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Muslims Reject Rebels’s Call to Join the Rebel Outfit.

Oshama & Soor(N)iyathevan

1970-1980 Internal matter
Leader ship (pandi bazaar)
1980-1990 India
1990-2000 EU countries, Western countries, Australia, China, -------------etc.

American Football Players on Tsunami Mission in Sri Lanka

Daya Gamage – USA Reports to Asian Tribune

Two leading American professional football players are now in Sri Lanka among the tsunami victims on a targeted mission to get maximum publicity of their visit to resuscitate the American public and their countless fans’ sympathetic attention to generate more funds to alleviate the suffering of millions of south Asians due to last December 26 tsunami onslaught.

US Congress panel says Asia is a source of potential threat and instability as 14 wanted terrorists are hiding in the region

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

The US Congress select committee on Intelligence has identified Asia, India and Pakistan in particular along with China, as a source of potential threat and instability, while the state department officials have gone on record saying that there are 14 wanted terrorists hiding in South Asia itself.

Takeover of Lankan beach is a "Tourists/Imperialists wider conspiracy" to escape from terrorists?

Rajpal Abeynayake – Asian Tribune

Sri Lanka’s plan for a 100 meter no-go zone near the beach after the December 26 tsunami maybe part of a vast ‘’imperialist conspiracy,’’ says Wickremabahu Karunaratne, leader of the Nava Sama Samaja Pakshaya.

Indian government for fresh round of talks with Naga ultras, Hurriyat and Naxals

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

Indian government Wednesday formally set in motion a fresh round of talks with Naga group NSCN (I-M), which has been fighting for sovereignty for Nagaland amidst expectations that both sides are slowly inching towards a solution with some give and take.

India, Pakistan agree on a Kashmir road journey

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Exactly a year after the Composite Dialogue process between India and Pakistan got under way, the two countries have agreed on a bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad and between Amritsar, Nankana Saheb and other Sikh religious places marking external affairs minister Natwar Singh’s visit to Islamabad – the first bilateral visit in 17- years.

Sri Lanka President sends condolences to Pakistan

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in her message of condolence to President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf conveyed: “As my own country goes through the process of rebuilding after the destruction wrought by the tsunami tidal waves in December last year, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Pakistan.”

Political scene in Bihar hazy after two rounds of polling

By D P Kamat in New Delhi

Politics of Bihar, the turbulent East Indian state, are in a spin. At the end of two rounds of polling in the three-phase elections to state assembly, exit polls have thrown up confusion and no clear picture.

US asks Burma junta to allow Aung Sann Suu Kyi for the National convention to give it legitimacy

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

As Burmese junta reconvened its National Convention from February 17; the United States of America (USA) said the convention will lack legitimacy unless pro-democracy leaders like Aung Sann Suu Kyi are allowed to attend the Convention.

Nagaland BJP reiterates its stand to support peace process

Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The Nagaland BJP Unit has reiterated its stand to extend fullest "support" to the ongoing peace process so as to bring meaningful and permanent settlement to the Naga political issue which has eluded the Nagas for the past over 5 decades. It further called upon all sections of Nagas to sink their differences and reconcile amongst themselves.

Kofi Annan picks off LTTE, and call for strict adherence to global child conventions.

UN Secretary General in his report to the Security Council lambasted Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel outfit – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for the child abuses, which includes, recruiting children as soldiers, abducting, maiming, or killing them, subjecting them to rape and other sexual violence.

Malaysian PM arrives in Islamabad on 4-day Pak visit

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has arrived here on Wednesday for a four-day official visit to Pakistan for talks on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Even after death PV Narasimha Rao faces Muslims’ wrath

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Even after death P V Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister of India appears to face the continued wrath of minority Muslim community, if not all, at least a sizeable section, which holds his ‘inaction’ responsible for the destruction of a Mosque built during the period of Mughal ruler Babar at Ayodhya, in Northern India

Muslims Reject LTTE’s Call to Join the Rebel Outfit.

From S Nagarajah in Sydney

Muslims of the Eastern Sri Lankan districts have rejected the call by leaders of LTTE, to join their outfit. LTTE Political Wing leader Tamilselvan declared at a meeting held in the rebel stronghold of Kokoddicholai with representatives of Muslim organisations of Batticaloa and Ampara that the LTTE is not a Tamil only organisation but Muslims too could join the movement.