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Pirates rob two Lankan trawlers off Somalia
The fate of 13 fishermen who set sail from Matara last month remains a mystery after reports that pirates had attacked the two boats off the seas of Somalia, police said. They said the owners of the trawlers - Muhudu Sampath and Jayasagan - which left Matara on January 15 had told Negombo police th...
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LTTE hartal in Trinco
The LTTE has threatened to hold a massive hartal in Trincomalee today against the Army's conduct last Wednesday in the Manipay incident over the military style belts worn by female LTTE cadres. SLMM Deputy chief Hagrup Haukland told the Daily Mirror yesterday that the LTTE had been asked to avoid r...
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Japan unmoved by ‘quick reactions’ of LTTE
By Sunimalee Dias Japan stands unwavering to help Lanka despite the strident reaction of the LTTE leadership in the wake of the Delft incident on February 7 and the recent clash between the government troops and the LTTE, which gave rise to concerns over a possible tilt in the Sri Lankan peace proc...
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Koh Chang, new paradise for Scandinavian tourists
Trat, Feb 17 (TNA): Scandinavian Tour operators eyed Koh Chang (Chang Island) off Thailand’s eastern coast in Trat as a new eco- tourism haven for Scandinavian travelers. Chuchart Oan-charoen, director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Central Office said the Scandinavian tour operators from Swede...
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Kalam calls for goodwill, accommodation on Ayodhya
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS): President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday appealed to India's squabbling political parties and religious leaders to promote an atmosphere of "goodwill and accommodation" on the contentious Ayodhya temple issue. "My government has repeatedly made it clear that the Ayodhya dispu...
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Thais to lay ghosts of 16,000 Allied PoWs by reopening Death Railway into Burma
By Jan McGirk in Bangkok Bangkok, Feb. 17: The Thai Prime Minister hopes to resurrect the notorious Death Railway as a tourist train across the Three Pagodas Pass, some six decades after Allied prisoners of war completed this short-lived supply line into Burma for the Japanese Imperial Army. On hi...
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US threatens Burma with wider bans
The US said it was highly sceptical that Burma's military was serious about reform, and yesterday warned it was considering further sanctions as its patience wore thin. Lorne Craner, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, Democracy and Labor, delivered a highly pessimistic survey of the po...
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Court to reassess Unocal role in Burma suit
By - Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer A federal appeals court on Friday granted Unocal Corp.'s request to reconsider its responsibility for the brutal treatment of villagers in Burma by Burmese soldiers guarding the oil company's pipeline. In September, a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circu...
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Super bowl Champion is Born
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Al Davis had finally put together the perfect Oakland Raiders team for'98. The only thing he was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges, and even the high schools, and he couldn't find a quarterback that would ensure a Super bowl win. Then one night, w...
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Toxic waste plagues Bhopal survivors
By Rasheed Kidwai Bhopal, Feb. 16: Almost two decades after the Bhopal gas tragedy, thousands of survivors living near the abandoned Union Carbide factory continue to suffer silently from the gas leak. These survivors, mostly concentrated in Atal Ayub Nagar, J.P. Nagar and Arif Nagar, use water p...
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World leaders wrestle with divisions over Iraq
By Nadim Ladki and Paul Taylor Baghdad/Brussels (Reuters), Feb. 17: The Iraq crisis threatens to split the West deeper still on Monday as European Union leaders hold an emergency summit on a war debate that has already bitterly divided NATO and the United Nations. After a weekend of huge global an...
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NAM Summit: India to seek "clear position" on terrorism
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 16: India is expected to impress upon the 114-nation Non-Aligned Summit in Malaysia later this month to take a "clear position" on terrorism besides focussing on steps to rejuvenate the grouping to achieve the goals like nuclear disarmament, poverty alleviation and stopp...
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Illegal immigrants have to be deported: Advani
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 16: Adopting a tough stand on the issue of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, India on Sunday said these "foreigners" had to be deported "firmly but lawfully". Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, without naming Bangladesh, said illegal migration from the neighbouring country...
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449 mn people in Ganges basin could be affected by arsenic
New York, (PTI), Feb. 16: New cases of arsenic poisoning in the River Ganges' basin suggest that the region's 449 million residents could be exposed to dangerous levels of the element in their drinking water. In the mid-1990s, it emerged that arsenic contaminated water in parts of the Bengal...
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Union Day Statement of the Burmese Ethnic Political Parties
Union Day of Burma is remembered by the Burma’s ethnic organizations. The English language version of the Union Day message released jointly by the Burmese ethnic organizations is given below: Today (Feb. 12) marks the 56th anniversary of Union Day. It is a day of special significance because it...
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Manipay incident -Temporary arrangement by the SLMM to diffuse tension.
Colombo, Feb. 16: An agreement has been reached regarding the Manipay incident where women LTTE cadres were involved with allegation of wearing military uniform types belt whilst entering the Government controlled area. According to a statement released by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, “LTTE...
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Jaffna LG bodies end term today
The Island: The life terms of 16 local government bodies in the Jaffna peninsula end today. Last month the TNA urged Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe to appoint special commissioners to administer the Jaffna councils. TNA MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam told The Island that during a recent meeting with t...
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Postponement of Jaffna library opening: Totalitarianism of another kind, says President
The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga notes with deep regret the cancellation of the reopening of the Jaffna Public Library, which was scheduled for Friday under the distinguished patronage of V. Anandasangari, MP and leader of the TULF. A communique from the President’s Office said: "The bu...
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Army rejects LTTE claim over killing of soldier
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: A simmering dispute over the army’s opposition to belts worn by female Tiger cadres, as part of their uniform in government-held parts of the Jaffna peninsula, took a new turn over the weekend as the army reported the death of a soldier in an incident involving...
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Pirates rob two Lankan trawlers off Somalia
The fate of 13 fishermen who set sail from Matara last month remains a mystery after reports that pirates had attacked the two boats off the seas of Somalia, police said. They said the owners of the trawlers - Muhudu Sampath and Jayasagan - which left Matara on January 15 had told Negombo police th...
09.09.2009 - 12:57
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