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Protruded Buttocks - Inherited for saving energy.
Sunday, 2 November 2008 - 12:11 AM SL Time

Nice buttocks (bottom, posterior or whatever your preference in terminology may be) are usually an integral part of the whole that makes a body attractive, and in most cases, desirable. It appears that the protuberant buttocks are the one desired more than any of the other shapes.

Steatopygia is a condition that is caused by an accumulation of fat around the Buttocks, which, is said to be a genetic characteristic originating with the Khoisan tribals of the sub-Saharan regions of Africa. The reason for the accumulation of the fat would most probably have to do with the storage of energy for these hunter-gatherer tribes to survive during the extended periods that they had to endure without a regular source of food. Interestingly, we are told that a study of their Y-chromosomes reveal that they belong to the oldest human lineage which could well have diverged from the evolutionary tree of over 100,000 years ago. This characteristic has now been genetically transferred to other tribes such as the Bantu, the Bushmen of the Kalahari, the Pygmies of Central Africa and possibly others. However, it must be very clear to those who admire nice asses, that the genes have spread all over and now innumerable descendents of Africans all over the world have been blessed or cursed (depending on how extreme the condition is) with the asses they have that reflect those steatopygic origins.

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Rare, prehistoric-age reptile found nesting in New Zealand - Will they speak Tamil.
Monday, 3 November 2008 - 1:54 AM SL Time

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Officials say a rare reptile with lineage dating back to the dinosaur age has been found nesting on the New Zealand mainland for the first time in about 200 years.

Four leathery, white eggs from an indigenous tuatara were found by staff at the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington, during routine maintenance work Friday.

Conservation manager Rouen Empson says the nest proves that the animals are breeding and suggests there may be more.

Empson says baby tuatara could be born any time between now and March.

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Jaffna UNiversity is Opento LTTE CRIMINALS but closed to Defece forces WHY Criminals are special ??
Tuesday, 4 November 2008 - 12:27 AM SL Time

JAFFNA: THE JAFFNA University student who swallowed cyanide and died when caught for questioning by patrolling JAFFNA troops at ARIYALE area last Saturday (1) noon was now confirmed to be one of the key figures in the planning and execution of terrorist activities outside the JAFFNA university compound targeting troops, JAFFNA Police said.

The terrorist turned varsity student, popularly called, PURISOTHAMAM alias SELLATHURAI had been also instrumental in organizing intermittent fire attacks against the troops, taking cover inside the University since the Security Forces were not in the practice of intruding the university premises.

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Sri Lankan issue a diversionary tactic: Jayalalithaa
Wednesday, 5 November 2008 - 12:15 AM SL Time



Chennai (PTI): AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa on Tuesday charged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi with using the Sri Lankan Tamils issue to `divert` public attention from various problems including the spectrum allocation issue `rocking` the Union IT Ministry headed by A Raja of DMK.

In a release here, Jayalalithaa said `at a time when the people were disgruntled over the DMK government`s handling of price rise and unprecedented power crisis, the Sri Lankan Tamils issue came as a Godsend for him (Karunanidhi) to divert public attention to a relatively distant issue.`

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35 only Cabinet would save NOT one billion but 05 Billion rupees.
Sunday, 9 November 2008 - 8:36 PM SL Time

How many billions for jumbo cabinet?
by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Finance Ministry has estimated that a billion rupees could be saved annually by restricting the Cabinet of Ministers to 35.

Dismissing the UNP`s alternate budget proposals as an attempt to deceive the masses, Junior Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya emphasised that the Opposition`s only revenue proposal wouldn`t make any tangible impact on the government bid to bridge the budget deficit.

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US-PAcofoc Command, Israel are among those whose Commended SLDFs.
Monday, 10 November 2008 - 2:53 AM SL Time

Now Army chief demands anti-corruption drive
by Shamindra Ferdinando

Amid significant territorial gains on the Vanni front, Army Chief Lt. General Sarath Fonseka has called for urgent action on another front.

Addressing Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Gajaba Regiment at Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, early last week, the tough-talking commander emphasised the importance of being honest and disciplined on the part of the officers in charge of Regiments.

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Speed - 2.97 seconds to reach 0 MPH from 200 MPH, NO this is the BOOT system -- Linux boots in 2.97 seconds
Wednesday, 12 November 2008 - 3:25 AM SL Time

SOFTWARE ENGINEERS at Japan`s embedded Linux software vendor Lineo announced technology last week that can boot a low-power computer system within 2.97 seconds, the company claims.

Lineo calls its quick-start software system Warp 2, apparently either never having heard of IBM`s ill-fated and abandoned OS/2 Warp operating system or not being particularly superstitious.

The company says Warp 2 consists of a bootloader, a customised Linux software stack, and a `hibernation driver` similar to familiar suspend-to-disk software. Lineo`s innovation is that its hibernation driver writes a snapshot of RAM into flash memory instead of to a hard disk.

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Witout Gal, Pol and Mendis Special, tere is NO liberation for Tamil tigers. - LTTE Need MONEY to buy Arrack.
Friday, 14 November 2008 - 1:04 AM SL Time

Tigers` `Mendis Special` & Beer Stocks Uncovered in Wanni

VAVUNIYA: IN WHAT appeared to be a strange added twist to the different dimensions of the LTTE terrorist network, WANNI troops in VAVUNIYA Thursday (13) afternoon uncovered not a huge stock of LTTE weapons, but a consignment of Mendis Special arrack (liquor) bottles, bound for Tiger terrorists in un-cleared areas, sending shock waves among members of the Security Forces.

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Henahura (Big three automakers) are trying to fall into Begger`s (Ontario) Bowl..
Saturday, 15 November 2008 - 1:22 AM SL Time

Auto aid must advance public interests: McGuinty

Updated: Fri Nov. 14 2008 1:27:26 PM

ctvtoronto.ca

With Ontario facing a $500 million deficit, Premier Dalton McGuinty says the auto industry must make a case for `the greater public good` if it wants financial assistance from the province.

General Motors Corp. reported a US$2.5-billion quarterly loss last week and promptly announced 3,600 job cuts -- including 500 temporary layoffs in Oshawa that will begin in the new year.

There is some talk that GM could run out of cash in the coming months if the situation doesn`t improve. Ford and Chrysler are also in trouble. But the U.S. has generalized economic problems, and vehicle sales there plunged in October, including for Japanese manufacturers like Toyota, which have seen their market share rise in recent years.
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GOSL wants IRGASAN DP - 300 (Triclosan) for Soldiers` USE. It`s by products May be carcinogenic. 70% ETHANOL is better and cheaper. 70% ISOPROPANOL is also good.
Sunday, 16 November 2008 - 12:57 PM SL Time

Triclosan is found in soaps (0.15-0.30%), deodorants, toothpastes, shaving creams, mouth washes, and cleaning supplies and is infused in an increasing number of consumer products, such as kitchen utensils, toys, bedding, socks, and trash bags. Triclosan has been shown to be effective in reducing and controlling bacterial contamination on the hands and on treated products. More recently, showering or bathing with 2% triclosan has become a recommended regimen for the decolonization of patients whose skin is carrying methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) following the successful control of MRSA outbreaks in several clinical settings.

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Sinhala doctor shot dead in Batticaloa - first the University Student, Now This - This is Racism. Just meditate after reading this. Don`t be Racist by talking against it
Tuesday, 18 November 2008 - 1:42 AM SL Time

Unidentified armed persons shot and killed a 35-year-old doctor, Palithakumara Pathmakumar, a Sinhalese from Gampola, who was working at Naavatkaadu hospital in Vavu`natheevu, 10 km west of Batticaloa district, Sunday night around 10:15 p.m.,

Doctor Palitha Pathmakumara has been working at Naavatkudaa hospital for 3 months. Earlier he worked at Thaa`ndiyadi hospital for 7 months after Paduvaankarai region was occupied by the Sri Lankan military.
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Doctor s killers were Hospital employees Police arrest four
Wednesday, 19 November 2008 - 11:35 PM SL Time

by Harischandra Gunaratna

Batticaloa Police yesterday made an early breakthrough in arresting the killers of Dr. S. W. Palitha Pathmakumara (35), who was gunned down at the government hospital at Vavunativu Sunday night.

Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekara said that the suspects were employees of the same hospital and they were a male nurse, an amubulance driver, a watcher and a midwife.

Asked whether the suspects belonged to any terrorist group, the SSP did not elaborate. The investigations were still underway, he said.

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UNDP involved in bogus project sites to funnel money into terrorists in Sri Lanka
Sunday, 23 November 2008 - 5:06 AM SL Time

The Sri Lankan government claimed today they found evidence to suggest that the International Organisations like UNDP are involved in fraudulent development scheme in the terrorist held territories to fund the terrorist outfit.

Recently Sri Lankan Troops came across this UNDP project site that supposed to have initiated for development of Wanni civilians at Kiranchchi, but it is only a primitive cattle shed, a name sake project office where the actual funds may have been used by the LTTE for its own purposes. `Can such construction projects bring development to any community in the world?` Security forces have come across many similar projects that may have hoodwinked its main donors, funding a terrorist outfit. Concerns arise about the mode of operandi of such organisations as authorities responsible are bond to justify themselves.

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Untold stories - WHY IS THE FRENCH NGO ACF SNEAKING OUT AND HIDING FROM THE VERY PEOPLE THEY ONCE WANTED TO HELP IN SRI LANKA?
Sunday, 23 November 2008 - 9:56 AM SL Time

It is in the zone of the bizarre to the bewildering. Action Contre la Faim(ACF) the controversial French NGO made a dramatic entry to the sittings of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Violations purporting to safeguard the interest of their deceased employees but soon took to heel when the relatives of the deceased employees turned tables and blamed the ACF for negligence and holding their employer answerable for the 17 deaths. The passage of the ACF to the Commission was ushered by a representative for the Eminent Foreign Persons (IIGEPP) who was the official foreign observer at the Commission. Inviter IIGEP departed blaming the Commission before the invitee ACF did likewise. In another vaudeville cartwheel IIGEPs complimented the Commission for their work in earnest. The Government should take blame for opening the floor to such burlesque entertainers. ACF sneaked out of the Commission nary a word. Was it that they could not stomach the outbursts of the wailing parents? Or they could not face reality of the situation of their looming liability? Or were they guilty of negligence of which they were being targeted that made them play truant? Or did they desire to escape from their impending imminent strictures? Walking out of a Commission without an explanation is a contemptuous act. It is more than an ethical nicety to tender an explanation-it is a legal obligation. They had the benefit of both local and foreign legal advisors for assistance. Least they could have done it to tender an explanation through Counsel retained. At least they could have tendered an explanation in writing from far away Paris. None was forthcoming. Still the Commission is unaware of the reasons for slinking after having obtained the right to represent as the employer of the deceased persons, possibly on the premise, to safeguard the interest of their late workers. Can they throw to wind the obligations they undertook to perform and take flight to Paris especially where their own conduct was now in the dock due to evidence of the family members? Having closed in haste the office in Colombo, remaining insulated in Paris the ACF circulated worldwide a report condemning Sri Lanka for human rights violations, the Commission and its investigation officers and its Counsel, the Attorney Generals department and the local judicial system. If they had issued the report from Sri Lanka they would have much to answer in terms of the law of contempt as a party represented at the Commission and leaving without permission and an explanation. Now the ACF by their conduct makes itself a necessary party at the Commission as reparation to the next of kin is a mandated feature in the warrant issued to the Commission. Commission has in the circumstances announced that the ACF would be summoned to appear. Rightly so, no party carrying an obligation which was voluntarily undertaken can take refuge by running away. The relatives have claimed that their children were dispatched to Mutur by ACF before making a proper assessment and ascertaining the realities on the ground. Thereupon a dubious decision was made to hold the workers captive on the orders of the employer in keeping them bonded in the office premises in Mutur. Surely a refugee centre with hundreds of refugees under the control of authorities -both private and official- has better protection than an premises of an NGO, which had lost access and maintained only telephonic contact to its branch sans any protection provided. The culpability is more knowing that the adjoining premises (General Hospital-Muter) was shelled on the first day of the clashes. If the general hospital is subject to attack what protection can the neighboring office premises of a NGO expect? Yet the employees were gated in office. For these decisions ACF officials are answerable on the test of due diligence of an employer. Notwithstanding the pleas of the deceased workers themselves, and calls from a high ranking public servant and a prominent clergyman asking the workers to leave the premises and move to a refugee shelter the employer forbid their employees to leave because of the difficulties they would encounter in collecting them when ACF officials arrive in their vehicles from Trincomalee. ACF was aware that the road to Trincomalee was not open to traffic. Probably to trace the workers in refugee camps was thought to be tedious and uncomfortable to those in the NGO community used to comfortable lifestyles when stationed in distant outposts. To an international humanitarian organization personal inconvenience appears to outweigh the importance of the right to life of 17 poor and destitute natives. The evidence has revealed that at the helm was a recently arrived Frenchman in Trincomalee whose knowledge on local affairs appears to be scanty. The report of the ACF declares directions on Mutur situation was issued from their offices in Colombo and Paris. The rest of the Mutur refugees left the city to safety carrying even their chicken. However the ACF with 3 vehicles at their disposal at the Mutur office with 3 drivers failed to move a single worker to safety. The evidence on record reveals people in Mutur left the city on every available vehicle while the ACF vehicles remained in the garage. The parent of a deceased worker in a letter to the ACF has asked the Paris based ACF headquarters Is this the manner a so called humanitarian organization acts in respect of their deceased employees after being responsible for their death? Is this the way, an institution which talks of humanitarian achievements globally, treat employees and give instructions which lead to their death and run away after paying a pittance? They should be made accountable. The deceased persons families were paid around 2 years compensation plus a bonus linked to family status and a consideration of the seniority of the employees within the ACF according to unofficial ACF sources. Is it compatible with European or French standards if it was a national of such a European national who met with their deaths in similar circumstances? Could they have slipped out after paying around US $ 4000? On a comparison of compensation packages by Sri Lankan standards this is grossly inadequate where there is death resulting during the course of employment. There is liability under the law of delict where there is a lack of a duty of care by an employer and in the law of employment for an act caused due to the orders of an employer which the employee obeyed. Have these workers being paid their statutory dues of provident and trust funds? If not would ACF be guilty of statutory offences punishable with imprisonment as an errant employer? Is this a case where a humanitarian organization which has closed its office in Sri Lanka and stealthily left the shores without an explanation without paying proper compensation and damages and informing the relevant supervisory state authorities of their due discharge of their lawful obligations. The tragedy is that the good Samaritans in these humanitarian organizations are well aware that the poor victims come from humble origins and can be used and disposed and their families do not have the economic strength or the intellectual fiber or support of state forces to take issue with them and challenge these organizations in proper forums and unmask these lords of poverty and exhibit when it becomes necessary as plundering inhumane missionaries whose agenda is to do a little good to extract a pot of gold from their financial patrons . Should they additionally succeed in internationally discrediting Sri Lanka`s human rights record it will give them more credibility in attracting friendly donors to enhance their treasury? It is the NGOs that tell us that we should handle terrorists gently and softly and make representations internationally of humanitarian violations in Sri Lanka. Here is a classic case to place on record the manner in which an NGO conducts itself when humanitarian considerations places itself on its own doorstep. Those who attempted to expose Sri Lanka on human rights now stands exposed themselves for their conduct in the humanitarian realm.

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Remember, Tamil medical inturns from Jaffna University wanted to train in the South. Now Sinhala Doctors from EAST have withdrawn. HAIL Tamil Racism.
Sunday, 23 November 2008 - 11:52 AM SL Time

63 Sinhalese doctors withdraw from duties in hospitals in the East

LankaTruth 22nd Nov: 2008,11.01 AM

63 Sinhalese doctors who were serving in hospitals in the Eastern Province have left their places of duties after the killing of Dr. S.W. Palithe Padmakumara who served in Nawakkadu Government Dispensary in Batticaloa District says Provincial Health Minister M.L.A.M Hisbulla.

The minister said 32 doctors serving in Batticaloa Hospital and 12 more from hospitals around Batticaloa are among doctors who have withdrawn from their duties. Doctors from hospitals at Muttur and Kopur in Trincomalee and those serving in hospitals at Thirukkovil and Karathivu in Ampare district have left their hospitals and this has jeopardized the health services in the Province states the Provincial Minister Hisbulla.

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`India is under attack. The very idea of India is under attack ... Playing the headless chicken is no longer an option`. - Dedicated to Maninder
Sunday, 30 November 2008 - 7:39 AM SL Time

Indian officials say the gunmen who attacked Mumbai this week planned to kill up to 5,000 people.

At least 195 people died and hundreds more were injured when the gunmen launched their coordinated attacks at locations around the city on Wednesday evening (local time).

The Times of India is reporting that Indian police believe 10 terrorists carried out the attacks. Nine were killed and one, who was caught on camera during the attack at the city`s main railway station, was captured alive.

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In Chennai, HIgher Cate Beating Low Caste Tamils. IN Wanni, LTTE higher casting beating Low caste (every other) tamils. IT IS THE TAMIL STRUGGLE
Monday, 1 December 2008 - 1:44 AM SL Time

Fleeing civilians are beaten up by the LTTE. Wanni Operation 30 th of November 2008
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Caste violence in Dr.Ambedkar Law College, Chennai A Report - 24Nov08
Monday, 1 December 2008 - 6:40 AM SL Time

When we are studying, they try to disturb us. When we are appearing for exams, they prevent us. When we are in hostel, they trouble us. When we ask for the rights from the college administration, the officials ignore us. This is what is happening in Ambedkar Law College, Chennai for years. For so long, the dalit students were tolerant to the maximum, and maintained the order of not entering into violent retaliations against the provocative caste hindu students. The caste hindu student`s primary motive was to prevent dalit students in appearing for the exams further endangering their future who come from impoverished background.

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