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Nordic peace monitors meet the reclusive rebel leader in Sri Lanka
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 22- Foreign peace monitors said Tuesday they were pleased with relations between Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels as the two sides work toward a lasting peace after signing a truce in February. Hagrup Haukland, the deputy head of the Norwegian pe...
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World environmental Journalists to meet in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka will become the global buzz on environmental issues when the 14th APFEJ World Congress of Environmental Journalists ceremonially begins on October 27, over 100 journalists and other environmentally-concerned officials and private individuals expected to be flying in from 50 countries worl...
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One rule here in heaven...dont step on the ducks
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven. When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven...don't step on the ducks." So they entered heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on...
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HSZ not on agenda
Daily Mirror As the proposed Joint Task Force will focus on the issues of de-mining and resettlement in the north and east, the question of high security zones would not be taken up at today's talks between the Norwegian peace delegation and LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.
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Military chiefs discuss joint committee
Daily Mirror:A decision taken during last month's direct talks between the government and the LTTE to set up a Military-LTTE joint committee to avoid friction or misunderstanding, will be discussed today at a top level defence meeting. Defence sources said they would discuss with Defence Secretary...
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U.S Senator Rips Rangoon For "Inhumane Treatment" of Burmese People
The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee castigated Burma's military rulers for their "inhumane treatment" of the Burmese people in his speech to the Senate. "It is past time for the -Rangoon junta- and its armed forces to respect the human rights and dignity of the people of Burma and to p...
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Top LTTE leaders remain silent as SEP defence campaign gathers support
By K. Ratnayake World Socialist Web Site: October 23 - The leadership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has remained silent in the face of growing support for the campaign by the World Socialist Web Site to demand that it call a halt to threats and physical violence against members of...
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Asian Banks Too Timid To Lend - Companies Too Afraid To Borrow
Bangkok, October 23: Banks in Catch-22 - need to resume lending to stimulate economic revival Banks are afraid to lend, companies are reluctant to borrow, and the region's monetary authorities have given little or no indication how they will solve this credit crunch, according to a new comprehensiv...
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Tamil Tigers not involved in the kidnapping in Akkaraipattu
Colombo October 21:In a letter to President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Inspector General of Police, T. E. Anandarajah said investigations were being continued to trace the persons, who were behind the abduction of Seeni Mohamed Abdul Wajeed. According to the Police, Seeni Mohamed was abducted by an un...
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Politics threaten Sri Lankan peace process
By Scott McDonald Yahoo News:Colombo (Reuters),October 21 - Sri Lanka's unfolding bid to end nearly two decades of war may be forced onto the back burner if domestic politics are thrown into fresh turmoil by a Supreme Court decision due on Tuesday. The widely leaked court ruling is expected to bloc...
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SC determination on 19th amendment officially in House today
The Island:The Supreme Court determination on the 19th amendment to the constitution is expected to be officially announced in parliament today by Speaker Joseph Michael Perera. It was delivered to President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Speaker Joseph Michael Perera last Wednesday. It was reported tha...
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SLMM takes over abducted PLOTE Jaffna councillor
The Island:A Jaffna Municipal Council member of the PLOTE was allegedly abducted by the LTTE on Sunday afternoon and was handed over to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) two hours later. Jaffna MMC S. Jegachandran was abducted in front of the Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna when he was walking in...
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Helgessen-Ranil pow-wow on agenda for 2nd round
by Kesara Abeywardena - The Island The Island:Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgessen held a dinner meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last night where the discussion revolved around the agenda for the second round of peace talks to begin late this month and other developmen...
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Floods in the Western Province of Sri Lanka
Colombo:21st October According to Information Department's news release, torrential rains which lashed the country during the last few days has caused floods in the Western Province although the situation was not very serious.
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New Company Policies Explained in the Circular:
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Sickness And Related Leave: We will no longer accept a doctor statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work. Surgery: Operations are now banned. As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs. You should not co...
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Public invited to comment on North East Emergency Reconstruction Project
October 21, 2002 The Provincial Council of the Northeast has invited the public to submit their comments and observations on the Council’s draft - Environmental Assessment and Management Framework. The Council has requested financial assistance from the World Bank in the form of an ‘Emergency Reco...
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Government delegation visits Akkaraipattu
Minister of Economic Reform, Science & Technology, Milinda Moragoda, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Austin Fernando, and Director General of the Peace Secretariat, Bernard Goonetilleke visited Akkaraipattu on Saturday, October 19, 2002. In Akkaraipattu, the delegation from Colombo was jo...
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Air Force Kfir plane crashes at Kuliyapitiya
Colombo, October 22 A Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir aircraft crashed at this morning around 9 a.m. at Kuliyapitiya. The plane was on a training exercise and had departed from the Katunayake air force base at around 8.55 a.m. “It was a training flight and the pilot had reported a technical error before...
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Govt. needs people’s help to fight poverty: Bandula
by Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The Island:"The government cannot eradicate poverty by itself, it needs the assistance of the people of the country," Minister of Rural Economy and Deputy Minister of Finance Bandula Gunawardane said addressing the second National Poverty Conference on Friday. He...
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LTTE office under siege by area residents
by Hemantha Randunu — Divaina Corr. - The Island The Island:For the first time in the history of the LTTE, Tamil residents had attacked a LTTE office in their area. The Tamil residents in Kottekallar, Kalawanchikudi had surrounded the LTTE political office at Kottekallar last Friday (18) and had at...
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