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"Chandrika and Ranil - NGO puppets"

[b]"Chandrika and Ranil - NGO puppets"[/b]

Janaka Perera – Reporting from Colombo

[b] Colombo, 31 July, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Participants at the National Conference on "Beyond P-TOMS syndrome" organized Saturday by the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) at the BMICH, Colombo, identified several leading foreign-funded NGOs - chiefly the Bergof Foundation, National Peace Council,

SAARC Trade Chamber strives to increase intra regional trade and reduce poverty

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Regional trade organizations are in operation in various parts of
the world to vigorously safeguard the trade industries and commerce and promote them within their respective regions, similarly like the European Union (EU), Organization of African Unity (OAU), Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN) etc.

Elected MP U Kyaw Min sentenced to 47 years imprisonment

The elected MP from Buthi Daung Township in northern Arakan state, U Kyaw Min, was sentenced by the Burmese junta to 47 years in prison. The sentence was handed down on the 29th of July, at a court in Rangoon.

"Chandrika and Ranil - NGO puppets"

Janaka Perera – Reporting from Colombo

Participants at the National Conference on "Beyond P-TOMS syndrome" organized Saturday by the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) at the BMICH, Colombo, identified several leading foreign-funded NGOs - chiefly the Bergof Foundation, National Peace Council, the Committee for Policy Alternatives and the International Alert - as the worst threats to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.Post Your Opinion

Disabled to be empowered not to depend on charity

Q. Perera - Our Business Correspondent

The Management Club (MC) of the Chartered Institute of Management UK Sri Lanka (CIM) Branch is forging ahead in a big way to empower the disabled to be independent and not to depend on charity as it now happens.

Winds of Change?

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The sudden nomination of Mahinda Rajapakse as the SLFP’s presidential candidate took most Sri Lankans by surprise not only because by President Chandrika Bandaranike Kumaratunga’s reckoning there is more than a year to go before the next presidential election but also because the lady in her famous Anuradhapura speech just a couple of weeks ago dropped broad hints that she would never appoint any ‘corrupt’ person as the party’s presidential candidate (she also recalled, again without naming names, how the PM scolded her in public and in less than polite language during the Pada Yathra in 1992).

The dumbest story ever written

By John Chuckman

Devoted to human freedom, you must embrace even the freedom to express stupidity. So I can happily report that a week ago at this writing Thomas Friedman struck a mighty blow for freedom with one of the dumbest columns he has ever written, "Giving the Hatemongers No Place to Hide" (July 22, NYT), although his regular readers may not forgive my distinguishing this column from his regular output.

The misunderstood Chandrika

By Shyamalee Murugesu - from Colombo

Now Chandrika Kumaratunga at the tail end of her political career, but one thing is certain that she will go down in the history book as a person who was able to change the perception of the SLFP party from being chauvinist Sinhala Buddhist party to a more moderate thinking one. Contrary to what has been said about the President she had the ability to change the mindset of the people.


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