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Senior Inteligence Officer Major Thuwan Muthaliff killed.

Senior Inteligence Officer Major Thuwan Nizam Muthaliff was shot and killed by unknown persons in Colombo. Muthalif a Muslim from Trincomalee was responsible in killing of senior members of the LTTE such as Shankar and Theesan of the Sea Tigers. He was in charge of the Deep Penetrating Unit of the Sri Lankan Army.

Serious doubts on Tamil militants’ true agenda

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lankan government is taking the latest killing by Tamil militants very seriously. A senior government source told Asian Tribune that the government has emphasized to the Scandinavian monitors that such blatant violations of the ceasefire agreement would harm the peace process as it would only strengthen the hawkish elements on both sides.

In tomorrows Chandrika Kumaratunga's visit to New Delhi -LTTE's increasing supremacy to be the main focus

Jayashankar Menon- Reporting from Chennai

LTTE's growing airpower, and its escalating military strength, which is feared as the 'would be' destabilizing factor of India as well as Sri Lanka in the near future, is to dominate the
Indo-Sri Lanka talks, when the President of
Sri Lanka meets Indian Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonya Gandhi tomorrow in New Delhi.

What the people need is an efficient delivery system not a mechanism, joint or otherwise

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Colombo

However, under the current proposal the Joint Mechanism can serve as an instrument to distribute aid. The President has a vital executive power to do what she likes. However, she has not gone about it the proper way. She has yet to identify her problem. Then she will be able to address the issues facing her.

Kumaratunga to discuss joint mechanism with Indian premier

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga is expected to brief Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on the safeguards in the proposed tsunami joint mechanism with Tamil rebels later this week. Kumaratunga sought a meeting with Dr Singh earlier this month and the proposed visit was twice postponed due to busy schedules of the two leaders.

Jayalalitha appeals Karnataka to show magnanimity

By Jayashankar Menon, reporting from Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today made a
strong plea to Karnataka 'to bring forth a spirit of
cooperation in adhering to the interim award of the
Cauvery Water disputes Tribunal', even as she made an
appeal to the Centre on the inter-linking of rivers,
at the South Zone Chief Ministers Conference, which is
going on in Pondycherry.

Advani concurs with Pak’s views about peace process

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabas

Indian leader of the opposition L.K. Advance has concurred with Pakistan's position that there should be progress in tandem in the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir and other matters between the two countries.

India's first aircraft showroom?

Jayashankar Menon, reporting from Chennai

Billed as the country's first ever aircraft showroom, the US based company IndUS Aviation has launched its aviation complex.

Tamil militants continue with the killing spree of Sri Lanka military intelligence officer

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

A senior military intelligence officer hailing from the eastern port city of Trincomalee was shot dead on Tuesday morning by suspected Tamil militants in the capital this morning. The Commanding Officer of the 1st Military Intelligence Corps of the Sri Lanka Army, Major T.Nizam.Muthalif was gunned down at Polhengoda, a Colombo suburb when he was traveling towards the Defence Academy in Ratmalana.

The Last Nail in the Coffin of Constructive Engagement

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

In our world where business always overrules the conscience, it seems that the Constructive Engagement Policy initiated by the leaders of the core members of ASEAN towards Burma has finally met its doom.

What the people need is an efficient delivery system .......

Sirisena Cooray, a loyal UNPer who had served many UNP leaders, counts forty years of experience in politics. He was the former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) and was the frontbencher in President Premadasa’s Cabinet.

Kanchi Mutt manager Sundaresa Iyer gets conditional bail

By Jayashankar Menon, reporting from Chennai

The Manager of Kanchi mutt, Sundaresa Iyer, Junior Sankaracharya's brother Raghu and Meenakshisundaram
got conditional bail. The Madras High Court granted
conditional bail to the trio in two cases, including
the Sankararaman murder case.