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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2958

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Why Chandrika & Ranil became puppets to the NGO

Why Chandrika & Ranil became puppets to the NGO

Sri Lanka's economy depends on the monitary funds given by the foreign countries. These funds are chanelled through foreign agencies as they do not trust the Govt. of Sri Lanka. As for an example the Tsunami funds was deposited into the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's Bank Account by PMahinda Rajapakse without anyone's knowledge.

Some success to Indian PM in buying peace with the opposition

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the crisis managers of his ruling Congress led alliance have tried to buy peace with the opposition. A minister in the eye of the raging political storm was made to put in his papers on Wednesday night and the resignation was immediately accepted. But, the issue refuses to die, at least for the present.

LTTE preparing citizens’ brigades in villages to recruit children

Tamil Tigers are at the crossroads politically and militarily. Nearly three years after the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement, their army has gathered considerable rust despite attempts to oil and grease. Though they are loaded with modern sophisticated weapons smuggled into the country – thanks to the 168 ordinance factories in Norway and the arrangement to re-export them from seaports in Czech – they are hampered by the lack of dynamic leadership in the battlefield.

US fear Tamil Tigers’ ability to smuggle arms and export bomb making capabilities - American expert

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune. Colombo

A top American expert on Sri Lanka said that Washington was highly concerned over the capabilities of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers to smuggle arms across countries and to export its bomb making capabilities to other terrorist groups. Post your opinion

Pak consistent policies inspire Japanese investors

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that consistent and transparent policies of the Government have inspired Japanese investors to take renewed interest in Pakistan.

ANSAM to lift today 49th day old economic blockade

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The 49th day old economic blockades which had been imposed on two national highways of Manipur---39 and 53---by All Naga Students Association of Manipur (ANSAM) in protest against the Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi's declaration of June 18 as "State Holiday" will be lifted today from 12 noon.

Pak to attract $3b worth foreign direct investment this fiscal

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has expressed the confidence that Pakistan would attract three billions dollars worth foreign direct investment during the current financial year.

Massive students’ protest in Sri Lanka

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Tens of thousands on university students walked to the capital today to protest against President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s criticism against students’ bodies. As two demonstrations from Kelaniya and Jayawardanepura where the two universities in the suburbs situated, reached the capital in the afternoon, students of Colombo University joined them.

Australia to start nuclear talks with China

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

Australia has anounced to start negotiations with China on a
bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement.

United States government declares its Nepal policy: Wants palace and democratic opposition to unite against Maoists

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Despite the United States’ grave concern about Nepal monarchy usurping power from the democratically elected government and the erosion of human rights and imposing emergency powers, the Bush Administration, on August 9 through its ambassador in Katmandu, declared that the Palace and the legitimate democratic parties “should unite in a common front against the violent Maoist insurgency to achieve peace in Nepal.”

Rabindranath Tagore’s “Sapmochan” in Colombo - 1934.

By Eric Fernando

It is 64 years this week since Rabindranath Tagore the multi faceted Indian Scholar and Nobel Lauriat died at the ripe old age of 80.Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal.

African veto demand risks Security Council reform

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service News Agency

The 53-nation African Union (AU), the largest single regional group at the United Nations, is exercising its political clout by refusing to back down on its demand for two permanent seats in the U.N. Security Council -- but with hard-to-get veto powers.

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By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune.

Send the Sri Lankan Army to Iraq

The Sri Lankan Army are well trained to kill innocent civilians and hard working barbers. They must be sent to Iraq to fight the Islamic Terrorists
with the Americans.

Sri Lankan Army kills 2 unarmed LTTE cadres

The Sri Lankan Army personnels killed 2 unarmed LTTE caders who were involved in political work in Thirukkovil. A white van carrying the Sri Lankan Army soldiers in uniform fired at the LTTE caders traveling in Bicycles. Bot the LTTE'rs succumbed to their injuries. The incident took place about 300 meteres from the Army camp.

Military ruled Burma: A mini cabinet shake up

Burmese military government has announced a mini cabinet shakeup today by allowing the retirement of two ministers, termination of another and the newly appointment of a minister and a deputy minister.