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LTTEers may face contempt charges
Daily MirrorSome groups are planning to take legal action against certain LTTEers who challenged the recent judgment sentencing Tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran to 200 years imprisonment. Legal sources said these groups would file a writ of mandamus in the Court of Appeal asking the CID to arre...
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Japanese Prime Minister insists Than Shwe to Further the efforts on Democratization.
The Government of Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi already have had 107 meetings. Aung San Suu Kyi is free to engage in political activity in any part of the country and she is free to travel to any part of the country, and she has been traveling to various parts of the country for political activities...
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Changed from Republican to Democrat when the eyes were opened.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny American President George Bush was out jogging one morning when he came across a little boy sitting on the White House lawn with a box full of newborn puppies. They were so cute and the President stopped to look at them. He was mesmerized by the cute little puppies and when t...
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LTTE Supporters in Canada and Australia Should Give Up, Threat and Intimidation
Asian Tribune Editorial Board Asian Tribune has been forced into this unwanted controversy by V.Thangavelu, an accountant by profession and since of late claims to be an Eelam Tamil journalist and supposed to be one of the stalwart of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Canada.. Thanga...
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The Death of a News Paper - LTTE Terrorism in North America
Asian Tribune in its 31 October issue, published an appeal Save Journalist Nagarajah from the threat by Tamil Tormentors in Australia. In this news item Asian Tribune made reference to the horrendous experience, another Tamil Journalist DBS Jeyaraj earlier underwent in Canada by his LTTE tormen...
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Sri Lankan police belatedly initiate action over LTTE’s threats against the SEP
By K. Ratnayake - World Socilaist Web Site World Socialist Web Site: Nov. 04 -Sri Lankan police have been finally forced to respond to complaints issued by the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) over death threats against its members made by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) officials on Kayts I...
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Tigers arrested with lethal cargo: Law will be enforced to the letter — John
by Norman Palihawadana - The Island The Island:The law will be enforced to the letter in respect of the six Sea Tigers arrested along with a trawler, containing 35 claymore mines in their possession, which were being transported by sea from Kumburupiddy to Sampur in the Trincomalee district, Interi...
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Kanjirankudah CO, 13 officers transferred
The Island:Fourteen officers including the commanding officer of the Kanjirankudah STF camp were transferred in connection with last month’s incident where shots were fired at protesters who stormed the camp. Informed sources said that all fourteen officers in the camp were transferred with immedia...
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Karuna gives Hakeem undertaking at Thailand Peace Talks: LTTE to return N-E Muslim lands in two mont
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Island:The LTTE has undertaken to hand over land and property belonging to Muslims now being cultivated or occupied by Tamils in the North-East province back to the Muslims in about two months' time. An SLMC spokesman Hassan Ali said that this was one of the assura...
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Karenni, Rangoon begin preliminary peace talks
The NationA Burmese ethnic rebel group has started preliminary peace talks with the military government, seven years after their cease-fire broke down, rebel officials said yesterday. They said a 16-member delegation from the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP), which operates along the Thai-...
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Asian Leaders to arrive in Bangkok for the 2nd Asian Political Parties Conference.
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Nov. 05:The second international conference of Asian political parties, scheduled for November, is expected to be attended by representatives of 59 parties in 22 countries. Several Asian Leaders are expected to attend the conference. The Conference is expected to be one...
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Proposed defence reforms will remove security powers – Presidents Secretariat
The Island:The Presidential Secretariat on Friday said that the defence sector reforms proposed by the government would remove all powers and functions relating to security from the executive head of state. The release added that the committee report did not contain recommendations on the extension...
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Hindu Congress’ Deepavali message
The Island:The All Ceylon Hindu Congress in its Deepavali message said: "This year the Deepavali dawns at a significant time in the history of this country. After several years of suffering the people of this country are experiencing an atmosphere of peace. "Deepavali is a day on which injustice wa...
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Groaner Of The Day: (groooaaaaan...........)
Compiled by V.Rajeny One day this mechanic was working late under a car and some brake fluid dripped into his mouth. "Wow! That stuff isn't too bad tasting", he thought. Next day he told his buddy about tasting the brake fluid. "Not bad," he said. "Think I'll have a little more today." His friend g...
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Tell the LTTE to Stop all Terrorist Activities Once for All.
My wish is that LTTE cadres should desist from terrorist activities. The Tamil liberation struggle presently led by the LTTE has been tarnished because of these mindless terrorist activities. It is time that all Sri Lankan Tamils, particularly those expatriates living in Western democracies, tell...
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Sri Lanka foes win credit in search for cash
Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP) Nov. 04 - Sri Lanka's warring parties opened talks at a Thai resort to seek foreign cash, but an unexpected political deal has earned them credit ahead of a crucial meeting of international aid donors. Diplomats say Norway's efforts to attract millions of d...
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Burma/Myanmar – Common position and Council conclusions
The Council adopted a Common Position amending its Common Position in order to take into account changes in the composition of the regime in Burma/Myanmar and extending it for another six months. The Common Position includes restrictive measures (visa ban, assets freeze) against a number of persons...
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Thangavelu Take up Cudgel - a desultary move.
I am in agreement with those who criticize the LTTE as long as that criticism is valid. But I am not in agreement when the LTTE is criticized unfairly.” Writes V.Thangavelu, a Sri Lankan Tamil Journalist from Canada. This was written in response to the news item appeared in the Asian Tribune dated...
09.09.2009 - 14:12
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More men are riding my invention than yours
Compiled by: V.Rajeny The inventor of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation, Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven. At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur, "Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is you can hang out with anyone you want in He...
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Recent Maligawatte riot was intended to chase the Muslims out of Colombo.
Though Muslim leaders participate in the government, the Government miserably has failed to address the grievances of the Muslims. Therefore the unrest in the midst of the Muslim youth is understandable. Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne castigated the United National Front Government led by Prime Minis...
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