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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 107

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Response to Christian Eckert's article of 24 May 2005

As a member of the Church of Scientology who volunteered in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, it is actually funny to me Mr. Eckert's complete ignorance on the subject of Scientology. Clearly he doesn't know one single fact, case in point: He refers to Scientology as a "money-orientated 'belief'"--HILARIOUS! It is an applied technology having nothing to do with belief.

India dedicates largest Naval Base in Karnataka

Kenath Jayashankar Menon, reporting from Chennai

Indian Defence
Minsiter Pranab Mukherjee dedicated the country's
larges naval base, INS Kadamba, at Karwar in Karnataka

Tamil rebels successfully silenced one more military intelligence officer

A top Sri Lankan military Intelligence Officer Major Nizam Muthalif was shot and killed in Colombo this morning by motor cycle riding assailants suspected to be from the Tamil separatist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

HC dismisses public interest litigation against Sun TV

Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

The public interest
litigation filed by the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(AIADMK) Member of Parliament PG Narayanan was rejected by the Madras High Court, for a direction to the Federal Government
to reject Sun Direct Television Private Limited's
application for the grant of a direct to home (DTH)
license through 'KU' band transponder.

Scandinavian monitors retract: SLMM accused of attempts to defend Tiger air power

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) made a belated attempt to white wash the Tamil militants, two days after warning about the dangers of air assets of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). In a press release, the SLMM deplored what it called ‘the use of sensationalist media to fuel the current fragile situation in the east’.

L K Advani left on eight-day ‘nostalgic’ Pakistan <i>yatra</i>

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Accompanied by his family members, L K Advani, India’s main opposition leader began on Monday an eight -day ‘nostalgic’ Pakistan yatra to find out his roots. This is his second visit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President to India’s western neighbour; the first was as a minister in the short lived Morarji Desai government in 1979.

Kashmir solution must for durable peace in SA: Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has called for sincere efforts with a focus for lasting solution of the Kashmir issue according to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people for durable peace in the region.

30 psychiatrists for 20 million in Sri Lanka – Forum for Research and Development

In a written submission to Minimize the Damages from Natural Disasters the Forum for Research & Development has revealed to the Select Committee of Parliament some glaring gaps inadequacies.

Warrant against columnist Gurumurthy in Kanchi Seer case

By Jayashankar Menon, reporting from Chennai

The Kancheepuram
court has issued an arrest warrant, on Monday ,
against the columnist Gurumurty in connection with the
articles written by him on the Sankararaman murder

Ambassador believes Sri lanka could stabilize economic growth if the peace is established

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Akio Suda said that establishment of peace is vital for Sri lanka’s rapid economic growth. He said that Sri Lanka has vast opportunities to restore macro-economic stability and achieve a good economic performance, to commensurate with its human and natural resources.