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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Man linked to London bombings threatens Sweden

The 39-year old Swede suspected of involvement in the London bombings has said that Sweden would be “punished” if he was handed over to a foreign power.

Man shot dead in Stockwell is Brazilian

The man who was shot dead the Stockwell was not connected with the bombing incident. He was killed when police undercover agents pumped bullets five times in a point blank range. Now police reveals that it was a mistaken identity.

Teresita Schaffer Advocates Economic Cooperation Between Sri Lanka Government and LTTE on Tsunami Rebuilding

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Although the United States Government’s $134 million contribution to Tsunami relief has no connection with the peace process former American Ambassador to Sri Lanka Teresita C. Schaffer believes that this was an opportunity for the government and the rebel Tamil Tigers (LTTE) to work together on their common goal of repairing the devastation for a better understanding of the two warring factions.

Pakistan to maintain deterrence capability: Musharraf

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The President General Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan was alive to developments taking place in the region and will take all necessary safeguards to maintain its deterrence capability.

Continuing the Premadasa Legacy

Shyamalee Murugesu from Colombo

To quote Mr.Premadasa himself, “If I can become the voice of the voiceless millions, and become the main instrument that will take them out of their misery, I will consider that alone as my greatest achievement.” This seem to be the crying need for Sri Lankans right now, especially to the victims of the Tsunami who felt most the vacuum the late president had left.

The World, the Tigers and Us

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The recent statement by the Tokyo co-chairs can and must be faulted for placing a misplaced even-handedness above truth and objectivity. Still it cannot be gainsaid that this statement is far more critical of the Tigers than either the President, the government of Sri Lanka or the UNF has been for quite some time.

Who grabbed Indian Deputy High Commissioner’s car?

From our Colombo Correspondent

Police were combing the Colombo- Kandy road after two armed men held up an Indian diplomat and fled in his brand new Toyota Land Cruiser.

Blair, please be fair

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The recent spate of terrorist bombs exposes two fundamental flaws of the British fortress: 1) its failure to combat home bred terrorism and 2) its moral failure exhibited in the double standards of dealing with global terrorism. The British response is to echo Churchillian phrases. Tony Blair looks more like a cardboard Churchill when he recycles the memorable phrases of the British hero who fought and defeated the fascist terror unleashed by a fellow-European.

Quality medical services for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The Beijing organizing committee for the 2008 Games(BOCOG) signed
a contract with Beijing's 20 leading hospitals and also with an
emergency medical center for quality and sound medical services to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Para-Olympics, last week.

Burma’s former Premier Khin Nyunt received 44 years suspended jail sentence

Burma's ousted Prime Minister Khin Nyunt received a 44-year suspended jail sentence yesterday, by a special tribunal in the capital Rangoon, according to agency report.

Increased productivity, key to stay in the garment market

Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

The basic aims of creating Free Trade Zones employment generation and bringing in foreign investors were achieved and there are a large number of factories now operating with foreign investment and today Sri Lanka is rich with the FTZ coming under the Board of Investments and are providing massive number of employment. It is also single largest foreign exchange earner to the country which now stands at Rs 6.5 billion.

Amarasuriya to promotes Sri Lanka as tourist destination

By Sunil C. Perera – Reporting from Colombo

Mahendra Amarasuriya, a leading banker, businessman and the newly appointed Second Vice President of the International Lions Club says that he wishes to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination among the global Lion members, which amounted to more than 3.5 million in 193 countries.

Insurgency in Nagaland and region are supported by "church and the ISI": Bajaj

Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Several prominent speakers in the national seminar on the "Impact of changes in religious demography with special reference to tribal areas" held at the Mewar Institute, Ghaziabad today expressed serious concern on the fast changing "demography" which, they warned, was a serious threat to "national security."

United States condemn terrorist bombing in Egypt

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United States is condemning “in the strongest possible terms” the terrorist bombing in the Egyptian Red Sea Resort of Sharm el Sheikh February 23, which reported to have killed at least 88 people.