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Sethu Project and the problem of Submarine Landslides

By D.N.Seshagiri - Retired director, Geological Survey of India

Undoubtedly the Sethusamudram Project will usher in an era of prosperity for the hinterland apart from reducing the travel time between the east and west coast of India by avoiding the circumnavigation of Sri Lanka. While problems like the possible damage to the fragile ecosystem and hardship to the fisherfolk have been addressed, there has been no mention of another potential threat viz. –landslide.

China-Sri Lanka tourism pact soon

Sri Lanka’s Information Department in a news release said that an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on tourism will be signed between China and Sri Lanka shortly.

Pakistan urges EU for greater market access

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has asked the European Union to assist Islamabad in greater market access and technical and financial assistance in its journey to move ahead.

Supreme court to decide on stay order on PTOMS next week

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Supreme Court will examine the appeal by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) for an interim injunction order on the tsunami joint mechanism between the government and the Tamil rebels on July 12.

Pakistan condemns London blasts

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan on Thursday condemned the series of blasts in London and expressed sympathies to the families of those killed in this act of terrorism.

US Secretary of State to visit China, Japan, South Korea and Thailand

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice is expected to arrive in China on
July 9 for a two day visit. China would be first stopover in her four nation Asian tour up to July 13.

Sethu Project and the problem of Submarine Landslides

By D.N.Seshagiri - Retired director, Geological Survey of India

Undoubtedly the Sethusamudram Project will usher in an era of prosperity for the hinterland apart from reducing the travel time between the east and west coast of India by avoiding the circumnavigation of Sri Lanka. While problems like the possible damage to the fragile ecosystem and hardship to the fisherfolk have been addressed, there has been no mention of another potential threat viz. –landslide.

Sri Lanka President condoles the death and injuries of many in the London Bomb Blasts.

Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka President, in a message to British Prime Minister Tony Blair condemned unreservedly the heinous bombing attack in London yesterday which caused death and injuries to many.

China-Sri Lanka tourism pact soon

Sri Lanka’s Information Department in a news release said that an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on tourism will be signed between China and Sri Lanka shortly.

Pakistan urges EU for greater market access

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has asked the European Union to assist Islamabad in greater market access and technical and financial assistance in its journey to move ahead.

Supreme court to decide on stay order on PTOMS next week

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Supreme Court will examine the appeal by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) for an interim injunction order on the tsunami joint mechanism between the government and the Tamil rebels on July 12.

Pakistan condemns London blasts

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan on Thursday condemned the series of blasts in London and expressed sympathies to the families of those killed in this act of terrorism.

US Secretary of State to visit China, Japan, South Korea and Thailand

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice is expected to arrive in China on
July 9 for a two day visit. China would be first stopover in her four nation Asian tour up to July 13.

Sri Lanka President condoles the death and injuries of many in the London Bomb Blasts.

Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka President, in a message to British Prime Minister Tony Blair condemned unreservedly the heinous bombing attack in London yesterday which caused death and injuries to many.


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