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SJS, NJC want permit for LTTE to operate radio station cancelled
By Kesara Abeywardena The Island: The Sinhala Jathika Sangamaya and the National Joint Committee yesterday went to courts calling for a cancellation of the permit to operate an FM radio station to the LTTE and the forfeiture of the radio equipment imported by the Norwegian Embassy. They also ask fo...
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LTTE imposes tax on sand
by Kalinga Weerakkody The Island:The LTTE activists in Akkaraipattu have imposed a tax of Rs. 100 from every tractor load of sand from last week under the guise of engaging in political activities. This has been supervised by the political leader of Akkaraipattu Puli Deven. Sources said that people...
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They demand property from HSZ
The Island: A protest was staged in front of the Jaffna AGA’s office on Decenber 30 by a group of people urging the government to release property within the high security zones, the Army website reported yesterday. The report said that a group of nearly 50-60 civilians had staged a protest campaig...
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No lowering of guard along LoC: New Army Chief
New Delhi,(PTI) January 01, 2003: Declaring that Army will be on an "unrelaxed vigil" in Jammu and Kashmir, the new Army Chief General Nirmal Chandra Vij today said the troops would simultaneously assist the Government in pressing ahead with its initiative for restoring peace and normalcy in th...
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BMA provides safety as New Year present to Bangkokians
Bangkok, Dec 30 (TNA) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will provide safety in life and assets as a New Year present to Bangkokians in 2003, according to a senior BMA official. Nathanon Thavisin, Permanent Secretary for BMA, told reporters that the provision of safety in life and asse...
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Kumaratunga holds talks with Army on de-escalation
Colombo, (AFP) December 30: Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga cut short her holiday to meet top Army leaders to discuss a dispute with Tamil Tiger rebels over de-escalation. Kumaratunga met late last night with the Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lionel Balagalle, and the Brigade Commander...
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Successful Myanmar - Thai Boarder committee meeting
According to reports emerging from the myanmar government side, Myanmar-Thai Border Committee Meeting was held successfully in Mawlamyin. The opening ceremony of the 20th Myanmar-Thai Border Committee Meeting was held at the South East Command in Mawlamyine on 28 December. The meeting was attended...
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President endorses Jaffna Commander’s proposals
Colombo, (PRIU) Dec. 30: President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Saturday backed Jaffna Army Commander Major General Sarath Fonseka’s proposal to disarm LTTE cadres before agreeing to the removal of the Jaffna High Security Zones (HSZ). The President returned to the Capital ahead of schedule to consult...
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Non-conventional - threat averted Pakistan-India war
Karacchi (Reuters), Dec. 30: - Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said on Monday the threat of "non-conventional war" had helped prevent a conflict earlier this year with nuclear-armed neighbour India. Musharraf said India had been warned that Pakistan would not respond with conventional war the m...
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Cult-linked group says first cloned baby goes home
By Jim Loney Miami, (Reuters), Dec. 31: - The head of a company that says it has produced the first human clone said on Monday that the mother and baby were home following the child's birth last week and genetic proof demanded by scientists and other skeptics should be available in a week. Brigitte...
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Sri Lanka says rebels reluctance to disarm will not derail peace process
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 30: - The government said Monday that the peace process will not be derailed by the reluctance of Tamil rebels to disarm until the army withdraws from parts of northern Sri Lanka. Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando was speaking...
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Scouts find the mud pool a cool spot in Chon Buri
By Jessada Salathong, Chon Buri, Dec. 31: Discarding their uniforms and challenging the strong sunlight, Scouts in Chon Buri have found themselves a new home - in the mud. Wilting under oppressive heat at the campsite of the 20th World Scout Jamboree in the town of Sattahip, many participants were...
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Joint Indo-SL navy operations to stem flow of LTTE armaments
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: India and Sri Lanka last week agreed on enhanced co-operation between the two navies to step up naval surveillance operations as part of the strategy to prevent LTTE from bringing in more consignments of armaments, authoritative defence sources said on Sunday. T...
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CBK - advisers pow-wow on LTTE radio equipment
The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday conferred with a team of presidential advisers, on issues of national security, including the government’s radio license to the LTTE, the military uses for the equipment imported and the methodology of it being cleared duty free by a third part...
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Resettling IDPs within High Security Zones: SLMM asks LTTE to discuss govt’s proposal in detail
by Zacki Jabbar The Island: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), yesterday asked the LTTE to discuss in detail the government’s proposal on the High Security Zones, pointing out that it was an outcome of the last meeting of the Sub Committee on De-escalation and Normalisation (SDN). Acting SLM...
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High security issue at peace talks
Daily Mirror: Government has decided to include in the agenda of the fourth round of peace talks due to be held in Thailand, three special reports on recommendations on resettlement of displaced persons from high security zones in the North and East province. These three reports were prepared by Ja...
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Top team to tour HSZs
By Sunil Jayasiri Daily Mirror: With President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the Government maintaining a firm stand on the High Security Zones(HSZs) issue, a senior Cabinet minister accompanied by the Defence Secretary will tour the Jaffna HSZs today. A government source yesterday confirmed that Mini...
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Bangkok to open butterfly garden in mid-2003
Bangkok, Dec 31 (TNA) – Bangkok postpones the opening of the enclosed butterfly garden to mid 2003 due to the delay of the construction work. Director of Social Welfare Department, Nikom Wairatpanit said the butterfly exhibit, originally scheduled to open for the public at the end of this year, wou...
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S.Lanka president Accuses Norway over the transfer of Broadcasting Equipment to the LTTE
Colombo, Dec. 31: Sri Lankan President Slams Norway over its unsavory role in the Transfer of Radio equipment to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. She accused Norway on of breaking the island's laws because of its role in importing radio equipment for the rebel Tamil Tigers and hinted she cou...
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Maheswaran wants Jaffna commanders out
The Island:UNP Jaffna District MP and Minister of Hindu Affairs T. Maheswaran has requested Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to transfer Jaffna Commander Major General Sarath Fonseka and Jaffna Navy Commander Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera out of Jaffna. Minister Maheswaran in a letter to the...
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