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Amnesty International expresses concern at the Gujarat Temple killings
Amnesty International expresses grave concern at the killing today of more than 20 people in an attack on a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Gujarat. The organization called on the state authorities to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to provide protection to civilians in the state, reg...
09.09.2009 - 14:23
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Roof has returned to my house,’ says a thrilled owner
From Guna Kajananth in Jaffna Ganeswaran was happy that his house still has its doors and windows. “The iron bars in the windows are also there intact, thanks for the army” he said. In Pathma Thevarajah’s house, everything made of iron, brass or copper are missing. Iron bars in the windows have bee...
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Lanka: Peace To Help Govt Hit Deficit Target
By Anusha Attygalle - Of Dow Jones Newswires. Yahoo News -Colombo, September 23 (Dow Jones): Sri Lanka is confident of meeting its 2002 budget deficit target as progess in its peace bid has curtailed defense spending and promises an increased revenue that will add momentum to an anticipated econom...
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House should get together to remove Presidential immunity- Lokubandara
By Kesara Abeywardena - The Island The Island:Both sides of parliament should get together to remove the Presidential immunity immediately to prevent President Chandrika Kumaratunga from making "totally irresponsible" and "baseless" statements like that the government was planning to murder her, Ho...
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Hartley Principal Abducted, Assaulted and Ordered to Report either Tigers or Police
From our Jaffna Correspondent. Shocking details were revealed on the abduction and assault of the Principal of Hartley College, Pont Pedro, last Saturday. This revelation came to light during yesterday’s investigation conducted by the Police, Tigers, Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission and the Human Rig...
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Miss Universe fired, to be replaced by runner-up
Los Angeles September 23: Miss Universe pageant officials have "fired" the reigning Miss Universe, Russia's Oxana Fedorova, and will replace her with Miss Panama, the runner-up, a spokeswoman for the pageant said on Monday. Fedorova, who was crowned in May, has returned to Russia and will be replac...
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Bala - We will move for separate state option, if Chandrika disturbs the peace process.
T.Sabaratnam Colombo September 23 LTTE’s chief negotiator Anton Balasingham told the Tamil channel of a private television that, if President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna spoil the peace process, then they would move to the separate state option. There is that possibility...
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As usual, those jerks deducted $95.00.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A little boy wanted $100.00 very badly and his mother told him to pray to God for it. He prayed and prayed for weeks, but nothing turned up. He decided to write a letter to God requesting the $100.00. When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to "God," they o...
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Sri Lanka president warns of assassination bid, vows to
Yahoo News: Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga has accused her cohabitation government of trying to assassinate her, but said she will "kill 500" assailants if anyone comes to attack her, press reports here said. Kumaratunga told party loyalists in the central district of Kan...
09.09.2009 - 14:22
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Peace process will succeed - Asgiriya Mahanayaka
The Island:Mahanayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter said that there were signs that the peace process would be successful, with massive public support for the efforts. There are signs that peace process will be successful and the people are yearning for the dawn of peace, Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakk...
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Tigers hold passing out parade in the open, invites politicians
For the first time in its 27-year history, LTTE conducted its passing out ceremony for the new trainees of the armoured corps in the open and invited a politician to deliver key-note address. Pathuman, commander of the Trincomalee region, the chief guest, said they had made use of the current peace...
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Prime minister invited UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to visit Sri Lanka
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan told the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he is pleased with the progress of the peace process at a recent meeting at the UN Headquarters. He congratulated the Prime Minister on the gradual and methodical approach of the government tha...
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Mommy and Daddy made him as a symbol of their love
Compiled by: V.Rajeny It's a bit long, but cute. I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with...
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The word unitary was never mentioned during Sattahip Talks
T.Sabaratnam The word ‘unitary’ was never mentioned during the three-day first round of the peace talks held at Sattahip beginning September 16, a government delegate Ports Minister Rauff Hakeem said. The government delegation studiously avoided using that contentious term. The word used was united...
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On the Spot Report: Plight of People returning back to their homes.
Guna Kajananth in Jaffna I came down to Jaffna to investigate the problems refugees’ face, when they return to their homes. UN World Food Program (WFP) country director Jeff Taft-Dick says over 100,000 of the internally displaced persons have returned to their homes since the ceasefire agreement w...
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United Nations Secretary-General Launches New Round Of UN Reform
New York, 23 September: Uinted Nations Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan announced today a plan to further strengthen the United Nations and improveits ability to meet the challenges placed before it by the Member States and the world's peoples. The report sets out an "agenda for further change" that...
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Balasingham: From alien to excellency
by Amal Jayasinghe - The Island
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I won’t die like a kitten, says President
by Cyril Wimalasurendre, Kandy Staff Corr - The Island. The Islabd:President Chandrika Kumaratunga Friday accused the Ranil Wickremesinghe government of attempting to relieve her of executive powers vested by the constitution, saying they would finally kill her as was done to Prime Minister Indira...
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Development key to continuous peace: Prime Minister
The Island: Sep 20 (IPS) - Economic development in parts of the country devastated by 20 years of bloody civil war will be key to maintaining harmony as peace talks continue, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters Friday. The leader visited the United Nations in New York two days after...
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Consider opinions of smaller groups in peace talks urges Jaffna MC
By S.S. Selvanayagam - Sunday Times Sunday Times:The Jaffna Municipal Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to urge the international community to consider the views of the splinter Tamil parties in talks to resolve the North-East crisis, an official source said. The resolution was moved by cou...
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