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S.Lanka to seek OK for $350 mln bond, biggest ever
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank will seek monetary board approval next week for its plans to raise the country's largest issue of debt worth $350 million, a central bank official said on Tuesday. The war-battered country wants to raise the funds on the strength of...
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Nine and a half hours of Talks - but no substantial gain at all at Sattahip.
K.T.Rajasingham Sattahip, Thailand, September 17: A total of nine and a half hours Negotiators have talked for the last two-days, but no substantial gains have been reported so far. Meanwhile, G.L.Peiris, the leader of the Sri Lankan Government's negotiating team, said that the next round of talks...
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Dad always says, it is time to get the hell out of town.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny It was the last day of the school year, and Miss Figpot was talking to her fourth grade class. She asked, "What will you be doing this summer?" "Me and my family will go to the beach a lot," Suzie answered. "That sounds like fun," said Miss Figpot. "How about you, Emma? Wh...
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Norwegian Government stick its neck on line with the Peace Talks
K.T.Rajasingham Sattahip, Thailand, September 18: As the three day of Peace Conference came to an end, both the Sri Lankan Government (GOSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) representatives agreed to establish a Joint Task Force for Humanitarian and Reconstruction Activities. The Jo...
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A prelude to interim administration has been agreed upon
K.T.Rajasingham Sattahip, Thailand September 18: A new administrative mechanism, which would be prelude to the Interim Administration, has been agreed to be set up immediately, at the end of the three day conference between the Sri Lankan Government delegation and the delegates of the Liberation T...
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Address by Tej Bunnag, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand.
Address by Mr Tej Bunnag, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand, on 16 September 2002, on the Inauguration of the Sri Lanka Peace Talks. Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, On behalf of the Royal Thai Government, I wish to warmly welcome H.E. Professor G L Peiris, Minister for...
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LTTE demands for the Interim Administration
K.T.Rajasingham It is reliably learnt that during the first session of the Talks held yesterday - September 16, the LTTE negotiators have requested for the interim administration of the North and Eastern Province. To this request, it is learnt that the Government delegates have come forward to giv...
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Ranil appreciates Vajpayee’s co-operation
The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he very much appreciates the co-operation and fortification extended to himself and the Sri Lankan Government by the Prime Minister Vajpayee and the Indian government. Wickremesinghe articulated this view at a special meeting held on Septembe...
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Dutch Govt. pledges co-operation to rehabilitate N-E
The Island The Dutch government pledged fullest co-operation to Sri Lanka to rehabilitate war affected areas. Ms. Agnes Van Hoeven, Minister of Development Co-operation of Netherlands congratulated Sri Lanka for what it has accomplished so far towards achieving sustainable peace for the country. Sh...
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None should disrupt peace efforts — EPDP, PLOTE, EPRLF, EROS
The Island Four Tamil political parties resolved that "anyone, for whatever reason, should not disrupt the present atmosphere for peace". The EPDP, PLOTE, EPRLF and EROS met to discuss how best they could contribute to the current peace efforts and strengthen, improve and forge ahead with the peace...
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Peace without ‘Eelam’ must be number one priority at talks — CBK
By Divaina corr. Upali de Saram - The Island President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Sunday said although she is not against peace, she is against selling the country in the name of peace with the sole intention of holding on to power. Addressing the All Island Samurdhi Animators Association at the Viha...
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UN Secretary General Koffi Anan Welcomes the Direct Talks for Settlement of Sri Lanka
The United Nations Secretary-General Koffi Anan warmly welcomes the opening of direct talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam” (LTTE) today in Thailand. He is pleased that the two sides have successfully implemented the provisions of their ceasefire sig...
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All is well that ends well
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Sacred bovine! I completely forgot to tell you what happened last weekend. Guinness beer was sponsoring, of all things, an oyster fest downtown on Halsted Street. Now, the first thing that springs to my mind when I think of Guinness beer is not oysters. Pickled onions, corned...
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Sattahip talks, Lighted Candles and Surging Stock Market
T.Sabaratnam There is joy all round in Sri Lanka in the hope that Sattahip peace talks that began Monday would bring the country permanent peace and prosperity. Religious leaders of the four major religions practiced in the country – Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam- gathered at the Inde...
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Talks on Interim Aministration and the relocation of the Army bases continues.
K.T.Rajasingham The Tiger delegation took up the issues of Interim administration, relocation of the army bases in the North and Eastern Province as well as the reconstruction of the war ravaged north and eastern province in today’s talks in Thailand. The talks mainly focused on hammering out the a...
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Humanitarian issues, Normalization and Eeconomic development discussed – Press Release
K.T.Rajasingham Sattahip, Thailand September 17: “The issues discussed today were implementation of the ceasefire agreement, humanitarian challenges and further cooperation to improve economic development and normalization. Also the structure and framework for the future meetings and the way forwar...
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Sri Lanka, Tamil Rebels Open Talks
Agency News - Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sun 16 Sep 2002 — With a cease-fire holding intact, Sri Lanka opens its first peace talks in seven years today, hoping that the international setting will force its Tamil foes to think twice before taking up their guns again. The three-day session is being held at...
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Talks set to begin on ways to end Sri Lankan war
By Scott McDonald - Yahoo News -Sattahip, Thailand, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger negotiators sit down on Monday for peace talks that are expected to take years and if successful would transform an island known mainly for its bitter civil war. The three days of talks in...
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Sri Lankan, Tamil negotiators to eat, live together
By Dominic Whiting Yahoo News - Sattahip, Thailand, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan ministers and Tamil rebels are to spend 12-½ hours around the negotiating table, dine together and live in the same housing compound in a bid to find a solution to one of Asia's longest running wars. The firs...
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Peace talks minus CBK nominee unacceptable — PA
byDilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The People’s Alliance (PA) said that the peace talks to be held next week were not acceptable as no Presidential representative was included amongst those who were to participate in the talks. PA Media Spokesman, Dr. Sarath Amunugama told a press briefing on Friday...
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