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Prabhakaran, five others get 200 year sentence
by Kumar Wethasinghe and Indeewara Thilakarathne - Daily News Daily News: Colombo November 01 -The High Court of Colombo Sarath Ambepitiya yesterday convicted and imposed 200 year jail sentence to six LTTE cadres including LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran with conspiring to and carrying out the b...
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Smelling ladies shoes aroused the Israeli man
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Tel Aviv – Israeli police arrested a 33-year-old man, after they found 205 pairs of ladies shoes, as well as ladies socks and undergarments, in his attic. Apparently, the man got his kicks stealing and sniffing the shoes and socks of his female colleagues. He would take the...
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Dr. Cynthia Maung Received 2002 Magsaysay Award
Bangkok, October 31 -The Magsaysay Award Foundation held the Ceremonial Conferment of 2002 Award for Community Leadership to Dr. Cynthia Maung on October 28, 2002 at Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. At the ceremony, Carmencita T. Abella, president of Ramon Magsaysay Award Found...
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Mahinda Wijesekera-LTTE pow-wow on improving fisheries sector
by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Island:Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Wijesekera over the weekend held talks with LTTE representatives in Mannar to explore ways and means of improving the fisheries sector. "We discussed a range of issues relating to the fisheries sector,"...
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Sri Lanka peace talks second day focus on rehabilitation, security
Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP) Nov. 01 - Sri Lanka's latest round of peace talks went into their second day with the former foes taking up security and rehabilitation issues, official sources said. The negotiations opened at a riverside resort here Thursday amid optimism, despite a court...
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Sri Lanka to resume ferry service with India
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 01 - Sri Lanka will resume a ferry service linking its capital Colombo with the southern Indian port town of Tuticorin, the government said Friday. The service was suspended after Sri Lanka's civil war flared up in 1983. Greenline Travelways, the travel agency c...
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Press Release Highlights Agreed Measures to Improve the Security Situation in the East
K.T.Rajasingham Nakom Pathom, Thailand, November 01:In a Press Release issued by the Royal Norwegian Government this evening, regarding the on-going peace talks in Nakom Pathom, Thailand, it is highlighted as both the negotiating parties have agreed to a set of measures to improve the security si...
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Clarification on Terminology used to Describe Peace Talks
The Peace secretariat has come up with a new terminology regarding the peace talks that are being held between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The Historical meeting that took place in Thailand on September 16-18 is now termed as the First Round - first meeting...
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Sinhalese, Muslims clash in Sri Lanka, one killed, 21 injured
By Krishan Francis, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 30 - Muslims and Sinhalese fought each other in the Sri Lankan capital Wednesday, leaving one dead and 21 people injured, a senior Interior Ministry official said. Several houses and vehicles were burned and mobs t...
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Sri Lanka, Tamil Tigers to forge joint appeal for aid
By Vijay Joshi, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, October 30 - The Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels will forge a joint appeal for foreign aid during the second round of peace talks aimed at ending the island nation's 19-year war, the chief government negotiato...
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U.S. team clears nearly a thousand mines in war-ravaged parts of Sri Lanka
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka - U.S. experts have cleared about a thousand mines in the first round of their demining operation in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northeast, an embassy statement said Wednesday. "This land has been cleared in compliance with exacting international humanitarian demining s...
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16 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters arrested.
Conflicting reports are made by the Sri Lankan Army and by the PTI about the arrest of Indian fishermen in the Sri Lankan territorial waters. According to naval sources, it has become an establish tradition by the Indian fishermen in the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu to enter into the Sri Lankan...
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Deranged soldier picked up discharge notice, with a smile.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A general noticed one of his soldiers behaving oddly. The soldier would pick up any piece of paper he found, frown and say, "That's not it" and put it down again. This went on for some time, until the general arranged to have the soldier psychologically tested. The psychologis...
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Save Journalist Nagarajah, from threat by Tamil tormentors in Australia.
This is the story about Selliah Nagarajah, a veteran Sri Lankan Tamil Journalist, aged 55 years, born in Batticaloa, in the Eastern province and presently living in Australia, since 1998, with his wife and two children. Since 20 October, his life has become miserable, and he is now trying his utmos...
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UN Burma Rapporteur Concerned by Reports of Rape, other Human Rights Abuses.
Professor Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar (Burma), met with representatives from the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) and other Thai and Burmese human r...
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Rauff to chair advisory committee on N-E Muslim interests
The IslandThe Prime Minister’s office on Tuesday night said that the government had decided to appoint an Advisory Committee to examine mechanisms and structures, which would protect the interests of the Muslim community in the Northern and Eastern provinces including modalities of devolution and e...
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Curtain - Raiser/ Sri Lanka Negotiations: Oslo looks to stay course to peace
Anuraj Manibhandu - Bangkok Post Bangkok Post: Representatives of the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government brace for a second round of talks in Thailand today, while in the background Norway's role as facilitator of this peace process is raising a few questions. Norway took up this mission in...
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Round 2 Peace Talks Kicked-Off peacefully.
K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok October 31:The 2nd Round Peace Talks between the Sri Lankan Government delegation and the delegation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, began this afternoon, at 3 pm Bangkok time, at Nakom Pathom, a tourist resort, 40 km away from Bangkok. The Peace talks are being hel...
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Sri Lanka Rebel Gets 200 Years as Peace Talks Start
By Prasit Promthong Yahoo News: Nakorn Pathom, Thailand (Reuters) - The reclusive leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas was sentenced to 200 years' jail on Thursday as government and rebel officials began talks in Thailand to try to end 19 years of war. The two sides met in a palm-lined res...
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Police reimpose curfew in some sensitive areas in Colombo
Colombo, October 31Police today clamped a curfew in some parts of Colombo to thwart attempts by certain factions to instigate violence. The move was prompted after demonstrations and clashes between two factions in Maligawatta yesterday left one dead and thirteen injured. According to reports th...
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