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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

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Toronto Tamil Journalists commemorated independence of Free Media

From Bharat Rajkumar - Reporting from Toronto

The free Tamil Media journalists of Toronto, Canada held a public meeting on Friday to uphold the independent nature of the journalists, something that was regretfully missing, deprived to them, though they live in one of the world renowned democratic country.

Sri Lankan President’s office may take legal action against the Public Service Commission

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

In a bizarre twist of affairs, the powerful secretariat of the Sri Lankan executive President Chandrika Kumaratunga may file a case against the government’s supreme and prestigious institution, the Public Service Commission (PSC). Presidential sources said that they would challenge the PSC decision to reinstate two school principals who were interdicted by the President’s office for alleged corrupt practices in admission of children.

The Forgotten Tamils

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

A Sri Lankan Tamil has one – and only one – way of being a really existing human being - he must be a member or a fellow traveller of the LTTE. Such Tamils are seen, heard, recognised, talked about, honoured….

Sri Lanka to check the future import of poison chemical substances.

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lanka plans to check hap hazardous import and use of harmful chemicals. According to statistics revealed at a recent seminar, Sri Lanka ranks one of the highest among suicide cases in the world and nearly 98 percent of the suicides due to consumption of poison substances.

"JVP find it difficult to contain and control me" - Reginald Cooray

By Sunil C. Perera from Colombo

Ex-JVP member and present Chief Minister of Western Provincial Council, Reginald Cooray, who is facing a no-confidence motion brought by the UNP and the JVP, is fighting back with accusations of his own against the JVP.

Pak journalist hurt in tribal region

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

A Pakistani journalist, working for an international newswire, was seriously wounded early Saturday when gunmen opened fire on his vehicle in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal area, local sources said.

Joseph Pararajasingham batters Shyam Saran, Indian Foreign Secretary

From S Nagarajah in Sydney

A senior Sri Lankan Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham has said that the Indian Foreign Secretary’s statement that all Tamil groups should be allowed to function in the North East is an attempt to derail the peace process between the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers. Mr Pararajasingham who is on a month long visit to Australia at the invitation of LTTE front organisations said India continues to take a tough stand against the LTTE.

Sri Lanka focuses on needs of over five million poor - UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has formulated survey identifying eight broad areas of development goals in Sri Lanka on the eve of the two-day Sri Lanka Development Forum meeting. Over hundred delegates representing the donor nations are expected to attend the meeting.

Therie denies Opposition charges

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The former Finance Minister K Therie has denied that he hadn't produced "White Paper" on the utilization of the central grant of Rs 365 crore. He said he had already issued "White Paper" on Rs 365 crore on August 25, last year when the Opposition Congress demanded for the same (White paper).

Pakistan denies reports of CIA action on its soil

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has denied a media report that an unmanned CIA Predator aircraft had killed an al-Qaida operative near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border earlier this week.

10 killed, 35 injured in Pak accident

By Iqbal Hussian Khan Yousafzai Reporting from Islamabada

At least 10 people were killed and 35 others injured when two speeding buses collided on a coastal highway in southwestern Pakistan early Sunday.