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Scientology "technology:" what they are required t

The following is Scientology "technology:" it is what Scientology customers purchase for several hundred thousand dollars, and they are required to believe every word of it or face horrible punishment if they show any sign of doubting it. Sri Lankans can read the following and know what the Scientologist salespeople are tryingto sell them in Sri Lanka.

Set-backs for Norwegians in Sri Lanka

From our Political correspondent

In two separate incidents the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and the Norwegian-led Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) were confronted with two different reactions to their roles in Sri Lanka.

Baglihar project: India refuses to stop work despite WB arbitration proceedings

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Even as the World Bank has initiated arbitration by appointing neutral experts to resolve the Baglihar stand off between India and Pakistan, New Delhi has made it clear that it will go ahead with the controversial project to generate 450 MW of power by June next year.

Chandrika’s Distortions and Ranils Contortions

H. L. D. Mahindapala – Asian Tribune

The eye of the current political storm is slowly but surely shifting from the President’s Secretariat to parliament. Playing her cards with some native cunning she insists on parliament taking the final decision on P-TOMS – the joint mechanism with the LTTE to distribute aid to the tsunami victims. The legislation to establish P-TOMS as the administrative mechanism for distribution of aid is expected to come before parliament on Wednesday.

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UAE's giant Etisalat wins final bid of PTCL

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

A giant telecom company of the United Arab Emirates Etisalat Saturday won the bid for sell-off of 26 percent shares of the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) which took place here amid tight security arraignments.

Sri Lankan Ministers Anura and Mangala abandon their China tour

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

Minister of
Tourism, Industry and Investment Promotion Anura
Bandaranaike and Minister of Ports and Aviation
Mangala Samaraweera suddenly decided to abandon their
eight day China tour on its fourth day.

Micro – a new passenger motor car from Sri Lanka –

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

One of the main parameters to gauge a country's economy could be its
overall transport system, roads, vehicular traffic and mode of public
transport, goods haulage and private passenger needs.

Post-UPFA: Options and Scenarios

By Tissaranee Gunasekera

The Presidential race has begun – at least as far as Ranil Wickremesinghe is concerned. The UNF election campaign which commenced with a meeting held at the “Sirikotha” hall (turned into something assembling a discotheque for the occasion, much to the bewilderment of the traditional party faithful) has – understandably - shifted into high gear with the collapse of the main obstacle to a Ranil Wickremesinghe victory, the existence of the alliance between the SLFP and the JVP.

Amnesty slams Musharraf for the political role of military

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

The political role of the military is being consolidated in Pakistan through the National Security Council (NSC), Amnesty International in Pakistan has said in its annual human rights report.

Norway to launch a High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor

The Government of Norway has come forward to set up an International High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, together with other interested parties. Accordingly the Prime Minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik has invited Milinda Moragoda - presently a Member of Parliament of Sri Lanka and formerly a Minister for Economic Reform, Science and Technology, to be one of the members of the Commission

Former Indian cricket skipper Pataudi surrenders to police in a wild life case

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Indian cricket suffered a big set back of sorts on Saturday. One of the leading icons of the game, Nawab Mansoor alias Alikhan Pataudi, popularly known as Tiger, stands accused of killing the endangered black buck in a hunting expedition.

Relief Efforts Must Focus on Children - UNICF Head Ann Veneman

The newly appointed Head of the UNICEF Ms. Ann Veneman who was in Sri Lanka on a three day visit expressed her support for the Joint Mechanism to speed up post-tsunami recovery and reconstruction efforts in the country.

Kumaratunga confident about survival of her minority government

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

President Chandrika Kumaratunga criticized the erstwhile Marxist ally for leaving the coalition government, but assured the nation that it had not created a panic situation. Pointing out that there are many minority governments all over the world, she said that her minority alliance could govern without a major problem.

LTTE Chief was in Oslo when tsunami struck Sri Lanka and ...

[b]LTTE Chief was in Oslo when tsunami struck Sri Lanka and more than 31,000 people were killed.[/b]

On June 03 2005, Asian Tribune carried a news report New Delhi dateline that Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Mr. Velupillai Prabaharan was in Oslo, Norway and he has earlier also visited Sweden.

So far this news item has been not clearly discussed.

Chandrika’s Distortions and Ranils Contortions

[b]H. L. D. Mahindapala – Asian Tribune [/b]

The eye of the current political storm is slowly but surely shifting from the President’s Secretariat to parliament. Playing her cards with some native cunning she insists on parliament taking the final decision on P-TOMS – the joint mechanism with the LTTE to distribute aid to the tsunami victims.

Post-UPFA: Options and Scenarios

[b]By Tissaranee Gunasekera [/b]

[i][b]This fabulous song of madness….”[/b][/i]
[b]Nietzsche[/b] ([i]Thus Spake Zarathustra[/i])

The Presidential race has begun – at least as far as Ranil Wickremesinghe is concerned.

Scientology "technology:" save US$400,000 here!

The following is Scientology "technology:" it is what Scientology customers purchase for several hundred thousand dollars, and they are required to believe every word of it or face horrible punishment if they show any sign of doubting it. Sri Lankans can read the following and know what the Scientologist salespeople are trying to sell them in Sri Lanka.

Republicans Dissociate With Bush on Iraq, Guantanamo: International Image and Elections the Focus

Daya Gamage – News Analysis to Asian Tribune

The unsettled scenario in Iraq and the emerging alleged abuses of ‘enemy combatants’ at US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have led many ruling Republican Party Congressmen to question the Bush Administration’s handling of Iraq and treatment of terrorism detainees in an effort to dissociate themselves from the administration’s handling of ‘War on Global Terrorism’.


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