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Take over peace process, president told

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the president should take over Sri Lanka's peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels, top aides said.


Don’t work for me – work with me, Abdullah tells M’sians

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told Malaysians not to 'work for him' but to work alongside him for the country. Abdullah, who returned to Penang as the country's fifth premier, also urged the people to continue supporting Barisan Nasional.

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Norway envoys to keep Sri Lanka date

B>COLOMBO:/BNorwegian envoys will go ahead with a planned visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow despite political turmoil that has cast a shadow over their peace efforts here, Norwegian embassy spokesman Tomas Stangeland said.

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Old tradition puts crisis on hold

B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lanka may be in the midst of its worst political crisis in years, but you wouldn't know by looking around.

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President: Form unity government

After setting off days of political turmoil, Sri Lanka's president lashed out at her main opponent yesterday, saying the prime minister had put the security of the nation 'in grave danger'' in negotiations with Tamil rebels. But she called for parties to form a government of national unity.

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Cabinet: President abusing her power

B>COLOMBO:/BThe Cabinet is trying to reconvene parliament in defiance of a two-week suspension by the president in her power struggle with the prime minister over how to resolve Sri Lanka's two-decade conflict with Tamil rebels, officials said Thursday.

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Sri Lanka political crisis deepens Kumaratunga declares state of emergency

B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lanka's political crisis deepened yesterday as President Chandrika Kumaratunga declared a state of emergency and fears grew for the fragile peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels.

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Sri Lanka crisis

B>COLOMBO:/BSri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga sacked three cabinet ministers Tuesday and deployed troops around key installations, setting off a political crisis after she rejected a landmark peace proposal with Tamil rebels.

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Arroyo steps into bitter row

B>MANILA/B>: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo stepped into a bitter row over the impeachment of the nation's top judge yesterday, saying she was seeking a 'principled' solution to avert a political crisis.

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Roh seeks December plebiscite on his rule

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun proposed yesterday holding a referendum in mid-December on his rule and vowed to step down and trigger a fresh presidential election if the confidence vote went against him.