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‘Easy Chair Historians’ - a response

By Palitha Sirinaga

Having read with interest Mr. K. T. Rajasingham’s article captioned ‘Easy Chair Historians’: Bane of the country published recently in the Asian Tribune I thought I should respond with my views.

President Kumaratunga shoots Defence Correspondent from the lip

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Iqbal Athas, the respected defence correspondent of the Sunday Times, is under fire again. In the past he has faced many threats and attacks from successive governments.

Imkong criticizes DAN Govt's dilly-dallying tactics on Tobu, lauds Governor's wise decision on Bill

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Leader of the Opposition in Nagaland, I Imkong has today strongly criticized against the dally-dallying tactics of the DAN Government headed by Neiphiu Rio in solving the highly sensitive Tobu issues.

The exotic Garden by the Blue Lagoon

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

In Sri Lanka there are tourist hotels built on places of tourist
attractions, like building hotels on the beach itself and building the on
river banks or on places blocking the paths where animals come to quench their thirst. Yet some of them call themselves, eco-friendly.

Pakistan apex court blocks controversial Islamic bill

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday blocked a proposal to introduce a Taliban-style judicial system and declaring the controversial “Hasba or accountability Bill”, passed by a Provincial Assembly, as unconstitutional and barred the governor of the province from endorsing it.

LTTE abducts and murders Jaffna Police Superintendent: Jaffna under 32 hour curfew

From our Colombo Correspondent

LTTE cadres abducted and murdered Jaffna Superintendent of Police, W.D. Charles Wijewardene yesterday around 1. 30 p.m.(August 4, 2005) when he went unarmed to inquire into the death of a Tamil youth killed by a soldier’s gun that went off accidentally in a barber shop in Inuvil. His mutilated body was recovered from Suthmalai.

Helgesen arrives in Colombo

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Norwegian deputy foreign minister Vidar Helgesen arrived in Colombo to discuss the ways and means of strengthening the fragile ceasefire amidst deteriorating situation in the north and east Sri Lanka. The visit takes place at a time when continuous killings by suspected Tamil rebels on government soldiers, informants and rival Tamil politicians, and factional fighting within the rebel group have threatened the ceasefire.

British biography ‘CBK’ out: Australian on the way

“I don’t know what is in this book,” President Chandrika Kumaratunga openly admitted when someone asked her about the book ‘CBK’ – a biography written by a British writer Graeme Wilson, who had authored other biographies of Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher.

India, Pakistan begin a new round of talks on nuke CBMs

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Notwithstanding the saber-rattling on cross border terrorism, India and Pakistan have kick started expert-level talks on nuclear Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) here on Friday. The two-day talks will be followed by a dialogue on conventional CBMs will set the stage for foreign secretary level talks in October.


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