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U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Separation of State and ......

[b]U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Separation of State and Religion In Ten Commandments Ruling[/b]

Daya Gamage – U.S. Correspondent to Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.

Norway fools Sri Lanka and India again

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

After tear gassing her former coalition partners in the streets protesting against the P-TOMS, after alienating some of her own MPs and Cabinet Ministers, after playing her cards close to her chest, after presenting to Parliament a signed document on P-TOMS, after bulldozing her way through all protest from all political entities – except the LTTE and Norway – and after imposing her will, what has President Chandrika Kumaratunga gained?

Heat wave kills 175 in Pakistan, hundreds in hospitals

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

A heat wave across Pakistan has killed about 175 people over the past week but some areas have had relief from the blistering temperatures, officials said overnight.

JVP to take leagal action against PTOMS

Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) decided to take legal action against the Post Tsunami Operational Management Structure (P-TOMS) signed by the government with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on June 24. The JVP wants the Supreme Court to block the PTOMS on the grounds that it violates the Sri Lanka’s constitution.

Private Sector Welcomes P-TOMS - Nawaz Rajabdeen

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

P-TOMS (Post Tsunami Operational Management Structure) or Joint Mechanism is purely to help all those people suffering untold
difficulties after the Tsunami disaster and we in the private sector
support P-TOMS fully, said Nawaz Rajabdeen, President, Federation of
Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka.

"One World-One Dream" - Slogan for 2008 Olympics

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

"One World-One Dream," the official slogan for 2008 Olympics Games was officially announced on Sunday evening in the Beijing
Workers' Indoor Arena.

UNP Complaints of lack of Sinhala representation in P-TOMS

Shyamalee Murugesu from Colombo

Professor G.L.Peiris speaking at a news conference in Colombo said that the Tsunami Operational Management Structure (P-TOMS) contains more discrepancies after the government emphatically and repeatedly assured to the people that it did not violate the rights of any of one the communities.

Human and Social Tragedy in the aftermath of the Tsunami: Some Thoughts

By Prof Harendra de Silva

Tsunami struck Sri Lanka on the early hours of 26 December 2005. The killer tidal wave devastated the country. Sri Lankan died, not one or two, according to an official figure 31,000 died and countless made homeless. Still Six months after the tsunami disaster hundreds of thousand tsunami affected Sri Lankans remain internally displaced and are sheltered in makeshift tents and other public places "Asian Tribune" publishes the article written by Prof. Harendra de Silva on the 'aftermaths of Tsunami'. This is the second part of the three parts article.

Spread of Global Anti-Americanism Strong:US Research Survey Reveals

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

“Anti-Americanism is deeper and broader now than at any time in modern history. It is most acute in the Muslim world, but it spans the globe – from Europe to Asia, from South America to Africa”, is the finding of a comprehensive global survey undertaken by an eminent and well-respected research organization, Pew Research Center.

Repression of Buddhism in Sri Lanka by Portuguese

By Senaka Weeraratna

Many coastal communities in Sri Lanka underwent mass conversion, particularly in Jaffna, Mannar, and among the fishing communities living north of Colombo such as in Negombo and Chilaw. Roman Catholic churches with schools attached to them served Catholic communities all over the country. These schools also contributed to the spread of the Portuguese language particularly among the upper classes of society.

U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Separation of State and Religion In Ten Commandments Ruling

Daya Gamage – U.S. Correspondent to Asian Tribune

In addressing the constitutional separation of church and state, the United States Supreme Court, on Monday June 27, focused on the politically charged issue of displaying the Ten Commandments on government property in giving two separate rulings, one that struck down the displays inside two Kentucky courthouses and the other that allowed a granite monument, displaying the Ten Commandments to remain at the Texas Capital building.Post Your Opinion