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Advisory piece : Be Wary and Wise

[b]Advisory piece:Be Wary and Wise[/b]

By Prof: Kanbawza Win

It would be a fool if one remains jubilant at the Junta's giving up its chairmanship and witnessing the uncomfortable Li Zhaoxing, China's Foreign Minister chastising the Junta's bulldog, General Than Shwe.

Indian PM tells critics: Time for introspection over 1984 riots

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Observing “I bow my head in shame” over the 1984 riots, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday told Indian Parliament that it was time for introspection so that such ‘ghastly incidents’ never took place in the country.

Arms shipment detained, probe Tamil rebel links

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lankan police sought Interpol assistance for its investigations into an arm shipment detained in Colombo port. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is probing to ascertain whether the shipment was meant for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

US rhetoric over China needs tempered with sound judgment - says senior US Senator

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

“The United States has an opportunity to shape a cooperative relationship that would allow us to influence China’s overall strategic choices. It would be a colossal mistake if misguided assumptions, rhetoric and actions lead to a dangerous and conflicting relationship. This is not a time to let paranoia chart the course of U.S. policy toward China” is what U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel advises the United States administration and his own colleagues in the Congress.

Pak Test-fires nuclear capable cruise missile

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Thursday conducted a successful test flight of its first ever Ground Launched Cruise Missile Hatf -VII Babur.

SC to take up presidential poll date plea on Aug 22

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune. Colombo

The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has decided to take up the petitions on the controversial issue of the next Presidential election on August 22. A 5-member bench of the Supreme Court will hear arguments on two petitions filed by the Sri Lanaka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Maithreepala Sirisena and Dr Omalpe Sobitha Thero, general secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) for arguments.

New Delhi asks Pakistan to lift ban on Indian media

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Notwithstanding the sudden dip in the relations between the two countries, and the daily accusations of infiltration from across the border into Kashmir, India would like to keep the ‘news channels’ open with Pakistan.

EU starts a survey on Chinese leather shoemakers

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The European Union has chosen nine Chinese leather shoe producers for sample survey for anti dumping charges.

<font size = 2><i> Advisory piece:</i></font> Be Wary and Wise

By Prof: Kanbawza Win

It would be a fool if one remains jubilant at the Junta's giving up its chairmanship and witnessing the uncomfortable Li Zhaoxing, China's Foreign Minister chastising the Junta's bulldog, General Than Shwe. Geopolitics dictates that Burma is just a small cactus among the mammoth viz the dragon, the elephant, with the flying eagle under the scorching sun. All of them are out and out to outshine each other driven by self-interests, priorities and concerns. But the most important aspect is that the Junta is still in the driver seat and is heading at full speed for its power in perpetuity.Post your opinion

EU Commission approves a further Euro 45 million for Tsunami victims in Sri Lanka.

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The European Commission approved another €45 million for two Tsunami reconstruction projects in Sri Lanka. Building on the €30 million already provided by the European Commission for emergency work since the Tsunami struck last December, this €45 million is the first installment of the EC’s longer term reconstruction package. The funding will support livelihood recovery in the areas affected by the Tsunami in the North and East and will reconstruct 270 km of the coastal road that goes from the South to the East.

War clouds are gathering – LTTE's Tamilselvan

[b]War clouds are gathering – LTTE's Tamilselvan[/b]

[b]Colombo, 12 August, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Describing the three-and-a-half year negotiations with the Sri Lankan government as a “peace trap” and warning that the “war clouds” gathering, S.Paramu Tamilselvan, Head of the Political Division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, urged the Tamil people to unite behind their Leader to win

War clouds are gathering – LTTE's Tamilselvan

Describing the three-and-a-half year negotiations with the Sri Lankan government as a “peace trap” and warning that the “war clouds” gathering, S.Paramu Tamilselvan, Head of the Political Division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, urged the Tamil people to unite behind their Leader to win their rights.Post your opinion


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