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Looking for a Halloween Costume?
Compiled by: V.Rajeny There's a man with a baldhead and a wooden leg who gets invited to a Halloween party. He doesn't know what costume to wear to hide his head and his leg so he writes to a fancy costume company to explain the problem. A few days later he receives a parcel with a note. "Dear...
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Political Parties in Asia opt for an international Organization of their own
K.T.Rajasingham A total 137 delegates from 54 political parties from 22 Asian countries have so far indicated their desire to participate in The Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties conference. The enthusiasm shown by the Political Parties in Asia to participate in the confere...
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Thailand ready to be a link for national reconcilation in Myanmar - Thai Foreign Minister
Seoul, Nov 12 (TNA): - Thailand is ready to be a coordinator for all parties concerned for the sake of the success of the national reconcilation in Myanmar, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. Surakiart told TNA reporter yesterday that the Thai government has a clear stance on sup...
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Solution in Sri Lanka
A Boston Globe Editorial Boston Globe: Nov. 10 One Of The longest and bloodiest conflicts in the world, the civil war between Sri Lanka's government and the guerrilla movement known as the Tamil Tigers, could finally be nearing a negotiated settlement. Leaders on both sides deserve praise and encou...
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Indian arms shipment arrives in Rangoon
The Indian authorities handed over weapons and ammunition to the SPDC (State Peace and Development Council) army in Tamu on 2 November reports Democratic Voice of Burma(DVB) in its broadcast from Oslo, Norway. According to DVB A contingent led by the Indian military attache to Burma, Col S F Pibira...
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Actress Nandar Hlaing robbed
A Mon national, Naing Myat Han died on the 4th of this month as the result of heavy-handed beatings and interrogation by Mudon police, according to Mon News agency. He allegedly took part in a robbery of an actress, Nandar Hlaing. He died by the hands of the police before they could extract evidenc...
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Displaced persons survey completed
by Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The Island:The data collection, which was carried out on internally displaced persons (IDP), in the Anuradhapura District, was handed over to the Policy Planning and Co-ordination Unit (PPCU) at the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees (MRRR) las...
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Canadian police concerned about fundraising by LTTE
Ottawa, Canada — Canadian police authorities are concerned about the fundraising campaign of Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Canada, the National Post newspaper reported Saturday. The newspaper quoted a secret national police intelligence report as saying that LTTE supporters...
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Mine Clearance works continues in the North of Sri Lanka.
During the period between 03 – 09 November, a total of 803 Anti Personnel Mines had been recovered from the general areas of Colombuthurai, Chemmanikulam, Eluthumadduwal, Chiviateru, Kandiramanalkadu, Matipankulam and Achchelu in the Jaffna Peninsula. It is further reported during the same period,...
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I have borne my cross and have not complained.
Compiled by V.Rajeny Poor Johnson had spent his life making wrong decisions. If he bet on a horse, it would lose; if he chose one elevator rather than another, it was the one he chose that stalled between floors; the line he picked before the bank teller's cage never moved; the lane he chose in tra...
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Prabakarans fingerprint, the clinching evidence
By V.S. Sambandan - The Hindu The Hindu: Colombo NOV. 10. - The fingerprint of the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), V. Prabakaran, on a gift reportedly given by him to one of the LTTE cadre involved in the 1996- Central Bank bombing was the crucial evidence that led to the 20...
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Sri Lankan foreign correspondents want reconsideration of British journalist visa denial
Yahoo News: colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 09 - Foreign correspondents appealed Saturday for Sri Lanka to reconsider its denial of a visa extension to a British journalist who says the government may have turned him down because of his critical coverage. Paul Harris, who had been resident correspondent...
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US pledges continuing support for peace process
Sunday Times: Minister Milinda Moragoda on Friday briefed U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage during a meeting in Washington on the progress made during the second session of the first round of talks held in Thailand early this month. Minister Moragoda met Mr. Armitage to update him on...
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Bridge to Rameshwaram a reality soon, says Karu
By Chandani Kirinde - Sunday Times Sunday Times:The bridge linking Sri Lanka and India will soon become a reality, Power and Energy Minister Karu Jayasuriya said. Addressing parliament on Friday, the minister said the 29-kilometre bridge between Mannar and Rameshwaram in South India would not only...
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Paul Harris hopes to return
By Harinda Vidanage - Sunday Times Sunday Times:The British High Commission in Colombo had opted to stay out of the controversy regarding the Daily Telegraph correspondent Paul Harris. A spokesman for the High Commission said they did not do anything on this matter but advised Mr. Harris to abide b...
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LTTE returning gold to 40,000 families
By Chris Kamalendran - Sunday Times Sunday Times:In a different form of a golden hand shake with the people,the LTTE has decided to return the gold it had collected from about 40,000 families for the war effort six years ago. The LTTE on Friday announced in Jaffna that the first batch will receive...
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Reactions on Pinheiro report
Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma express his concerns about slow release of political prisoners, the condition of Burma's prisons and the humanitarian conditions and security situation of civilians and refugees living in border areas, particularly...
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Appeal againsts Court Sentence, by Ne Win family members.
Rangoon, Nov.10:According to sources in Burma, Rangoon Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Tuesday November 12, relating to the death sentences given to former military dictator Ne Win's relatives, U Aye Zaw Win and his three sons for the coup attempt. The special court in Insein Prison condemned...
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Peace progress yardstick for Japan donor confab — Akashi
by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The Island:Sri Lanka’s largest donor, Japan yesterday said that the donor conference for Sri Lanka in that country in mid 2003 would depend on the progress of the peace process. Yushi Akashi, a representative of the Japanese government said that if all parties ar...
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NMRO writes to PM
The Island:The Northern Muslims’ Right Organization in a letter to Prim Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that nearly 100,000 Muslims were displaced from North due to the situation prevailed for nearly two decades. They were compelled to live in refugee camps and welfare centres and our organisati...
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