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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2739

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Abduction - Torture - Killing - Sri Lankan Style

The International famed Military and Political commentato Dharmaratnam Sivaram known as "Taraki" was abducted near Colombo's Bambalappitiya Police Station on April 28 by the Sri lankan Military Inteligence and his tortutred bullet riden body was found in the Sri Lanka Parlimentary Complex inside the designated High Security Zone.

The Sri Lankan Govt.

Plane Entering No-Fly-Zone Cause Pandemonium In White House-U.S. Congress

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Pandemonium broke in White House, the official residence of the United States president, and the seat of the legislative power, the Congress, to hurriedly evacuate the White House staff and the lawmakers who were in session when an unidentified plane entered the restricted airspace, bringing chilling fears of a Sept. 11-style attack.

JVP demands de-merger of north and east

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The issue of de-merger of the north and east, which was dormant for 17 years, has been raised once again. The ruling alliance’s Marxist partner, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday called on President Chandrika Kumaratunga to hold provincial elections separately for the North and East as provided for in the Constitution.

Four killed as police open fire on protesters in Afghanistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

At least four people were killed as Afghan police opened fire on protesters holding violent demonstrations against desecration of Holy Quran by US officials in Guantanamo, officials said.

Donors not to insist on joint mechanism

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Most of the donors including the United States may not insist on establishment of a tsunami joint mechanism as a pre-condition for aid to Sri Lanka. According to official and diplomatic sources, the donor nations are not unanimous on pre condition at the next week’s international donor conference in Kandy.

Pakistan protests to Afghanistan over consulate attack

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Wednesday summoned the Afghan envoy in Islamabad to convey him the country’s concern over the attack on Pakistani Consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

BJP-TDP spat becomes murkier as one time allies get ready for formal parting of ways

M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

The public spat between one time allies the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its southern ally, Telugu Desam has become murkier as they are getting ready for formal parting of ways. Technically Telugu Desam was not a partner in the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which ruled India for seven years till last May but it was the important outside crutch, which gave the NDA the stamina to sustain itself and survive.

Pakistan welcomes neutral expert appointment by WB

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has welcomed the appointment of a Swiss National Professor Raymond Lafitte, as a neutral expert of the World Bank on the issue of Baghlihar hydropower project, under construction on the river Chenab.

Dense 'Taraki' theories from the cool climbs of the west

BY A Tamil moderate

Of the several out pouring articles in various journals after Sivaram’s LTTE website Tamilnet which says Sri Lanka’s President must be answerable for the murder.

Pak-India talks on Lahore-Amritsar bus service remain inconclusive

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Two-day talks between Pakistan and India on the Lahore-Amritsar Bus Service remained inconclusive but both the sides decided to hold next round of the talks in New Delhi.

Referendum if political impasse with Delhi continues: Muivah

By Oken Jeet Sandham -

The General Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM), Thuingaleng Muivah has today categorically said they could not accept the Indian term of "consensus" with the neighboring people of "Nagalim" on the solution of the Indo-Naga political problem.

Sri Lanka attempts to cover up medical negligence – Asian Human Rights Commission

By our Staff reporter

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHCR) has highlighted three cases of medical negligence in Sri Lanka within the last two weeks.

Damien Rice Sings for Suu Kyi

Damien Rice has recorded a new song with Lisa Hannigan for the Free Aung San Suu 60th Birthday Campaign.

Engaging with NGO watchdogs of the media

By Sanjan Hattotuwa

NGO watchdog of the media replies to comments in the Asian Tribune.
Sanjana Hattotuwa, who is linked the Centre for Policy Alternatives, replies to comments published in the Asian Tribune (Threats to Tamil journalists ignored by NGO watchdogs of the media) about his role as a media watchdog.

Canadian Police Arrest Two Tamils of Sri Lankan origin Connected With LTTE Front Group WTO For Counterfeiting

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Two Sri Lankan Tamil residents in Canadian cities of Montreal and Toronto, and a Lebanese immigrant were arrested on May 10 by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for their alleged involvement in Canadian banknote, credit card and passport counterfeiting network, according to a document made available to the Asian Tribune.