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A Time to Change The world!!!

"Being a Sri Lankan citizen the devastation the Tsunami
brought upon the pepole of Sri Lankan is beyond words"

Even though I said the above and more more will before and after me
we must look at this as a tradegy that has befallan the entire world.

JN (Mani) Dixit mortal remains consigned to flames

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

The mortal remains of diplomat and National Security Advisor J N Dixit were consigned to flames at the Delhi Cantonment crematorium here on Wednesday.

The post-tsunami scenario in Sri Lanka is going from the bizarre to the more bizarre.

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

The newspapers are full of stories about sexual abuse of some girls who were Tsunami victims, by various unscrupulous elements who have infiltrate the refugee camps.

BJP leader Uma Bharati patches up with her Successor Babu Lal Guar in Madhya Pradesh.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Former Madhya Pradesh state Chief Minister and Union Minister Uma Bharati seems to be on a rapprochement mission these days.

PNM appeal for help to safe the 200,000 tsunami affected children in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Patriotic national Movement has extended an appeal all the expatriate Sri Lankans to send reading books and other materials used by children urgently as the tsunami affected children are developing psychiatric disorders resulting from mental trauma.

Plan to link up with global disaster forecasting system

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

An inter-ministerial meeting decided to link up the country with global forecasting system on natural disasters and include tsunami into its comprehensive disaster management programme (CDMP).

Kofi Annan doubts Asia getting the promised 2.5 billion dollars in aid

H. L. D. Mahindapala reporting from Melbourne

All the usual responses that follow in the wake of a global disaster are flooding the 12 Asian nations hit by the tsunami on Boxing Day. Ships, helicopters, and planes are rushing into the region.

UNICEF chief impressed with Sri Lanka's efforts to restore normalcy

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga briefed Carol Bellamy UNICEF's Executive Director and the Resident Representative Ted Chaiban about the programme now in place to protect children made destitute by the catastrophe.

How is it....? An imagination - but without prejudice to the Sri Lanka’s PM

On 26th December by 04 AM early morning several hours before the Tsunami - Asia catastrophe happened, Honolulu Tsunami Monitoring center frantically tried to call Sri Lanka’s Meteorological Department’s monitoring centre in Palekelle and in Colombo but failed.

Qazi to meet Nawaz in Saudi Arabia

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

President of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), Qazi Hussain Ahmed, was likely to meet Nawaz Sharif, patron of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PML-N, to discuss the possibility of a joint protest campaign against President General Pervez Musharraf.

Norway: Liberal democratic Tamils launched PRO to collect donations for people affected by Tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka

The People’s Rehabilitation Organization (PRO), recently set up by the liberal democratic Tamils in Norway has launched a countrywide campaign to collect donations for the people affected by Tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka.

Buddhists open temple to homeless Catholics

It was Sunday morning and, in this deeply religious land, almost everyone was in church. But Gerard Perera was on the beach preparing for his day as a fisherman.

Sri Lanka: Urgent humanitarian aid needed

The Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka has appealed for urgent humanitarian needs of medical items which are urgently required for the tsunami affected victims in the country.

BJP decides to say Goodbye to Personality Cult.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party, has decided to say goodbye to the projection of individual leaders like former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and party president Lal Krishan Advani and concentrate on party policies, slogans and symbol during election campaigns.

Task Forces for Rescue, Rebuild and for the Logistics set up in Sri Lanka

President of Sri Lanka has anounced the setting up of three Task Forces for Rescue and Relief –TAFRER, to Rebuild the Nation- TAFREN and for the Logistics and Law & Order – TAFLOL.

South Asia disaster appeal: White House tries to cover up Bush’s moment of truth

President Bush’s public appearance Monday to announce a fund-raising campaign for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami is the latest attempt by the White House to recover from a political debacle: its callous and dismissive response to the colossal tragedy in southern Asia that killed 150,000 people.

TN opposes bail to Hindu Seer - one more arrested

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

The Tamil Nadu government has explicitly made clear its opposition to ‘freeing’ from jail the Hindu Seer till the investigations are complete in the two cases registered against him. Its argument as voiced in the Supreme Court on Wednesday was that more arrests are expected and that the police probe is in an advanced stage.