Friday, September 23, 2005

Donors warn over Sri Lanka poll

In BBC version of the news says:

[BBC]Donors warn over Sri Lanka pollTuesday, 20 September 2005, 07:05 GMT 08:05 UKForeign aid donors have urged all sides in Sri Lanka not to undermine the island's shaky peace process ahead of presidential elections in November.
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The same news is published in "The Hindu" as ,

[The Hindu]Wednesday, Sep 21, 2005Show commitment to peace, LTTE told V.S. SambandanCOLOMBO: Sri Lanka's international donors on Monday said the three-year-old ceasefire agreement was facing its "most serious challenge" and wanted the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to "take immediate public steps to demonstrate their commitment to the peace process and their willingness to change."
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"..The US, EU, Japan and Norway said the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar had cast a shadow over peace moves with Tamil rebels....The statement called the 12 August assassination of Mr Kadirgarmar an "unconscionable act of terrorism", but stopped short of blaming the rebels directly, as the government has...The Tigers denied involvement in the killing... "

In Hindu it is said as,

"..The call came from the co-chairs of the Tokyo Donor Conference — the U.S., U.K., E.U., Japan and Norway — who met in New York to discuss the situation in the aftermath of the assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar, by a suspected LTTE sniper..."


In BBC the statemant written is,

"The donors said the only way to end Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict was a negotiated political settlement based on a federal state for Tamils."

is not written in any way differrent, but surely it does writes as follows,

"On the current standoff over talks to review the implementation of the agreement, the donors said they were "disappointed that the LTTE have not agreed to the proposed venue for talks," and urged "both parties to engage constructively" with Norwegian special envoy Trond Furuhovde..."

In BBC it is written as, "The co-chairs look to all parties to refrain from violence and from statements and acts that could undermine progress toward the peaceful resolution of the conflict after the elections," they said, in a statement issued on Monday in New York..."

The same content is ideally reproduced by the Hindu as,
"...Reiterating their "unequivocal condemnation" of the assassination, they said: "This unconscionable act of terrorism casts profound doubt on the commitment of those responsible to a peaceful and political resolution of the conflict." They said an "immediate end to political assassinations by the LTTE and an end to LTTE recruitment of child soldiers," were "two such steps.".."

But nothing has been , not even hinted about,

"..The Co-Chairs deplore the activities of paramilitary groups, which fuel the cycle of violence and unrest. The Co-Chairs underscore the responsibility of the Sri Lankan government under the Ceasefire Agreement to disarm or relocate these groups from the north and east..."


"Cooperation between the Sri Lankan government, the LTTE and the Muslim community will be important for sustainable recovery in the north and east..."

in the same news column in anywhere, and nothing to be suprised about it as for RamWatch is concerned.