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Thailand May not Host the 3rd Round Peace Talks.
Bangkok, October 30 Thailand is expected to inform its inability host the 3rd Round of peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The 3rd Round of talks is scheduled to be held 2nd – 5th of December 2002. According to The Nation, the Bangkok based Engli...
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Allow the presence of the International Committee of the Red Cross in conflict areas in Myanmar
Geneva October 30: Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar, completed his third fact-finding mission to that country. During the visit, which started on 17 October, the Special Rapporteur met in Yangon with the Secretary of the...
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LTTE Refuses to release the Confiscated Lorry of Sinhalese businessman Subasinha.
Omanthai October 30:The failure on the part of the LTTE to release a lorry load of goods that was to be dispatched to Jaffna for sale has forced the businessman R.A.J Subasinha to lodge a complaint at Vavuniya Police. The lorry, which entered un-cleared areas through entry/exit point at Omanthai on...
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Fourth batch of LTTE cadres ferried to Vakarai in the East.
A batch of 78 cadres from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on two boats, commenced its fourth sea movement on Tuesday (29) morning around 8.00 a.m. from Mullaitivu to Vakarai with Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) representatives on board. Naval troops conducted surveillance providing...
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Second Round of Peace Talks to begin Tomorrow at an Optimistic Note
K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, October 30: The delegates belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Government arrived here in the Bangkok International airport, yesterday(Wednesday). As reported by the “Asian Tribune,” in its yesterday's issue, both the delegation came togetheryes...
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Translated to give bizarre meanings.
Compilrd by V.Rajeny These are the nominees for the Chevy Nova Award. This is given in honor of the GM's fiasco in trying to market this car in Central and South America. "No va" means, in Spanish, "No go." 1. The Dairy Association's huge success with the campaign "Got Milk?" prompted them to expan...
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Kumar warns of Jihad forces in East
By Sunimalee Dias - Daily Mirror Daily Mirror:An extremist Jihad organisation is emerging in the east due to increased estrangement of Muslim youth from their political leaders, a leading conflict resolution analyst has warned. Former International Alert Secretary General and Conflict Resolution ex...
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Sri Lanka clamps curfew in part of Colombo
Yahoo News:Colombo (Reuters) October 30 - Sri Lanka clamped a curfew on a part of Colombo on Wednesday after clashes between Muslims and majority Sinhalese over the building of a mosque left some houses and vehicles burning, witnesses said. There was no immediate information on casualties in Maliga...
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PM to discuss Muslim demands with relevant persons.
The Island:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to discuss the demand by nine SLMC parliamentarians for an independent unit of devolution for the Muslims under a permanently merged North-East province and Muslim representation at the Government-LTTE peace talks with the "relevant persons" before...
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5 LTTEers issued passports to attend 2nd round
The Island:The Immigration and Emigration Department yesterday issued passports to five LTTEers including its Ampara-Batticaloa military commander, V. Karuna and political wing leader, S. P. Thamilchelvan, authoritative sources said. They were issued with passports as they needed them to travel to...
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Thomson Foundation Trains Journalists In Iran, Thailand and Egypt.
The Cardiff-based Thomson Foundation is currently training journalists from countries on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, and in Iran and Egypt, during October and November, according to the foundation's web site. The workshop for Mekong journalists, held in Bangkok, Thailand, is called "Man and...
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Astronaut with cigarette in his lips cut a sorry figure.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny NASA planned a mission that involved three astronauts spending two years in space. Because of the extended duration, each was allowed to take 200 pounds of baggage, with no restrictions. The first astronaut decided to take along his wife, the second decided to take along book...
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On What type of Passports, LTTE Officials are traveling today to Thailand?
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, October 29:On what passports, the LTTE delegates are traveling today to Thailand? Are they being provided with Sri Lankan diplomatic passports? These are the nagging questions that are being raised in the midst of the Sri Lankan expatriate community. According to diplom...
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Peace Conference scheduled for Today In Norway, is postponed
Bangkok, October 29:The Conference on Sri Lanka, which was scheduled to be held today at the Center for Peace Studies, University of Tromso, Norway, is suddenly postponed to February 2003. This was disclosed to Asian Tribune Rune Henriksen, the coordinator of the Conference. No reason was given for...
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Cops stopped me from legal action: petitioner
by Chitra Weerarathne - The Island The Island:A 24-year-old labourer from Thirukkovil who had been arrested by the OIC of the STF camp, Thirukkovil on December 7, 2000 and detained subsequently had complained to the Supreme Court that he had been able to file a fundamental rights violation applicat...
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Allowance slashed by half for NE policemen
by Norman Palihawadana - The Island The Island:The Difficult Area Allowance (DAA) paid to police officers serving in the north and east will be reduced by Rs. 600 from November 1, police sources said. At present a police officer serving in the N-E is paid Rs. 1200 as Difficult Area Allowance. Polic...
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PA-UNF Protagonists call for co-habitation – on their own terms
by Kesara Abeywardena - The Island The Island:Both President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the government are calling on each other to strengthen co-habitation on their own terms, citing that each has received a mandate to do so, while the US Deputy Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Donald Cam...
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Bailed LTTE cadres fail to report to Kantale police
The IslandThe two LTTE cadres involved in the controversy surrounding the abduction of seven soldiers and released on bail by the Kantale Magistrate’s Court on an order by the Appeal Court have failed to report to the Kantale police on Saturday (26) as deemed in the court order. The two LTTE cadres...
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The new Award: The Nobel Prize for War
Compiled by: V.Rajeny I didn’t get much of a response that Norwegians have denied the Sri Lankan foursome the opportunity to grab the Nobel Prize for Peace. May be the Sri Lankan foursome might be awarded next year the newly introduced Nobel Prize for War. Norwegians may feel within themselves,...
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Wedding bridges political divide in Burma.
Rangoon, October 27:The son of an elected member of Myanmar's opposition party and the daughter of a recently retired senior military officer married here Sunday in a rare event bridging Myanmar's political divide. According to Agency news reports monitored in Bangkok, Lieutenant Colonel Win Myint...
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