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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Sethusamudram Shipping Canal would be dangerous in its present form.

By Dr.R.Ramesh

The idea to have Sethusamudram Shipping Canal is one and a half centuries old. British Raj, Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu and the Ministry of Shipping have taken initiatives to study the feasibility of the canal at various times. However, all these studies had been of a general nature and none of them, including the current study by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, have attempted to produce a technical feasibility study that is scientifically consistent.

Eliminate corruption in Chinese football-AFC

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The Asian Football Confederation(AFC) wants Chinese government
involvement to eliminate corruption in Chinese football sector.

Efficient port structure needed for impact on the economic development of the country.

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

In response to a proposal made in 2001, by the Import Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for a Dry- Port and a One-Stop Document Centre, at the 70th AGM of the Import Section, it was announced that a land would be provided by the government to set up a Dry-Port at Orugodawatte.

China donates 270 tons of canned fish to Sri Lanka

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Chinese government donated 270 tons of canned fish, worth of 320,000 US dollars(32 million SLR) for the last December's tsunami
victims in Sri Lanka, through the World Food Program.

Musharraf gives full liberty to gang rape victim

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

President General Pervez Musharraf has given the victim of
gang rape, Mukhtaran Mai, the right to free movement,
free speech and free meeting with others.

Chandrika enters 60 and to an uncertain political future

Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga celebrated her 60th birthday on Wednesday as the party supporters organized countrywide religious ceremonies, acts of merit and philanthropic programs in several parts of the country to mark the occasion.

P-TOMS: A great betrayal to Muslims - Rauff Hakeem

Shyamalee Murugesu from Colombo.

When contacted for his comment on the Post Tsunami Operational Management Structure (P-TOMS), Rauff Hakeem voiced his concerns that the Muslim community was not given a prominent role in the Joint Mechanism and questioned the validity of the P-TOMS. He openly called it a great betrayal to the community by those who are in power.

Tamil Baptist priest arrested in Norway for pocketing tsunami funds

The Reverend in the Tamil Baptist Community in Oslo was yesterday charged with serious embezzlement. The police believe the Reverend may have embezzled NOK half a million (Sri Lankan Rs 8.5 million) from money to the victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka. The 42-year-old man was reported by his own congregation.