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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Security Council Blamed for Inaction on Child Soldiers

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

Canada is leading a coalition of some 13 Western nations critical of the U.N. Security Council for dragging its feet over a proposed resolution aimed at penalizing governments and rebel groups recruiting child soldiers in war zones.

Even Though My Head is Bloodied, Yet I am Unbowed

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

Punitive actions by the civilized international community and the correct leadership of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is slowly but surely yielding dividends and the country is inching towards democracy. The Junta's decision to release a few hundred political prisoners is a positive and long due move but still not yet sincere as it trick another prisoner conscience and refused to let go U Win Tin in the last minute. There are still over a thousand opposition activists languishing behind the bars — not to forget our beloved leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. This is the clearest indication that the regime wants to chair the ASEAN chairmanship and be accepted by the international community.

Six party talks to start last week of July

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Finally, the United States of America and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) have agreed to open the fourth round of the six party talks in the week which begins on July 25.

Easy Chair Historians: Bane of the Country

By K.T.Rajasingham

Our historians purposely failed to translate the historical facts into history but followed the footsteps of their former colonial masters, the British bureaucrats, reveals K.T.Rajasingham.

About The Release of Political Prisoners in Burma

Recently, the military junta in Burma claimed that they released around 400 prisoners from different prisons. However, The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners in a press release states that it has learned that all those prisoners who were released were not political prisoners alone The statement adds, “ At the moment, we only have the names of 214 political prisoners. AAPP warmly welcomes those who were released.”

Tamil leader asks Blair to go beyond UK to fight terrorism

In an open letter sent to Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front, V. Anandasangaree has urged him to “go beyond the territorial limits of UK” to fight terrorism.

Pak PM embarks on six-day tour of Germany, Italy

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reportng from Islamabad

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that he will hold talks with the leadership of Germany and Italy to further strengthen economic, diplomatic and political relations.

Government staggers while organized private sector succeeds in helping Tsunami victims

By Q Perera - Our Businesss Corresspondent

The success story of Nawaz Rajabdeen, the President of the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), is an outstanding chapter in Sri Lankan trade and commerce. The Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka is currently engaged in promoting the private sector along with other organizations. It is also involved in helping to resurrect those businesses affected by the Tsunami.

Canada remembers slain Jaffna St. John’s principal Anandarajah after a lapse of 20 years.

It has been 20 years since Jaffna St. Johns College principal, Mr. C.E. Anandarajah was shot and killed by the LTTE in the broad daylight. His valuable life ended on the 26th of June 1985, in Jaffna. He was the first Tamil intellectual to be killed by the LTTE.

Security Council Blamed for Inaction on Child Soldiers

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

Canada is leading a coalition of some 13 Western nations critical of the U.N. Security Council for dragging its feet over a proposed resolution aimed at penalizing governments and rebel groups recruiting child soldiers in war zones.

Karuna group kills 4 Tigers

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The renegade Tamil rebel group retaliated with vengeance by killing four members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) yesterday in the eastern district of Trincomalee. A Sea Tiger leader and three others were killed on the spot when a group that supports the former eastern commander of the LTTE, Colonel Karuna attacked a rebel cadre recruitment center at Selvanayagapuram. Another injured has been admitted to Trincomalee hospital.

Even Though My Head is Bloodied, Yet I am Unbowed

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

Punitive actions by the civilized international community and the correct leadership of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is slowly but surely yielding dividends and the country is inching towards democracy. The Junta's decision to release a few hundred political prisoners is a positive and long due move but still not yet sincere as it trick another prisoner conscience and refused to let go U Win Tin in the last minute. There are still over a thousand opposition activists languishing behind the bars — not to forget our beloved leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. This is the clearest indication that the regime wants to chair the ASEAN chairmanship and be accepted by the international community.

Six party talks to start last week of July

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Finally, the United States of America and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) have agreed to open the fourth round of the six party talks in the week which begins on July 25.

Easy Chair Historians: Bane of the Country

By K.T.Rajasingham

Our historians purposely failed to translate the historical facts into history but followed the footsteps of their former colonial masters, the British bureaucrats, reveals K.T.Rajasingham.

About The Release of Political Prisoners in Burma

Recently, the military junta in Burma claimed that they released around 400 prisoners from different prisons. However, The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners in a press release states that it has learned that all those prisoners who were released were not political prisoners alone The statement adds, “ At the moment, we only have the names of 214 political prisoners. AAPP warmly welcomes those who were released.”

Tamil leader asks Blair to go beyond UK to fight terrorism

In an open letter sent to Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front, V. Anandasangaree has urged him to “go beyond the territorial limits of UK” to fight terrorism.

Pak PM embarks on six-day tour of Germany, Italy

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reportng from Islamabad

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that he will hold talks with the leadership of Germany and Italy to further strengthen economic, diplomatic and political relations.

Government staggers while organized private sector succeeds in helping Tsunami victims

By Q Perera - Our Businesss Corresspondent

The success story of Nawaz Rajabdeen, the President of the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), is an outstanding chapter in Sri Lankan trade and commerce. The Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka is currently engaged in promoting the private sector along with other organizations. It is also involved in helping to resurrect those businesses affected by the Tsunami.

Canada remembers slain Jaffna St. John’s principal Anandarajah after a lapse of 20 years.

It has been 20 years since Jaffna St. Johns College principal, Mr. C.E. Anandarajah was shot and killed by the LTTE in the broad daylight. His valuable life ended on the 26th of June 1985, in Jaffna. He was the first Tamil intellectual to be killed by the LTTE.

Karuna group kills 4 Tigers

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The renegade Tamil rebel group retaliated with vengeance by killing four members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) yesterday in the eastern district of Trincomalee. A Sea Tiger leader and three others were killed on the spot when a group that supports the former eastern commander of the LTTE, Colonel Karuna attacked a rebel cadre recruitment center at Selvanayagapuram. Another injured has been admitted to Trincomalee hospital.


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