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A mechanism over 31,000 corpses and homeless millions

[b]Colombo, 21 June, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Post Tsunami Operational Structure (P-TOMS) is to change the landscape of Sri Lanka once it is put to operation no sooner after the signing between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

The so called relief mechanism structure is now imposed on the people and the Government of Sri Lanka by the donors and the intern

Helgesen to finalise joint mechanism within 48 hours

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Mr Vidar Helgesen who arrived in Colombo on Monday afternoon is expected to put final touches to the Post Tsunami Operational Management Structure (PTOMS) by today. Also he will meet President Chandrika Kumaratunge today and leave on the following day to Killinochchi in the north to meet rebel leaders.

Core issue of Kashmir cannot be sidelined: Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has said that Kashmir was the central issues in Pakistan-India dialogue and it could not be sidelined anyway.

Investors keep away as uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Political uncertainty played havoc at Sri Lanka’s tiny, but generally vibrant, stock exchange resulting a 45 percent drop in the weekly turnover. Investors, both foreign and local kept away as the uncertainty continued with the top ally of President Chadrika Kumaratunga’s government quitting last Thursday. Turnover for the week stood at Rs.650 million showing a dip of 45.8%, compared to previous week's turnover level of Rs.1.2 billion.

Tycoon’s US$128 million donation to Hong Kong University leads to discontent

By Sesha Samarajiwa -- Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Hong Kong

The day after the Tsunami devastated a wide swathe of Asia last December, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing (74) was among the first to dig deep into his pockets – not his pockets really, but his golden horde – to donate US$3 million for the relief effort.

SL Tsunami affected entrepreneurs complains of bank red tape delay on loans

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Tsunami affected tourists’ hotels, industries and small and medium scale business ventures are still battling with the authorities to obtain their financial and other needs to re-house their business.

South Korean soldier goes on rampage, kills eight colleagues

By Sesha Samarajiwa -- Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Hong Kong

A South Korean soldier went berserk at a guard post northeastern Yeoncheon near the Demilitarized Zone, killing eight fellow soldiers in their sleep and seriously injuring two others.

SLMM hushes up abduction of van driver by LTTE

The family of a Sinhalese van driver who was abducted by the LTTE went to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) to complain. SLMM told them to keep quiet and not to tell the Police. So they didn’t tell the Police.

Six party nuclear talks to start

By Mendaka Abeysekera- Reporting from Beijing

The United Sates breaks
the deadlock to start the six party nuclear talks by
agree to respect and treat the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea(DPRK) as an equal partner ones it
rejoins the six party talks.

British MP to hold press conference on Burma on 23 June.

British Member of Parliament John Bercow, Conservative Party representing Buckingham, who is the Joint Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Burma, will hold a press conference in the Jubilee Room of the House of Commons on 23 June on the present situation of Burma.

Rights expert calls for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other Burmese political prisoners

In a statement released by Prof. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar lamented that it was deeply regrettable, that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will mark her sixtieth birthday under house arrest. “Her virtual solitary confinement and lack of access to her NLD colleagues runs contrary to the spirit of national reconciliation,” he said.

A mechanism over 31,000 corpses and homeless millions

The Post Tsunami Operational Structure is to change the landscape of Sri Lanka once it is put to operation no sooner after the signing between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.Post Your Opinion


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