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Impunity in the Name of Peace: Norway's Appeasement strategy

[b]Impunity in the Name of Peace: Norway's Appeasement strategy claims another Victim[/b]

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

[b] Jaffna (North Sri Lanka) 18 August, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Jaffna University Teachers for Human Rights (UTHR-J) said that Norway cannot absolve its responsibility for the brutal assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar b

Protest against Norwegians in Australia

Sri Lankans living in Australia are today demonstrating in front of the Sri Lanka High Commission and then in front of the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra against the assassination of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) with the help of the so called Norwegian “Peace facilitators.”

Security forces capture killer of SP Wijewardene in Jaffna

The Army and the Police jointly raided an LTTE safe house near Jaffna University and took into custody Gopi – one of the LTTE cadres alleged to be involved in the killing of SSP Charles Wijewardene. Other suspects had fled when the Security Forces surrounded the house.

Anura tells Norway: Don’t sit rubbing hands, doing nothing!

By Anne Rodrigo - Asian Tribune

Anura Bandaranaike, Minister for Tourism, has added his voice to the chorus of national and international voices protesting against the role played by Norway in the Sri Lankan peace process. Minister Bandaranaike told the Asian Tribune: “Norway’s role is highly questionable. They have to be tougher with the LTTE without a shadow of doubt.Post your comments

BJP’s controversial Narendra Modi faces open revolt

M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

With Keshubhai Patel, BJP’s Gujarat elder arriving here armed with the dissident’s quit notice to Narendra Modi, the controversial chief minister, the party high command has begun to mull over its options even as the Congress led UPA government of prime Minister Manmohan Singh is under pressure to dismiss Modi regime and place Gujarat under Delhi’s rule.

Mahinda plans to lead anti-terrorism forces: Tamil grievances not due to discrimination by the majority Sinhalese – Prime Minister

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse will go all out against terrorism and will make an attempt to obtain all the forces against terrorism under his leadership at the next presidential election. He is expected to call for support from several minor political parties representing the southern Sinhala Buddhist voters and the democratic liberal Tamil and Muslim parties at the battle for the top position of the government.Post your comments

WB to continue assisting Pakistan: Wolfowitz

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has reiterated bank's commitment to continue assistance for Pakistan for its sustainable economic growth and creating conducive environment for the improvement of socio-economic uplift of its masses.

Impunity in the Name of Peace: Norway's Appeasement strategy claims another Victim

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The Jaffna University Teachers for Human Rights (UTHR-J) said that Norway cannot absolve its responsibility for the brutal assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar by the Tamil rebels. In a statement, the UTHR (J) has held Norway guilty of ignoring the continuous killings of opponents by the Liberation tigers of Tamil Eelam. Post your comments

World Bank projects 9% growth for China in 2005

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The World Bank has projected that Chinese economy may grow by 9 percent in 2005 and about 8 percent in 2006.

Parliament special session to discuss emergency

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has summoned a special session of parliament tomorrow to debate the state of emergency she declared last Saturday in the aftermath of the slaying of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.

Mahinda plans to lead anti-terrorism forces: Tamil grievance

[b]Mahinda plans to lead anti-terrorism forces: Tamil grievances not due to discrimination by the majority Sinhalese – Prime Minister[/b]

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Colombo.

Anura tells Norway: Don’t sit rubbing hands, doing nothing!

[b]Anura tells Norway: Don’t sit rubbing hands, doing nothing![/b]

By Anne Rodrigo - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 18 August, (Asiantribune.com): Anura Bandaranaike, who is expected to be sworn in as Foreign Minister, has added his voice to the chorus of national and international voices protesting against the role played by Norway in the Sri Lankan peace process.

Leading Nepal journalist lives under ‘constant threat’

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

Noted columnist Krishna Prasad Devkota, who writes under the pen name Krishna Jwala Devkota, has been receiving serious threatening calls and emails from elements who claim to be government security forces, according to the local journalists.


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