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PM asked to set up single drugs agency
Bangkok Dec 7 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be asked to set up a new drugs control agency in which existing drugs bodies will be integrated, according to Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Chavalit Yongchaiyudh. Gen. Chavalit told reporters that he would propose to the Premier that the cou...
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Sri Lanka marks unprecedented breakthrough toward ending ethnic conflict
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Oslo, Norway, Dec. 05: - After a bitter 19-year war, Sri Lanka and Tamil Tiger rebels reached a breakthrough in their quest for peace Thursday, agreeing on a way to govern their ethnically divided island as one nation. At the end of four days of inten...
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Presidential Truth Commission Report handed over to President
The final Report of the Presidential Truth Commission on Ethnic Violence appointed by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in 2001 was handed over to the President on the afternoon of 04th Decemberat President’s House, by the former Chief Justice Hon. S. Sharvananda, the Chairman of the Co...
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To honour war heroes is not against the peace process
Colombo, Dec. 05:Dr. Narme F. Wickremesinghe, Chairperson, Rana Viru Seva Authority, has told the state electronic media that it is not against the peace process to give coverage to national occasions honouring the battle heroes of the Nation. In a letter to Chairpersons and Editors of the State e...
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You have a problem getting out of sand traps?
Compiled by : V.Rajeny An Octogenarian who was an avid golfer moved to a new town and joined the local Country Club. He went to the Club for the first time to play but was told there wasn't anybody he could play with because they were already out on the course. He repeated several times that he re...
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Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s Message for Ramazan 2002
"I extend my warm and sincere wishes to all the Muslims of Sri Lanka on this Id-ul-Fitr. Today marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan, a period of contemplation, compassion and self-control for the followers of Islam." Sri Lankan President in her writter Ramzan message further added: E...
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Tibetan faces death for blasts
Chinese authorities are to execute a Tibetan man for a series of explosions earlier this year. The man was also charged with attempting to split the country. A second man was given a suspended death sentence. Both were charged with possession of explosives and attempting to split the country. Three...
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Thai Premier vows to step up narcotics suppression
Bangkok, Dec 6 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday pledged to step up efforts to suppress drugs in compliance with His Majesty the King’s call for a national war against the illicit narcotics trade. The premier said His Majesty had been concerned about the drugs problem in the coun...
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General Ne Win was given a pariah cremation in Burma.
Former Burma’s military dictator General Ne Win (91), who died on Thursday, 05 December, at 7.30 in the morning, was cremated on the same day, in the afternoon, at the Ye Way cemetery, about 15 miles north of Yangon. A playboy autocrat, who ruled Burma for more than 25 years, ultimately, disgraced,...
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Police probes 3 EPDP members missing from Batticaloa office
By Norman Pahilawadane The Island: Kattankudi police in Batticola had initiated investigations into the three members of the EPDP attached to the Batticaloa political office gone missing from last Wednesday (04). The three EPDP members gone missing had been identified as Selladurai Nagaraja, Nagar...
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May the prayer for peace be answered - PM
The Island:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a message to mark Ramadhan festival said: I am happy to send this message of greetings to the Muslims of Sri Lanka who are celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr, after faithfully observing the fast during the month of Ramazan. Fasting for a whole month indeed te...
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United States welcomes the Political agreement reached in Oslo at the Peace Talks.
Washington, Dec 5 (AFP): - The United States on Thursday saluted the Sri Lankan government, Tamil Tiger rebels and facilitator Norway for reaching an historic peace deal to end a brutal three decades old civil war. "The United States regards as extremely positive the announcement that the two side...
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Federal Solution Requires Bipartisan Backing – National Peace Council
Federal Solution Requires Bipartisan Backing – National Peace Council The National Peace Council welcomes the announcement by the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at the close of the third session of peace talks in Oslo this week, that a federal model could form...
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Release all 1,400 political prisoners: Demands Burmese National Coalition Government.
National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, brings to the notice of the international community, the politics duplicity of the stage managed smoke and mirror shows of the Burmese generals and exposes that only 59 political prisoners were released and not 115, as earlier publicized with muc...
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Obituary: General Ne Win
An undoubted patriot and a competent military leader, Ne Win had a vision for an independently prosperous Burma which, as events were to prove, he had neither the economic grasp nor the political skills to bring about. He was moved to seize power by the abidingly fractious nature of his country’s d...
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Exiled Iraqis discuss future of Iraq
Dec. 06: Exiled Iraqis, who met to plan for the form of life in Iraq following any war that will result in toppling President Saddam Hussein, said that the country might need every thing, including a new currency to mobile telephone networks. News reports said that the meeting of the exiled Iraqi...
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Impunity 10 years after Mumbai riots - a lesson Gujarat should learn? – Amnesty International
"How much longer will the victims have to wait until justice is done for the massacres in Mumbai in 1992," Amnesty International asked today (6 December) remembering the tragic bloodshed of the Mumbai riots 10 years ago. Following the destruction of the Babri Masjid (mosque) in Ayodhya on 6 Decembe...
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Peace progresses but new doubts as Sri Lankas government marks first anniversary
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 04: - After a year in office, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is trying hard to make good on election promises to bring peace to this tropical island nation. An ambitious cease-fire with ethnic Tamil rebels has held for nin...
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Pentagon Plans to Deploy Journalists in Iraq
By Johanna Neuman Washington, Dec. 04: -- The Pentagon, in a departure from recent policy, is planning to deploy hundreds of print reporters, photographers and television journalists with front-line U.S. units if there is a war with Iraq. Faced with the churn of 24/7 news and the prospect that Iraq...
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Definitely is absolute, positive, without a doubt.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A teacher decides that she is going to teach her second grade class a new word today. She tells them that the word is "definitely" and its meaning is "absolute, positive, withouta doubt." She asks the class if anyone can think of a sentencewith the word in it. She calls on lit...
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