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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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National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma Expects European Union to take up Burma Issue.
Bangkok, Jan. 23: The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) in a statement has solicited the support of the European Union to positively raise issues with State and Peace Development Council (SPDC) when they meet in the forthcoming EU - ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Brussels....
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Sri Lanka, Tigers stage joint meet to seek foreign aid
Colombo, (PTI), Jan. 23: The Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers today staged a landmark meeting here to drum up international financial support for their fledgling peace process. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the government also addressed Colombo-based diplomats from the ma...
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Thailand recognized as world's safety food source
Bangkok, Jan 23 (TNA): Thailand has been recognized as one of the world's food safety sources, as the country's food labaratories have been reliable to be of international standard, according to the Ministry of Public Health. Pol. Gen. Pracha Promnog, Deputy Public Health Minister, and M.D. Somso...
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Pakistan expels four Indian embassy officials
Islamabad, (Reuters), Jan. 23: Pakistan on Thursday expelled three Indian diplomats and an official from its high commission in an expected tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of its officials by New Delhi. A Pakistan Foreign Ministry statement ordered the four to leave within 48 hours and said t...
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1.9 Billion British Pounds Arms Deal Give India Power of Mass Destruction Across Pakistan and China
by Luke Harding New Delhi, India, 20 Jan. (The Guardian): India last night signed a 1.9 billion [UK] pounds deal with Russia to lease four long- range nuclear bombers and two nuclear-capable submarines, in a move which campaigners say will dramatically escalate the [India-Pakistan- China] arms ra...
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Indian ship rescues Myanmar men
Yangon, Jan. 20: Ten men from Myanmar have returned home after spending ten days adrift on a raft made of empty oil drums before being rescued by an Indian vessel in the Bay of Bengal, a lawyer said Monday. "The Indian cargo vessel Min Noble, manned by an all-Indian crew, was heading for China when...
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Sri Lankan Rebels Still Recruit Child Soldiers
Champika Liyanaarachchi - OneWorld South Asia Colombo, Jan 20 (OWSA): Despite assurances to the contrary, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is said to have inducted 333 child soldiers during the eleven month old ceasefire, with international truce monitors alleging the real figure could...
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Boundaries of Manipur will not be affected: Vajpayee
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 21: Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today assured an all party delegation from Manipur that the boundaries of the state will not be affected in the wake of the ongoing peace talks between Centre and Nagaland. The delegation leader and Chief Minister of Manipur Okram...
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India official: Myanmar says it won't support anti-India insurgent groups
By Ashok Sharma, Associated Press Writer New Delhi, India, (AP), Jan. 21: Myanmar has assured New Delhi that it won't allow anti-India insurgent groups to operate from its territory, an Indian spokesman said Tuesday. The assurance was given by visiting Myanmar Foreign Minister Win Aung to his In...
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Dissidents to be forced out ahead of Burma talks
Supalak Ganjanakhundee The Nation, Jan. 22: At least seven Burmese dissidents will be deported from Thailand today in a bid to clear the western border areas of anti-Rangoon groups before a visit to Burma by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra next month, police said yesterday. A court in Kanchanab...
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