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ALL ACCUSED SENTENCED TO DEATH PENALTY WERE RELEASED

ALL ACCUSED IN THE BINDUNUWEWA MASSACRE OF 27 TAMILS UNDER DEATH SENTENCE WERE RELEASED BY THE ORDER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA CHANDRIKA BANDARANAYAKE KUMARANATUNGE THROUGH THE DISTRICT MAGISTRATE. ALL ACCUSED IN THIS MASSACRE ARE SINHALESE BUDDHISTS. 27 YOUNG TAMILS WHO WERE IN THE REHABLITATION CAMP MANAGED BY THE GOVT. OF SRI LANKA WERE HACKED TO DEATH BY THE SRI LANKAN ARMY PERSONNEL.

DMK to brainstorm pre-poll strategy, blames the charge-sheet as political vendetta

By Jayashankar Menon reporting from Chennai

At the backdrop
of the reversals in the by-elections, the Dravida
Munnetra Kazhakam has kick started a crucial two-day
regional conference at Coimbatore to brainstorm as to
how to re-vitalize the cadre for the forthcoming
Assembly elections.

LTTE's Use of Terrorism to Achieve Political Goals Cannot be justified, says President Bush

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

“Sri Lanka has faced great challenges since independence and most significantly a separatist conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which uses terrorism to achieve its political goals. No political objectives can justify the use of terror against innocent civilians,” declared United States President George W. Bush.

Tear Drop charity struggling to put the smile back into Sri Lankan faces

Sunil C.Perera, reporting from Colombo

Chandila Fernando, a senior member of the Liberal Democratic Party and a young businessman residing in London, told the Asian Tribune that Sri Lanka still has big opportunities to get the global support to rebuild the nation. But he added: “They are preoccupied with issues like who would be the next Presidential candidate.”

Bolton Nomination is Still on Life Support: US Senate Delays Confirmation

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

As much as John Bolton’s working style, his directness, bluntness, temperament and forcefulness were center of debate since he was nominated by President Bush on March 7 to be the United States ambassador to the United Nations, the debate in the U.S. Senate, which has the constitutional authority to confirm all presidential nominees including cabinet appointments, has now taken a new twist calling for classified documents that may reveal his interference in America’s war on global terrorism.

India, US Seek Stronger IT Cooperation, India for Reverse Brain Drain

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

India and US seek stronger information technology cooperation. The occasion was a conference, “Technology without Borders,” in Washington, which focused on U.S. and Indian collaborative efforts in technology, education and business.

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court acquits remaining four massacre suspects of Tamil children

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court acquitted yesterday remaining four men accused of taking part in a mob attack that killed 28 Tamil children at Bindunuwewa rehabilitation centre, a state run centre to rehabilitate young Tamil rebel fighters.

Burma Army targets Shan civilians, thousand displaced

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Thousands of civilians have been displaced in Shan State as a consequence of a new offensive mounted by the Burmese army early this week, delayed reports said quoting the Human Rights groups.

Scientology volunteers and Buddhist Monks

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HAMBANTOTA, SRI LANKA: A team of Scientologist relief volunteers joined an array of dignitaries and community leaders at a ceremony celebrating the opening of 25 prefabricated houses that have now been turned over to 25 families left homeless by the tsunami.

Indonesian Scientologist helps tsunami survivors

Working on a project to bring help to the tsunami victims in the Aceh region outside of Banda Aceh are Indonesian Scientology Volunteer Minister Rosi Mortensen and her husband Taylor from Los Angeles, California.

Rosi said, “Being Indonesian, I am able to bring help to areas that our foreign volunteers can not access.

Scientologists and Buddhists working together

Scientologists and Buddhists are working together on disaster relief efforts in Sri Lanka, racing against the clock to build 100 homes for tsunami survivors before the annual monsoon arrives.

Scandinavian truce monitors fire first salvo at Tamil Tigers

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Scandinavian observers of the Sri Lankan ceasefire agreement finally made a public warning that the Tamil militants’ air power could destabilize security of Sri Lanka and neighbouring India. They also warned that constructing of an airstrip and acquisition of air assets by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) could lead to another war in Sri Lanka.


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