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Sri Lankan family alleges woman victim of human organ theft
By Joanne Laurier - World Wide Socialist Web 30 August 2002: One of the most gruesome expressions of international social inequality is the trade in human organs and, more particularly, the murder and dismemberment of poor and defenseless people for their organs. The alleged theft of organs from th...
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President Chandrika Returns to Colombo, Amidst Crisis
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 30: President Chandrika Kumaratunga returned from London this morning, to face the constitutional crisis, which threaten to slim her powers and the impending political crisis which imperil her party. The cabinet has given her time till Tuesday to fall in line with the...
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Prisoner Exchange Delayed by a Week
By: T. Sabaratnam Colombo, August 30:,/b> Prisoner exchange scheduled for tomorrow had been postponed by a week, government and LTTE sources said today. Government spokesman Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris and an LTTE spokesman at Vavuniya said the delay is due to legal and identification problems. Pr...
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LTTE leaders living outside Sri Lanka would participate in the inaugural session at Bangkok
LTTE leaders living outside Sri Lanka would participate in the inaugural session at Bangkok. The Tamil Tigers said on Wednesday that, they will send a four-member delegation to Bangkok, to the inaugural meeting of the historic peace talks with the government of Sri Lanka, next month. The talks are...
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Officers and men missing in action in North-East exceed 3,300
Sanjeevi Jayasuriya - The Island Gnana Balagalle, Chairperson of the Army Seva Vanita Sanvidhanaya on Tuesday (27) placed the number of officers and men missing in action in the North-East over 3,300. Addressing a press briefing at the army headquarters, Ms. Balagalle said that over 16,600 personne...
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Moragoda discuss Hanuman Bridge with Pant
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 28 Sri Lanka’s Economic Reforms minister Milinda Moragoda today discussed with K. C. Pant, India’s Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, the construction of Hanuman Bridge to link Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. Sources at the Ministry of Economic Affairs said that,...
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Tamil Congress reverses faith vote decision
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, 29: All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC) which earlier decided to abstain during today’s confidence vote of the government, had decided to fall in line with the other Tamil parties, its leader A. Vinayagamoorthy said. All political parties representing the Tamils in parliament, w...
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Answers Received at the examination in a Driving School
REAL answers received on exams given by the California Department of Transportation's driving school. Q: Do you yield when a blind pedestrian is crossing the road? A: What for? He can't see my license plate. Q: Who has the right of way when four cars approach a four-way stop at the same time? A: Th...
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President skips the cabinet meeting
T.Sabaratnam Colombo August 28: President Chandrika Kumaratunga, skipped this evening cabinet meeting throwing government’s plan to present the 18th Amendment that strips the President of her power to dissolve parliament into disarray. The government decided to strike back by giving her an ultimat...
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ACTC MP denies vehicle handed over to LTTE
Ayesha Zuhair - Daily Mirror ACTC Parliamentarian A. Vinayagamoorthy yesterday vehemently denied allegations that the luxury vehicle which was given to him was handed over to the LTTE leader in the Wanni recently. Addressing a media conference, with the BMW bearing number GL - 7025 in the backgroun...
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Off the Beat: Matara Bakers Return to Jaffna
From our Jaffna Correspondent Matara bakers who fled Jaffna i n the early eighties have begun to return. They have put up temporary sheds near the now unused Jaffna railway station and are baking and supplying restaurants and hotels with traditional Sinhala short eats like kavun, kokis and sweeten...
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Johannesburg Summit Calls For Restoration of Fisheries by 2015.
Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 August:A provision calling for restoration of depleted fisheries not later than 2015 was agreed to by negotiators at the World Summit on Sustainable Development yesterday. The agreement was the last in a series of provisions that recognizes that the world’s oceans and...
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<b>Lucky Kodituwakku dies</b>
The Island Inspector General of Police Lucky Kodituwakku died last afternoon. Kodotuwakku passed away in his home after a brief illness. The IGP who was unwell during the last few months went abroad for medical treatment a few times during this period. Kodituwakku joined the police service as ASP i...
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<b>Citizenship right to 150,000 Indian origin Tamils?</b>
The Island The Prime Minister has promised me to grant citizenship rights to 150,000 estate Tamils with Indian origin after the constitutional amendment, Minister of Housing and Plantation Infrastructure, and leader of Ceylon Workers Congress, Arumugam Thondaman said last Sunday (25) addressing a m...
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<b>No evidence of LTTE taxation — Choksy</b>
Sumadhu Weerawarne & Kesara Abeywardena - The Island Finance Minister K. N. Choksy said that that there was no evidence before the Finance Ministry relating to LTTE taxation. He added that the Interior Minister said there was no evidence on LTTE taxation. He was replying a question submitted by...
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<b>LTTE-linked Indian bandit threatens to kill kidnapped politician</b>
Bangalore, India,Aug 27: (Reuters) - India’s most wanted bandit has threatened to kill a kidnapped regional politician unless authorities free all his jailed friends, officials said on Tuesday. They said forest outlaw Koose Muniswamy Veerappan, believed to have ties to Tamil extremists and accused...
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<b>Horoscopes For Your Job Position...</B>
1) MARKETING: You are ambitious yet stupid. You chose a marketing degree to avoid having to study in college, concentrating instead on drinking and socializing which is pretty much what your job responsibilities are now. Least compatible with Sales. 2) SALES: Laziest of all signs, often referred...
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<b>Off the Beat: Mother delivers baby in hospital toilet</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 28: On Monday night, in Mutur Rural Hospital, in eastern Sri Lanka, a bony baby girl was born inside the toilet, not in the usual labour room. A young Muslim lady admitted to the maternity ward on Sunday developed labor pain around midnight. Writhing in pain she called...
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<b>Exchange of Govt -LTTE Prisoners on Saturday</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 28: In another gesture of goodwill, Sri Lanka Army and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will exchange prisoners on Saturday at the frontline north of Vavuniya, army and Tiger sources said yesterday. “It will be a purely a military affair. Senior military comma...
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<b>India: Cancel the Genocidal Sethudamudram Ship Canal Project </b>
K.T.Rajasingham India should come forward to cancel the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project immediately. If any action is taken to dredge the sea-bed for a canal, it would have adverse effect on Sri Lanka. If any dredging is done on the ocean floor, then within a few years, more than half of the Jaf...
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