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President risking everything on setting up the joint mechanism with LTTE

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Sri Lanka

President Chandrika Kumaratunga is stubbornly pushing the joint mechanism to deliver aid to tsunami victims of the north and east, despite rising tensions with her main political partner in her coalition government, JVP. Both parties are sticking to their guns. Insiders say that the President is risking everything to sign it before the end of May.

Remembering Sri Sabaratnam, the TELO leader

Today is the death anniversary of Sri Sabaratnam – a Tamil militant who fell on his knees and pleaded for his life when he was caught by the LTTE. But Kittu, who believed that he was loyally serving his master, Velupillai Prabhakaran, sprayed bullets into his body and silenced him forever.

When the Civilized Meet the Uncivilized

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

The EU, that had just renewed its sanctions and shunned the Burmese regime because of its gross records of human rights violations and vehement hatred for democracy, has announced it will hold ministerial talks with the Burmese regime at Kyoto. No one can expect any result from their encounter as their brain wave length are not the same?

Norwegian Embassy activities exposed

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Asian Tribune’s Colombo Bureau Chief

Sri Lankan parliamentarians belonging to the ruling alliance demanded an immediate inquiry into nefarious activities of Norwegian Embassy. Several violation of diplomatic practices and underhand dealings of the Norwegian Embassy came to light when police inspected a vehicle on suspicion and found Rs 18 million in cash and several equipment being transported to the areas under the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

U.S. Aware Terrorist Groups Avoiding Formal Financial Channels: "They Resort to Bulk Cash Smuggling."

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the United States Department of Treasury, whose highest priority is cutting off the flow of support to international terrorist groups designated by the U.S. government as “Global and Foreign Terrorist Organizations”, is fully aware that terrorist groups are avoiding formal financial channels and instead resorting to riskier and more cumbersome conduits like bulk cash smuggling.

British Election- Exit Polls Suggest Labor Win With Much Reduced Majority.

Neville de Silva- Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

One and half hours after the polls closed last night, Labour had won the first of three seats declared.

UK Election: Labor on a historic third term victory

In the British election held yesterday, Labor Party won the historic third term in office with a reduced majority. Tony Blair who turns 52 today said it was clear from the result that "the British people wanted the return of a Labor government with a reduced majority" and the party had to respond.


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