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Thailand to host meeting of Asian political parties
Seoul, Nov 12 (TNA) - Thailand will host a meeting of political parties in Asia this month, aimed to promote and forge for closer cooperation among them, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. Surakiart told TNA reporter yesterday that the meeting of Asian political parties would be h...
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Deflation would not affect economic growth, says leading banker
Bangkok, Nov. 12 (TNA) – Thailand would be under pressure of deflation for the next few years, but its economic growth would not be affected, according to a leading banker. Kosit Punpiumrat, executive chairman of Bangkok Bank Plc, the country’s largest commercial bank, said the country’s economy wo...
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Asia Crime Prevention Foundation
The Island:10th AGM of the Sri Lankan chapter on November 30. The 10th AGM of the Sri Lankan chapter of the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation will be held on November 30, at the Galle Face Hotel. The Asia Crime Prevention Foundation which was founded by and based in Japan enjoys the general consulta...
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Navy-Sea Tiger pow-wow at Muhamalai
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Island:A meeting to sort out "common concerns" between the Navy and Sea tigers is to be held at Muhumalai tommorrow following Sunday’s Omanthai meeting of the Sub Committee on De-escalation and Normalisation(SDN). Diplomatic sources said that tommorrow’s meeting wou...
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Give us speedy hearing as for LTTE suspects – Welikade prisoners
by Chitra Weerarathne - The Island The Island:"Give us the same speedy hearing as to the LTTE suspects charged under the PTA laws", the remand prisoners of the Welikada prisons have complained to the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and a few other persons in authority. They had said that they w...
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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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