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‘Tigers plan to kill president’

B>COLOMBO:/BPresident Chandrika Kumaratunga's office claimed yesterday that Tamil Tiger rebel suicide squads had infiltrated Sri Lanka's capital and were planning to kill her.

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Tiger’s presence now fails to strike fear among rivals

Tiger Woods has been stripped of one of his key weapons in dominating his rivals - the 'F' word.


The last wild frontier

One of the oldest rainforests in the world, Belum straddles northern Perak, stretching up to the Thai border. Largely inaccessible, this last wild frontier in the country is believed to be bristling with flora and fauna, but a recent survey left reseachers puzzled over the low count.


Women Tigers champion cause

The girls wear guerrilla belts,ride motorcycles and handle AK 47s and rocket-propelled grenades.They are the women cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE)who insist they are freedom fighters and not terrorists, writes SHAHANAAZ HABIB.


‘Mailman’ helps keep the peace

Jorgen Harboe describes his job in the Tamil heartland as that of a 'mailman'. On call 24 hours a day, his work is mainly to pass messages between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) and the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission headquarters which is watching over the ceasefire in the country.


Colombo sheds image of fear


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It should be a breeze for the top four

The quarter-final line-up of the Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) has thrown up some lop-sided matches, if the preliminary round results are anything to go by.


Pact on Sri Lankan workers

Sri Lanka will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysia to ensure orderly and organised migrant worker assimilation. The agreement will also ensure certain legal protection for the workers and their obligations to the host country. Shahanaaz Habib reports.


M’sia to build first toll road in Sri Lanka

MALAYSIA will construct Sri Lanka's first toll road from Colombo to Kandy, which is expected to cut travelling time from 2 hours 45 minutes to a mere 55 minutes.


From poacher to protector

The bad guys of the Thai jungles are giving up poaching to become legitimate animal trackers, writes VIJAY JOSHI.