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Sri Lankan President Thanks India on its Republic Day.

In her message to the Indian President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on India’s Republic Day President, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga thanked India for its immediate and generous response during last month’s catastrophe. India was the first to come to Sri Lanka’s assistance.

Kashmiris observed India’s Republic Day as “Black Day”

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and all over the world over, observed India’s Republic Day as “Black Day” on Wednesday.

Dr Lotha addresses Republic Day Celebration in Phek

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture, Dr TM Lotha said the recent tackling of "Tsunami tragedy" by India without external help and at the same time providing help to other countries affected by the disaster was the reflection of the country's "growing (of) its capabilities of becoming the sixth largest economy in the World by 2020."

School students in Bihar state stay off Republic Day celebration in protest against abduction of their fellow students.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Students of private and public schools in Bihar, a state in East India, stayed away from Republic Day celebrations on Wednesday disrobing it of much fanfare over abduction of three students in the state during last ten days.

Burma: Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Condoleezza Rice in her Senate confirmation hearings read from prepared text listing the six "Outposts of Tyranny". It should be noted that these countries were not listed in alphabetical order. Burma is listed second after Cuba.

Remembering the Tsunami Victims – Sri Lanka mourns.

Wednesday, 26 January was exactly 31 days after the death of nearly 31,000 tsunami victims. Sri Lanka - the island republic mourned for those who died on the fateful day.

Sri Lanka and Indonesia missions in Pak need logistic support to help Tsunami victims

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The Sri Lankan and Indonesian embassies in Pakistan are desperately trying to find air transportation for emergency relief supplies due to be sent to tsunami-affected people in their respective countries.

Allegations of the extra-judicial practice of torture by Sri Lankan Police on the rise

Asian Human Rights Commission a Hong Kong based Human Rights organization alleges that Police officers habitually torture and threaten complainants, endangering the security of Sri Lankan citizens.

Anura Bandaranaike vows to fight the PM on the beach front

By our Colombo Correspondent

In an interview with the “Asian Tribune” Tourism Minister Anura Bandaranaike spoke on a range of issues covering tourism, the LTTE and the government’s coalition ally, the JVP whose strained-relations with the government has become more obvious of late.

Senate Confirms Rice as Secretary of State

Condoleezza Rice was confirmed as secretary of state on Wednesday as a large majority of senators swept aside objections from some Democrats that she be held accountable for mistakes in the Iraq war.

LTTE obtains two aircraft .Colombo complains to Norway:Two helicopters also in Tsunami relief sent by NGOs

The Government of Sri Lanka has complained to Norway that the Tamil Tigers had acquired two aircraft and build a runaway at Iranamadu in the LTTE controlled areas during the ceasefire. The government provided aerial photographs to prove their charges. It was pointed out that the LTTE action was a blatant violation of the CFA.

Visit to Australia by the Crown Prince and Princes of Denmark.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will be visiting Australia next month and their official programme will begin in Sydney on 27 February and finish in Hobart on 11 March.

Junior seer may get bail today

From m Rama Rao - Reporting for AsianTtribune from New Delhi

The Junior seer of the Kanchi Mutt may hopefully get bail in the Sankararaman murder case. The Chengalpattu sessions Judge Akbar Ali is to pronounce the verdict and since his senior has already been relased on bail and the police have already filed the charge sheet in the case, the defence lawyers expect a favourable verdict when the court sits later today.

Sri Lankan President Thanks India on its Republic Day.

In her message to the Indian President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on India’s Republic Day President, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga thanked India for its immediate and generous response during last month’s catastrophe. India was the first to come to Sri Lanka’s assistance.

International Donors Express Post-Tsunami Support for Sri Lanka

Daya Gamage – Reports to Asian Tribune

Representatives from the United States, the European Union, Japan and Norway at the January 25 gathering in Brussels, for the third donor co-chairs’ meeting of the Tokyo Conference on Reconstruction and Development of Sri Lanka reviewed their assistance efforts, discussed humanitarian and basic construction assistance to the areas of Sri Lanka affected by armed conflict between the government and rebel group LTTE, expressed support for the resumption of peace talks between the two factions that were suspended in April 2003.

Kashmiris observed India’s Republic Day as “Black Day”

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and all over the world over, observed India’s Republic Day as “Black Day” on Wednesday.

Dr Lotha addresses Republic Day Celebration in Phek

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture, Dr TM Lotha said the recent tackling of "Tsunami tragedy" by India without external help and at the same time providing help to other countries affected by the disaster was the reflection of the country's "growing (of) its capabilities of becoming the sixth largest economy in the World by 2020."

School students in Bihar state stay off Republic Day celebration in protest against abduction of their fellow students.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Students of private and public schools in Bihar, a state in East India, stayed away from Republic Day celebrations on Wednesday disrobing it of much fanfare over abduction of three students in the state during last ten days.

Burma: Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Condoleezza Rice in her Senate confirmation hearings read from prepared text listing the six "Outposts of Tyranny". It should be noted that these countries were not listed in alphabetical order. Burma is listed second after Cuba.

Remembering the Tsunami Victims – Sri Lanka mourns.

Wednesday, 26 January was exactly 31 days after the death of nearly 31,000 tsunami victims. Sri Lanka - the island republic mourned for those who died on the fateful day.


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