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WHO IS THIS D . B . S . JEYARAJ

WHO IS THIS D . B . S . JEYARAJ
D . B . S . JEYARAJ IS A JURNALIST WHO SUPPORTED THE SRI LANKAN
GOVT. IN HIS ARTICLES AND PAYED BY THE SRI LANKAN GOVT. MR. DBSJ
IS A CITIZEN OF CANADA AND WRITES ALL HIS ARTICLES TO THE LAKE HOUSE NEWS PAPERS AND ISLAND NEWS PAPERS FROM CANADA. THE SRI LANKAN GOVT. PAYS FOR HIS ARTICLES WHICH ARE PRO GOVT. THESE ARTICLES ARE PUBLISHED IN THE PRO GOVT.

A conference to explore alternate power supply

By Our Business Correspondent

The less dependability and the high cost of hydro and thermal electricity and Sri Lanka is worst affected due to the energy crisis and the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) would hold a seminar on the issue of “Energy Crisis in Sri Lanka with the participation of leaders and members of the Industrial and Business Community in Sri Lanka on the 15th June at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

President was ready to break up fasting monk's stage with riot squads.

From our Political correspondent

Police sources revealed yesterday that they were armed with an eviction order and riot squads to dismantle the stage on which the fasting monk, Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thero was placed outside the Temple of Tooth in Kandy. The political decision to attack the stage and evict the fasting monk was taken some time before President Chandrika Kumaratunga sat down to urge the Maha Nayaka Theras to call off the fast.

Prof. Suran Goonatilake, a distinguished computer scientist, awarded the OBE by the Queen

In Queen’s list of birthday honors published in theLondon Times 37-year-old Prof. Suran Goonatilake is among those distinguished achievers who have been awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for outstanding achievements “right across the community.”

JVP a Rising Political Power - Teresita C. Schaffer

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

If Sri Lanka can get the Tamil guerrillas to ‘settle down to peoples business’ moving them away from military endeavors through the proposed Joint Mechanism which will undertake reconstruction and rehabilitation in the tsunami devastated northern and eastern districts, half of Sri Lanka’s problems could be solved, said former United States ambassador to Sri Lanka Teresita C. Schaffer in an interview with Asian Tribune.

Micro- Finance in Crisis Siuation – a three day workshop

By Our Business Correspondent

In the wake of the Asian Tsunami, the Foundation for Development Co-operation (FDC), an independent non-profit organization based in Brisbane, Australia is organizing a three day workshop on ‘Pan-Asia Forum on Micro-finance in Crisis Situations’ and it will be held on 13th June at Hatton National Bank (HNB) Towers, Colombo Sri Lanka.

Buddha Sasana Ministry ready to regulate on places of worship in Sri Lanka.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Tension and unrest mounted recently in the port town of Trincomalee in the North-east after the sudden appearance of a statute of Lord Buddha erected overnight on May 15 in a plot of land close to the Trincomalee bus stand, used for parking three wheelers.

Catastrophic Solutions

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

It was a battle of extremism against extremism. A President determined to appease the Tigers at whatever the cost engaged in a contest of wills with a group of Buddhist supremacists equally determined to prevent her from doing so, at whatever the cost. Both sides were relentless in the pursuit of their agendas and ready to plunge the country into an abyss of violent anarchy.

13th SAARC summit in Dhaka on Nov 12

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The 13th SAARC Summit will be held in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka
on the 12th and 13th of November this year.

Mass protest to protect Buddha statue

Janaka Perera – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The Joint Committee of Buddhist Organizations had vowed to mobilize Buddhists to obtain justice on the issue of the Buddha stature in Trincomalee. A JCBO spokesman told the Asian Tribune that they would resist any action to remove the statue, which is located in a area that the local authority had officially allocated for parking three-wheeler taxis. Such arbitrary action, according to him, would be tantamount to a gross violation of the guarantees provided in Article 12 of the Constitution.

62% against President Kumaratunga’s proposal to join hands with LTTE in distributing aid

From our Political Correspondent

The latest opinion poll conducted by the Presidential Secretariat reveals that 61.9 per cent are opposed to the President’s proposal to set up the Post-Tsunami Operations Management Structure (P-TOMS) – a joint mechanism with the LTTE to distribute aid to the tsunami victims in the north and the east.


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