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Dr Lalith Kotalawala declares that he has the key to.......

[b]Dr Lalith Kotalawala declares that he has the key to wipe out poverty within 2 years.[/b]

[b]By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent[/b]

Colombo, 26 June, ( In Sri Lanka the business community especially the leaders of business should be given a leading role in the governance and given them a free hand so that they could salvage the economic woes.

Repression of Buddhism in Sri Lanka By Portuguese

By Senaka Weeraratna

In keeping with its charter, World Institute for Asian Studies (WIAS) is committed to bring new research on Asia to a global audience. Accordingly, WIAS begins this series of new studies on Asia, with a paper written by Senaka Weeraratna, Attorney -at- Law . He holds a LL.B. ( Sri Lanka ), LL.M. (Monash) and Master of Arts degree in Buddhist Studies from the University of Kelaniya. He has served in Australia's legal fraternity as a Lecturer in Law, Legal Officer and Commercial Solicitor in Melbourne. He is currently engaged in research on the Challenges to Buddhism.

Give China a Chance - US Federal Reserve Chairman and Treasury Secretary

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

The United States
Federal Chairman Alan Greenspan and Treasury Secretary
Johan Snow warned US Senate that not to impose high
tariffs on Chinese imports, saying it would have
extraordinary negative impact for the World economy.

Torrential rains in Eastern China: Over 500 dead, 18 million people affected.

By Sesha Samarajiwa - Asian Tribune's Hong Kong Bureau Chief

Torrential rains in the Eastern China caused mighty rivers bust their banks, massive floods rolled across the land submerging hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland, destroying thousands of homes and villages, and killing so far over 500 people and is said to be the heaviest deluge to hit southern and eastern China in 50 years.

Destination: Constitutional Revolution via the ISGA?

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Why not the Muslims? Why isn’t the P-TOMS a tripartite agreement, with the Muslims included? This would have been logical since as a community the Muslims were more affected by the tsunami than either the Sinhalese or the Tamils, especially in the North and the East. Even if the Muslims were not asked to sign the agreement they should have been given greater representation in the Regional Committee, more than or at the least on par with the Tigers.

Musharraf to discuss UN reforms with Saudi leadership

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan’s President General Pervez Musharraf Saturday arrived in Riyadh on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia. He was received at King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport by Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.

Dr Lalith Kotalawala declares that he has the key to wipe out poverty within 2 years.

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

In an exclusive interview with "Asian Tribune," Dr. Lalith Kotalawala, Sri Lanka's top notch business leader, declared that given the opportunity, he could eradicate poverty in this country in two years using his own resources.Post Your Opinion

Pak nabs four militants, foil suicide attack in mosque

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani authorities have arrested four militants and foiled a bid by them to carry out a suicide attack on a mosque in eastern part of the country, a security official said Saturday.

Drowning In Filth

BY John Chuckman

America's napalm weapon is now innocuously named MK-77 to avoid tripping memories of roasting villagers alive in Vietnam. The MK-77 consists of a dumb bomb containing a mixture of jet fuel and polystyrene, a compound which clings to the flesh of victims like barbecue sauce as it burns white-hot. A letter claimed it was only used away from civilians, but dumb bombs do have a way of going astray, and I'm not sure any person of conscience can accept poor conscript soldiers being treated that way. There are many unconfirmed reports that this hideous weapon also was used by Marines on Fallujah.