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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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No House time for LTTE talk by TNA: PA, JVP
The Island:The PA and the JVP yesterday said the TULF-led TNA should not expect the opposition to allocate time for its members if the alliance wants to speak on behalf of the LTTE. The TNA walked out of parliament last Wednesday when the PA and the JVP refused to allocate time for a TNA MP to spea...
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LTTE holds on to Pesalai murder suspects
by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Island:The LTTE has declined to handover two suspects including an ex-LTTE cadre wanted in connection with the murder of his 19-year-old wife, whose charred body was found near a refugee camp at Pesalai last week. "She is the mother of a two-year-old girl,"...
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SLFP canvassing support to form alternative government
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti - The Sunday Leader The Sunday Leader:The main opposition Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) is busy canvassing support from government legislators to form an alternative government, in the event the President decides to dissolve the House. Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse t...
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Hakeem under pressure not to attend talks
The Sunday Leader:Ports minister Rauf Hakeem is under pressure by the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) High Command not to attend the second round of talks in Thailand. Hakeem has been told that he should make representation to the government on the concerns of the Muslims and ask the government to...
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National Coalition Government of Burma lauds CRPP for accepting new members to Parliament.
The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) is heartened by the recent decisions taken by the Committee Representing the People's Parliament (CRPP) at a regular meeting in Rangoon on 23 October 2002. The legitimate body representing the whole people decided, among others, to bri...
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Unfortunately the Norwegians failed to add the Sri Lankan foursome for Nobel Prize for Peace – 2002.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Unfortunately the Norwegians failed to add the Sri Lankan foursome for Nobel Prize for Peace – 2002. I saw this story the other day, so you have undoubtedly already heard it...but this kind of thing deserves a little extra attention. Former peanut farmer and the U.S. President...
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Tipu Sultan - the Bangladesh is one of the four recipient of CPJ awards.
By K.T.Rajasingham Tipu Sultan, the courageous journalist from Feni, Bangladesh, at present a freelancer for the daily “Prothom Alo,” a leading newspaper of Bangladesh, has been nominated by “The Committee to Protect Journalists,” to receive the prestigious 12th International Press Freedom Awards –...
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Yasushi Akashi to participate in the peace process in Sri Lanka
Tokyo, October 25: Yasushi Akashi would participate in peace process in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, said the Press secretary Hatsuhisa Takashima of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the cabinet meeting held on today (October 25), the Government of Japan appointed Yasushi Akas...
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President’s invitation welcomed
The address will do much to remove fears that increasingly strained ties between the president and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe might derail the peace process just when it seemed to offer the best chance of resolving 19 years of civil war,” said Frances Harrison BBC’s Correspondent in Colomb...
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Rose Garden, venue for round two of Peace Talks
The second round of Peace Talks between the Government and the LTTE will be held from October 31 – November 3, at The Rose Garden, a prime Resort Nakhon Pathom - 40km from Bangkok. The Government delegation remains the same for round two, but there would be three advisors joining the team,” Cabinet...
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