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History Lessons

Prof. Kanbawza Win

What sort of history lessons do we learn from the episodes at the British Parliamentary Group Debate, where the two Burmese dissidents fought it out?

Sethu Canal is a Political Asset of a Few

By Dr.R.Ramesh

Many over the past few months had discussed Sethu Canal as a strategic tool of the Indian Navy. Sivaram Taraki’s article, which appeared in ‘Daily Mirror’ on 6 October 2004, had this as its prime theme. Donald J.Gnanakone, Commodore Vasan and Venkatesh had written on this issue. Other than these writers, this line of thought had been close to the hearts of the politicians who were vociferously campaigning for the cause of the canal.

AI Report on Sri Lanka: Main Focus LTTE Atrocities

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The latest Amnesty International report on Sri Lanka has put the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on the dock accusing it of politically motivated killings, assassination of political activists of rival Tamil parties and continued widespread recruitment of child soldiers.

Chinese urban rich- poor gap widen

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Chinese urban rich poor
income gap has been sharply widen in recent years.
According to recent survey conducted by National
Bureau of Statistics, highest income groups in cities
earned 11.8 times more than those at other end of the
scale in the first quarter of this year.

Pakistan calls for probe into alleged bid on US envoy’s life

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has called for a thorough probe into reports that Afghan security forces have arrested three Pakistanis for allegedly planning to assassinate the US ambassador in Kabul Zalmay Khalilzad.

Norwegian facilitators giving touchup to the final makeup of the PTOMS draft with Sri Lanka President

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga when she met the Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister at her official residence yesterday, expressed her strong commitment to proceed with the proposed Post-Tsunami Operations Management Structure (P-TOMS) or the Tsunami Relief Council and briefed Helgesen on her consultations with political parties, religious leaders and civil society on the P-TOMS.

Musharraf, Bush discuss war on terror

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf and his US counterpart George W. Bush Tuesday discussed the war on terrorism by telephone.

Studied ‘no comment’ on Prabhakaran’s flying visits to Oslo

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

The Norwegian deputy foreign minister, Vidar Helgesen is back in this part of the world for talks with President Chandrika Kumaratunga and LTTE leaders, but there is no official reaction from the Norwegians to the report that Tigers’ chief Velupillai Prabhakaran had visited Oslo with the props provided by none other than the peace mediators.

No for Eelam, India tells Norway

India has strongly emphasized to Norway its opposition to a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka. India’s Minister of External Affairs, Natwar Singh during his talks with Foreign Minister Jan Petersen in Oslo reiterated India’s commitment to unity and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka.