hostilities and supervise
surrender of arms. After long period of bloody military
operation, the IPKF had to be pulled out.
Peace negotiations, brokered by Norway government, between the
Sri Lanka government and the Tamil organizations, has been going
for some time till emergency was declared by President
Kumaratunga. India has not been directly involved in these
Reacting sharply to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's remark that he condoled the death of LTTE leader S P Tamilselvan in his capacity as a Tamil, AIADMK Supremo Jayalalitha on Tuesday said she too had Tamil spirit and that . . . . (Tamil Blood Runs In My Veins: Jaya , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
The opposition AIADMK in Tamil Nadu today said that it would move the Supreme Court, seeking the dismissal of the DMK government, as Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi allegedly supported the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
(Aiadmk To Move Sc For Tn Govt Dismissal , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
The Indian government, relieved that for the first time it is not being perceived or blamed as a part of the problem during an internal crisis in Pakistan, is hoping for the process of ‘democratisation’ to begin as it closely monitors the evolving . . . . (India Seeks Peace, Stability In Pakistan, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
There is no stopping the war machine in Sri Lanka. After taking Thoppigala, the last jungle stronghold of the Liberation Tigers of the Tamil Eelam in the east only months ago, the government has dealt another crippling blow to the . . . . . (Reverse Swing, Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Britain’s human rights groups have demanded investigation into allegations of “war crimes” against the rebel LTTE leader, “Col.” Karuna Amman, who was arrested here last week for allegedly travelling on a false passport.
(Karuna’S Trial For “War Crimes” Urged, Hindu, Hasan Suroor, Nov 07, 2007)
The Sri Lanka military announced on Tuesday that three civilians of Thambarawava village in the south of the country were hacked to death by unknown assailants on Monday night and their bodies were found by the villagers the next morning.
(“Adopt Multi-Pronged Strategy Against Terrorism”, Hindu, B. MURALIDHAR REDDY, Nov 07, 2007)
IT was the proverbial calm before the storm. For nearly four months before the October 22 pre-dawn ground and aerial attack on the Anuradhapura airbase in the North Central Province by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the silence from . . . . (Despair In The Air, Frontline, B. MURALIDHAR REDDY, Nov 07, 2007)
At the end of two years in office, President Mahinda Rajapaksa remains far from meeting his promise of solving the ethnic conflict. (Resting On Laurels, Frontline, B. MURALIDHAR REDDY, Nov 07, 2007)
Seven Tamil Tigers and a soldier were killed in fresh fighting in northern Sri Lanka, the military said today, hours before the funeral of the rebels' political wing chief. (Sri Lanka Kills 7 Rebels Ahead Of Leader’S Funeral , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
American war colleges delight in playing computer war games, sometimes to the consternation of countries that are posted as enemies. (The Arc Of Instability, Tribune, S. Nihal Singh, Nov 06, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that "narrow political considerations, based on regional or sectional loyalties and ideologies" should not be allowed to "distort the national vision". (Narrow Politics Can Distort National Vision: Pm , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
The death of S.P. Thamilchelvan, the ‘Political Wing’ chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in the November 2 Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) raid on Kilinochchi is a political and moral blow to the terrorist outfit. (The Escalating Violence, Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Nov 06, 2007)
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake has asserted that the air force will continue to track down the hiding places of LTTE leaders and launch attacks even as the military claimed the death of nine cadres of the LTTE and one soldier . . . . (Colombo Vows To Target Ltte Leaders, Hindu, B. MURALIDHAR REDDY, Nov 06, 2007)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's writing elegy to slain LTTE leader Tamilselvan has kicked up a major controversy with the Congress disapproving it without criticising the DMK chief and the BJP questioning how a Chief Minister could beat . . . . (Karuna Under More Fire For His Elegy To Slain Ltte Leader , Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka have buried one of their top leaders, three days after he was killed in a bombing raid by the military. (Tamil Tigers Bury Political Chief , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
A dirge penned by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi as a tribute to LTTE’s political wing leader S P Tamilselvan, who was killed in a Sri Lankan air raid at a militant hideout has raised many questions.
(Mourning Tamilselvan: Crying Foul Over A Dirge , Deccan Herald, S Murari, Nov 06, 2007)
Congress on Monday disapproved of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's mourning the death of LTTE leader Thamilselvan, reminding him that it was a banned outfit in India which was behind the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
(Cong Disapproves Karunanidhi Mourning Ltte Leader, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Seven Tamil Tigers and a soldier were killed in fresh fighting in northern Sri Lanka, the military said on Monday, hours before the funeral of the rebels’ political wing chief.
(Sri Lanka Kills 7 Rebels Ahead Of Leader's Funeral, Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
The Tamil Tigers have vowed revenge after the man believed to be their number two was killed in a Sri Lankan air force raid. (Tamil Rebels Vow To Strike Back , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Unfamiliarity with the many ways of speaking English can create diplomatic hiccups. (Macho Vs Mature, Times of India, Swapan Dasgupta, Nov 05, 2007)
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