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BLACK JULY 1983

BLACK JULY 1983

THE TAMILS WORLD OVER WILL BE REMEMBERING THE 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE TAMIL MINORITY IN SRI LANKA BY THE GOVT, OF SRI LANKA.

1. THE SINHALESE DISTROYED MORE THAN $500 MILLIONS WORTH OF PROPERTY AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS BELONGED TO THE TAMIL MINORITY DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 22 TO JULY 29, 1983

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Sivaram saw Prabhakaran as Satan, says ex comrade

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

One month before his death, the Tamilnet editor D.P. Sivaram had told his socialist colleagues that the policy of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) towards the Muslims in the north and east was ‘indefencible and unforgivable’. Disclosing this, the socialist academic C. A. Chandraprema said that Sivaram supported the LTTE reluctantly as an idealist he believed that one had to hitch a ride in any available vehicle.

120 die in Pak train crash

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Three passenger trains collide in southern Pakistan, on Wednesday killing at least 120 people and injuring hundreds more.

Supreme Court verdict on PTOMS on Friday

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Sri Lankan Supreme Court reserved for Friday, July 15, 2005, the verdict on the plea for stay order on the Post Tsunami Operations Management Structure (PTOMS) between the Government and the Tamil rebels. Addressing the three member bench, leading attorney H. L. de Silva said that under the constitution, the government did not have any right to enter into an agreement with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) until the latter accepts the sovereignty of the country.

First "Ceylon tea shop" in Beijing

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

First time in their life, tea loving Chinese people can now taste a pure
"Ceylon tea" cup at a modern tea shop in Beijing.

Aitken Spence registers Rs 1.6 Billion profit after tax

By Q Perera, Our Business Correspondent

Harry Jayawardena is one of the most versatile business tycoons in Sri Lanka and is the Chairman of several leading corporate entities in this country. One such leading company is the Aitken Spence & Company Ltd which deals in such business as tourism, cargo logistics.

<font size = 3>The Logic of Suicide Terrorism:</font>It’s the occupation, not the fundamentalism

By Scott McConnell

Last month, Scott McConnell caught up with Associate Professor Robert Pape of the University of Chicago, whose book on suicide terrorism, Dying to Win, is beginning to receive wide notice. Pape has found that the most common American perceptions about who the terrorists are and what motivates them are off by a wide margin. In his office is the world’s largest database of information about suicide terrorists, rows and rows of manila folders containing articles and biographical snippets in dozens of languages compiled by Pape and teams of graduate students, a trove of data that has been sorted and analyzed and which underscores the great need for reappraising the Bush administration’s current strategy. Below are excerpts from a conversation with the man who knows more about suicide terrorists than any other American.

Sri Lank President authorizes Finance Secretary to sign credit arrangement with South Korea

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga has authorized the Finance Secretary to sign the credit arrangement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of the Republic of Korea.

Sivaram saw Prabhakaran as Satan, says ex comrade

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

One month before his death, the Tamilnet editor D.P. Sivaram had told his socialist colleagues that the policy of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) towards the Muslims in the north and east was ‘indefencible and unforgivable’. Disclosing this, the socialist academic C. A. Chandraprema said that Sivaram supported the LTTE reluctantly as an idealist he believed that one had to hitch a ride in any available vehicle.

120 die in Pak train crash

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Three passenger trains collide in southern Pakistan, on Wednesday killing at least 120 people and injuring hundreds more.

Supreme Court verdict on PTOMS on Friday

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Sri Lankan Supreme Court reserved for Friday, July 15, 2005, the verdict on the plea for stay order on the Post Tsunami Operations Management Structure (PTOMS) between the Government and the Tamil rebels. Addressing the three member bench, leading attorney H. L. de Silva said that under the constitution, the government did not have any right to enter into an agreement with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) until the latter accepts the sovereignty of the country.

First "Ceylon tea shop" in Beijing

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

First time in their life, tea loving Chinese people can now taste a pure
"Ceylon tea" cup at a modern tea shop in Beijing.

Aitken Spence registers Rs 1.6 Billion profit after tax

By Q Perera, Our Business Correspondent

Harry Jayawardena is one of the most versatile business tycoons in Sri Lanka and is the Chairman of several leading corporate entities in this country. One such leading company is the Aitken Spence & Company Ltd which deals in such business as tourism, cargo logistics.

<font size = 3>The Logic of Suicide Terrorism:</font>It’s the occupation, not the fundamentalism

By Scott McConnell

Last month, Scott McConnell caught up with Associate Professor Robert Pape of the University of Chicago, whose book on suicide terrorism, Dying to Win, is beginning to receive wide notice. Pape has found that the most common American perceptions about who the terrorists are and what motivates them are off by a wide margin. In his office is the world’s largest database of information about suicide terrorists, rows and rows of manila folders containing articles and biographical snippets in dozens of languages compiled by Pape and teams of graduate students, a trove of data that has been sorted and analyzed and which underscores the great need for reappraising the Bush administration’s current strategy. Below are excerpts from a conversation with the man who knows more about suicide terrorists than any other American.

Sri Lank President authorizes Finance Secretary to sign credit arrangement with South Korea

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga has authorized the Finance Secretary to sign the credit arrangement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of the Republic of Korea.


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