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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 105

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Asian Trib Fomenting Religious Intolerance.

Since it is clear that the previous strife in Ireland and Chechnya, 9/11 in New York, and the current strife in the Middle East and the bombings in Israel are all motivated by religious intolerance that someone fanned into eventual hatred, I am shocked that the Asian Tribune so frequently seeks to "stir the pot" and set different religions against each other.

Pakistan denies operations with US

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Director General of the Inter Services Public Relation Major General Shawkat Sultan has contradicted reports that Pakistani forces are planning to carry out joint operations with the US army in Southern Waziristan Agency.

June 7 – the last day for S.B. Dissanayake

From our Political Correspondent

Ranil Wickremesinghe, the leader of the opposition, launched his presidential election campaign a fortnight ago without his active National Organizer – the key operator who is responsible for running the party’s electoral machine.

Abduction of Children by LTTE: "A Horrible Crime ....Horrible" Declared Bill Clinton.

By Udara Soysa in Colombo

Former U.S.President Bill Clinton, in Colombo as a special UN envoy for Tsunami reconstruction, categorically called the abduction of tsunami affected children, by the LTTE, to be trained as child soldiers, a " Horrible crime. "

Sonia Gandhi re-elected President Congress party unopposed

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Sonia Gandhi was Saturday formally declared re-elected Congress president unopposed in an election seen as a mere formality. Organisational elections are a must for any Indian political party to get recognition from the country’s Election Commission.

Abductor of Chinese Engineer still at large: Pak Army

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Army commander in the South Waziristan Major-General Niaz Khattak has said that Abdullah Mehsud, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, who kidnapped two Chinese engineers last year from tank remains at large and was holed up in a mountainous tribal region neighboring Afghanistan.

Bill Clinton on an inspection tour to Sri Lanka

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Former US President Bill Clinton visited tsunami affected areas in Kalmunai in the eastern Sri Lanka. He has traveled to several reconstruction and rebuilding sites in Kalmunai to inspect the progress of massive international post tsunami rebuilding work.

Firebrand sanyasin Uma Bharti rehabilitated in Bharatiya Janata Party

By M Rama Rao - Rreporting for Asian Tribune

Uma Bharti, the maverick firebrand sanyasin of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been rehabilitated by the party leadership.

War or peace depends on LTTE wings

By H.L.D. Mahindapala

The Sri Lankan government is in the horns of dilemma wondering whether to bomb or not to bomb the LTTE airstrip. This 1250-metre runway near the Iranamadu tank in the north was built between 2003 and 2004. The firm foundations were laid and progress was made when Ranil Wickremesinghe entered into a lovey-dovey relation with the LTTE – a period in which Bradman Weerakoon, his secretary, intervened with the Customs to provide duty free equipment to the LTTE.

UK warns its citizens against travel in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

The British government has warned its citizens against traveling in Pakistan particularly in the North West Frontier Province Blauchistan Province and the tribal areas neighbouring Afghanistan.

U.S. Military Now Confirms ‘Mishandling’ of Quran

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Despite the retraction of Newsweek story in early May that Holy Quran was mishandled by American marines in U.S. detention facility in Gunatanamo Bay, Cuba and the holy book of the Islamic faith was flushed down a toilet, prominent, active and influential human rights groups in the United States’ continuous revelation of desecration of Quran forced the U.S. military to admit, on Thursday May 26, that its investigations have revealed that there were several instances of mishandling.

IOC, Union Carbide tie-up causes nation wide outrage, to lead demonstration in Minister's constituency

By Jayashankar Menon reporting from Chennai

International Campaign for Justice in Bhopaland its millions of sympathizers had launched a nation wide boycott of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) in protest of IOC's proposal to source Union Carbide's
technology for its Mono Ethylene Glycol unit at
Panipet in Haryana from Dow Chemicals. Dow Chemicals
is now the owners of the controversial Union Carbide
Corporation, which caused Bhopal tragedy.

Remembering the De-pe’-yin Massacre May 30, 2003 and the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi

Soe Win, present Prime Minister of Burma was responsible for organizing the killing of dozens on innocent unarmed members of the National League for Democracy on 30 May 2003 at the De-pe’-yin, where the prime target was Daw Aung San Kyi, the leader of the opposition and the democracy icon of Burma.

Scientologist Church replies to Christian Eckert’s report on unethical conversions in Sri Lanka

Lind Simmons Hights, from the Media Affairs Director of the Scientologists, has replied to Christian Eckert’s report (URL) on the activities of Scientologists in Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami.