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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Bombing of St. Peters Roman Catholic Church by SLAF

:cry: [b]The 10th anniversary of the Bombing of St. Peters Roman Catholic Church by the Sri Lankan Air Force on [b]July 09th 1995[/b] was remembered
by the Tamils living world over. [b]247[/b] people including [b]97 children[/b] lost their lives when the Sri Lankan Air Force repeatedly bombarded the church.

Kingsley explores EU job market for Sri Lankans

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Kingsley T Wickramaratne, Governor, Southern Province is currently in The Netherlands to identify opportunities for both advanced training and employment for Sri Lankans in European Union Countries in the printing and graphic industry.

Let the elections commissioner decide on Presidential polls: Opposition ridicules pressure tactics by the government

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo.

The main opposition party demanded that the presidential elections be held in this year. The United national Party (UNP) spokesman Lakshman Kiriella said that the commissioner of elections should be allowed to decide on the dates for the elections. He criticized the announcement made by three cabinet ministers yesterday that the presidential polls would be held only at the end of 2006.

Hong Kong to host 2008 equestrian events

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Hong Kong will host
equestrian events for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
This was announced by the International Olympic
Committee on Friday in Singapore.

US Government Rises From A Diplomatic Slumber: No Contributions to Sri Lanka P-TOMS Trust Fund

Daya Gamage – News Analysis to Asian Tribune

The United States Government, the principal supporter of a joint mechanism, now called the P-TOMS, between the Government of Sri Lanka and the separatist rebel outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has woken from a diplomatic slumber suddenly realizing that the U.S. Patriot Act, enacted by the U.S. Congress in October 2001 to combat global terrorism, prohibited economic assistance to any overseas authority that has the participation of a terrorist organization designated by the U.S. Government as a “foreign terrorist organization.”

She has a Dream; He has a Dream

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

She is Chandrika Bandaraniake Kumaratunga. He is Ranil Wickremesinghe. She has a dream and he has a dream. She dreams of staying on as the President or becoming the executive Prime Minister. He dreams of becoming the President. Because of what they are willing to do in the pursuit of their dreams, the future is becoming increasingly nightmarish for the rest of us.

Arrest terrorist Balasingham, JHU calls on UK

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), condemning the terrorist attacks in London, called on the British government to arrest Anton Balasingham, the Tamil rebel theoretician who lives in London.

Today Pak PM leaves for Germany and Italy

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Today Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz is leaving on a six-day visit to Germany and Italy. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including businessmen.

Are the Tamil parliamentarians speaking for terrorists? - asks senior minister

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The government accused the main Tamil political party for succumbing to intimidation of Tamil rebels because of fear. Minister of Public Security, Law and Order and Deputy Minister of Defense Ratnasiri Wickramanayake the parliamentarians of the Tamil national Alliance (TNA) were prevented from speaking their mind in the parliament by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Cleric killed in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Armed men have killed a Sunni Muslim cleric in the Pakistani city of Karachi in what police say appeared to be a sectarian attack.

LTTE maintains studied silence on the London Bomb Blasts?

From our London Correspndent

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam (LTTE) which is normally the first to comment on significant global events have maintained a studied silence on the London bomb blasts which has so far killed 52, injured more than 700 with 22 remaining in the critical list. All its affiliate websites and media have blacked out the terrorist attack in London.

Cleric killed in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Armed men have killed a Sunni Muslim cleric in the Pakistani city of Karachi in what police say appeared to be a sectarian attack.

St. Peters Roman Catholic Church Navaly Jaffna 10th Ann.

The 10th Anniversary of the Bombing of St.

Kingsley explores EU job market for Sri Lankans

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Kingsley T Wickramaratne, Governor, Southern Province is currently in The Netherlands to identify opportunities for both advanced training and employment for Sri Lankans in European Union Countries in the printing and graphic industry.

Let the elections commissioner decide on Presidential polls: Opposition ridicules pressure tactics by the government

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo.

The main opposition party demanded that the presidential elections be held in this year. The United national Party (UNP) spokesman Lakshman Kiriella said that the commissioner of elections should be allowed to decide on the dates for the elections. He criticized the announcement made by three cabinet ministers yesterday that the presidential polls would be held only at the end of 2006.

Hong Kong to host 2008 equestrian events

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Hong Kong will host
equestrian events for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
This was announced by the International Olympic
Committee on Friday in Singapore.

US Government Rises From A Diplomatic Slumber: No Contributions to Sri Lanka P-TOMS Trust Fund

Daya Gamage – News Analysis to Asian Tribune

The United States Government, the principal supporter of a joint mechanism, now called the P-TOMS, between the Government of Sri Lanka and the separatist rebel outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has woken from a diplomatic slumber suddenly realizing that the U.S. Patriot Act, enacted by the U.S. Congress in October 2001 to combat global terrorism, prohibited economic assistance to any overseas authority that has the participation of a terrorist organization designated by the U.S. Government as a “foreign terrorist organization.”

She has a Dream; He has a Dream

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

She is Chandrika Bandaraniake Kumaratunga. He is Ranil Wickremesinghe. She has a dream and he has a dream. She dreams of staying on as the President or becoming the executive Prime Minister. He dreams of becoming the President. Because of what they are willing to do in the pursuit of their dreams, the future is becoming increasingly nightmarish for the rest of us.

Arrest terrorist Balasingham, JHU calls on UK

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), condemning the terrorist attacks in London, called on the British government to arrest Anton Balasingham, the Tamil rebel theoretician who lives in London.

Today Pak PM leaves for Germany and Italy

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Today Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz is leaving on a six-day visit to Germany and Italy. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including businessmen.


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