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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 105

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Government to provide better living standards - Mahinda Rajapakse

United Peoples Freedom Alliance government is doing its best to make the optimal use of the state enterprises and state institutions for the betterment of the people of this country, unlike the previous government which followed a policy of selling key state institutions to the private sectors, pointed out Mahinda Rajapakse Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

Corruption under President Kumaratunga’s roof

From our Colombo Correspondent

The first act of Mervin Silva, when he took office last Monday as the Deputy Minister of Labour Relations and Foreign Employment, was to order a Rs. 9.5 million luxury car. The treasury has been equally quick to grant him the necessary funds.

Norwegian facilitators expect to defuse tension

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Norwegian peace duo Vidar Helgesen and Erik Solheim are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka later this week with high hopes of tackling key issue of military security for Tamil rebel cadre movements between the north and east. As President Chandrika Kumaratunga has instructed the security forces to provide adequate security for leaders of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), there are speculations that the security issue could be solved during the talks later this week.

Private sector relieving the government of its responsibilities

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Successive post-independent governments have failed to solve problems of the people and due to this negligence people at large have been faced untold difficulties. One such problem is garbage. While almost all the countries have solved the problem of garbage by turning it into money after recycling them, Sri Lankan government was sleeping, even though simple technologies are available at hand.

Threat to Tamil security increasing: Norway should be held responsible for Tamil deaths.

From our Colombo Correspondent

Political circles have expressed grave concerns about the unending killings of the Tamils by the LTTE despite the call to end killings by the four Co-chairs, led by Norway.

Sri Lanka President condoles the death of King Fahd

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Monday sent a message of condolence to Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the passing away of King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz.