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Dalit group, Puthiya Tamilagam say no to the entry of Coke in Tirunelvelli

Puthiya Tamilagam, a burgeoning Dalit organisation is
showing stiff resistance to the entry of Multi National Company, Coca Cola in Tirunelvelli district of Tamil Nadu.

Free Media Movement terms criminality "condemnable acts on freedom of expression and media diversity."

The Colombo based “Free Media Movement” alleged to be bent on perpetuating a clandestine and illegitimate TV relay centre of “Sun TV Network,” Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which was said to be located in Vavuniya and operated by Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization – a former Tamil militant group now allied with the powerful Tamil separatist rebel organization - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, as “condemnable acts on freedom of expression and media diversity.”

Controversy on censuring smoking scenes in TV and Cinema continues

Kenath Jayashankar Menon – Reporting from Chennai

As the reports of
differences on the censoring smoking scenes in movies
and television channels that had snowballed into a
controversy, the Federal Health Minister Anbumani
Ramadoss will meet the Information & Broadcasting Minister S Jaipal Reddy in sorting out the issue.

Activate PTA to stem the growth terrorist menace.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

The Jathika Hela Urumaya -, Sri Lanka Police Inspectors Association and the National Bhikku’s Front have urged the Sri Lanka Government to activate the Prevention of Terrorism Act - to eliminate the escalating terrorism in the country.

Will isolated President Kumaratunga sign her death warrant on June 12 or 15?

From our Colombo Correspondent

It is time that is ticking against President Chandrika Kumaratunga as never before. Numbers too are stacking up against her.

Should have been to Kerala much earlier: Phunchan

Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

After making it to Kerala for the first time, he felt why shouldn't have
been to the place much earlier.

UN Special Rapporteur accused of anti-Buddhist bias

Janaka Perera – Asian Tribune

The Joint Committee of Buddhist Organizations, Sri Lanka, has accused United Nation’s Special Rapporteur Asma Jehangir of falsifying and distorting facts in a press release on the issue of unethical conversions in the island.

Joint mechanism only over our dead bodies – Buddhist Monks

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The National Bhikku Front (NBF) which represents a bulk of Sri Lankan Buddhist monks announced that several leading monks would commence a fast unto death on June 8 unless President Chandrika Kumaratunga promises not to sign the proposed joint mechanism with the Tamil rebels. Kumaratunga, who managed to dilute the Indian objections, is likely to sign the Post Tsunami Operational Management Structure (PTOMS) with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) later this week.