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Bradman Weerakoon meets Thamilchelvan
Kilinochchi : Bradman Weerakoon, the Secretary to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, held talks with S.P.Thamil Chelvan, the head of the Political divison of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), yesterday. According to reports,"The discussions focused on immediate recons...
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Old men now keep vigil outside girl schools
From our Jaffna Correspondent Off the Beat :In Karaveddy, one of the most conservative villages in the conformist Jaffna peninsula, old men are now keeping vigil outside girls’ schools and private tutories. From Monday, clusters of elders were standing outside grils’ schools and private tutories,...
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Anwar Sadat of Egypt and the New York COMEX
K.T.Rajasingham In 1979, I went to the Emirate of Dubai, which was one of the seven Emirates in the United Arab Emirates – one of the wealthiest Gulf Countries. I went in search of an employment to Dubai. In New Delhi, I obtained a Tourist visa to go to Dubai. Subsequently, I went to Dubai and sear...
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How dare you touch me!
A young woman, wearing a tight leather mini-skirt with matching tight leather boots and jacket, was waiting for the city bus. When the young woman stepped up to board the bus, she quickly realized that her skirt was too tight. The embarrassed young woman reached behind her and unzipped her skirt a...
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Ranil is to draw a map of Eelam in Thailand.
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 2: “What Ranil is going to do at Thailand is to draw up the map of Eelam? Asked Chandrika Kumaratunga in her address at the Bogambara Grounds at Kandy. She further said: “De facto separate state has emerged in the north-east. Tigers run a separate administration. The...
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Hakeem off to London for meeting with Bala
The Island SLMC leader Rauf Hakeem planned to fly to London on Sunday or Monday for consultations with the LTTE’s Dr. Anton Balasingham prior to the peace negotiations that will begin in Thailand on September 16. "I hope to leave on Sunday or Monday," Hakeem told a meeting of the Foreign Correspond...
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Ministerial trio meetings in London in month
Sujeeva Nivunhella - London Corr - The Island Three cabinet ministers are due in London in this month. Constitutional Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris will be in London between September 9 and 11. He will be holding meetings with British businessmen, to attract investors to Sri Lanka. He is due...
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Legal dilemma over prisoner exchange
The Island Five of the 24 LTTE cadres whose release had been sought by them in return for the release of seven security forces personnel in their custody, have been released, authoritative sources said. Their release had nothing to do with the ceasefire agreement or the subsequent talks on the exch...
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LTTE to release 12 child soldiers
Namini Wijedasa - The Island Apparently giving into growing pressure — locally and internationally — over the recruitment of children as fighting cadres, the LTTE is taking action to release twelve of them today or tomorrow, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission said yesterday. "We have received informa...
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Govt gets tough over 19th amendment: Sets time frame to prevent foot-dragging
by Franklin R. Satyapalan - The Island The 19th amendment to the constitution approved by cabinet last Wednesday is due to be gazetted on September 3 and presented to parliament on September 10 following a special cabinet meeting, high ranking government sources said yesterday. Defence Minister Til...
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CBK falls down, breaks ankle
Sunday Times President Chandrika Kumaratunga flew back to Sri Lanka on Friday night amidst an unprecedented constitutional crisis but ran into immediate personal trouble when she fell down the staircase at President's House and injured her ankle. Officials at President's House said she was forced t...
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Sinhala MPs to take ban campaign to villages
Sunday Tmes A group representing Sinhala opposition MPs are to carry out a mass protest campaign against the Government's decision to lift the ban on the LTTE. A spokesman for the group said they had sought an appointment with President Chandrika Kumaratunga to explain their position to her while t...
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Minister to boycott UNF group meetings
Sunday Times Hindu Cultural Affairs Minister T. Maheshwaran, reportedly involved in a major clash with the Prime Minister, vowed yesterday he would not attend UNF parliamentary group meetings until the grievances he highlighted were sorted out. The Minister said he would even keep away from parliam...
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Jaffna trade fair a flop
By Wilson Gnanadass - The Sunday Leader Private companies that participated in a trade fair organised by the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Ministry in collaboration with Connaissance de Ceylan, (CDC) in Jaffna, have condemned the manner in which the fair was organised. Several businessmen who to...
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PA general secretary challenges Amunugama
By Wilson Gnanadass - The Sunday Leader Various members of the People’s Alliance (PA) holding press conferences without proper approval from the leadership is to be taken up at the next PA group meeting, PA members said. They pointed out that members like Sarath Amunugama, Mangala Samaraweera and...
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Govt. reluctant to release four Tigers
The Sunday Leader The scheduled exchange of prisoners between the government and LTTE has hit a snag because of a reluctance to release four Tiger members involved in serious acts of crime. The swap was to be in Omanthai on Saturday, August 31, when 23 Tamil detainees were to be released by govern...
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Twenty years ago I had a brief affair.
To celebrate 50 years of marriage, a couple booked a weekend at St. Andrews. On the 3rd tee, the husband said, "Darling, I have to confess something. Twenty years ago I had a brief affair. It meant nothing. I hope that you can forgive me." His wife was hurt but said, "Dearest, those days are...
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Hakeem flies to London to meet Bala
By Guna Kajananth Before leaving to the airport to fly to London for a meeting with LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and the Minister of Ports Rauff Hakeem said he wanted to “sort some important matters” with the LTTE before September 16 Thailand ta...
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A minister shouts to police - My Prime Minister is Pirabaharan.
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 31: A Tamil Minister yesterday shouted to the police that, his Prime Minister is LTTE supremo Velupillai Pirabaharan and not Ranil Wickremesinghe. When Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s security told the Minister that, the Prime Minister wanted to meet him, T. Maheswaran...
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Letter of Recommendation
Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always finishes given assignments on time. Often, Bob takes extended meas...
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