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Sri Lanka government, Tigers to resume peace talks amid political uncertainty
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Oslo, Norway, Dec. 02 - Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebel negotiators open a third round of peace talks Monday amid concerns that a brewing political crisis at home could deter the island nation's best chance for peace in nearly...
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Lankan Oppn. leaders meet Yashwant
New Delhi, Dec. 2. (UNI): A delegation of Sri Lanka's main Opposition party today met External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha and conveyed its 'concern' over the direction in which the current peace talks between the government and the LTTE are proceeding. The three-member Sri Lanka Freedom P...
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Peace talks in Oslo resume minus Rauf Hakeem
Oslo, Dec 2: The Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tiger militant negotiators opened a three hour session to begin their third meeting of the first round of peace talks at 20.00 hrs., Sri Lanka time, today, at the Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel, Oslo, amid concerns that a brewing political crisis at...
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Sri Lankan negotiators leave for Oslo peace talks
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 30 - Sri Lanka's peace negotiators have left Colombo for Norway to take part in a third round of talks with the Tamil Tiger rebels. Minister of ports and Islamic affairs Rauf Hakeem left the island Saturday afternoon to join the rest of the negotiating te...
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Delft crisis goes to Oslo: TNA split - Monitoring mission proposes urgent talks
Sunday Times: As Tiger guerrillas stepped up their battle to oust rival EPDP cadres from Delft, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission says the matter should be resolved at the third round of peace talks beginning tomorrow in Oslo. "This issue is very important since it is a democratic right for any...
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People behind Delft politics
By Chris Kamalendran in Delft Island, Jaffna Sunday Times: Behind the party politics of the crisis hit Delft island is a deep humanitarian problem with some 6000 people having only one telephone which is often not accessible and only one bus which is often not on the road. The 35 square kilo...
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I would not be silenced by threats - Kadirgamar.
Sunday Times: Former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar responding to an article published in a Sunday newspaper last week over the purchase of a residential property has said that the article strongly suggests an orchestrated effort to prejudice the public mind against him and thus compel his...
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Government, PA in race to woo New Delhi
By Harinda Vidanage Sunday Times: With India maintaining a low profile at Sri Lanka's Oslo peace support meeting, both the government and the main opposition were moving to woo the New Delhi leadership. Government negotiator Milinda Moragoda flew to New Delhi to brief Indian leaders on the Os...
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US, Japanese interest drives peace bid
by Amal Jayasinghe The Island: Oslo, (AFP) — Heightened US and Japanese interest in Sri Lanka’s fledgling peace bid has boosted prospects of ending Asia’s bloodiest ethnic conflict, a Norwegian peace broker said. Norway’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen, a key figure in bringing Sri L...
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CBK discounts fears of threat to her life
The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga has turned down appeals by party loyalists to minimise public appearances due to a perceived threat to her life at the hands of the LTTE, Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana said yesterday. Moulana said the president who had a full programme at K...
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Talks in Europe for first time
by Amal Jayasinghe The Island: Oslo (AFP) — Warring parties in Sri Lanka will have their first round of peace talks in a western capital tomorrow when they hold crucial negotiations, diplomats said. The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have had two round...
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Liberation: Barazani and the war against Iraq
The chairman of the Kurdistani Democratic party, Masoud al-Barazani, announced that the war against Iraq is very possible because the Americans have commited a lot into this direction, and that toppling attempts and conspiracies failed to topple the Iraqi president. In a statement to the French...
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Thailand to host Rubber Corporation Dialogue
Bangkok, (TNA) - Thailand will host a meeting of rubber plantation leaders in the region, called Rubber Corporation Dialogue (RCD), for the first time next month, according to a senior official. Phongpen Summaphan, Director-General of the Office of the Rubber Replanting Aid Fund (ORRAP), told...
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PM:Govt is ready to evacuate Thai workers from Israel
Bangkok, Dec 1 (TNA): The government is ready to evacuate Thai workers from Israel and Gaza Stripe if tension between Israel and Palestine escalates, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Saturday that he was informed of a shooting in Gaza Stripe in which two Thai...
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Indian foreign secretary returned from Myanmar
India’s Foreign Secretary Mr Kanwal Sibal returned to New Delhi after a five-day visit to Myanmar (Burma). Mr Sibal was in Myanmar for a regular Foreign Office Consultative Meeting with his Burmese counterparts. During his stay in the impoverished military reigned country, the Indian Foreign Se...
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Sonia should apologise for statement in UK university: BJP
New Delhi,Saturday, November 30, 2002: BJP today took strong exception to the veiled attack on it by Congress President Sonia Gandhi in her lecture at Centre for Islamic Studies in Oxford where she had reportedly said that certain political parties in India were for only majority community....
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PM invites Thai people to extend best wishes to HM
Bangkok, Dec 1 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday invited all Thai people to extend their best wishes to His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 75th birthday anniversary, which falls on on December 5. In his weekly radio programme, "Premier Thaksin Talks with the Public...
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Resuming job, UN sites inspections uncovered lies of Blair.
Baghdad INA, Dec. 01:UN arms inspectors examined a military industrial complex and a suspected missile site on Saturday as they resumed work after a one-day break. In a third day of inspections, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts spent three hours at the military complex run by...
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Tamil Tiger top guns in Oslo for Sri Lanka peace talks
Yahoo News: Oslo (AFP), Nov. 30 - Top Tamil Tiger rebel leaders arrived here for the first round of Norwegian-brokered Sri Lanka peace talks to be held in a European capital. The head of the political wing of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), S. P. Thamilselvan, and the group'...
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