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Environmentalists urge Kumaratunga to take up canal issue ..

Colombo, 02 June, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lankan environmentalists urged the government to take up the Sethusamudram project as a top priority issue with Indian leaders as the shipping canal that India plans to dig off its southern coast could have disastrous consequences for the marine and coastal ecosystems in the island nation.

On the eve of the President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s visit to New

Formal launch of the party in September: Vijayakanth

By Kenath Jayashankar Menon, reporting from Chennai

Popular South Indian Tamil actor Vijayakanth had said that he would make a formal announcement of floating his own political party in a
conclave, to be held in Madurai during September.

Sri Lanka’s President on official visit to India

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga left for New Delhi this morning on a two-day official visit to the Republic of India.

Environmentalists urge Kumaratunga to take up canal issue with Manmohan Singh

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lankan environmentalists urged the government to take up the Sethusamudram project as a top priority issue with Indian leaders as the shipping canal that India plans to dig off its southern coast could have disastrous consequences for the marine and coastal ecosystems in the island nation.

Today - Kashmiri leaders arrives in Pakistan.

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Kashmiri leaders from occupied Kashmir are arriving in Azad Kashmir on Thursday for high level consultations with Pakistani and Azad Kashmiri leadership.

Muslims express anger and frustration over the distorted version against the Slain Army Official in the Government owned <i>Thinakaran</i>.

By Udara Soysa in Colombo

Muslim community in Sri Lanka expressed their displeasure, anger and frustration over Tuesday news report of the state-owned Thinakaranaccusing the slain military official of torturing Tamils when he served in Vavuniya.

Legal barriers disrupt the aid distribution and the housing loans for the tsunami victims in the southern Sri Lanka

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

Legal obstacles have disrupted the distribution of aid housing loans for the tsunami victims in the southern Sri Lanka.Tsunami victims in the Galle district allege that the government and/or other relevant authorities have yet to attend to their needs even after five months of the tsunami disaster.

British MPs urge Pakistan, India to include Kashmiris in talks

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Members of the British Parliament have stressed the need to involve Kashmiri people in the dialogue process for a lasting solution of the Kashmir issue to ensure stability and peace in the region.

Huge haul of contraband: Sri Lankan Tamil arrested

By Kenath Jayashankar Menon, reporting from Chennai

Ramesh, a 23 year-old
Sri Lankan Tamil was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau
sleuths, with 2.90 kg of heroin worth a street value of nearly Indian Rs
1.5 million in his possession.

Referral Hospital will now be Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR); CMC joins as partner, Dr Lotha appeals for cooperation

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune.com

The dream of commissioning the much awaited Nagaland's only "Referral Hospital" that will be now called as "Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR) has become clearer with the State Government entering into a fresh "Tripartite Agreement" on May 27 last in Vellore.

Kanchi Seer case: Gurumurthy gets bail

By Jayashankar Menon, - Reporting from Chennai

Columnist S Gurumurthy obtained bail in a case relating to writing articles on Sankararaman murder case.

A Tale of two camps as observed by Chandila Fernanando

By Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The contradictions in admission or lack of assistance were extreme and left me with the belief that this is a serious business and those controlling it including the aid agencies, NGo’s and local war lords know exactly what they are doing, raping a nation of its future.

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister in Washington: Meets Condi Rice

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar is scheduled to visit Washington this week.


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