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Psychological torture used on prisoner of conscience Win Tin; case submitted to UN

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma on Monday filed the case of prisoner of conscience, U Win Tin, with the UN, asking for a ruling regarding his continued arbitrary detention.

Giant Tokyo Cement invest heavily on the Company's Infrastructure

BY Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

One of the leading cement manufacturing, importing and distribution companies in Sri Lanka - Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) Ltd has recorded a consolidated turnover of Rs 6 Billion for the year 2004/05, an appreciation of 12 percent over the previous year.

Sri Lankan Tamil to establish Asian Cultural Centre in UK

From our London Correspondent

Asian Cultural Centre – first of its kind in UK -- is to be constructed in Wembley, Middlesex. Sivayogam trust, a British registered charity had already acquired a 9,000 square feet plot of land for the construction of the cultural centre, located at Ranelagh Road, Wembley, Middlesex, at a cost of British pounds 900,000.

KNU President urges SPDC Chairman Senior Gen. Than Shwe to declare ceasefire immediately

In an open letter addressed to the Senior General Than Shwe of the State Peace and Development Council, Karen National Union President Saw Ba Thin Sein has urged to declare a nationwide ceasefire and unconditionally release all political prisoners including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, abolish all repressive laws against the people and commence without delay the Tripartite Dialogue as called for by the United Nations.

The plight of Tamils persecuted under the indifferent eyes of Norwegians

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Inside information leaking out of the last briefing given by S. Paramu Tamiselvan, leader of the Political Wing of the LTTE, to its proxy MPs in the Tamil National Alliance in Killinochchi on Sunday (17 July, 2005), confirms that Velupillai Prabhakaran, head of the LTTE, is determined to eliminate Douglas Devananda, the leader of the EPDP. According to dissident sources in the Tamil expatriate community, Devananda is seen by segments of the Tamil expatriate and local groups as the next available alternative to Prabhakaran.

Vietnamese President arrived in China

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong kicked off his five day state visit to China on Monday.

Pak PM to visit Kabul on July 24

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz would visit Afghanistan on July 24 for wide-ranging discussions with President Hamid Karzai with focus on trade and security.

Tamil parents demand their children back.

Panic stricken Tamil parents yesterday rushed to the LTTE camps demanding that their children be sent home as the LTTE planning to another Eelam War.

U.S. and India Reiterate Strong Ties: Resolve To Establish Global Partnership

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the United States President George W. Bush, at the end of the bilateral talks between the two countries, issuing a joint statement, declared their resolve to transform the relationship between their countries to establish a global relationship emphasizing their commitment to the values of human freedom, democracy and rule of law that will promote stability, democracy, prosperity and peace throughout the world.