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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

Monthly archive

Strange Bedfellows in E-Mail Case

Civil liberties groups made common cause today with the Justice Department, a traditional target of their lawsuits, by filing court papers supporting the government's appeal of a court ruling that said internet service providers are allowed to snoop on their customers.

Karuna’s men killed 5 LTTE cadres removed arms and ammunitions from Pullimali

Five LTTE cadres were killed and dozen of them injured and what ever arms that were left in the forward sentry point of the LTTE camp at Pullimalai were removed.

Islam Brought Message of Love, not Gun, Kasuri

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

When Islam came to this part of the world (Indian subcontinent), it brought a message of peace and love, not of the gun, visiting Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri has said.

LTTE’s sentry point at Pullimalai, came under attack by Karuna’s men and several feared dead..

According to a latest news break, it was reported that the front sentry point of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam’s (LTTE’s) Pullimalai camp came under severe attack and several cadres belonging to the Tamil rebel out were killed in the sudden

Indian Scientists Report Quicker Remedy for TB

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Indian scientists on Monday claimed to have made a major breakthrough when they reported a discovery of a new molecule against tuberculosis (TB), which may help reduce treatment duration from the current six-eight months to two months.

The Norwegian government grants 3000 million rupees toSri Lanka for the next year

The Norwegian government is ready to grant 30 million
US Dollars to Sri Lanka for next year.

The right time to build Kalabagh or Bhasha dams

Lubna Jerar Naqvi Reporting from Pakistan

Pakistan needs to tame and store water for the agricultural sector, the
backbone of the agrigarian country. The tremendous waste of water due to the lack of a proper dam system is causing a lot of problems for the country’s farmers who have to face low rainfall in the region.

The Tamil National Alliance stresses the need to resume peace talks soon.

Leader of the Tamil National Alliance whilst making a
special statement in parliament said yesterday that the
peace talks should resume without delay and all
parties should bear the responsibility towards this

Russia’s 9/11: Sri Lanka’s Second Chance

By Dayan Jayatilleka

President Kumaratunga has just recently said that the Tigers will not go to war because they have nothing to gain. This is the same thing she thought in 1995, until Prabhakaran did a Pearl Harbour on her administration. The Sri Lankan political leadership from UNP to JVP never understood that Prabhakaran plays by different rules.

Asian women more disadvantaged: ILO

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Women the world over suffer income insecurity than men, their relative position in Asia more disadvantaged, a new International Labour Organisation (ILO) study shows.

Cofer Black, Head of the State Department Counterterrorism to visit Sri Lanka.

Ambassador at Large J.Cofer Black, the Head of the U.S. Department of
State's Office of Counterterrorism, is visiting Colombo this week

"I have full confidence that President Pervez Musharraf will make a correct decision in the interests of the country-" PM Shaukat Aziz

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Pakistan

The newly selected Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has shown his inclination on the on-going debate whether the Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf should continue to don his uniform even after the December deadline.

Sri Lanka President appeals to the world leaders to go into the root cause of terror.

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has expressed revulsion, greif and condemnation on the terrorist killings of School children in Besalan, Russia. She has urged in her letter,” let’s get to the root of such terror.”

Vajpayee Write to Putin, Clinton

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin,expressing his outrage over the Beslan siege in which more than 300 people mostly children were killed.

Indefinite Class Boycott affected academic atmosphere in Manipur

Continuing intransigent condition between Manipur Government and protestors demanding Armed Forces Special Powers Act seriously affected academic atmosphere in the state.

Indonesia: Jakarta court delays Tempo verdict as international observers

Under intense scrutiny from the international media and press advocates from around the world, a court on Monday delayed its verdict in a criminal defamation case widely seen as a grave threat to press freedom in Indonesia.

Indian Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan

From R C Rajamani, Political Editor, Asian Tribune

India's Foreign Minister K Natwar Singh will visit Pakistan later
this year and the exact date will be worked out by the
diplomatic channels of both the countries.