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Human Rights Commission investigates cases of people missing in northern Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 24: Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission on Friday started interviewing families of people who went missing after government troops took over major parts of the Jaffna Peninsula from Tamil Tiger rebels in 1995. Jaffna was under the control of the Liberation Tigers of...
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Sri Lanka government adds seven ministers despite presidents protests
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 24: The Sri Lankan government swore seven ministers into newly created positions Friday despite opposition from the country's president, officials said. President Chandrika Kumaratunga attended the brief ceremony where six new ministers of non-cabinet rank and one...
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NSCN-IM leaders to return for further talks
By Rezaul H. Laskar, Indo-Asian News Service New Delhi, Jan 24, (IANS): Leaders of Nagaland's dominant rebel group are likely to return to India after a month to continue a dialogue to resolve the 53-year-old Naga separatist problem, government sources said. Talks held here over the past three da...
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UNICEF focuses on war-hit children in Sri Lanka
Colombo, (Reuters), Jan. 24: - Sri Lanka plays host next week to the head of the U.N. Children's Fund as Tamil Tiger rebels are dogged by allegations of child recruitment. UNICEF executive director Carol Bellamy travels to the headquarters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to meet rebel lead...
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India, Myanmar to boost cooperation in oil and gas
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS): India and Myanmar will increase cooperation in the hydroelectric power and energy sectors, particularly the exploration of Myanmar's onshore oil and gas reserves. An Indian team will soon visit Myanmar to explore the prospects in exploiting onshore hydrocarbon reserves, e...
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Soldier charged for rape of Kareni Refugee Girls.
The military court in Chiang Mai charged one soldier for rape this Monday. He was one of those three soldiers who were brought to the military court on charges of raping two Karenni refugee girls in Mae Hong Song. The court charged him with 4 years and 6 months sentence and to be served in the mil...
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Corrupt running to hide from courageous whistleblowers & journalists - Global Corruption Report 2003
"The corrupt are running out of places to hide. That is the message that runs through the Global Corruption Report 2003," writes Peter Eigen, Chairman of Transparency International (TI), in his introduction. The report, published on 23 January by Profile Books, was prepared by Transparency Internat...
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Development of Kra Isthmus has no security threat:MOD
Bangkok, Jan 22 (TNA): A proposed plan to develop the Kra Isthmus in the South will pose no advesre effects on the national security, according to Defence Minister Gen. Thammarak Isarangura Na Ayudhya. Gen. Thammarak told TNA on Wednesday that he saw no security threat to the nation from a move t...
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Monks Issue Warning: We are ready to die over bill
Chularat Saengpassa The Nation, Jan. 23: About 10,000 monks yesterday vowed to sacrifice their lives if the Monastic Bill was passed, saying it violated the monastic disciplines and would compromise the power of His Majesty the King and the Supreme Patriarch. The monks from both mainstream Mahanik...
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Cultural and culinary magic of Myanmar recreated in Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 22 (ANI): The cultural and culinary magic of Myanmar was recreated in Mumbai by The Green Elephant Group of Myanmar in association with Red Apple Group of India at the Le Royal Meridian amid much fanfare. Myanmar and India share a very close bond of cultural association since the days...
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Tamils recruiting children: President Chandrika
Colombo, Jan. 23: Sri Lanka's president said on Wednesday Tamil Tiger rebels had recruited thousands of children and had nearly tripled their forces since a truce was signed last February, but she voiced support for talks to end the war. Despite accusing the Tigers of a litany of ceasefire violat...
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Sri Lanka school to introduce Grade II from next session
Doha, Jan. 23: : The Sri Lankan community school in Doha will introduce Grade II from the next academic session that begins in September this year. K K Ratnadasa, the school's new principal who is also doubling as consultant for an ambitious expansion plan, said yesterday the institution currently...
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Chargesheet filed against Nedumaran
Kancheepuram, (PTI), Jan. 22: Tamil National Movement leader P Nedumaran and three other party members, arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), have been chargesheeted by Tamil Nadu police in the case relating to their alleged support to banned LTTE. ,br> The Police filed the ch...
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Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Persists on the recruitment of Teenagers - Alleges SLMM
Colombo, Jan. 22: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) forcibly enlisted boys and girls amid the ceasefire, said the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM), in its report for the year ending 2002. "The SLMM is still receiving complaints about child recruitment of the LTTE, and even though the...
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Myanmar: Independence lost easily due to lack of modern standing armed Forces - General Than Shwe
When we study the history of mankind, we will see that there emerged organized groups for defence purpose because of the requirement to safeguard their own families and collectively defend their own communities. Hence, the armed forces have been indispensable for every independent people and natio...
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Sri Lanka elected Vice Chairperson of UN Human Rights Commission
Colombo, Jan. 22: Prasad Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva was elected without a vote as Vice Chairperson of the UN Commission on Human Rights. This is the first time that Sri Lanka holds office in the Bureau of the Geneva based human rights body. A...
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Myanmar wont permit anti-India activities from its soil
New Delhi, Jan. 23: Myanmar has reiterated that it would not allow its territory to be used for anti-India activities. This was asserted during a low-key visit by Myanmar foreign minister U Win Aung. India and Myanmar signed a protocol on foreign office consultations and agreed to explore prospect...
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CBK-PM talks on structure of state
The Island: Prime Minister Ranil Wickre-mesinghe on Tuesday led a government delegation for talks with President Chandrika Kuma-ratunga at the Janadhipathi Man-diraya where they discussed a range of issues relating to the peace process and the proposed establishment of a Finance Commission, politi...
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Shipping threatened by militants trained in LTTE tactics - expert
Singapore, Jan 21 (Reuters): Global shipping faces unprecedented threats from radicals linked to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network who have been trained in suicide attacks developed by Sri Lanka’s Tiger rebels, security experts said on Tuesday. Suicide sea bombers are the latest addition to a gr...
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Tiger manpower before MoU 6000 - President’s spokesman: LTTE increases cadre by 10,000
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island: President’s spokesman Harim Peiris yesterday said that the LTTE had increased its cadre force by 10,000 during the last twelve months since the signing of the ceasefire MoU between the government and the LTTE. Addressing a press briefing at the presidential secret...
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