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The moral, political and financial corruption in NGOs .....

[b]The moral, political and financial corruption in NGOs – an early reply to Mr. S. Hattotuwa[/b]

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Readers who have followed the exchange of correspondence between Mr. S. Hatotuwa and myself on NGOs in Sri Lanka in the Asian Tribune will not cavil, if I give 100 marks to him for dodging the issues raised by me in the debate.

Road crashes caused massive economic losses-ADB

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Road crashes caused
massive economic losses close to 60 -70 billion US
dollars annually to developing countries.
This was reveled by Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) the
latest study on road safety.

American Reporters Face Jail Term Failing to Reveal Confidential Source

Daya Gamage – U.S. Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Two American journalists, one from the Time magazine and the other from New York Times may face jail term for refusing to reveal their confidential sources to a grand jury investigating the leak of a Central Intelligence Agency officer’s identity.

Widespread Scepticism As G8 Discusses African Poverty

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

If the outlook here is gloomier than the weather in Scotland it is for good reason. Nobody really expects the leaders of the eight rich nations meeting in Gleneagles to produce anything that would impact tangibly on African poverty or global warming.

Chinese youths to make friends with Japanese

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Recently published
survey shows that majority of Chinese youths want to
make friends with Japanese.

Norwegian dons propose Chandrika for Peace Prize

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Two eminent researchers of the University of Oslo called on the Nobel Committee to select Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga for Nobel Peace Prize for her role in keeping the Tamil rebels away from war. Torkel Brekke and Arild E. Ruud, senior scientific officers at University of Oslo, pointed out that Kumaratunga succeeded in maintaining peace despite many hurdles such as continuous killings by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and tremendous pressures from her ruling alliance.

Dr Lotha warns Govt doctors of neglecting assigned duties

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Excise, Dr TM Lotha called upon the doctors to be more professional in their jobs. Many hospitals were today well equipped with modern technologies but lacking professionalism and dedication, he explained.

The moral, political and financial corruption in NGOs – an early reply to Mr. S. Hattotuwa

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Readers who have followed the exchange of correspondence between Mr. S. Hatotuwa and myself on NGOs in Sri Lanka in the Asian Tribune will not cavil, if I give 100 marks to him for dodging the issues raised by me in the debate. He also deserves 100 marks for copying by hand and reproducing selected texts from NGO manuals in his latest response published in yesterday’s Asian Tribune. He pats himself on the back for repeating paragraphs from his master’s voice in the Centre for Policy Alternative (CPA), or from NGO guidelines as if he has revealed another divine message rivalling that of Moses or Jesus.Post Your Opinion

LTTE sends corpses as birthday gifts to President Kumaratunga who turned 60 on June 29

From our Colombo Correspondent

LTTE’s killing spree after signing the P-TOMs has failed to restore the peace promised by the Sri Lankan Government, the Peace Secretariat, Norway and the NGOs.

Another gang rape ordeal surfaces in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Another gang rape ordeal of a married woman in Pakistan has surfaced as Pakistani police claimed to have arrested suspects on charges of kidnapping and gang-raping her in Multan area of the central Punjab province.

Burma frees 200 political prisoners

Burma's military junta released, more than 200 political prisoners on Wednesday, including a close aide of detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, her National League for Democracy (NLD) said.

Blasts Paralyze London

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor, Asian Tribune

Six blasts starting at the rush hour this morning rocked London paralyzing the public transport system.

Another gang rape ordeal surfaces in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Another gang rape ordeal of a married woman in Pakistan has surfaced as Pakistani police claimed to have arrested suspects on charges of kidnapping and gang-raping her in Multan area of the central Punjab province.

Burma frees 200 political prisoners

Burma's military junta released, more than 200 political prisoners on Wednesday, including a close aide of detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, her National League for Democracy (NLD) said.

Road crashes caused massive economic losses-ADB

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Road crashes caused
massive economic losses close to 60 -70 billion US
dollars annually to developing countries.
This was reveled by Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) the
latest study on road safety.

American Reporters Face Jail Term Failing to Reveal Confidential Source

Daya Gamage – U.S. Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Two American journalists, one from the Time magazine and the other from New York Times may face jail term for refusing to reveal their confidential sources to a grand jury investigating the leak of a Central Intelligence Agency officer’s identity.

Widespread Scepticism As G8 Discusses African Poverty

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

If the outlook here is gloomier than the weather in Scotland it is for good reason. Nobody really expects the leaders of the eight rich nations meeting in Gleneagles to produce anything that would impact tangibly on African poverty or global warming.

Chinese youths to make friends with Japanese

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Recently published
survey shows that majority of Chinese youths want to
make friends with Japanese.

Norwegian dons propose Chandrika for Peace Prize

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Two eminent researchers of the University of Oslo called on the Nobel Committee to select Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga for Nobel Peace Prize for her role in keeping the Tamil rebels away from war. Torkel Brekke and Arild E. Ruud, senior scientific officers at University of Oslo, pointed out that Kumaratunga succeeded in maintaining peace despite many hurdles such as continuous killings by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and tremendous pressures from her ruling alliance.

Dr Lotha warns Govt doctors of neglecting assigned duties

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Excise, Dr TM Lotha called upon the doctors to be more professional in their jobs. Many hospitals were today well equipped with modern technologies but lacking professionalism and dedication, he explained.


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