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Who is going to be next ``Nelson Mandela or Rajive Candi``?

[b]Who is going to be next ``Nelson Mandela or Rajive Candi``?[/b]

Canadian NDP Leader Mr.Jack Layton went to Pongu Tamil; and on his speech he compared Mr.Veluppilai Prabhakaran with Mr.Nelson Mandela. NDP and Liberal have many common goals, present prime minister Mr. Paul Martin went for the dinner, it was arranged by Tamil diaspora at that time he was finance minister.


FMM condemned unacceptable conditions imposed on journalist by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Ottawa

Sunil C. Perera in Sri Lanka

The Free Media Movement of Sri Lanka said in a statement that it has received a letter from one Canadian journalist Steve Schmit of Global TV Canada of unacceptable conditions imposed by the Sri Lanka’s High Commission in Ottawa, regarding the issue of visa to visit the country to produce a post tsunami documentary.

Over 20 killed as armed men clash with Pak security forces

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

More than 20
people have been killed in bloody clashes between
Frontier Corps personnel and armed tribesmen clashed
in Southwestern Balochistan province.

Sri Lanka: Chambers of Commerce ready o build houses, but government did not provide the land.

Sunil C. Perera in Sri Lanka

The Joint Forum of Chambers of Comerce & Industry of Sri Lanka –JBIZ said that many entrepreneurs and NGOs are ready with plans and funds to build houses for those displaced as well as affected by the tsunami. However, the government of Sri Lanka is still unable to release the required land.

Now UPA turns to President to seek dismissal of BJP-led government in Jharkhand.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Jharkhand, was in the news last week after the governor there Syed Sibte Razi appointed a minority government headed by Shibu Soren, chief of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), a regional political group which is a constituent of ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in New Delhi, continues to hog the limelight.

Japanese expertise discuss EWS with the President

A Japanese team of natural hazard management experts is now in the country at the invitation of the Government. Within days of the December 26th disaster President Kumaratunga requested the envoy in Colombo Mr. Akio Suda and sought possible Japanese assistance to establish an early warning system (EWS) for the region.

Momentum for Tsunami Relief Donations Declines

Daya Gamage - Reports to Asian Tribune from US

While the tsunami disaster that havocked eleven Asian region nations last December killing more than 300,000 people and displacing millions destroying their livelihood, the images of this largest natural massacre is fast fading from the memory of those who have been magnanimous to open their wallets to the tune of more than one billion dollars seem to have caught up with several major charities and relief organizations in the United States to stop soliciting donations and even returning some of the money.

Investigate C. Pathamanathan’s corrupt deals before appointing him to World Bank job -- SPUR

Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights (SPUR) has exposed the shady deals of Mr. C. Pathmanathan, former Government Agent of Jaffna, who is now aspiring for a high post in a project sponsored by the World Bank.

SAARC summit likely in early April

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

The postponed SAARC summit is now expected to be held early April in Dhaka.