: Archbishop Oswald Gomis to celebrate Christmas with midnight mass.
The Island:Christmas will be celebrated by all Christians in Sri Lanka. Heads of all Christian denominations will take part in Christmas Day services and Midnight Masses. His Grace the Archbishop, Rt. Rev. Oswald Gomis, will celebrate his first Christmas with a Midnight Mass at St. Lucia’s Cathedra...
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TNT-like explosive caused Pettah blaze — Govt. Analyst
By Norman Palihawadana and Shabana Ibrahim The Island: The fire at Gasworks Street, Pettah had been caused by an explosive device similar to TNT used by legitimate and illegitimate forces, claimed Government Analyst W. D. G. Gunetilleke last night. He said that the explosion had been caused to a s...
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Legal action against transmitter to LTTE?
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: Strongly accusing Norway for collaborating with the LTTE in boosting the group’s clandestine radio — Voice of Tigers (VOT) — the PA yesterday said it was considering legal action against the government. A former media minister and PA spokesman Sarath Amunugama sa...
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I am glad to see you believe in yourselves.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A professor stood before his class of twenty senior organic biology students, about to hand out the final exam. "I want to say that it's been a pleasure teaching you this semester. I know you've all worked extremely hard and many of you are off to medical school after summer....
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Tigers splitting money of the refugees and amassing for the purchase of arms will not be tolerated.
By K.T.Rajasingham We will not either tolerate or allow those very destructive forces, which were responsible for the destruction of the country, to divide the donor-booty between them. This was declared emphatically by S.C.Chandrahassan of the Organization For Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OFERR)...
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Australia Supports Returnees
Colombo:The Australian Government has agreed to provide 20 million rupees to UNHCR to assist the relocation and reintegration of Sri Lankans internally displaced by conflict. The project aims to provide water and sanitation systems to communities in Jaffna, Vanni, Mannar and Trincomalee. Mobile hea...
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Suu Kyis party accuses Myanmar junta of obstructing her tour
By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Dec. 19: - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's ongoing tour of a northwestern state has been marred by harassment of her supporters by military authorities, her party spokesman said Thursday. Suu Kyi's trip to Rakhine state, which be...
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Amnesty International condemns the death sentences handed down to attackers of Indian Parliament
Amnesty Internal the human right watchdog organization based in London express its dismay and discontentment over the death sentence handed down to the three people accused of the 13 December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament. Amnesty International is one of the human rights organization which i...
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Why dont you just wear a watch like everyone else?
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Paul was planning a move into his new house, which is only two blocks away from his present house. So he called a moving company for an estimate. All that Paul wanted the moving company to move was his big, old grandfather clock. But the moving company wanted to charge $350. f...
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Mismanagement and Misadministration in Burma is flayed
The National Coalition Government’s flak was directed against the administration of the army generals in Burma in the statement issued on the 12th anniversary of the establishment of the National Coalition Government. In its statement, the National Coalition Government stated that they firmly belie...
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Oil spills to be cleared over the next few days.
Chonburi, Dec 19 (TNA): Oil spills in the sea of this eastern province of Chonburi will be wiped out over the next few days, according to the Royal Thai Navy. Navy Chief Adm. Thaweesak Somapha told TNA on Thursday that the Royal Thai Navy and the Habour Department had speedily cleared the oil spil...
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SET hopes to increase market cap to 2.8 trillion next year.
Bangkok, Dec 20 (TNA): The Stock Exchange of Thailand sets a target to increase the market capitalization of the bourse to 2.8 trillion baht next year from 2 trillion expected for this year. SET president Kittirat na Ranong said he had an aspiration to see the market capitalization double to aroun...
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