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Value addition enhances selling price of exports

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Taking a cue from the message by Judge Christopher Weeramantri at the AGM of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, business community should not wait for others to regulate its affairs, but it is their duty to set up their own standards, lay designs and formulate programmes for their own development and progress said Mohan Mendis, taking up the position of chairmanship of the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka at its AGM held at Taj Samudra Hotel.

'Threat to CFA' – the catch phrase of the LTTE

“Threat to CFA,” has become the most prostituted phrase in the political lexicon of Sri Lanka, as the Tamil rebel outfit - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has one more time used this expression to bulldoze its way with the Government of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: NGOs monitored to prevent abuse of power

Shyamalee Murugesu - from Colombo

Sri Lankan NGOs have come under fire on numerous charges by the public. One view is that there are too many NGO’s doing too little work and not really progressive enough to contribute or influence any decision-making process in the country. Whilst some NGO’s were commended on the work done in the aftermath of the Tsunami there were many complaints by the people on abuse of funds by some of the well-known NGOs.

Major Report on Sri Lanka’s Adolescents Launched

A majority of Sri Lankan teenagers (14-19) have positive attitudes about their future, according to a joint survey conducted the Ministries of Health and Education together with UNICEF. The report titled “Emerging Issues among Adolescents in Sri Lanka” states that 1 in every 5 is an adolescent and there are over 3.7 adolescents in Sri Lanka.

Ni How Mar!

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

The loop around the neck of the appeasement policy better known by its hideous name of Constructive Engagement is getting tighter and tighter as US Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice condone the ASEAN Summit to show her displeasure of the ASEAN countries in soft peddling with the Burmese Junta.

Pak Provincial Assembly passes controversial Islamic bill

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province has passed a controversial Islamic bill to introduce Taliban-style moral policing in public places.

Kyndiah meets representatives of Hill District Councils

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Minister for Tribal Affairs and Development of North Eastern Region, P.R. Kyndiah met Chief Executive Members (CEMs) and Executive Members (EMs) of Autonomous Hill Council and Autonomous District Council of North East States here, on Thursday.

China used 584.4 billion US dollars foreign investment

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

China had utilized 584.4 billion US dollars of foreign investment from
1978 to the end of May 2005.

SAARC officials meeting begins in Islamabad

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Meeting of the senior health officials of the SAARC countries in connection with the second Health Ministers Conference began here on Friday.

Jamir optimistic younger generation of Nagaland can build a society based on peace, harmony, truth

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Goa Governor SC Jamir the Governor has exhorted a group of Scouts and Guides from Christian Higher Secondary School, Dimapur who called on him on Fri Day at Raj Bhawan to take back home the positive aspect of the Goan society.

Pak apex court moved on controversial Islamic bill

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has filed a reference under Article 186 of the constitution in the Supreme Court seeking its advisory opinion on the constitutional questions raised by the Hasba Bill 2005.