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Definitely is absolute, positive, without a doubt.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A teacher decides that she is going to teach her second grade class a new word today. She tells them that the word is "definitely" and its meaning is "absolute, positive, withouta doubt." She asks the class if anyone can think of a sentencewith the word in it. She calls on lit...
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Arrest made in murder of Sri Lankan national
By Rana Husseini Amman, Jordan, Dec. 04: — Authorities Tuesday announced the arrest of a 35-year-old Egyptian national in connection with the stabbing to death of a Sri Lankan domestic employee and the robbery of the home in which she worked in Abdoun. The 30-year-old woman was found dead by her e...
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Norway supplied communication equipment to LTTE: Anura
By Amit Baruah New Delhi, DEC. 4:The Norwegian Government has supplied the LTTE with 70 tonnes of communication equipment to begin radio and television broadcasts, Anura Bandaranaike, Senior Adviser to the Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, alleged. He told The Hindu today that the equipm...
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Former Myanmar Dictator Ne Win Dies
Yangon, Myanmar (AP), Dec. 05: - Gen. Ne Win, Myanmar's former military dictator who dragged his country into poverty during his 26 years in power, died Thursday while under house arrest, family members said. He was 91. The family members said he died at 7.30 a.m. in his lakeside villa where he had...
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A call for calm in East Timor
New York, Dec. 05:The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for calm after serious rioting in the East Timor capital, Dili, saying UN troops would help the authorities restore order. Up to five people are reported to have died in the violence. In a brief statement endorsing Mr Anna...
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Thai PM to witness inauguration of new flight route to Chittagong
Bangkok, Dec 5 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his Bangladeshi counterpart Khaleda Zia will jointly witness Thai Airways International’s inauguration of a new Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Chittagong flight route next week. Kanok Apiradee, president of THAI, said the leaders of the two countri...
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Thaksin presides over ceremony to release over 5,000 detainees
Bangkok, Dec 5 (TNA): - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Wednesday presided over a ceremony to release over 5,000 detainees nationwide to pay tribute to His Majesty the King on the auspicious occasion of his 75th birthday anniversary, which falls on December 5. The ceremony was held at the Thai...
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Sri Lanka peace talks set for wrap up with political breakthrough
Oslo (AFP), Dec. 05: - Sri Lanka's warring parties said they made a significant political breakthrough in their first ever peace talks in Europe by taking up contentious issues which had remained off-limits earlier. The top Tamil Tiger negotiator Anton Balasingham, said they had for the first time...
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Reclusive Former Burmese Strongman Passes Away silently.
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Dec. 05:For years, rumors abound as the ``Old Man'' had died. This type of rumor circulated periodically in Yangon. At last he is already dead. His passing away is being treated with mute silence by the present Burmese Army Generals. No details are still available rega...
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Thai Monarch urges National war against Narcotics trade
Bangkok, Dec 5: – Thai Monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej yesterday called on his subjects to wage a national war against the illicit drugs trade, saying the problem had caused incalculable losses and damages to the country for decades. In his annual traditional birthday address before cabinet mini...
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Bye.. Bye.. Tamil Eelam, Welcome back Federal state within a United Sri lanka.
K.T.Rajasingham Oslo, Norway, Dec. 05: Sri Lankan Government delegation and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have decided to explore a political solution founded on internal self-determination based on a federal structure within a united Sri Lanka. At last, it has been confirmed by the statem...
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Sri Lankan Peace Talks began its focus on Core Issues.
Oslo, Norway, Dec. 04: – The delegates participating in the peace talks, both Government and the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka began negotiation on the core issue of regional autonomy on Tuesday on the second day of the third meeting of the first round of peace talks. On Monday, they have already agree...
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That was Fast.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny I wanted a haircut and phoned a salon early for an appoint- ment but was told customers were taken on a walk-in basis only. On Saturday I got there by 9 a.m and there were already ten people waiting. I drove to another salon, but it was booked solid. Still another had no openi...
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Persecuted Muslims Fear Deportation to Military-Ruled Burma.
Over 4,000 undocumented Rohingya asylum seekers camping near local administration buildings in Teknaf, Bangladesh fear deportation to military-ruled Burma. The asylum seekers, members of a stateless Muslim ethnic minority group from Burma’s Arakan State, have been living in appalling conditions si...
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Thai Prime Minister urges ministries to step up cooperation in boosting exports
Bangkok, Dec 4 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had called on ministries concerned to step up cooperation and coordination in promoting the country’s exports, Deputy Government Spokeswoman Sansanee Nakphong disclosed yesterday. She said the premier wanted the Commerce and Foreign Minist...
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Thai workers in Israel moved to safe places.
Bangkok, Dec 4 (TNA): - Thai laborers working in sensitive areas, threatened by conflicts between Israel and Palestine, have been moved to safe places, according to Labour and Social Welfare Minister Suwat Liptapallop. Suwat told reporters on Tuesday that he had instructed authorities concerned to...
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It is incredible - just dont look
Dec. 04: Almost 40,000 people have travelled to the small South Australian towns of Ceduna and Lyndhurst for tonight's total solar eclipse. They are the only two towns in the world where the total eclipse can be seen. In all other areas it will be only partially visible. The eclipse will occur in...
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SLMC leadership crisis: Hafrath, Athaullah suspension constitutional — Hakeem
By Kalinga Weerakkody The Island: The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and Minister of Ports Rauff Hakeem yesterday reiterated that as the leader of the party the decision he took to suspend secretary of the party M. Hafrath and MP A. L. M. Athaullah from the party was done according to the...
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SLMC crisis taken to CBK: Remove Rauff from cabinet — Hafrath
by Prasad Gunewardene The Island: The General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) M. Hafrath, who was sacked from the party by its leader Rauff Hakeem from Oslo, Norway on Sunday night, met President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Monday and conveyed that the Supreme Council of the party ha...
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Lanka-Japan ties go to new heights
Daily Mirror:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in Japan yesterday for a four-day visit which was expected to take close ties between the two countries to new heights in various fields. Japan's Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Tetsuro Yano welcoming Mr. Wickremesinghe at the Tokyo airport s...
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