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Portrait of an NGO “yes-man” – a late reply to ........

[b]Portrait of an NGO “yes-man” – a late reply to Mr. S. Hattotuwa[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

I welcome with relish Mr. S. Hattotuwa’s response in the Lanka Academic (May 25, 2005) to my “Profile of NGOlogists haunting the landscape of Afro-Asia” published in the Asian Tribune (May 13, 2005).

This is one debate that I do not want to miss for all the tea in China, Sri Lanka and Africa.

SPUR urges President to resign for embracing the LTTE and promoting separatism

Our Melbourne Correspondent

The Australian-based Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR) has “unreservedly condemned the President for signing an agreement with the LTTE” and urged the President to “immediately step down from the President’s post and retire from politics as she has violated the constitution of Sri Lanka and is guilty of promoting separatism in Sri Lanka”.

EU starts to investigate Chinese shoe imports

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The European Union has launched an investigation regarding the ant- dumping charges against Chinese footwear export to Europe on Friday

Sethusamudram Project shocks common cultural memory

By Dr.R.Ramesh

A galaxy of Indian leaders, including India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, will be participating today 02 July, as construction begins on the controversial Sethusamudram Ship Canal Indian Rs.24 billion project said to be undertaken to link the east and west coasts of India at the cost of immersing under water almost 85 small islets in the Western coast of Sri Lanka and the entire Jaffna Peninsula in the years to come.

Will UK in its new role as EU President demand the decommissioning of the LTTE?

From our Colombo correspondent

United Kingdom took on the new responsibility of the Presidency of the European Union on July 1, 2005. She will hold the post for the next six months. This also means that UK, which has been playing a key role behind the scenes in Sri Lankan affairs, will now be acting in two capacities: 1) on behalf of UK and 2) on behalf of European Union.

Polluted water kills 13 in Lahore

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

At least 13 people have died and more than 1,000 others needed medical treatment in the Pakistani city of Lahore after drinking water contaminated with sewage.

Agitated Muslim youth protest against P-TOMS in the East

By Shyamalee Murugesu from Colombo

The Muslims in the East have called for a “July peoples awakening” on Friday to protest against the exclusion of Muslims as signatories from the P-TOMS which was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Portrait of an NGO “yes-man” – a late reply to Mr. S. Hattotuwa

H. L. D. Mahindapala

I welcome with relish Mr. S. Hattotuwa’s response in the Lanka Academic (May 25, 2005) to my “Profile of NGOlogists haunting the landscape of Afro-Asia” published in the Asian Tribune (May 13, 2005).Post Your Opinion,

Musharraf, Aziz vow to make LB polls free, fair

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, who met here on Friday have reiterated their firm commitment for holding of the forthcoming local government elections in a free fair and transparent manner.


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