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Sri Lankan government and LTTE agree on scheme to end war
By Nanda Wickremasinghe World Socialist Web Site: 16 Decmber 16 - At the third round of negotiations held in early December in Norway, the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) indicated the nature of the political solution being worked out to end the country’s 19-...
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I will not budge an inch from Jaffna­ — Douglas Devananda
The Sunday Leader:Eelam Peoples’ Democratic Party (EPDP) Leader Douglas Devananda says he will not budge an inch from the Jaffna peninsula adding it is his birthright to do politics there. Devananda told The Sunday Leader that he cannot be threatened either by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) whi...
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Time to unite, not to fight - Fowzie
The Sunday Leader:Former Transport Minister and PA Parliamentarian A. H. M. Fowzie has appealed to both factions of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) to cast their differences aside and unite for the sake of safeguarding Muslim rights. The MP was of the opinion that the time chosen by these two...
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Maheswarans booze for MPs
The Sunday Leader:Hindu Affairs Minister, T. Maheswaran last week took the job of Santa Claus. He left each MP a gift pack courtesy of his Ministry and the Palmyrah Board soon after the committee stage debate on his Ministry was concluded. The package came in a nice bag and included bottles of palm...
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When he started the feeling married, ended up in disappointment.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny The new husband had booked sleeping arrangements on the train, thinking he was going to have a roomette or compartment, only to find out he was on one side of the sleeping car in an upper bunk and his wife was in the other one across from him. About 12 o'clock he started feeli...
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Many expect economy to be affected by war next year
Chon Buri, Dec 15 (TNA) – Executives in the private and public sectors have shared common views the country’s economy next year would be affected by a Middle East war, which is very likely to break out. Speaking at an annual seminar held by Thailand Development Research Institute, Kosit Panpiumrat,...
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Bangladeshi leader ends official visit to Thailand
Chiang Mai, Dec 15 (TNA): Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on Saturday ended her three-day official visit to Thailand, with bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries strengthened. The Bangladeshi leader was granted an audience with His Majesty the King at the Klai Kangwol Pala...
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Naga festival 2003 will take place in Lahe, Myanmar.
The New Year celebrations of the Nagas for 2003 would be held in12th to 16th January 2003, at Khamti District, Saggaing Division, Lahe Township, in Myanmar.
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Need for integrated plan is stressed as solution for the resettlement of Internally displaced people
Colombo, Dec 15: At the second meeting of the sub-committee on de-escalation and normalisation held yesterday at Muhamali, in Jaffna district, the matter of High Security Zones, especially in Jaffna peninsula, was discussed at length. The parties agreed that a solution to the resettlement of intern...
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Bangladesh Victory Day Celebrations in Bangkok tomorrow
Bangkok Dec. 15 The Bangladesh residents in Thailand are to celebrate the Bangladesh Victory Day tomorrow with patriotic zeal, joy and festivity. On this day in 1971, Pakistani occupation army surrendered to the Joint Command of the Mukti Bahini and the Mitra Bahini at the historic Race Course Ma...
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Gujarat Elections Results: BJP recorded a stunning victory with more than two third majority.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday swept back to power in Gujarat with a massive two-thirds majority. The party won 127 seats in the 182-member assembly, bettering its tally of 117 in the 1998 election. The Congress, which had 57 members in the dissolved house, fared worse than predicted, getting...
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Sri Lankan Government hoping to integrate the extra- institutions of the LTTE
Colombo, Dec. 15:Sri Lankan Defence Minister said that any apprehensions about the peace talks between the government and the Tamil tigers should be put aside. He insisted that a formula was being worked to integrate the LTTE institutions that virtually run a parallel government in the northern par...
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PM leaves for Male on Monday
The Island:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Male on Monday (16) on a one-day visit at the invitation of the Maldivian Government, the Prime Minister’s office announced yesterday. Wickremesinghe will meet Maldivian President Abdul Maumoon Gayoom and several senior Maldivian Ministe...
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Unidentified gang hurls bomb at EPDP office
by Norman Palihawadane The Island:An unidentified gang had hurled a bomb at the EPDP office at Mallakam, Jaffna yesterday (13) morning. Though police fired towards the gang that hurled the bomb no more evidence was available, police sources said. A demonstration had been held with LTTE backing dema...
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Simultaneously with peace talks Disarming LTTE should be addressed — PA
by Dilanthi Jayamanne The Island:The government should address the issue of decommissioning the LTTE parallel to the peace talks. Addressing the weekly press conference held by the PA, presidential nominee for the peace talks, Lakshman Kadirgamar said yesterday that the govt. should include the is...
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Adam Sandler Song - The Masturbata.
Adam Sandler's Song "The Masturbata" Sitting in my house, and I know that I'm alona, Feeling kinda horny, got a jingle in my bona. Go and grab a Penthouse its the one with Sharon Stona. Hey Masturbata!! I go a little faster and its feeling kinda nicea, Once ain't enough so I have to do it twicea. I...
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Japan Foreign Affairs Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi to visit Sri Lanka in January.
Tokyo, Dec. 14:The Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi is expected to visit Colombo in January. The Japan Foreign Affairs Ministry Press Secretary told yesterday that the travel plan of the Foreign Minister is still under discussion and no details have been set yet. He added that th...
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TAT supports World Scout Jamboree 2003
Bangkok, Dec 13 (TNA): The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is mobilizing all its resources for the 20th World Scout Jamboree, one of the world's largest youth gatherings, TAT statement said. Thailand won the bid to host the Jamboree at the 34th World Scout Conference in Oslo, Norway, in 1996....
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Vice-President to visit Myanmar
By Amit Baruah Delhi 13: ice-President, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, is expected to visit Myanmar early next year. This will be the highest-level visit by an Indian dignitary since that of the then Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, in December 1987. New Delhi's decision to accept the invitation to Yangon...
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Bangladesh-Thailand agree to expand bilateral cooperation
Chiang Mai, Dec 14(TNA): Bangladesh and Thailand have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in many areas, including trade, communication, and tourism, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Friday after holding talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Khaleda Zia in thi...
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