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What is the SLMM doing for peace in Sri Lanka?

[b]What is the SLMM doing for peace in Sri Lanka?[/b]

From our Colombo Correspondent

[b]Colombo, 07 August, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The accidental firing of a gun carried by a soldier sparked off the Innuvil incident. The gun went off around 1.30 p.m. on Thursday (August 4, 2005) inside a barber shop killing Seethurooban (24) and injuring another inside the shop.

US-UN Relations May Be on a Collision Course

Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service News Agency

As the United Nations gets ready to mark its 60th anniversary at a summit meeting of world leaders next month, the United States may be heading towards a political confrontation course with the world body.

Pak orders closure of Afghan refugee’s camps

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

In a move to further consolidate the Afghan refugee population in Pakistan, the government in Islamabad has announced its decision to close all camps in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and to move Afghan refugees now scattered in and around the capital.

Economy of high literacy in Sri Lanka depends on women's slave labor

By Q Perera – Our Business Correspondent

The Government and some supportive economists boast about Sri Lanka's Per Capita income reach just above US $ 1000. But measuring the progress of a country's economic development is a by-gone yardstick. Today the parameters of such measurement would be low poverty rate, full employment, better facilities such as education, health, water etc for the people.

Imran challenges Musharraf, Aziz to win LB election

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf Chief Imran Khan has challenged President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz that they cannot win even Local Bodies election on the basis of their economic reforms and progress.

The Way of the Tiger

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The ongoing events in Jaffna demonstrate how close we are to the abyss, how easily things can spin out of control. Any incident, be it an accident or a deliberate act, can and will be used by the Tigers to create mayhem as a prelude to a generalised outbreak of violence.

What is the SLMM doing for peace in Sri Lanka?

From our Colombo Correspondent

The accidental firing of a gun carried by a soldier sparked off the Innuvil incident. The gun went off around 1.30 p.m. on Thursday (August 4, 2005) inside a barber shop killing Seethurooban (24) and injuring another inside the shop. Post Your Opinion

India, Pakistan agree on nuclear CBMs, hotline for foreign secretaries

From M. Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

India and Pakistan will be setting up a hotline between their two foreign offices by next month. By then the two countries will also have put in place a mechanism on pre-flight test notification for missile tests. This is the positive outcome of the third round of expert level dialogue on nuclear confidence building measures (NCBMs) held here in the past two days.


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